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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)
    8.1
    81%
  • Search (107)
    6.7
    67%

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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

7.1
Avg 7.9

Communication

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

7.8
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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Comparisons

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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.

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Reviews

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Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think that Confluence is pretty easy to use, but then again most of our staff (including myself) are highly technical. We don't think twice about using the WYSIWYG editor. In fact, we'd love to have more tools that would even move us away from being tied to the WYSIWYG editor.

That being said - for the NON-TECHNICAL people on the team, the whole concept of a wiki is hard to grasp, and then fine the user interface way-too overwhelming to use. There is probably something to be said about offering an experience that is more limited but has the "training wheels" on to get more non-technical people comfortable with the tool.
September 24, 2019

Simplicity at its core

Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Atlassian Confluence is simple to use. It is easy to navigate the information base, especially with the search functionality. It provides useful update information in a non obstructive way. It has a simple organization system as well. Entering information is also very easy to do and allows users to present the information is an easy to digest format.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Easy to learn and easily accepted by most users I have seen. Thanks to notifications and rules and constraints, once the solution is set up, the users get used to working with it. The quality of documents shared among them is much higher, compared to sending messages, Word documents or mail-attachments, etc.
Sean Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's overall pretty straightforward and intuitive. You get a simple editing window that presents a live view of your formatted document, plus a toolbar for formatting options. If you're familiar with any word processing program (Google Docs, Word, etc) you should be able to master Confluence without much (if any) difficulty.
Brian Scholer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Overall I find Confluence to very pleasing to use. I don't feel like it's getting in the way of the task at hand. It just feels easy. Creating pages, editing pages, finding pages, sharing pages, exporting, printing, organizing all feel natural to me. Occasionally using certain macros can be cumbersome inside the WYSIWYG editor but for the most it's smooth.
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