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"There is a good library of templates for a wide range of needs.""Confluence is easy to use and integrate with other solutions, including social media platforms.""The integration's very good. You still have integration with lots of third party products, and it's very good.""The most valuable feature of Atlassian Confluence is the ability to access your files from anywhere.""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 most valuable features are the ease of creating documentation, as well as charts.""It's extremely intuitive.""As for valuable features, the team management features help us to share information very easily."

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"The collaboration of the solution is good.""I like the ease of use.""Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities.""It is really easy to load files to and from this solution.""Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint.""We've never had a penetration. We've never had a security issue that their support didn't solve. We love their audit trail. We can know exactly when a collaborator opens. We love how you can define a collaborator.""Governance and ease of use are why I think a lot of people like Box, including ourselves. Basically, we're concerned about what information is being sent to Box, so we use a lot of the Box governance features to make sure that what is being sent to Box is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, it is not allowed to be sent. It is also pretty easy to use. It is the easiest to use for customers and for technologists.""You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives."

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"An area for improvement would be the intuitiveness of using the features, especially if you want to customize.""In the next release, I would like to have the ability to import pictures.""The user interface could be improved.""Atlassian should rethink its withdrawal of the self-hosted version of the product. They only offer cloud-based service or the "datacenter-edition", which is quite expensive for small companies and private users.""It would be interesting if they had graphical templates that allowed typical agile ceremonies to be documented better.""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.""Atlassian needs to provide the source editor or a built-in plugin.""The scalability for larger companies could be improved."

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"I haven't really come across a case where we're not able to use it for what it is, so I don't really have anything holding us up or any customers holding us up at this point that I know of. There are always some limitations, but as a technologist, I just live with them, and there is always room for improvement, but I don't have anything quantifiable.""I recommend doing the trial first, because it's not cheap ware. It's not overly expensive, but it's not cheap ware, and enterprise has a minimum number of users.""The search features and role permissions are not very user friendly. It only searches the first few pages of a document, which is quite a problem.""The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents.""With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have.""If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great.""The room for improvement is in the area of integrations. They need to establish more integrations, especially with Office 365 and Outlook.""If you want to delete something in Box, you have to do it manually, one by one. That was my recent experience. They might have a bulk delete, but I could not find that option. If you want to delete something, you have to go to each and every file and delete it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."
  • "They are very price competitive when pushed. Initially, they come out with a standard list price, but they are willing to be very competitive. The Box price was pretty much equal to or lower than the Citrix price, and Box has more features."
  • "There's a free version that allows you to use it with almost full-feature access. Even in the free version, it gives you all you need."
  • "We are using the free version of the solution. There is a free version and monthly and yearly subscriptions available."
  • "Box needs to improve with their pricing in terms of licensing costs."
  • "My organization pays for the license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As for valuable features, the team management features help us to share information very easily.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:The scalability for larger companies could be improved. Atlassian has decided to stop the server edition of Atlassian Confluence. In the future, you can only buy an enterprise installation called Data… more »
    Top Answer:It is really easy to load files to and from this solution.
    Top Answer:The search features and role permissions are not very user friendly. It only searches the first few pages of a document, which is quite a problem. In a future release, we'd like to have better… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.
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    Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etc
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Cloud Provider9%
    Government9%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
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    Non Tech Company29%
    University11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Atlassian Confluence vs. SharePoint
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    Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) with 23 reviews while Box is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Content Management with 8 reviews. Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.0, while Box is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Atlassian Confluence writes "Good usability, helpful community support, and facilitates well-structured documentation ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive and Yammer, whereas Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile and OpenText Content Suite Platform.

    We monitor all Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.