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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

I think [Atlassian] Confluence is an amazing option for larger companies however for a smaller team of less than 20 it might not be the best choice. It definitely helps our team stay connected while working remotely and we're able to stay on top of projects with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

It is well suited in just about any large scaled environment. For the cost to benefit ratio, it works perfect for large scaled systems. With standard traceability matrix view and enhanced task management, it's a behemoth of a software and welcomed one. In the cases for smaller efforts or organizations, it may be a tall order so I would heed with caution for those people. Polarion has wonderful modelling abilities to test try any system being built. And the Risk Management components are down right amazing. Some filtering enhancements can help it rise to the top as well as performance optimizations
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.7
Polarion ALM
Task Management
Confluence
7.9
Polarion ALM
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
Polarion ALM
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
Polarion ALM
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.9
Polarion ALM
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.2
Polarion ALM
Search
Confluence
7.8
Polarion ALM
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.8
Polarion ALM

Communication

Confluence
8.0
Polarion ALM
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Polarion ALM
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
Polarion ALM
Discussions
Confluence
8.0
Polarion ALM
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Polarion ALM
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
Polarion ALM
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Polarion ALM
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
Polarion ALM
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
Polarion ALM

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.1
Polarion ALM
Versioning
Confluence
8.7
Polarion ALM
Video files
Confluence
7.6
Polarion ALM
Audio files
Confluence
7.7
Polarion ALM
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
Polarion ALM
Access control
Confluence
8.7
Polarion ALM
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.3
Polarion ALM
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.8
Polarion ALM
Device sync
Confluence
7.4
Polarion ALM

Pros

Confluence

  • QUICK How-to Guides that can be generated and share instantly
  • One can subscribe to the pages and spaces and receive updates in the feed on their home page
  • Automatic Email notifications of new updates in the Confluence area
  • The platform integrates easily with other Atlassian platforms including third-party apps thus improving its reliability
Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

  • Re using process is much more easy
  • Uploading the documents and files can be done.
  • We can export our file's and TC's as well
  • We can lock our Test cases and Results as well, which is a good one. So that our data is safe and secured
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Over the past 6 years the feature set has not significantly expanded
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps (DropBox, Google Drive, Slack) is either through 3rd party plugins or rudimentary at best
  • Frequent interface upgrades and complicated permissions settings makes getting new employees up to speed fiddly in some cases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

  • More robust engine as far as the actual took is concerned. There are navigation components in trace to reporting which we feel can be improved especially when dealing with cross global accessing of the tool. It slows us down a bit so it's backend driven optimization as well as some front end "clunkiness" that can be improved.
  • Improve some filtering capabilities especially in creating custom reports and generally all around the ALM components of the tool.
  • As of the version we have, the ability to enhance replationship types in traceability is limited.
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 9.5
Based on 18 answers
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
Charles Thomasset, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

Polarion ALM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There is too much at stake to go into a new system. But with everything else being promised as far as newer more innovative products, the justification to not renew is a huge risk so that is not a concern
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Confluence can - and in my personal opinion, it will - be a bit hard to use in the first moment. Atlassian is a great company and is eager to help you with any question you have, though. The interface seems to be a bit clumsy at first but the customization options are enough to make it easier and simpler. In general, Confluence is easy to use when you understand what each section does, but this can take a while.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 8.8
Based on 9 answers
Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.3
Based on 44 answers
This rating is specifically for Atlassian's self-help documentation on their website. Often times, it is not robust enough to cover a complex usage of one of their features. Frequently, you can find an answer on the web, but not from Atlassian. Instead, it is usually at a power user group elsewhere on the net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Take a bit more time to explain the purpose of Confluence and show demos prior to actual use and content additions.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Confluence

[Atlassian] Confluence is backed by direct, and superior support from Atlassian versus their vendors. For end users, [Atlassian] Confluence provides way more options for layout and content, while also being simpler and easier to use. Most other tools also require a higher level of interaction with IT or global administrators. With confluence, both content creators and consumers can draft an consume content with a much smoother, more intuitive experience.
Jeff Tillett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

Polarion is a juggernaut of a tool when it comes to traceability and modelling. And it is far better for task management.
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 2 answers
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Confluence has increased cross-departmental visibility into content, activities, and projects
  • Confluence has also increased collaboration across teams
  • The lack of a workflow has created a wild west environment where stakeholders are confused of where to create and find various types of content
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

  • Nothing went wrong and no blocker issues so far which impacts the business
  • Some times i feel so frustrated because it always ask me to enter my password for every 2 hrs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Confluence

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Confluence Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Server10.001
Server2700.002
Server5300.003
Server10,200.004
Server19,800.005
Server30,000.006
Server45,000.007
Server90,000.008
Server150,000.009
Data Center15,000.0010
Data Center30,000.0011
Data Center52,000.0012
Data Center79,200.0013
Data Center105,600.0014
Data Center132,000.0015
Data Center143,000.0016
Data Center154,000.0017
Data Center165,000.0018
Data Center176,000.0019
Data Center187,000.0020
Data Center198,000.0021
Data Center209,000.0022
Data Center220,000.0023
  1. 10 Users - Perpetual License
  2. 25 Users - Perpetual License
  3. 50 Users - Perpetual License
  4. 100 Users - Perpetual License
  5. 250 Users - Perpetual License
  6. 500 Users - Perpetual License
  7. 2,000 Users - Perpetual License
  8. 10,000 Users - Perpetual License
  9. 10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
  10. 500 Users - Annually
  11. 1,000 Users - Annually
  12. 2,000 Users - Annually
  13. 3,000 Users - Annually
  14. 4,000 Users - Annually
  15. 5,000 Users - Annually
  16. 10,000 Users - Annually
  17. 15,000 Users - Annually
  18. 20,000 Users - Annually
  19. 25,000 Users - Annually
  20. 30,000 Users - Annually
  21. 35,000 Users - Annually
  22. 40,000 Users - Annually
  23. 40,001+ Users - Annually
SaaS Edition
Free0.001
Standard5.002
Premium10.002
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. Free for 10 Users
  2. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Polarion ALM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Polarion ALM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.4
Polarion ALM
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
9.5
Polarion ALM
9.0

Usability

Confluence
8.5
Polarion ALM

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
9.0
Polarion ALM

Performance

Confluence
8.8
Polarion ALM

Support Rating

Confluence
8.3
Polarion ALM

Implementation Rating

Confluence
8.0
Polarion ALM

Scalability

Confluence
8.0
Polarion ALM

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