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"We have found limiting permissions and history very valuable.""The most valuable features of Atlassian Confluence are version management and search and linkage to the JIRA tickets. They are integrated very well together. You can have links from many places and can easily jump from one to the other. If you want to find all the information about a topic, you only need to click and you receive the information.""The best feature is document management.""The most valuable feature of Atlassian Confluence is the ability to access your files from anywhere.""Collaboration is most valuable. You can upload or create your documents on Confluence and share them with your team members. Your team members also can share documents.""We value the way we can tag documentation to Jira because we can cross-reference a Jira ticket to a Confluence page, and we can also add a Confluence page to a Jira ticket.""The solution helped us to see where we were going wrong and where we were doing good, and that helped us to make proper decisions""With respect to our experiences with Confluence, we haven't had any issues."

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"The look and feel and the user interface are great."

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Cons
"It would be interesting if they had graphical templates that allowed typical agile ceremonies to be documented better.""In the next release, I would like to have the ability to import pictures.""Managing user permissions and credentials could be easier.""The roadmap feature should be made easier to work with and modify. It's not really scalable.""The UX is a little bit all over the place.""The search function is not great.""The way Atlassian Confluence handles tickets could be improved.""Atlassian Confluence should improve the interface, it needs to be more user-friendly. It is easy to use, but it could be more intuitive."

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"The plugins should be more affordable."

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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:The pricing depends on traffic, like how much input and output is happening and how many messages you're handling. For example, you have a bundle package that has a limit. If you go beyond that… more »
    Top Answer:Nowadays, the standard for documentation for developers is mostly in Markdown, so pretty much everything we can do is in the Markdown language. The support for Confluence to import something that's in… more »
    Top Answer:The look and feel and the user interface are great.
    Top Answer:PHP offers more plugins than Liferay. The plugins should be more affordable. Liferay needs to offer more in terms of updates and development. WordPress is constantly offering new updates and new… more »
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    Confluence
    Liferay DXP
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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.

    Liferay is a top-ranking digital experience platform used by companies in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, and energy and utilities. This product allows companies to initiate highly personalized digital experiences through mobile, social, and web. Organizations can use Liferay DXP for customer, partner, supplier, or employee portals, as well as integrational platforms, taking advantage of the platform's many customization options to suit their needs completely. The Liferay Experience Cloud offers companies the ability to use the Liferay DXP to build their own digital experiences, as well as to use it as a fully managed cloud platform, including options for self-management and self-hosting.

    Liferay Digital Experience Platform Features

    Liferay Digital Experience Platform provides various features in the following categories:

    • Identity management and access control (application security): These features include identity management support, user management, service access policies, and personal data management.

    • Platform services: Clustering and performance monitoring, auditing and optimization, back-end APIs, dynamic virtual hosting, site and search administration, and single-page applications.
    • Integration and interoperability: The features in this category include integration framework, developer studio, front-end toolkits, IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, Liferay connected services (LCS), Liferay marketplace and workspace, and Blade CLI.

    • Collaboration and social: Blogs, knowledge base, social networking, wiki, forums, message boards, calendar, AlloyEditor, inline image editor, and polls, among other features.

    • Forms, workflow, and business process automation: Features include forms, validation, field library, various types of form entries, data provider integration, and several other features.
    • Content management: Vast array of features for companies to take advantage of when preparing and publishing different types of content, including text and images.

    • Experience management: The features in the experience management category include building pages through fragments and editors for them, various widgets, as well as templates for pages, and SEO-friendly updates.

    • Segmentation and personalization: These features are designed for the full personalization of the platform in order to reach different types of customers and appeal to their individual needs regarding the company that is using Liferay.

    • Multichannel support: The features in multichannel support include APIs, adaptive media, and responsive design, providing companies with the ability to apply Liferay's full customization to their digital experience platform's design and function.

    • Search: Liferay Digital Experience Platforms provide various features for search integrations, multi-language search, and options for filtering and sorting.

    • Analytics and optimization: A crucial part of every digital experience platform is the analytics option for companies to monitor the data of their users and, based on it, improve their approach. That is why Liferay Digital Experience Platform provides five different analytics features.

    • Cloud capability: To provide companies with the best possible experience, Liferay offers various features regarding the proper operation of the platforms, including real-time alerts, monitoring, and options for backup and restoration.

    Liferay Digital Experience Platform Benefits

    Liferay Digital Experience Platform offers the following benefits:

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Cloud Provider8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    REVIEWERS
    Government19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    University13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) with 35 reviews while Liferay Digital Experience Platform is ranked 3rd in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) with 1 review. Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.2, while Liferay Digital Experience Platform is rated 8.0. 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 Liferay Digital Experience Platform writes "An open-source enterprise portal that's easy-to-use". Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive and Zendesk Guide, whereas Liferay Digital Experience Platform is most compared with Adobe Experience Manager, SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress and Kentico.

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