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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata."

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"The most valuable features is its design documentation abilities.""It is easy to use.""The initial setup is very easy.""Atlassian Confluence's most valuable features are the ease in which you can use the tool, the flexibility in creating folder structures, receiving notifications in case others put remarks on the documents, and working together on documents.""The solution is stable.""There is a good library of templates for a wide range of needs.""It's easy to search for information.""With respect to our experiences with Confluence, we haven't had any issues."

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Cons
"I think the presentation layer could be improved - currently, it's too complex, and there are too many features cluttered all over the screen."

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"The user interface could be improved.""This is kind of by design, however, the lack of control in terms of editing the page to make it look the way you want it to look is an issue. It would be nice if there was more flexibility there.""The product should have a workflow with approvals out-of-the-box.""Managing user permissions and credentials could be easier.""Some aspects of the drawing perspective could be improved. When we upgrade a design and make technical architecture drawings to publish, we still use Visio first and then copy and paste it. If this feature were available on Confluence, it would be a useful tool.""The UI is good but bland. It could be updated a bit to make it more modern and interesting to look at.""Atlassian Confluence should improve the interface, it needs to be more user-friendly. It is easy to use, but it could be more intuitive.""Space maintenance could be made a little more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly."
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  • "For us, it's free to use. We don't pay any licensing."
  • "When you purchase this solution you get some support."
  • "The issues I have with the pricing are in respect to the add-ons."
  • "The price of the on-premises data center version is too expensive."
  • "Licenses are quite expensive"
  • "There is an annual license."
  • "Pricing wise, it ends up being an expensive solution. In the beginning it's cheap, but by the time you have all the functions you need, it turns out to be expensive."
  • "We have a site license for Atlassian Confluence and there are some limitations on external users."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Hi. I would suggest Ezofis which has a lot of customization and ease of use features compared to Alfresco. Even the pricing is better compared to ECM products in the market.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata.
    Top Answer:The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly.
    Top Answer:Confluence is easy to use and integrate with other solutions, including social media platforms.
    Top Answer:They provide both subscription models, but I don't manage the licensing for our company, so I don't know what it costs.
    Top Answer:Managing user permissions and credentials could be easier.
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    Overview

    Founded in 2005, Alfresco is a leading enterprise content management and document management platform. Alfresco allows users to easily access, manage, share, and retain content in the same way that they work i.e. in the cloud, on mobile devices, at physical locations, or even through a combination of all of these.

    Alfresco is based on open technology, making integration of the platform into the enterprise cost-effective, transparent and secure.

    These are the core benefits of using Alfresco:

    • Content control
    • Collaboration across your company
    • Easy information sharing
    • Business process automation
    • Empowerment of IT and business users
    • Compliance throughout the lifecycle of the content

    Project management is easy with Atlassian's Confluence as your single source of truth. It integrates with JIRA so you can easily add context to your projects in one central location. Create and track issues & product requirements, publish release reports, track release progress, and more when you connect Confluence and JIRA. Confluence allows you to create, share, evolve, and capture your team's project documentation so you can collaborate better, smarter, and as a team.

    Confluence also organizes your powerful repository of information, opinions, and knowledge to help you answer questions, create how-to docs, and possibly identify the next big thing. Logical and consistent management of knowledge and a powerful search engine ensure that you can always find the right content, when you need it most. Share, organize, and discover content all in one platform.

    Confluence has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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    Sample Customers
    Over 1,300 companies from 180 different countries. Including EuroStar, Saks Fifth Avenue, NASA Langley Research Center, and KLM.
    Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Cloud Provider9%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business80%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Enterprise Content Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Box, OpenText and others in Enterprise Content Management. Updated: June 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alfresco is ranked 11th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review while Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) with 23 reviews. Alfresco is rated 6.0, while Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alfresco writes "Flexible and customizable but lacking integration with Microsoft". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Atlassian Confluence writes "Good usability, helpful community support, and facilitates well-structured documentation ". Alfresco is most compared with SharePoint, Hyland OnBase, IBM FileNet, OpenText Content Suite Platform and IBM ECM, whereas Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Office 365, Zendesk Guide and Microsoft OneDrive.

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