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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

I think [Atlassian] Confluence is an amazing option for larger companies however for a smaller team of less than 20 it might not be the best choice. It definitely helps our team stay connected while working remotely and we're able to stay on top of projects with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Service Desk

In addition to Knowledge Base, customers can chat live and get in touch with IT support, and all this support is much more cloud base[d] and completely secure. In many cases user information should not be sent via email and requires a secure server, [for] which SolarWinds Service Desk is great platform. Dashboard is real time and platform has auto refresh and great notification system. Nice employee service portal and great Service Automation System.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.7
SolarWinds Service Desk
Task Management
Confluence
7.9
SolarWinds Service Desk
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.9
SolarWinds Service Desk
Scheduling
Confluence
7.2
SolarWinds Service Desk
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.9
SolarWinds Service Desk
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.2
SolarWinds Service Desk
Search
Confluence
7.8
SolarWinds Service Desk
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.8
SolarWinds Service Desk

Communication

Confluence
8.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
Chat
Confluence
6.4
SolarWinds Service Desk
Notifications
Confluence
8.8
SolarWinds Service Desk
Discussions
Confluence
8.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
SolarWinds Service Desk
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
9.3
SolarWinds Service Desk
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.6
SolarWinds Service Desk

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.1
SolarWinds Service Desk
Versioning
Confluence
8.7
SolarWinds Service Desk
Video files
Confluence
7.6
SolarWinds Service Desk
Audio files
Confluence
7.7
SolarWinds Service Desk
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
SolarWinds Service Desk
Access control
Confluence
8.7
SolarWinds Service Desk
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.3
SolarWinds Service Desk
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.8
SolarWinds Service Desk
Device sync
Confluence
7.4
SolarWinds Service Desk

Incident and problem management

Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.8
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
9.2
Expert directory
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.4
Service restoration
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.9
Self-service tools
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.8
Subscription-based notifications
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.1
ITSM reports and dashboards
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.5

ITSM asset management

Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.8
Configuration mangement
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.9
Asset management dashboard
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.8
Policy and contract enforcement
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
6.8

Change management

Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.0
Change requests repository
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.6
Change calendar
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.6
Service-level management
Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.8

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

SolarWinds Service Desk

  • Approval flows: You can have multiple layers of approval required for the tickets and service requests you design. This helps us show auditors that access to privileged systems and data was formerly reviewed and approved by the appropriate managers.
  • Easy to design forms: You don't need to spend hours reading the documentation to figure out how to create forms. It's simple enough that you can just jump right in and start creating them with minimal training.
  • Lots of options and features are available for you to include in your forms.
  • Integrates well with SAML-based SSO and has capabilities for MFA.
  • Easy and useful search function. Need to find that ticket from last year that you worked for a particular user or issue? Just search by keyword or username, and it'll quickly find the ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Over the past 6 years the feature set has not significantly expanded
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps (DropBox, Google Drive, Slack) is either through 3rd party plugins or rudimentary at best
  • Frequent interface upgrades and complicated permissions settings makes getting new employees up to speed fiddly in some cases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Service Desk

