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What is Confluence?

Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Confluence is a tool in the Project Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses Confluence?

2876 companies reportedly use Confluence in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Netflix, and Udemy.

22458 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Confluence.

Confluence Integrations

GitHub, Google Drive, GitLab, Jira, and Bitbucket are some of the popular tools that integrate with Confluence. Here's a list of all 50 tools that integrate with Confluence.
Pros of Confluence
Wiki search power
WYSIWYG editor
Full featured, works well with embedded docs
Expensive licenses
Decisions about Confluence

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Confluence in their tech stack.

Needs advice
GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

Confluence is pretty limited in terms of creating rich content, so I'm thinking about having the team put some effort into switching over to a Markdown-based system like GitHub Pages. Do you know of any pros and cons of GitHub pages for internal content of an organization vs Confluence?

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Eric Seibert
DevOps at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia · | 6 upvotes · 462.1K views
Needs advice
GitHub EnterpriseGitHub Enterprise

We are using a Bitbucket server, and due to migration efforts and new Atlassian community license changes, we need to move to a new self-hosted solution. The new data-center license for Atlassian, available in February, will be community provisioned (free). Along with that community license, other technologies will be coming with it (Crucible, Confluence, and Jira). Is there value in a paid-for license to get the GitHub Enterprise? Are the tools that come with it worth the cost?

I know it is about $20 per 10 seats, and we have about 300 users. Have other convertees to Microsoft's tools found it easy to do a migration? Is the toolset that much more beneficial to the free suite that one can get from Atlassian?

So far, free seems to be the winner, and the familiarization with Atlassian implementation and maintenance is understood. Going to GitHub, are there any distinct challenges to be found or any perks to be attained?

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Maria Eduarda De Souza Marcelino
Needs advice

We already have Confluence on our company, but it's a complex company with a lot of people, and our documentations became a deposit of old files and trash. We are considering use to create new documentation. Can you help me? Is it worthy?

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Christopher Cooke
CEO at Old Street Solutions · | 9 upvotes · 58.5K views

Jira 's dashboards are great, but for wider collaboration, reporting to management, and to avoid informational siloes, Confluence is a wonderful place to share Jira Dashboards.

Atlassian Consultant Prodigy, Tom Harris, shares his thoughts on all the options for creating the best Jira reports in Confluence in the blog below.

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Michael Videlgauz
Needs advice

Hello community, I am looking for a self-hosted online document management solution. One that covers all my needs is Confluence but it is currently not affordable for my team. Key requirements are RTL support, WYSIWYG Editing (Word-like interface as much as possible), Concurrent Editing (the best experience I have with Google Docs where I can even see who else is currently editing a document) with conflict resolution, versioning (view history and switch between versions), PDF and Word export, complex tables, and some others, full list here in column "A". I found XWIKI covering all my requirements (including those "bonus features" that I didn't list here) except one - RTL. Here a hack is suggested to address this issues but I would prefer not to go with any hacks. I myself am ready to contribute to an open source development but other people who (hopefully) will use this tool are not software engineers and this fact must be kept in mind... Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Needs advice
Zoho CRMZoho CRM

I'm looking for a tool or set of tools to enable searching across all of our platforms including Confluence and Jira, Zoho CRM, Gmail, Gdrive for business, Dropbox and iCloud.

Any ideas. Something like X1? IBM Watson Discovery?

(And local Disk of course)

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Blog Posts

Jobs that mention Confluence as a desired skillset

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Confluence's Features

  • Spaces
  • Pages
  • Editor
  • Macros
  • Tasks
  • Attachments
  • Notifications
  • Search
  • Mobile
  • JIRA Integration
  • Installation
  • Customize
  • Personal
  • Security

Confluence Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Confluence?
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
Microsoft SharePoint
It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
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Confluence's Followers
18984 developers follow Confluence to keep up with related blogs and decisions.