Atlassian Confluence vs. Planview ProjectPlace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Confluence
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Confluence is a collaboration and content sharing platform used primarily by customers who are already using Atlassian's Jira project tracking product. The product appeals particularly to IT users.
$10
per month
Planview ProjectPlace
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Projectplace is a collaborative work management solution. The vendor says the product is built with teams of all sizes and complexity in mind, from virtual teams of five to entire global enterprises with tens of thousands of active users. It is also designed to incorporate waterfall and agile workflows.
$29
per seat
Pricing
Atlassian ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Free for 10 Users
Standard
$5
Per User Per Month
Premium
$10
Per User Per Month
Server
$10
10 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$2,700
25 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$5,300
50 Users - Perpetual License
Server
10,200.00
100 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
15,000.00
500 Users - Annually
Server
19,800.00
250 Users - Perpetual License
Server
30,000.00
500 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
30,000.00
1,000 Users - Annually
Server
45,000.00
2,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
52,000.00
2,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
79,200.00
3,000 Users - Annually
Server
90,000.00
10,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
105,600.00
4,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
132,000.00
5,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
143,000.00
10,000 Users - Annually
Server
150,000.00
10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
154,000.00
15,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
165,000.00
20,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
176,000.00
25,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
187,000.00
30,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
198,000.00
35,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
209,000.00
40,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
220,000.00
40,001+ Users - Annually
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Projectplace Enterprise
$29.00
per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Atlassian ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Considered Both Products
Confluence

No answer on this topic

Planview ProjectPlace
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
It is a full and finished software product. Atlassian can be a complete solution after choosing what exactly what extensions you need. That is a lot of work.
If you just want a complete system, you can use projectplace; it satisfies our wishes perfectly.
In the end, all of the …
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Most of these others don't have many of the features that are available in Planview Projectplace. The agile methodology is in a true sense covered by Planview Projectplace, not by Asana nor Wrike. In Confluence, one has to link up with Jira for full functionality, but in …
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
[In my experience] Jira is more refined, better looking, and easier to become familiar with. Also, the massive market share of Jira helps in consultancy as you can switch between clients easily. Projectplace has many powerful tools but so does Jira, and Jira integrates with our …
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Planview Projectplace gives Jira a very tough competition in terms of its very powerful Kanban feature set. Its tracking individual tasks and workload in one single view is also one up on Jira.
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Planview has many features for managing and prioritizing projects, cost effective solution and easy to implement. Manage and execute all types of work, efficiently and effectively leverage resources and technology.
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Less hardware resources, more intuitive, software as a service, you can access it from multiple devices, easy sharing of information between team members.
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Projectplace works the best for our kind of work because it's not too complicated to ensure a fast project management but it's also not too stripped down so we still can add all the details and files we need.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Atlassian ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.5
107 Ratings
5% below category average
Planview ProjectPlace
8.4
181 Ratings
8% above category average
Task Management7.785 Ratings8.6174 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.912 Ratings8.7154 Ratings
Scheduling7.221 Ratings8.5153 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.956 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.781 Ratings8.0144 Ratings
Search8.0105 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.484 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.6145 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.9175 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.2139 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.1129 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.2168 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.2148 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.4125 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.0
107 Ratings
1% above category average
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Chat6.415 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.4105 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.299 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.299 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.1
107 Ratings
0% above category average
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Versioning8.091 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.668 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.062 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.5102 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.8100 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.276 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.148 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync7.948 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Atlassian ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(124 ratings)
8.3
(181 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(19 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(12 ratings)
8.5
(77 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(9 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.8
(45 ratings)
8.4
(75 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(2 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian ConfluencePlanview ProjectPlace
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
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.
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Planview
I have found it to be a valuable asset for managing and tracking the progress of projects. It has helped me to streamline project management, improve communication and collaboration, and stay organized with my workload. I use it across my entire organization, which includes multiple locations in different countries. It is available in a variety of languages, which has been useful for team members who speak different languages and need to communicate with one another. It has a user-friendly interface that makes it simple for me to assign tasks, track progress, and collaborate with my team. I have found it to be particularly well-suited for managing complex projects that involve multiple teams or departments, as it allows me to see the big picture and ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals. However, there are a few areas where I feel like it could be improved. I would like to see more customization options for creating custom reports and dashboards, and I think the user interface could be made more intuitive. Additionally, the mobile app is somewhat limited in terms of functionality, and I would like to see it expanded to include more features and tools.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • 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
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Planview
  • As a cloud based solution, Projectplace is one of the few true multiple location, multi person project management tools available for large teams. The reliability for large projects (with teams of anywhere between 50-200+ people) was a huge selling point for this and I witnessed this first hand.
  • The Windows and Mac applications for Projectplace are well designed and work impressively well for a project management tool. I found most of the teams had either application installed on their machine and did not have any complaints about it.
  • Features like AI and project management viewing styles like Kanban, Ganntt and others make the experience customizable for each user and made them adapt it to their preferred project management style.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • 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.
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Planview
  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
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.
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Planview
We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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Usability
Atlassian
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.
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Planview
ProjectPlace has a qualitative way of creating time management for all projects, and this multiplies the focus on business needs. Again, ProjectPlace has value for every business need, and they are captured to suit the firm's needs. ProjectPlace creates a collaborative need way that ensures proper coordination for every business player.
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Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
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Planview
No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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Performance
Atlassian
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.
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Planview
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Atlassian
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.
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Planview
Planview ProjectPlace has a support that is super friendly, well coordinating, and it even supports the live chat. Further, Planview ProjectPlace has the objection of creating a lasting relationship, through attentive collaboration and continuous updates.The direction that Planview ProjectPlace takes in accommodating ideas is also very swift and content.
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Implementation Rating
Atlassian
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!
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Planview
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
We used to use Google Drive to store all of our documentation, but it is disconnected from our every day working environment and it was easy to lose documents and become disorganized within the broad drive environment. [Atlassian] Confluence has kept us more organized and its tight coupling with Jira has made documents more accessible and more likely to be kept up to date.
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Planview
It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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Scalability
Atlassian
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
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Planview
It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • 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.
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Planview
  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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ScreenShots

Planview ProjectPlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Collaborative Workstream: Streamlined interaction between activities, boards and cards. Plan and follow up in the Gantt while your team enjoys executing and collaborating for optimum productivity on the Kanban boards.Screenshot of Document Management: Ensure changes to documents are visible in real-time. Version control ensures that team members see the latest document versions with access to document history.Screenshot of Gantt Charts: Plan and visualize every step of your work and projects with Projectplace Gantt Charts. Track progress to make sure you'll meet your deadlines and know when things are not happening on time.Screenshot of Kanban Boards: Enable your team to execute and collaborate for optimum productivity on Kanban Boards. Get activity notifications, messaging and visualize progress of day-to-day tasks.Screenshot of Workload View: Visualize the workload of members in all workspaces to determine whether a team member is overloaded with work, or has room to do more.Screenshot of Workspace Overview: Get an overview of all your work and tasks that have been assigned to you across all workspaces. Add personal tasks that only you can see to get a complete picture of what's on your plate.