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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Atlassian Confluence is extremely well suited for capturing knowledge and sharing it with your organization. Whether that takes the form of blog posts, technical documentation, or project status reports, Confluence can handle it all. Anytime that written documentation with detail would be valuable to your organization, Atlassian Confluence is THE tool to use.The only time I'd say that it is less suited for use is as a substitute for a face-to-face conversation. Sometimes people will use Atlassian Confluence as a communications vehicle when an in-person dialog would be much more expedient. Of course, you could always capture the output of that conversation as a Confluence page!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.9
SDL Tridion
Task Management
Confluence
8.6
SDL Tridion
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
SDL Tridion
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
SDL Tridion
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.7
SDL Tridion
Mobile Access
Confluence
8.0
SDL Tridion
Search
Confluence
7.9
SDL Tridion
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.9
SDL Tridion

Communication

Confluence
8.0
SDL Tridion
Chat
Confluence
6.4
SDL Tridion
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
SDL Tridion
Discussions
Confluence
8.2
SDL Tridion
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
SDL Tridion
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.8
SDL Tridion
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
SDL Tridion
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
SDL Tridion
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
SDL Tridion

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.4
SDL Tridion
Versioning
Confluence
8.6
SDL Tridion
Video files
Confluence
8.0
SDL Tridion
Audio files
Confluence
8.2
SDL Tridion
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.8
SDL Tridion
Access control
Confluence
9.0
SDL Tridion
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.8
SDL Tridion
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
8.0
SDL Tridion
Device sync
Confluence
8.0
SDL Tridion

Security

Confluence
SDL Tridion
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Confluence
SDL Tridion
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Confluence
SDL Tridion
9.5
API
Confluence
SDL Tridion
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Confluence
SDL Tridion
10.0

Web Content Creation

Confluence
SDL Tridion
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Confluence
SDL Tridion
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Confluence
SDL Tridion
9.0
Admin section
Confluence
SDL Tridion
8.0
Page templates
Confluence
SDL Tridion
5.0
Library of website themes
Confluence
SDL Tridion
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Confluence
SDL Tridion
6.0
Publishing workflow
Confluence
SDL Tridion
10.0
Form generator
Confluence
SDL Tridion
5.0

Web Content Management

Confluence
SDL Tridion
6.6
Content taxonomy
Confluence
SDL Tridion
10.0
SEO support
Confluence
SDL Tridion
9.0
Bulk management
Confluence
SDL Tridion
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Confluence
SDL Tridion
5.0
Community / comment management
Confluence
SDL Tridion
3.0

Pros

Confluence

  • Confluence provides the ability to any employee to create content as they see fit, democratizing the content creation process
  • The parent and child relationships between pages makes organizing your content much easier.
  • If you're also using Jira as your task management software, the native integration allows you to work in both systems and share content and data between the two, seamlessly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Search. The search functionality of Confluence is not that great. When typing a search there are often dozens or hundreds of irrelevant pages and you can't see enough in the search results to know which page you are looking for so it can sometimes be hard to find information you are looking for.
  • Over-notification. If you subscribe to an active group, you will get a notification every time something changes. This means that if someone is actively updating during a meeting (taking minutes), you could receive several notification for the same set of changes.
Chris Snelling, CFA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 15 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

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.6
Based on 9 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

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is always on, always ready. It is very adaptable and reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 9.8
Based on 8 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

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 41 answers
I have not had a lot of support experiences with Atlassian, but of the few I have, I wasn't very satisfied with the results. I found that multiple people would respond to the issue at various stages, requiring re-communication (even though the support system stores everything and shows it to both them and you). Often responses came at odd hours, resulting in 24+ hour turnaround on basic responses, even if you respond right away. Support often asks you to do things which require downtime, and don't seem sympathetic if your organization requires that downtime to be done off-hours. This makes it difficult to resolve issues in a timely manner, if at all.I must note that I have not opened a support incident with them in close to 2 years, and it's my understanding from colleagues that there has been much improvement. My comments and ratings reflect my older experiences.
Brian Scholer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Great process overall
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Confluence

Atlassian Confluence is a great choice for our company when compared to the 2 other knowledge base software services we have previously used. The software is more robust and has more plug-in services, such as Jira. This has been tremendously useful for us to gain visibility into project planning vs. actual hours logged. The other software platforms did not have this functionality.
Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Overall, I think the impact of Confluence has been positive. As a remote team, it simplifies process and communication for us.
  • Confluence streamlines group work and tasks to make it clear who is doing what they should be doing
  • Some of my employees do complain that confluence is hard to use and that they can't navigate around very well.
Holly Wallace Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SDL Tridion

General

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

SDL Tridion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.5
SDL Tridion
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
10.0
SDL Tridion
6.3

Usability

Confluence
8.6
SDL Tridion
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
10.0
SDL Tridion

Performance

Confluence
9.8
SDL Tridion

Support Rating

Confluence
8.5
SDL Tridion

Implementation Rating

Confluence
9.0
SDL Tridion

Scalability

Confluence
10.0
SDL Tridion

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