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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

Socialtext

We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.9
Socialtext
7.6
Task Management
Confluence
8.6
Socialtext
8.0
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
Socialtext
7.0
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
Socialtext
9.0
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.7
Socialtext
8.0
Mobile Access
Confluence
8.0
Socialtext
4.0
Search
Confluence
7.9
Socialtext
9.0
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.9
Socialtext
8.0

Communication

Confluence
8.0
Socialtext
7.2
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Socialtext
7.0
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
Socialtext
6.0
Discussions
Confluence
8.2
Socialtext
9.0
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Socialtext
4.0
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.8
Socialtext
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Socialtext
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
Socialtext
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
Socialtext

File Sharing & Management

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

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

Socialtext

  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
Anonymous | 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

Socialtext

  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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

Socialtext

Socialtext 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
Anonymous | 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

Socialtext

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
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

Socialtext

General

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

Socialtext Editions & Modules

Edition
Socialtext$1.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.5
Socialtext
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
10.0
Socialtext
6.0

Usability

Confluence
8.6
Socialtext

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
10.0
Socialtext

Performance

Confluence
9.8
Socialtext

Support Rating

Confluence
8.5
Socialtext

Implementation Rating

Confluence
9.0
Socialtext

Scalability

Confluence
10.0
Socialtext

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