Atlassian Confluence vs. SAP Ruum

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
SAP Ruum
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
SAP Ruum is a presented by the vendor as a lightweight project management, task management, and collaboration software, with use cases and templates for marketing, sales teams, HR tasks (e.g. onboarding), or organizing information for sharing with stakeholders.N/A
Pricing
Atlassian ConfluenceSAP Ruum
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConfluenceSAP Ruum
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Atlassian ConfluenceSAP Ruum
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
7.5
107 Ratings
SAP Ruum
9.2
2 Ratings
Task Management7.785 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.912 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Scheduling7.221 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.956 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Mobile Access6.781 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Search8.0105 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.484 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.0
107 Ratings
SAP Ruum
8.9
2 Ratings
Chat6.415 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Notifications8.4105 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Discussions8.199 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Surveys7.015 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.299 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts9.37 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.610 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Confluence
8.1
107 Ratings
SAP Ruum
8.5
2 Ratings
Versioning8.091 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Video files7.668 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Audio files8.062 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Document collaboration8.5102 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Access control8.8100 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Advanced security features8.276 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.148 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device sync7.948 Ratings8.42 Ratings
User Ratings
Atlassian ConfluenceSAP Ruum
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(124 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.9
(45 ratings)
-
(0 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)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian ConfluenceSAP Ruum
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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SAP
Ruum [by SAP] is well-suited for the task creation and assignment with the responsible persons for the follow-ups and collaboration, which can be used for both internal or external projects. Ruum [by SAP] can also be used for internal tasks, milestones, project and workflow management and team management functionalities respectively. Ruum [by SAP] may not be well suited for those who want to use the CRM tools for the related marketing activities management in [a] particular situation.
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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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SAP
  • Ruum by SAP supports brainstorming, and in the end, there is content management.
  • Further, Ruum by SAP helps in task and backlog management.
  • The processes are also well mapped.
  • Goal setting and feedback tracking are also included in the feature.
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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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SAP
  • Mobile device enhancement functionalities
  • Broader integration support with other systems
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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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SAP
No answers on this topic
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
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SAP
No answers on this topic
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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SAP
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
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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SAP
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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SAP
The starting price for Ruum by SAP is very affordable, and there is a free trial, available. Further, Ruum by SAP has all forms of training, which gives full knowledge to people who want to work with the software. Again, backlog management, where feedback is issued on the progress of every task is a major boost from the application.
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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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SAP
No answers on this topic
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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SAP
  • No code knowledge required for Ruum application
  • Effective collaboration with external parties
  • Better project planning and milestones management
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