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Confluence

Overview

What is Confluence?

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.

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Atlassian Confluence is a versatile tool that organizations use to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing. Users have found it to be …
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Popular Features

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  • Document collaboration (104)
    9.0
    90%
  • Access control (102)
    8.7
    87%
  • Notifications (107)
    8.2
    82%
  • Search (107)
    6.8
    68%

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Pricing

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Free

$0

Cloud
Free for 10 Users

Standard

$5

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Premium

$10

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $10 per month
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Product Demos

Confluence-Demo: Unterseiten bis in beliebige Tiefe anlegen

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Atlassian Confluence 101 - Delete and Restore a Page

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Atlassian Confluence 101 - Organize Pages

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Sibling Tabs User Macro for Atlassian Confluence

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Features

Project Management

Project management software provides capabilities to streamline management of complex projects through task management, team collaboration and workflow automation

7.2
Avg 7.8

Communication

Features that allow team members to communicate about collaborative projects and keep each other informed of their opinions and progress.

7.9
Avg 8.0

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

7.9
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Confluence?

Confluence aims to give you the power to create anything and everything, from meeting notes, project plans, product requirements, and more. Include multimedia, dynamic content, and make your work come to life.

Share PDFs, Office docs, images, and more in Confluence. Automatic versioning, instant previews, full-text search, and pinned comments make it easy to manage your files.

Confluence Features

Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Workflow Automation
  • Supported: Mobile Access
  • Supported: File tracking
  • Supported: Tagging
  • Supported: Search
  • Supported: Integrates with other Project Management Tools
  • Supported: Visual planning tools

Communication Features

  • Supported: Status updates and activity feed
  • Supported: Notifications
  • Supported: Comments and feedback
  • Supported: Discussions
  • Supported: User directory and online status
  • Supported: Sharing and privacy
  • Supported: Internal knowledgebase

File Sharing & Management Features

  • Supported: Versioning
  • Supported: Document files
  • Supported: Image files
  • Supported: Video files
  • Supported: Audio files
  • Supported: Document collaboration
  • Supported: Shared folders
  • Supported: Access control
  • Supported: Advanced security features
  • Supported: Integrates with Google Drive
  • Supported: Device sync
  • Supported: Web interface
  • Supported: File change notifications
  • Supported: Simultaneous editing

Confluence Competitors

Confluence Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Confluence starts at $10.

Microsoft Yammer, Microsoft SharePoint, and OpenText Vibe are common alternatives for Confluence.

Reviewers rate Integrates with Outlook highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Confluence are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Atlassian Confluence is a versatile tool that organizations use to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing. Users have found it to be an effective solution for various use cases across departments and teams. For example, Confluence serves as a central document system for product owners and product management, storing important project documents and related information. It is also used as an internal Wikipedia and knowledge base, providing how-to guides, descriptions, and tracking project status.

Confluence plays a crucial role in facilitating communication and coordination within organizations. It helps teams effectively share knowledge, onboard new employees, and provide assistance to other teams by finding configuration files and debugging information. Many users appreciate its ability to document procedures and information in an easily accessible way, creating a centralized repository for organizational documentation.

With its wide range of features, Confluence is utilized for collaboration, project management, process and quality management, and knowledge management. It enables teams to coordinate tasks more easily, ensuring everyone has access to the necessary information. The software is also valued by IT departments as a knowledge base and internal web space. Additionally, it serves as a valuable agile tool for custom development services, providing a centralized place for documentation and integration with other tools.

Overall, Atlassian Confluence offers a robust platform for enhancing teamwork and knowledge sharing within organizations. Its versatility makes it suitable for various industries and departments, improving communication, productivity, and information accessibility.

Users recommend using Confluence for creating, storing, and retrieving business-critical resources. They suggest using Confluence for documentation work, especially in an agile project management environment. Users find Confluence to be a great tool for remote teams to work together and increase efficiency. They also recommend it for team collaboration and seamless project work. Users suggest using Confluence to eliminate communication gaps and improve visibility and backtracking. They think Confluence is excellent for sharing information and integrating with other tools. Additionally, reviewers recommend Confluence for workplaces with flexible schedules and remote working. They suggest considering Confluence when using other Atlassian tools for excellent integration. Users recommend using Confluence for team development documentation and any type of organizational documentation needs. They find Confluence easy to use and believe it makes documentation fun and easier to record. Users suggest using Confluence along with Jira for the best experience. They also recommend establishing a system for creating neat Confluence pages. Users suggest considering Confluence if already using the Atlassian suite but mention the need for improvements in integrations and editing abilities. Additionally, users recommend Confluence only if using Jira, as it may save money compared to other options. However, they suggest considering other options if complicated needs are required.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Oleksandr Tsapenko | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Atlassian Confluence [is] best suit[ed] for teams that already use some collaboration tools and requires shared working space that can track changes done by team members but still need more advanced collaboration space. Or for those teams which already use some of Atlassian products and requirers ease of integration.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my opinion, Atlassian Confluence is a decent Wiki, but there are a lot of good wikis in the world and for the cost Atlassian Confluence doesn't really have a compelling features other than their tight integration with the other Atlassian tools. Both in my work life and my open source endeavors I have significantly diverse tools, therefore the tight integration is a negative for my interactions. If you have bought into the Atlassian ecosystem Atlassian Confluence is a great choice, otherwise I really don't recommend it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am a QA tester and when i have a project assigned i usually have to go to Confluence to check the documentation for all the tasks to test and the processes to follow on each one. Sometimes on every account or company you'll find a very specific way to manage the processes on different types of testing, for example if you need to know on which devices you should test or which is the scope on the tickets.

