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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    Polarion ALM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    7.7
    77%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    8.0
    80%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    6.8
    68%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.8
    78%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.4
    74%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    Polarion ALM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    6.4
    64%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    8.6
    86%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    8.0
    80%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    9.3
    93%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    9.6
    96%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%

    Polarion ALM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    8.6
    86%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    7.7
    77%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.8
    88%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.9
    79%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.1
    81%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    122 Ratings
    7.3

    Polarion ALM

    73%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings
    9.0

    Polarion ALM

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.4

    Confluence

    64%
    45 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Polarion ALM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Confluence

    It has a comment option on the page, where you can tag other teammates tagging them. it sends the mail notification. Comment at the page end is pretty good for referring to other stakeholders and future references of the topic on the page. Creating the highlights of the discussions, and meeting held points with highlighted tagging. Easy shortcuts such as to add a date just type "//". The interface is cool and has easy shortcuts for quick page making.
    Abhishek Nandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polarion ALM

    Since we have reached a significant level in the product development of our application, we effectively communicate and collaborate within the team, track and assign tasks, get reports as the results of our progress, plan our resources and finally get the documentation for every single step we take. We implemented the Agile mindset fully with the great help of Polarion ALM.
    Ilgar Eminli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    • The workflows that are customizable in Polarion are amazing. They have specified workflows for companies that deal with different product lines related to regulatory requirements like medical devices. The ability to enhance "out of the box" workflows helps with risk mitigation immensely without having to allocate so many resources to get it going from ground up.
    • Reporting - bringing together dashboards with key metrics is an absolute must and leveraging output based on needs from executive level presentations to development metrics is a winner for us. And the drill downs are immensely useful for anyone who wants to get the microscopic view of what drives our success on that nth degree.
    • Over all Risk Mitigation: Risk based ALM is very important to us. The ability to integrate our regulatory SOPs into our own client defined formats and procedures gives us the leverage to tie in all that traceability I discussed earlier into palpable digests of risk which our company leaders use to drive vision.
    • Requirements management is an absolute nightmare for most people. Polarion helps us drive requirements on different levels like regualtory, business, user interface, etc. This ties in to all the risk mitigation criteria we so much rely on to make us succeed.
    Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Confluence

    • Navigation. Similar to other Atlassian products, users have complained that aspects of Confluence are difficult to learn right away[.]
    • An issue that users can face when using Confluence is attempting to edit a document while someone else is editing. Although users can access the document and save it, they are unable to see the changes happening in [real-time] that other users are implementing until they refresh their page. Some users have also noted that this can result in loss of edits.
    • Another drawback of using Confluence is its specific organizational structure. All information is stored within one page or project, although the page is able to be broken up into sections, some users do not prefer this style. Users can use the ‘page tree’ on each page to organize the different elements of each project.
    Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polarion ALM

    • Text editing in that program may be more sophisticated, similar to what you'd find in Word.
    • Views, like Table, Tree, and Matrix, aren't all that easy to figure out.
    • Finding items that fit specific criteria using filters is cumbersome and should be made simpler. This is particularly true when filtering numerous documents at once.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Confluence

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    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
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Polarion ALM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Polarion ALM Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Confluence

    Confluence 9.7
    Based on 19 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 8.3
    Based on 12 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 8.0
    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 6.4
    Based on 45 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 8.4
    Based on 6 answers
    Overall, I am very satisfied with the initial implementation (and the subsequent upgrades and implementations made over the years).
    This product has never rose to the level of being an major issue at an executive level. It has quietly and valiantly done it's job for our company!
    Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polarion ALM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Confluence

    I haven't use any other software that I could compare to AtlassianConfluence. The closest one would be Sharepoint, but it's a different beast. Sharepoint has more feature, but it's a lot harder to use and understand. Furthermore like many Microsoft solutions the UI is terrible and very difficult to understand sometimes. Atlassian Confluence is just plain easy to use.
    Benoît Desroches | 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

    • We've gone from folders and folders of Word documents and PDFs into a single system with a search feature to bring all of our data together and trackable
    • While onboarding took a bit longer for the company (to switch from a Word document centric mindset - to a web-based one), overall the company has embraced the features and power of Confluence within the working stack
    • However, as costs continue to climb for the Atlassian product, we are forced to continue our evaluation of the product - with replacing it a remote possibility if it begins to outprice its usefulness to us.
    Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polarion ALM

    • manages multiple documents well and saves time in navigation
    • allows multiple uses to view the same document and provide comments and feedback
    Ranjit Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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