Confluence Software


 

Confluence is a project management software that enables organizations to create, collaborate, organize, and review project documents. The system offers both cloud-based and on-premise deployment.

Confluence’s editor feature allows employees to create varied content ranging from meeting notes, product requirements, and research reports. The solution enables managers to review and share feedback in documents themselves.

Confluence’s knowledge management module provides users with a centralized repository to access and search relevant content according to project requirements. The system lets managers restrict access to confidential data and collaborate within closed groups. Users can publish, organize, and access company information in one central location.  

Confluence's task management feature allows managers to delegate, monitor, and track changes to tasks assigned to each employee. The task management feature updates managers with status on tasks that are completed, impending, or overdue. The software integrates with JIRA to enable project transparency and automatic linking between JIRA issues and software documentation.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Kathy from Project KnitWell
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great Collaboration Tool, especially for Product Development

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I recommend this highly for agile project management, and for non-development projects. It is more open than SharePoint in that the end user can control more of what they want to do. While it is not meant to be a document library, it can serve as a small one, and allows links to documents in other places, as well as using labels to help find things.

Pros

This tool lets us create shared documents, links to shared docs, has finally gotten our team off of Google Docs, allows us to create tasks in Jira from our requirements and bug and any other text. It has a plug in for spreadsheets which we got separately. After coaching a team for a year this is the first tool they have instinctively jumped in, owned and are using to collaborate with our outside vendors and each other.

Cons

There is so much flexibility here that sometimes the product is overwhelming, but by going slowly it has been a great experience.

 
 

Daniela from Jellyvision
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good as a wiki - subpar search capabilities

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Easy to learn
Easy to curate
The integration with JIRA is pretty much essential for our organization

Cons

Search is awful! Feels like "Bing"
There's no automatically created "web maps" of webpages that tie to one another.... if a person doesn't keep track of page creation then it can create a mess of a web.

 
 

Sanjeev from damco solutions
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Prepare documentry online

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Pros

We used this tool as a documentary of our project. So we donot need to shared the updated document every time. user visit on confluence and see the update

Cons

In my experience, I never see any cons of this product. it well integrated with others. I like to use this.

 
 

Jennifer from Decisions Oriented Inc
Specialty: Aerospace & Defense
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

My go to for collaboration

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Pros

Confluence on the cloud is really easy to use. Non-technical people and technical people can easily figure it out. What I love about it is that it kinda of has a social media feel and but has all of the functionality to manage a Lean Agile project. The integration into the Google Suite of tools has brought some other key features like single sign on via Google Accounts which is kind of nice. Anything to battle security fatigue is a plus in my book. The cost is also really affordable for new businesses and start-ups and even personal projects. Why did I not use Confluence to plan my wedding?! Anyways,I digress..this is definitely one of my favorite collaboration tools out there and if you think you need to work together on a team doing MULTIPLE projects, Confluence is a must have.

Cons

I feel like every time I go in there, there is a new widget to use. There are so many of them that I don't have time to go through them all to find out if it is worth getting! Atlassian should consider sending "recommender" notifications of tools that might fit our needs based on our usage pattern. I'm not overly concerned about privacy here, but if there is a new widget that I don't know about I'd like at least a small tickler or notification to check it out.

 
 

Dev from Damco solutions
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Manage Your Documents

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If working with agile in IT industry then we always focus on the manages your discussions and also worry for the Business Requirement Documents for business purpose. In this case you have confluence then don't worry about it. we can easily track our requirements in this.

 
 

parveen from Infosys
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

Excellent tool i have

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Excellent tool

Pros

This is one of the best collaboration tool I have ever used.
It is having the customized dashboard with the rich features of document management coupled with the tracking tool like Jira on daily basis. I have been using it for different activities like project planning, project & team management, requirement gathering, scheduling, team collaboration which are accessible on both web and mobile making the work activities fun and focusing on other project specific activities leaving all other things to confluence.

Cons

As I have been using this for a couple of years, I did not find any so far except on a certain occasion, an error appears and landed out of login, but after that, i did not get any till date.

 
 

Davinder from Damco
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

No need to maintain lots of documents

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I am working in a software company and our client is using Confluence with JIRA to maintain the documentation part of any development. it has Rich Edit Controls for formatting and better reading. you can create a personal page , allows you to control access. some other feature is : Integration with JIRA and Hipchat, Export pages, Meeting notes etc.