But you can't report defects with this when you're working with Jira for that matter, so you have to use both and keep them close.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is kind of a knowledge hub so easy access to product-related docs, helps all the stack holders to immediately get an idea about the particular product feature. It supports adding links, images, code snippets, etc. So that we can write the content in detail. Sometimes it feels boring to write the content because developers have to spend a lot of time already doing coding So advanced writing features like AI-enabled text completion, and text suggestion should be there to help the writers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
1. Good for setting up rules for documents that change often in terms of notifying users.
2. Good at restricting visibility to documents.
3. Good for search.
4. Good for easy navigating from one document to another document.
5. Good at setting up essentially a table of contents for your documentation.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited: Creating ticketing queues/workflows, integration with existing status pages and/or external software (such as Slack or Salesforce) to ensure information from one place also is sent to the other, and scaling the work of any team so it appeals to growing enterprises Less appropriate: Trying to create alerts that trigger when incidents happen
Abhishek Nandi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Chris Hyde, MIS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would not use it for creating technical diagrams. Presenting ones already created, however, is perfectly fine—presenting as an embedded file/image or an attachment. It's perfect for organizing lots of knowledge, how-tos, and team agreements. It's really helped my team to maximize our time and share information in the most efficient manner.
Nicholas Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have worked in large companies where they have been overwhelmed by the various confluence sites. At the end of the day, document control has to be much better. Give confluence to developers and they run riot with half-completed pages or out-of-date material and very quickly the sites become a nightmare to administer. I would not recommend confluence where you have a serious library of documentation to maintain.
Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Integrations Users can integrate applications into Confluence either through templates created by other applications or through other Atlassian products. Users also tend to integrate their Jira software with Confluence for streamlined project management. Integrating applications with Confluence can help users centralize and simplify project planning. [Enterprise-Grade] SecurityUse the popular Atlassian tool and feel comfortable uploading your files and personal information to the public. Confluence features [enterprise-grade] security across entire organizations.
December 01, 2021

Confluence on info

Miko Mikaela Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Confluence is well suited to share knowledge on specific processes for new hires and for colleagues within the same department. It may not be suitable for interdepartmental information sharing since it can be overwhelming for those unfamiliar with certain applications. It's more suited for those with basic prior knowledge of most things.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Confluence has been a very handy tool for organizing and adding new content to the knowledge base of my team. It works fantastic for an organization that has adopted and matured the SCRUM methodology. Creating pages to inform new employees about what they need to know is what we have done great. Again the tool can work for start-ups but I believe it's stronger for larger companies.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
[Atlassian] Confluence is very well suited for documentation surrounding issues or items within other Atlassian products as well as overall internal product documentation. It is not suited for documentation that is intended for an external audience or even internal people who are not member of the workspace or project since the documents would have to be downloaded and delivered through some other means.
Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While Confluence may not be perfect, it has long been the gold standard for enterprise wiki software. Its enterprise security model, its support for a wide array of content plug-ins, and its relative ease of use make it a winner for any technical organization. Nothing beats the model of using a wiki to connect and manage your content. And Confluence does a great job of supporting this mission-critical job for most modern organizations.
Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you're looking for a wiki solution that is either internal or shared with trusted parties, Confluence is well designed as an enterprise-level product for that project. It shines best as a company wiki and document collaboration tool - allowing multiple users to edit a page in real-time at the same time (similar to Google Docs). Permissions can be set at the page level or space level to further enhance a user's ability to find content relevant to them.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ideal for
  • DevOps documentation
  • Project management documentation
  • Meeting minutes allowing anyone access
  • Shared agendas for meeting
  • Comment and markup of resources
Note that confluence isn’t a file server, it’s a system designed as an intranet and central repository of resources
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Sushant goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Atlassian confluence is very well suited with mid and large organisations where there can be many teams scattered over world and every team requires same set of documents. So with help of confluence it can be easily achieved.
I will not recommended confluence for those organisations who do not have any heavy documentations to share or small team as it can be solved with mails also.
Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you're looking to build a tightly integrated suite of documentation, code management, and task management, [Atlassian] Confluence will do a great job and serving the documentation piece of the puzzle. Through short code/actions, you can easily link in-work tickets and on the Jira side of things, you can easily point to documentation to help finish a task. We've done this on a couple of large projects with success. For a general Wiki, it may be a little bit too much infrastructure, and the system may cause you to create too many documents which leads to an organizational hassle.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When you need fast updates and a one stop area to glance at priorities and new stuff on a project, Atlassian Confluence is a great tool. It is fast and easy to consult and provides many features that are helpful, such as the use of quick templates. Might be more user-friendly and intuitive.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Confluence makes an excellent WIKI for internal usage and is especially useful for disseminating SOPs or position specific knowledge bases. In our usage we operate multiple call centers in addition to our dev/marketing focus. Confluence lets supervisors and management build knowledge repositories that is position specific and restrict access based on permissions. For our IT team, Confluence is a useful/easy way to create knowledge dumps, upload and manage technical documents, and even store things like backup decryption keys etc. etc.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Atlassian Confluence is primarily suited for medium to large organizations where departments are replicated across geographies. This makes it difficult and imperative at the same time for teams on one geography to know what work is being done by the teams in other geographies. This avoids doing the same work again and enables collaboration when multiple teams are facing the same problem.
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