Confluence

Confluence

Business Tools / Collaboration / Project Management
Software Engineer ·
Needs advice
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DokuWikiDokuWikiMediaWikiMediaWiki
and
XWikiXWiki

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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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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CEO at Old Street Solutions·

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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How to Create Jira Reports and Charts in Confluence (oldstreetsolutions.com)
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Nana Nih
Nana Nih
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July 16th 2022 at 2:17PM

Can you share the comparison between eSign for Confluence (Digital Rose) vs Contract Signature ? Thank you

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Christopher Cooke
Christopher Cooke
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July 18th 2022 at 2:38PM

Hi Nana,

The names of apps sound similar, but are very different;

eSign for Confluence is more like an approval path (or the App, Aproval Path for Jira)

You define the (approvers) - and they sign to approve the transition.

The page becomes verified. Admins can manually remove 'verified' status and request another round of signatures in case a page content has changed.

You can not create a contract out of a Confluence page;

There is no pdf with the signatures, there is no pdf with a certificate;

and Only Confluence users can sign/approve;

Unlike Contract signatures that allows internal and external users to sign a contract inside Confluence.

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ConfluenceConfluence
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ReadMe.ioReadMe.io
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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 ReadMe.io to create new documentation. Can you help me? Is it worthy?

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Lead Developer at Di-Vision Consultion·
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Confluence

It depends for whom the documentation is. API docs or developer documentation seem okay in readme.io (no experience) but we use Confluence for documentation for designers, analists, developers, kb and internal customers. It integrates very well with diagrams.net (draw.io), Trello and many other tools.

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DevOps at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia·
Needs advice
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BitbucketBitbucket
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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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These are pretty competitive, and to recommend one over the other would require understanding your usage. Also, what other tools you use: for instance, what do you use for Issue-tracking, or for build pipelines. In your case, since you are already using Bitbucket, the question would be: do you have any current pain-points? And, on the other hand, do you already use Atlassian's JIRA, where you'd benefit from the tight integration? So, though I would not recommend one over the other just in general,. But, if Bitbucket fulfills your current use-cases, then there seems to be little motivation to move.

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Needs advice
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ConfluenceConfluence
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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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I would consider using GitHub pages for internal static sites / Blog posts / API documentations.

If you have other documents with a lot of pictures (like architecture diagram, data flow diagram etc), I will still prefer confluence to GitHub pages because managing many images thru Github pages are a hassle. Its much easier with confluence-draw.io integration.

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Hiren Shah
Hiren Shah
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January 21st 2022 at 4:38PM

Can you explain why GitHup pages is better for internal static sites/ Blog Posts / API docs instead of Confluence? Much appreciated

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