Atlassian Confluence

Create, organize, and discuss work with your team

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Atlassian Confluence Overview

What is Atlassian Confluence?

Confluence is a shared workspace to create and manage all your work. Unlike document and file-sharing tools, Confluence is open and collaborative, helping your team and your company do their best work together. From technical teams and project management, to marketing, HR, and finance - the more people in an organization that use it, the more value teams get from it.

Confluence makes it easy to organize and find the information you need. Group related pages together in a dedicated space for your work, your team, or cross-functional projects. Depending on permissions, a space in Confluence can be made accessible to just you or the entire company. Page trees, which create a hierarchical list of pages within a space, highlight topics on parent pages and help keep work tidy.

Need to find something? Do a quick search to find any page ever created. You can even locate a comment someone posted to a page. Even after someone has left your company, you can still search for work they did, so knowledge is never lost.

Just about every type of project imaginable has started as a simple page in Confluence, from planning an office party to NASA's mission to Mars. Whether you need to capture meeting notes, document product requirements, or kick-off a design review, Confluence is a flexible platform for all your team's work.

Adapt Confluence to your specific work style to create a familiar place for your team to connect. Confluence's open workspace helps teams collaboratively create, review, revise, and finalize plans so work keeps moving forward.

No surprise that Confluence works seamlessly with Atlassian tools. Its pages provide a great backdrop for Jira Software tickets or Trello cards and boards. Inserting Jira tickets on your Confluence pages is as simple as copy/past, or create new tickets directly from your page by right-clicking on highlighted text. If you work in Trello, you can make updates directly to your cards right from Confluence pages.

In addition to seamless Atlassian integrations, there are hundreds of apps available for Confluence in the Atlassian Marketplace. Whether you want to add spreadsheets to your page, insert diagrams, showcase design prototypes or integrate with other popular apps like Google Drive or Salesforce, Marketplace apps make it easy to add more power to your pages to do your best work.

Atlassian Confluence Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$5.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Confluence offers flexible pricing.
Small teams: $0 per user/month for up to 10 users
Growing teams: $5 per user/month for 11 to 10,000 users


Atlassian Confluence Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and 3 others, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

Have a home for all your documentation and organize them in a consistent structure
Collaborate with your teammates using @-mentions and page comments
Use Confluence's powerful search engine to find what you need, when you need it.
Use our first class Jira integration to add context to your issues in Confluence
Create anything from marketing plans to product requirements documents, and more with our pre-made templates
Create meeting notes, project planning pages, and more.
Share documents with anyone on your team so you can collaborate together.
Assign important tasks to your teammates and create task lists for your projects.
Apply apps from our Marketplace to customize your page to fit your needs
Import files and media into your pages to add context, and provide feedback on attachments.
Atlassian Confluence video Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Have a home for all your documentation and organize them in a consistent structure Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Collaborate with your teammates using @-mentions and page comments Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Use Confluence's powerful search engine to find what you need, when you need it. Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Use our first class Jira integration to add context to your issues in Confluence Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Create anything from marketing plans to product requirements documents, and more with our pre-made templates Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Create meeting notes, project planning pages, and more. Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Share documents with anyone on your team so you can collaborate together. Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Assign important tasks to your teammates and create task lists for your projects. Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Apply apps from our Marketplace to customize your page to fit your needs Atlassian Confluence screenshot: Import files and media into your pages to add context, and provide feedback on attachments.

Atlassian Confluence Reviews

Atlassian Confluence Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
835

Very good
691

Average
145

Poor
21

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.2
90% recommended this app
Steve M.

The Collaboration Platform You've Waited For

We document everything in Confluence. I run a digital marketing team of around 20 people and have a total of 40 users in the tool (a few other teams besides mine use it). It's been a fantastic tool to get everyone on the same page and keep track of our how-tos, meeting notes, plans, goals, features/specs, etc.


Luke A.

Best knowledge management and wiki out there

If you use other Atlassian products, Confluence is the perfect complement. Because exporting documents is so bad, it works best if you, your colleagues and your stakeholders/clients all exist in the same Atlassian ecosystem.


Andrew K.

Great Resource Library within the JIRA Space

Overall, Confluence has served our company well, as we subscribe to a number of Atlassian products. The immediate integration with these other products makes the Confluence application very desirable for our business model, and offers us a much needed solution without much additional effort or thought. If you are already using Atlassian products, Confluence is a great solution for centralizing and organizing all of your assets. If you have more advances needs and do not already use Atlassian products, you may want to explore alternative options.


Mike F.

Great For Internal (Technical) Documentation

Confluence helped our team docuemnt our processes and compile our technical documentation and scripts in a central location. Confluence makes it easy to create and share a document, and also update docuemtnatiion and alert 'watchers' (those tied to a page) whenever changes are made. The ability to link articles to JIRA helps tie technical issues to real problems that were solved.

Confluence is very feature rich and takes some time to learn, but it is worth the investment. I look forward to keep using it to help keep us organized!


Sagar D.