Cons

As per my experience , if you have small team then best one other wise a price is a the concern. all is good other then price.

 
 

Priyanka from Pinaki Technology
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Confluence - An effective way of Documentation with Collaboration

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Pros

A great tool for managing the overall project documentation.
The online editor provides the capability to create document with Confluence, eliminating the need of 3rd Party tools.
It has a great capability of importing documents from other file types and creating ready to edit document in confluence.
It's integration with Jira service the need to have an end to end collaboration with User stories and tasks.
GIiffy diagram helps to create the end to end data flow, process flow diagrams.

Cons

It would be great to have the capability to download the entire folder structure created within confluence with the associated documents.

 
 

Edward from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Confluence as Internal Wiki Service

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My company uses Confluence essentially to house internal articles on tools and best practices. For that purpose, Confluence is relatively easy to navigate and utilize as a poster.

Cons

I don't have any particular ill thoughts about Confluence. I'm just not convinced it operates any better than any comparable service. So, while I have nothing bad to say it, my praise is relatively qualified.

 
 

Chandler from Spice works
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Confluence was a great replacement for our internal wiki

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We swapped to confluence recently to replace our internal wiki and have been really satisfied with the ease of use and feature set.

Pros

I really enjoy being able to subscribe to a page or section of the site so I can keep an eye on updates.

Cons

Haven't run into any so far!

 
 

David from Communardo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great tool for colaboration

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We love Confluence for its ease of use and flexibility. Getting started with it is a no-brainer!

Pros

Ease of use for non-technical people.

Cons

Tends to require a lot of add-ons for specific use cases.

 
 

Katie from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Confluence for Collaboration

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I was introduced to Confluence this year and immediately was impressed with how it helps teams work more cohesively together. My department has begun to use it as an internal knowledge base for processes, questions, etc. and it's been incredibly helpful to us in this regard.

Pros

I like the amount of flexibility creators have when it comes to page layouts and designs.

Cons

The interface is a little plain but functional for the purposes we use it for.

 
 

Suresh from ShieldSquare
Specialty: IT/software

September 2016

September 2016

Good Collaborative documentation

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Likes Best

Better documentation portal than G-doc in terms of grouping, versioning, sharing and tracking.
Support the easy way of maintaining the Wiki of all functions

Likes Least

User experience can be improved. I wish the editing functions would be more flexible.

Recommendations

Integration with other softwares and plugins can be made easier.

 
 

Rachel from Jobvite
Specialty: Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Pretty good, but the look and feel could use an update

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I think it is a really great concept. I like that you can create documents and make real-time edits right away while also maintaining a knowledge base. I also like that you can create an intranet that is collaborative - without having to upload new content every time you'll like to make updates.

Likes Least

I'm not a huge fan of the UI, and its ease-of-use could be improved. To be honest, I wish the editing functions would appear more like Microsoft Word, so I would intuitively know how to make edits.

Recommendations

You should definitely gather requirements of your teams in terms of how you would like to collaborate on your documents and notes. It's important that everyone is on the same page on what you'd like to see in your collaboration software.

 
 

Maarten from Persgroep
Specialty: Media

August 2016

August 2016

Central knowledge sharing hub as no other

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Likes Best

If new features are released they have been thoroughly tested by both the vendors and a bunch of test users. They have also been verified and user tested with a set of random users.

Atlassian also regurarly interviews customers of their software to get to know how they use their software to be able to make it even better.

Likes Least

Confluence is incredibly powerful and there's so much you can do. But it pretty difficult to keep structure within a big Confluence instance where everyone is allowed to create spaces.

"How do we make sure new users find their way?" is the biggest question we currently have.

Recommendations

Just give it a try within one of your teams and if you like it start spreading Confluence from there. The best way to show it's potential is to actually use it.

We started out with a group of 15 people and now have over 1000 users using our internal Confluence without the need for any advertising/intro sessions within the company. Confluence sells itself!

 
 

David from Capital One
Specialty: Financial services

July 2016

July 2016

Review of Atlassian Confluence

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Atlassian Confluence has been a great tool for collaboration of ideas. One of the key items for me is the integration with Jira. When you use all of the Atlassian tools together much of the work we can do can also be automated. Configuration and set up is relatively easy. There is a very large user community. I find the forums very useful.

