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PowerDMS

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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.5

    Confluence

    75%

    PowerDMS

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

    Task Management

    7.6
    76%
    82 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%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    6.9
    69%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.8
    78%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.4
    74%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%

    PowerDMS

    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%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    7.9
    79%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    9.3
    93%
    96 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%

    PowerDMS

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

    Versioning

    8.6
    86%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    7.7
    77%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.0
    80%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    8.8
    88%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    7.9
    79%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    8.0
    80%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Product Scalability
    • PowerDMS is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    121 Ratings
    9.5

    PowerDMS

    95%
    128 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Confluence

    97%
    19 Ratings
    9.4

    PowerDMS

    94%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Confluence

    83%
    12 Ratings
    8.6

    PowerDMS

    86%
    23 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Confluence

    90%
    5 Ratings
    8.2

    PowerDMS

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    9 Ratings
    8.5

    PowerDMS

    85%
    16 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.5

    Confluence

    65%
    45 Ratings
    8.6

    PowerDMS

    86%
    47 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    PowerDMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Confluence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    PowerDMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    Confluence

    84%
    6 Ratings
    9.1

    PowerDMS

    91%
    14 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Confluence

    80%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    PowerDMS

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Confluence

    Integrations Users can integrate applications into Confluence either through templates created by other applications or through other Atlassian products. Users also tend to integrate their Jira software with Confluence for streamlined project management. Integrating applications with Confluence can help users centralize and simplify project planning. [Enterprise-Grade] SecurityUse the popular Atlassian tool and feel comfortable uploading your files and personal information to the public. Confluence features [enterprise-grade] security across entire organizations.
    Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerDMS

    Getting 100% signature compliance on policy updates used to take months but since automating out policy management updates in PowerDMS, we can get 100% compliance in as little as 2 weeks. Internal requests for things such as training, purchases, etc used to be pushed up the chain of command via a paper copy and would often get misplaced or lost in a full mailbox. Using PowerDMS to automate those requests put the power back in the requester's hands and increased transparency and accountability across the organization.
    Anonymous | 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

    PowerDMS

    • Policy management- [Users] sign for, and can take [tests] to prove understanding of policy right in the application. As [the] policy is updated, old versions are retained, so that we not only know what a policy contains, we can track changes and provide information on what a policy was at any given time in the past.
    • Training- Users receive notifications when training is due and are guided to complete the training. If the training requires recertification, PowerDMS can be configured to alert the user that re-training is needed, without a supervisor needing to keep track. All documents used in training, including presentations and videos, can be contained in the PowerDMS course, so we can prove not only that an employee was trained, but exactly what curriculum was use din any given training.
    • Accreditation Assessment- [Our] accreditation standards manual is uploaded directly into PowerDMS. Proofs are accomplished using the actual policy and procedure, as well as the documents created during the workday. There is absolutely no duplication of effort.
    • Communications accountability- Email [can] be read and forgotten. With PowerDMS, a document can be distributed for user signatures, insuring that the user took affirmative action to read and understand the document.
    Laurence Van Alstine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Confluence

    • Some of the components can be a little clunky to use and configure on pages.
    • I've run into a few issues where edited pages refuse to publish and work is either lost or time wasted copying and pasting to a new document that will publish.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerDMS

    • The Workflow process in PowerDMS is not as easy to grasp as some of the other concepts and requires a little more explaination, especially for non-administrative background users.
    • Users are unable to view the steps in a Workflow template in order to determine which Workflow would work best for their needs when routing documents.
    • It would be great to have multiple message options for past due inbox notifications in addition to the options for past due tasks to encourage users to go to their inbox to review their messages.
    Deanna Willmon | 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

    PowerDMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    PowerDMS 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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 9.4
    Based on 12 answers
    I have had nothing but positive experiences with PowerDMS from day one. If we ever run into a situation we are unsure of, PowerDMS support has ALWAYS been able to answer us basically immediately. I really love that they are constantly seeking to improve and expand.
    Julie Rosenburg | 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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 8.6
    Based on 23 answers
    Having experienced many products, PowerDMS provides the most applicable tools with ease of use. New users routinely grasp the basics of the program in as little as ten minutes. We have found that our staff likes the product so much that they voluntarily participate in PowerDMS training to improve their individual skills.
    Ed Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    Never had an issue with PowerDMS not being available. Speed is an issue from time to time
    Joe McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 8.5
    Based on 16 answers
    We use PowerDMS in the cloud so our performance might be different from other users who use on-premise. The program has always been up with very minimal downtime and always seems responsive and snappy when navigating the UI and searching documents. We don't currently have any integrations with other software.
    Kayne Cushman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Confluence

    Confluence 6.5
    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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 8.6
    Based on 47 answers
    I just wish we had some in-state support. The contacts I have had with customer support have been great. Awesome communication, problem-solving, and support. I have talked to and met Stephanie Williams (CSA for Power DMS) at the most recent Entrust conference. She was professional and devoted time to addressing our agency needs.
    Jason Ammon | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Confluence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    In-person training works really well.
    Alicia Schotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Confluence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Online training works well and keeps from having to have classroom training
    Alicia Schotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 9.1
    Based on 14 answers
    Implementation of PowerDMS was near seamless. The product was able to input existing policies and procedures within a few hours, which helped to lay the foundation for future use. Having PowerDMS on-boarding readily available was also a huge benefit.
    Ed Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS is a lot different than Linkedin Learnings. In PowerDMS you have to create your own courses versus in Linkedin Learnings they provide extensive content on a wide variety of subject matter. Linkedin Learnings is what we have used in our organization for Bias Training and Ethics Training. PowerDMS is the repository for documents and Trainings, so the systems work very differently
    Emily Davies | 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

    PowerDMS

    PowerDMS 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    Because of features and functions.
    Joe McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    PowerDMS

    • Created efficient processes for approving document revision
    • Migrated what originally was a paper system to electronic
    • Accessible for any employee by logging in, employees do not have to seek out policy and procedure binders, and updated documents can be automatically sent to inboxes when updated.
    Emily Gower | TrustRadius Reviewer

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