Amazing Tool for Documentation and Integration

The seamless integration with different products makes this application extremely desirable for us. If you are using other Atlassian products like Jira, Trello, then Confluence is an amazing solution for bringing all tools together. As you start building your documentation on confluence, you will love this tool even more.
Most Importantly, you can integrate confluence page creation from your Jenkins Pipeline using the extensive API support they have.


Steve M.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

The Collaboration Platform You've Waited For

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We document everything in Confluence. I run a digital marketing team of around 20 people and have a total of 40 users in the tool (a few other teams besides mine use it). It's been a fantastic tool to get everyone on the same page and keep track of our how-tos, meeting notes, plans, goals, features/specs, etc.

Pros

Real-time simultaneous editing
Ease of finding and organizing what I've written
Constantly adding new features
Integration with Jira and Trello is great, but also works as lightweight project management by itself

Cons

Honestly, they've fixed my biggest cons, like storage space (now you can buy a bigger plan) and they keep adding more things.
I think my colleagues would say there's still a learning curve, which is understandable, and I think Confluence has been changing the interface with more tips and features for new users (which is sometimes confusing for long-time users like me, LOL)
One big con is still the limited integration with MS Office. Confluence fully replaces the need for Word in most cases, so that's not a big deal, but I wish the Excel integration and/or the table functionality was better.
Also, printing is pretty tough when you have tables.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Luke A.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best knowledge management and wiki out there

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 20/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

If you use other Atlassian products, Confluence is the perfect complement. Because exporting documents is so bad, it works best if you, your colleagues and your stakeholders/clients all exist in the same Atlassian ecosystem.

Pros

Highly configurable and easy to use document templates, beautiful interface akin to using Medium, and deep integration with Jira Software and Jira Service Management are the features I find most useful. Recent changes to Templates to enable you to quickly search and preview available templates is incredibly helpful, as inline commenting while editing and being able to quickly convert anything into a Jira issue. Being able to use Confluence to defer service management requests by offering reporters the option of self serving an answer to their question/problem is a stroke of genius.

Cons

It's beyond irritating that exporting documents as a PDF is so horrendous out of the box. I also find the concept of Actions vs Jira issues confusing. I consistently find myself missing actions that have been buried in Confluence.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Andrew K.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Resource Library within the JIRA Space

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Confluence has served our company well, as we subscribe to a number of Atlassian products. The immediate integration with these other products makes the Confluence application very desirable for our business model, and offers us a much needed solution without much additional effort or thought. If you are already using Atlassian products, Confluence is a great solution for centralizing and organizing all of your assets. If you have more advances needs and do not already use Atlassian products, you may want to explore alternative options.

Pros

Confluence offers my company a unique solution for creating and organizing documentation and assets that need to be share amongst an entire team. In addition, it offers us a means to share some of those same documents and assets with our customers without any additional effort. Its advance permissions schemes allow you to dictate which users have access to which files, and its ease of use allows for quick publication and instant distribution. As we also use JIRA for project management, Confluence is a great complement for linking supplemental, more detailed files to ongoing projects.

Cons

Confluence word processing features are a bit rudimentary. While the application itself is easy to use, its feature limitations only allow for a certain level of detail and imagination when creating new documents. While it links seamless into the JIRA project management platform, it does come with an additional cost per user, which quick racks up your monthly Atlassian bill. For more advanced needs, an alternative platform may be a better fit.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Mike F.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great For Internal (Technical) Documentation

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 06/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Confluence helped our team docuemnt our processes and compile our technical documentation and scripts in a central location. Confluence makes it easy to create and share a document, and also update docuemtnatiion and alert 'watchers' (those tied to a page) whenever changes are made. The ability to link articles to JIRA helps tie technical issues to real problems that were solved.

Confluence is very feature rich and takes some time to learn, but it is worth the investment. I look forward to keep using it to help keep us organized!

Pros

The thing that I like most about Confluence is that I can create linked set articles in order to maintain technical documentation, which can be distributed across a wide range of teams and departments easily using the built-in shared features. The tools make it easy to embed pages within a page in order to create easy to follow guides. The ability to use tables and pictures helps a lot as well, and they're a lot of add-ins that can be used, such as code blocks!

Cons

If not set-up well, the organization of a workspace can get out of hand, making articles very hard to find. It is paramount to have a plan when creating pages and documents. There are not a lot of custom formatting options, and as far as I can tell, no way to automatically create a table of contents for a page, which would be a huge benefit.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Sagar D.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Amazing Tool for Documentation and Integration

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The seamless integration with different products makes this application extremely desirable for us. If you are using other Atlassian products like Jira, Trello, then Confluence is an amazing solution for bringing all tools together. As you start building your documentation on confluence, you will love this tool even more.
Most Importantly, you can integrate confluence page creation from your Jenkins Pipeline using the extensive API support they have.

Pros

After using this software for more than 18 months, I can definitely say, this is a great tool for technical documentation. It provides with easy setup, multiple project spaces for different teams, amazing API's to create pages remotely from different tools and last but not the least, simultaneous editing of the same document.