Likes Least

I don't really have much to say here. You do sometimes need to push a bit to get features for the products in the queue.

Recommendations

Definitely try it out. Make sure you do review the server requirements if you are going to host the application

 
 
 
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Cristina from Hunter College
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Best PM tool out there!

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Great Project Management tool. I started using with my husband but for school and it worked wonders for me.

Pros

Great tool to work fast and efficiently within teams. My husband teach me how to used it and loved it.

Cons

What I like the least is basically its price. It is not so cheap to get it especially if you are not a student anymore.

Source: Capterra
 

Perry from WEVO

October 2017

October 2017

Very helpful once you overcome the interface

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Very flexible - takes the best parts of Google Drive and Box and merges them together. Great for collaboration and organization.

Cons

Difficulty updating user permissions can quickly lead to disorganization. You are only as organized as your weakest link.

Source: Capterra
 

Vino Kumar from SHARP

October 2017

October 2017

EASY TO USE : BEST FOR SCRUM DISUCSSION

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1. Notification
2. Easy to share document and upload
3. Maintaining Version History
4. Usually we maintain for meeting MOM
5. Live edit is helpful
6. JIRA connection

Cons

1. Dashboard UI looks strange, con't be able to notice where we are
2. 'Page Tree' confuse me sometime

Source: Capterra
 

Ramakrishna from Sharp
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Confluence is the best choice for sharing the information along with the team.

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Our teams use Confluence to collaborate on new products instantly. Tagging each other streamlines communication and can reduce the number of emails sent out with attachments.Simple interface. easy to customize and train users. Easy to reorganize content. search engine works great!

Pros

1. Confluence functionalities like Live Edit, JIRA integration are good.
2. Able to search the document easily
3. Able to see the recent changes immediately.
4. Query for other issues is very easy
5. Its easy to use - notifications help to inform the watchers about changes
6.very page can be exported to pdf and doc - you can develop your own macros - you can integrate very helpful plugins

Cons

1. More notifications are received sometimes.
2. UI does not look user friendly
3. Finding the earlier version for document is little difficult.
4. Permissions can be difficult to delegate. Some users get overwhelmed by the interface.

Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Great Wiki style product

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Great for documentation, especially for the larger projects and recording all the steps from decision to implementation to how to articles to FAQ's
Being able to link the pages together is a great feature to have and makes it easy for users to navigate

Cons

Some of the pages we don't want to make public and only want internal users to use as they are company specific processes. Having to organise many licenses and maintain these is a bit of an inconvenience.

Source: GetApp
 

Orenthial from Rocket Fuel Inc.

October 2017

October 2017

Good Collaboration Tool

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Excellent for engaging team mates. Excellent for resource/information repository.Connected with JIIRA it gives users a view of ticket statuses , reports and other information

Cons

I think the interface is convoluted, could use some updating to give a clearer way to find resources and information

Source: Capterra
 

ramesh from Sharp Software
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Confluence is the best choice for sharing the information along with the team.

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1. Confluence functionalities like Live Edit, JIRA integration are good.
2. Able to search the document easily
3. Able to see the recent changes

Cons

1. More notifications are received sometimes.
2. UI does not look user friendly
3. Finding the earlier version for document is little difficult

Source: Capterra
 

Jens from Einhell Germany AG

October 2017

October 2017

Extremly usefull Wiki

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- Its easey to use
- notifications help to inform the watchers about changes
- every page can be exported to pdf and doc
- you can develop your own macros
- you can integrate very helpful plugins (e.g. gliffy)

Cons

- many plugins are not free
- it has no spelling check
- there is no function like "search and replace"

Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Great Software

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I am enjoying this software and found it superior compare to other software. Try to use this software.

Pros

Easy to use and have a multiple function compare to other software. If you are looking for an editing tool for your work, this one is a must.

Source: GetApp
 

Joe from CDISC.org
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

I was able to implement and configure in a few hours.

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Our teams use Confluence to collaborate on new products instantly. Tagging each other streamlines communication and can reduce the number of emails sent out with attachments.

Pros

Simple interface. easy to customize and train users. Easy to reorganize content. search engine works great!

Cons

permissions can be difficult to delegate. Some users get overwhelmed by the interface. browser compatibility can cause support issues sometimes.

Source: Capterra
 

Tracey from Builderscrack.co.nz
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

We used this for writing a company wiki and I loved it - so easy to use and set up.