  • There is potential to greatly improve the capacity for cascading attributes. Currently, categories are limited to a top-level category and one subcategory. This leaves a fairly shallow decision tree.
  • Greater flexibility to modify the layout of incident request forms.
  • More integration options for cloud file-sharing platforms. Solarwinds Service Desk has tie-ins to Dropbox but not other vendors.
Kevin Staton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 9.5
Based on 18 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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.0
Based on 6 answers
My renewal is soon coming up, it is fairly likely I will renew again for the 5th year. I may consider evaluating what else is out there, It was requested by my staff to not make a change. They feel that SSD fits our needs, is easy to use and should keep it.
Chris Peters Sr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 11 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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.2
Based on 7 answers
Solarwinds Service Desk has a very "user friendly" interface. Everything looks nice and neat. And, learning how to use the system is very easy. It provides multiple services that are easy for most people to grasp, and allows for great organization of incidents and assets. Support for Solarwinds Service Desk has a good response and resolution time and are easy to work with.
Treyce Miller | 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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 7.3
Based on 13 answers
Because the data is stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) there are very rarely any outages. There have been some times when the product has been slow to load, but because the interface is web based it could be anything between my computer and AWS that was causing the issue. But also, because the application is web based it can be access from anywhere which makes it very convenient
Connie Inman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 8.8
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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.0
Based on 7 answers
When the system is working, the pages load very quickly. We run reports all the time in the system. The reporting can be extremely complex or very simple. Either way, we have not had any issues with the reports. We do not currently integrate Solarwinds Service Desk with any other software.
Treyce Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.3
Based on 44 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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.2
Based on 87 answers
Only had to use support to help launch the service. Do wish they would have some templates in place that support would have provided. It did feel like we did most of the work even though we paid for a support package.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Confluence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.2
Based on 2 answers
When we first purchased Samanage (now Solarwinds) they provided us with an informational training session to show us all of the basics on how the service works and showed us everything we were interested in using. There are still some areas of Solarwinds that we do not yet utilize but I know if we choose to use them in the future we would be able to schedule another session with our representative to have them show us what we need to know.
Connie Inman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Take a bit more time to explain the purpose of Confluence and show demos prior to actual use and content additions.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.0
Based on 5 answers
The implementation process for our organization was fairly simple. We set up an email address to receive the emails from the system (for incident creation), and we allowed the system to spoof our IT email to respond to requests. Solarwinds helped us with the rest of the implementation, and it took less than a week to get the system fully operational.
Treyce Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Confluence

[Atlassian] Confluence is backed by direct, and superior support from Atlassian versus their vendors. For end users, [Atlassian] Confluence provides way more options for layout and content, while also being simpler and easier to use. Most other tools also require a higher level of interaction with IT or global administrators. With confluence, both content creators and consumers can draft an consume content with a much smoother, more intuitive experience.
Jeff Tillett | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Service Desk

The simplicity and look of the user interface was a huge draw for us. We wanted a clean, user-friendly design that users would not be intimidated by. Solarwinds Service Desk brought that to the table, as well as a use-case across departments, easy automation of service requests, a robust development API, and the ability to use the platform as a communication tool and not just for incident tracking.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk 8.2
Based on 4 answers
We have over 500 computers and tablets across our organization and this has helped us greatly in keeping track of where computers are and who is currently using it. I can see this product being useful to groups both larger and smaller than us and I really appreciate this product.
Connie Inman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Confluence has increased cross-departmental visibility into content, activities, and projects
  • Confluence has also increased collaboration across teams
  • The lack of a workflow has created a wild west environment where stakeholders are confused of where to create and find various types of content
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Service Desk

  • SLA Management is working well as built, allowing for follow-ups.
  • Notifications are working extremely well for SLA Management and tickets in general.
  • Processing e-mail-to-incident is works very well, having no issues.
  • Problem Management is difficult, as closing the problem does not change the status of the attached incidents.
  • SLAs can be tough as notifying direct managers isn't possible just based on the assignee that I can find.
  • The SCCM connection for asset discovery doesn't appear to work on the Windows-based scanner; it does seem to work on the Linux-based scanners, though.
  • Domain mapping, when licensed, helps by granting users an easy to remember link to access.
  • Okta integration is extremely helpful, but somewhat difficult to set up with user provisioning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Confluence

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

SolarWinds Service Desk

General

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

SolarWinds Service Desk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence
8.4
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence
9.5
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.0

Usability

Confluence
8.5
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Confluence
9.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
7.3

Performance

Confluence
8.8
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.0

Support Rating

Confluence
8.3
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.2

In-Person Training

Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
9.1

Online Training

Confluence
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.2

Implementation Rating

Confluence
8.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.0

Scalability

Confluence
8.0
SolarWinds Service Desk
8.2

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