Cons

The only con I would say is it's Cost. It comes with an additional cost for every user who needs access, that racks up your monthly Atlassian bill pretty quickly. If you are not looking to spend the extra overhead, you should look at cheaper options.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 1,694 user ratings
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Atlassian Confluence Pricing

Atlassian Confluence Pricing

Starting from
US$5.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Confluence offers flexible pricing.
Small teams: $0 per user/month for up to 10 users
Growing teams: $5 per user/month for 11 to 10,000 users

Confluence offers flexible pricing.
Small teams: $0 per user/month for up to 10 users
Growing teams: $5 per user/month for 11 to 10,000 users

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 1,694 user ratings
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Atlassian Confluence Features

Atlassian Confluence Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Atlassian Confluence

Additional information for Atlassian Confluence

Key features of Atlassian Confluence

  • @mentions
  • Access control
  • Advanced search
  • Advanced table editing
  • Ask, vote on & answer questions
  • Automatic notifications
  • Collaborative editing
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Concurrent user capacity
  • Content collaboration
  • Content management
  • Custom layouts
  • Dashboard
  • Disaster recovery
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop editing
  • Dynamic content management
  • Email integration
  • Event planning
  • Feedback management
  • File management
  • Full text search
  • GCal integration
  • Guide, manual, operating policy publishing
  • Inline, page & file commenting
  • Internal Q&A
  • JIRA Software release, sprint & issue planning
  • JIRA integration
  • JIRA project tracking
  • Knowledge base
  • Leaderboards for topic experts
  • Livesearch macro
  • Load-balancing
  • Macros/add-ons
  • Massive plugin ecosystem
  • Meeting notes
  • Mobile & desktop synchronization
  • Multimedia support
  • OnDemand or hosted
  • Outlook integration
  • PDF, Office doc & image sharing
  • Page & file versioning
  • Permission management
  • Preview functionality
  • Product requirements
  • Project management
  • Project plans
  • Real time editing
  • Real time feedback
  • Rich text editor
  • Share button
  • Social features
  • Space directory
  • Task notifications
  • Task tracking
  • Team activity tracking
  • Team calendars
  • Team leave, travel & roster scheduling
  • Template management
  • Type-ahead search integration
  • Unlimited spaces
  • Voting
  • iCal integration

Benefits

  • One platform that houses content creation, real time editing, document management, social features, and more.
  • Industry trusted by 30,000+ organizations.
  • First class Jira integration.
  • Customize with over 3,000 apps from the Atlassian Marketplace
  • Flexible enough to grow with your team and your organization through a consistent and logical organization method.
  • Available on both desktop and mobile native apps.

  • Atlassian Confluence FAQs

    Atlassian Confluence FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Atlassian Confluence.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Atlassian Confluence offer?

    Atlassian Confluence offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Confluence offers flexible pricing. Small teams: $0 per user/month for up to 10 users Growing teams: $5 per user/month for 11 to 10,000 users

    Q. What are the main features of Atlassian Confluence?

    Atlassian Confluence offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Access control
    • Advanced search
    • Advanced table editing
    • Ask, vote on & answer questions
    • Automatic notifications
    • Collaborative editing
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Communication management
    • Concurrent user capacity
    • Content collaboration
    • Content management
    • Custom layouts
    • Dashboard
    • Disaster recovery
    • Document management
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop editing
    • Dynamic content management
    • Email integration
    • Event planning
    • Feedback management
    • File management
    • Full text search
    • GCal integration
    • Guide, manual, operating policy publishing
    • Inline, page & file commenting
    • Internal Q&A
    • JIRA Software release, sprint & issue planning
    • JIRA integration
    • JIRA project tracking
    • Knowledge base
    • Leaderboards for topic experts
    • Livesearch macro
    • Load-balancing
    • Macros/add-ons
    • Massive plugin ecosystem
    • Meeting notes
    • Mobile & desktop synchronization
    • Multimedia support
    • OnDemand or hosted
    • Outlook integration
    • PDF, Office doc & image sharing
    • Page & file versioning
    • Permission management
    • Preview functionality
    • Product requirements
    • Project management
    • Project plans
    • Real time editing
    • Real time feedback
    • Rich text editor
    • Share button
    • Social features
    • Space directory
    • Task notifications
    • Task tracking
    • Team activity tracking
    • Team calendars
    • Team leave, travel & roster scheduling
    • Template management
    • Type-ahead search integration
    • Unlimited spaces
    • Voting
    • iCal integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Atlassian Confluence?

    Atlassian Confluence has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Atlassian Confluence support?

    Atlassian Confluence supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Atlassian Confluence offer?

    Atlassian Confluence has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Atlassian Confluence support mobile devices?

    Atlassian Confluence supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Atlassian Confluence integrate with?

    Atlassian Confluence integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, CA Flowdock, Creately, Gliffy, Jira, Jira Service Management, K3, Lucidchart, SharePoint, iorad

    Q. What level of support does Atlassian Confluence offer?

    Atlassian Confluence offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials