Confluence vs Microsoft SharePoint

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Confluence vs SharePoint: What are the differences?

What is Confluence? One place to share, find, and collaborate on information. 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.

What is SharePoint? Content collaboration for the modern workplace. 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.

Confluence can be classified as a tool in the "Project Management" category, while SharePoint is grouped under "File Storage".

Some of the features offered by Confluence are:

  • Spaces
  • Pages
  • Editor

On the other hand, SharePoint provides the following key features:

  • Authentication
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Content Management

According to the StackShare community, Confluence has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1172 company stacks & 655 developers stacks; compared to SharePoint, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Confluence
Pros of Microsoft SharePoint
  • 93
    Wiki search power
  • 61
    WYSIWYG editor
  • 41
    Full featured, works well with embedded docs
  • 3
    Expensive licenses
  • 2
    Great online support
  • 1
    Perfect version control
  • 1
    Stable Platform
  • 1
    Seamless intergration with MS Office
  • 1
    Secure

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Cons of Confluence
Cons of Microsoft SharePoint
  • 3
    Expensive license
  • 2
    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
  • 1
    User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

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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.

What is 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.

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