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Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian Confluence vs. Office 365 and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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"What I like the most is the Wiki software that comes with Atlassian Confluence.""It's extremely intuitive.""It integrates well with other Atlassian products""It has a very intuitive user interface, which every user able to manage the basic functionality of a PC will be able to work with and produce quite satisfactory results.""With respect to our experiences with Confluence, we haven't had any issues.""The most valuable features are the ease of creating documentation, as well as charts.""The integration's very good. You still have integration with lots of third party products, and it's very good.""There is a good library of templates for a wide range of needs."

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"Quarantine email alerts to users to allow the email to their inbox (tricky but handy) - tricky if one doesn't have third-party email security, handy if one has got good third party email security).""The most valuable feature is Microsoft Exchange.""If you have a global solution, you can go from one product to the other very easily. And then you can share data between all the different tools of Office which is good because participation and sharing is very good. That's the most important aspect of Office 365.""I like that it is cloud-based, wherefrom any computer I can access my documents and continue working.""I love all of the applications being interlinked. I do not have to separately work on an independent system when it comes to file storage, email, and other tools.""There are all sorts of really good tools for use on the information security side that allow us to make sure that our people are doing business and doing business right.""It's nice that it's an all-in-one solution and everything is all in one place.""The integration with other applications is pretty good."

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Cons
"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.""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.""Space maintenance could be made a little more user-friendly.""The UI is good but bland. It could be updated a bit to make it more modern and interesting to look at.""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.""I would like to see integration with Slack.""It would be good if they can continue working towards making documentation and editing as quick and easy as possible. It has got a lot of capability, but I don't know how to use it. I don't find some of the things that intuitive. Sometimes, it doesn't seem obvious to me how to use it, but it is like learning any new tool. You actually need to get trained on the tool to get maximum out of it.""The product should have a workflow with approvals out-of-the-box."

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"I'm not sure if there are areas of improvement. For us, it's working quite well.""In the next release, I would like to have a more intuitive tutorial.""I started working a lot on Microsoft Teams and I find it a bit vast. It should be divided out a bit so that someone can use it for basic functionality, like audio, video, and calls. Then, if someone wants more advanced functionality for file sharing and team creation, and so on, they could use a separate app.""The online applications have limited functionality compared to the local applications.""In terms of improvement, it should have tutorials when you first have the opportunity to use it, to be able to really learn it.""Sometimes the synchronization between the desktop and online is a little bit slow.""Data protection and email security are almost the same for all the organizations, irrespective of their segment (SMB or enterprises), with standard subscription at least basic Data loss prevention and Advance threat protection can be enabled for SMB segments, it is available in enterprise version / Premium versions.""A need that a company like ours has is that we want to be able to have data flow into one tool, for example, for all the management of tasks through the company and workflow of who is doing what and so on. There are no real solutions for this at the moment in Office 365. It would be nice if they could implement this in the next release, so we can have one solution from one company giving us the whole data and flow of data into the company."

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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"
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  • "The pricing is high and has actually caused us to limit the number of licenses we purchase due to budgeting."
  • "I think that we pay $9.99 USD per user, monthly."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The best feature is document management.
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    Atlassian is trying to push the license for their online version, but our customers are not ready for that yet. Its licensing is also quite highly-priced.
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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 see an instant messaging feature for document… more »
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    Overall excellent product with great features, consider small and medium businesses to have at least basic ATP and DLP features.
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    There are all sorts of really good tools for use on the information security side that allow us to make sure that our people are doing business and doing business right.
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    We're a hybrid between Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Basic, depending on where a person stands in the company. Our headquarters staff is all Business Premium, while the rest of our staff… 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.

    Office 365 is more than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It provides powerful services like business-class email, online storage, and teamwork solutions that you can access from anywhere. Bring teams and resources together with solutions like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business that make working together more productive and enjoyable regardless of where participants are located. Easily implement security and privacy controls to help protect business data and devices against malicious threats and help you meet your compliance obligations. Automatic updates ensure your employees will always have the latest features and security updates.

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    Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Cloud Provider12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Media Company8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government10%
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    Manufacturing Company25%
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    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) with 10 reviews while Office 365 is ranked 1st in Content Collaboration Platforms with 16 reviews. Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.0, while Office 365 is rated 8.6. 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 Office 365 writes "Great vulnerability insights, offers very impressive cash savings, and offers great information security tools". Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Zendesk Guide, Microsoft OneDrive and Box, whereas Office 365 is most compared with Amazon WorkDocs, Citrix ShareFile, Box, TeamViewer and Workplace by Facebook. See our Atlassian Confluence vs. Office 365 report.

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