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Enables the company to have a core repository for knowledge, to build on that knowledge and for new people to the company to have a place to start.

Pros

Getting set up was simple. The documentation explaining the concepts and setting up was really good also.

Cons

Accessing features that are not often used such as configuring page set ups, identifying orphan pages and images etc can be hard to remember where they are.

Source: Capterra
 

Kacey from Carvana
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Excellent

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The ease of use, less calls come into the service desk since people are able to find the solution to their issues via our confluence pages.

Pros

The ease of all the employees being able to find market information on our ever growing start up company!

Cons

It can be difficult to migrate at first but once you get it, its easy! We have users who use this to find solutions as well as basic information!

Source: Capterra
 

Mikey from Xola
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

A great knowledgeable for teams.

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An easy to find set of knowledge at my fingertips.

Pros

The ability to quickly and easily create searchable documents for my team. Once they are created and everyone has access everyone can keep these articles up to date and add more pieces as we come up with new process, product changes, or simple things like on boarding checklists.

Cons

The UI is a little strange. They did a recent update that change the way the UI look and feel but I'm slowly coming around to it. The other con is sometimes the formatting doesn't look the same when you save the record.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from ABSA
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Perfect as an onsite wiki to quick info

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very easy to use for onboarding and as a wiki

Pros

Works well as an environment to store vital information within the company. Some teams use confluence as a wiki and the rest of the company uses it as an onboarding platform.

Cons

Honestly there arent that many cons. There is good ease of use except just by visiting a page it shows that you have made changes.

Source: Capterra
 

Arthur from DUOSHIRO
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

You can have a better option without paying

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Because it can integrate with JIRA perfectly as they are both from the same company. That´s the pro for me.

Cons

Too heavy to be on a server and also, complicated to understand due to its global spaces and workflow.

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from iCrossing

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to set up and use for web-based organization

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Confluence is really easy to use. It's like setting up a very basic web page to keep anything organized, like tasks, roles, repository for documents, etc. It uses a WYSIWYG editor to make all the elements on a page, and includes basic features like tables. It also integrates with Jira, which can be handy.

Cons

While it's easy to use and create pages, they are just basic pages. Nothing fancy. That's probably by design, but it would be interesting to see some more advanced page elements. This wouldn't be to compete with a website builder, but text, links, and tables aren't everything.

Source: Capterra
 

Manoj from Ciena
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I have been using confluence over a year now, and I find it quite helpful in saving the important co

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It helps me to save the document and track it

Pros

1. Its simplicity and ease of creating the document pages.
2. Its prompt notifications to the watchers if any one is making change in the document
3. Easy to navigate and do essential editing multiple times without any hiccup
4. The document pages can be saved as pdf and word doc.

Cons

There is no as such any noticeable issue, but I would love to see more options in text creation, like better fronts, good background images etc.
Also sometimes I have seen, edit saving takes time.

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from US Government
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to Use, Great for tracking changes

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Great for collaboration between team members and other groups so that we can all edit documents and pages at the same time.

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What I liked most about Confluence is the ability to receive notification e-mails whenever changes are made to a page. The notification e-mail will show the exact changes that were made. Creating a table of contents is also easy as well. The software is also great at exporting pages and content into different formats such as PDF, HTML or MS Word. Great for collaborating with other team members. Search capabilities are decent and I haven't had issues with finding data.

Cons

Sometimes when inserting images, they get scaled down automatically. It would be great if there were extension APIs available so that content could easily be uploaded into Confluence.

Source: Capterra
 

Pawe¿ from NMV

August 2017

August 2017

Extrem usefull

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Great tool for reposintign and create any kind of document, with extended functionality to import diagrams, excel sheet, etc.

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It should have improved calculating sheets which could include excel formulas and more advanced view for documents.

Source: Capterra
 

Krissy from Tenmast Software
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

We use Confluence to manage our product requirements and specifications

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We are able to share documentation and product reviews between the people designing and writing our code. We can easily reference and edit these from anywhere since it is web based and we can integrate it with other systems.

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Communicates between other products pretty easily. We have ours communicate to Jira, Teamsupport, Fogbugs, Teamcity, Mightybell, etc. It is a central location for documentation and requirements. Links to our ticketing software, etc.

Cons

Can be a little difficult to learn to use properly and can be quiet massive to manage if not done properly.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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