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"The most valuable features are hyper-linking, the Drawing Tool, and enhanced tables.""It's extremely intuitive.""It is just the fact that it is a one-stop shop for all project documentation. It is compared to storing things in files and directories and stuff like that. It provides the overall usability and accessibility of many projects and documents in one area.""The integration's very good. You still have integration with lots of third party products, and it's very good.""It is easy to use.""There is a good library of templates for a wide range of needs.""It integrates well with other Atlassian products""The most valuable features are the ease of creating documentation, as well as charts."

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"The most valuable feature is the Activity flow that is used to catch new activities."

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Cons
"The standard table capability is substandard and virtually unusable.""The UI is good but bland. It could be updated a bit to make it more modern and interesting to look at.""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.""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.""The product should have a workflow with approvals out-of-the-box.""Space maintenance could be made a little more user-friendly.""I would like to see integration with Slack.""It would be interesting if they had graphical templates that allowed typical agile ceremonies to be documented better."

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"The inclusion of a file plugin for Windows Explorer would make it easier to use."

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"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."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are hyper-linking, the Drawing Tool, and enhanced tables.
Top Answer: The standard table capability is substandard and virtually unusable. However with the "Advanced Tables for Confluence" from Bob Swift, this problem was solved. The standard table functionality does… more »
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ConfluenceIBM Connections, Lotus Connections
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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.

IBM Connections™ is a leading unified collaboration and social networking solution that helps you filter out the noise to get work done. Connections empowers your teams and organization to engage with the right experts, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. All the collaboration tools you need to be productive are united under a single sign-on so you can reduce time spent switching between disparate tools and focus on the people and work that matters most. Experience a security-rich and business-compliant environment sanctioned by IT. Confidently share knowledge within your teams and your organization, and extend collaboration beyond traditional boundaries. Connections can enable you to improve decision-making, increase productivity, and accelerate time-to-market. Shift from being merely productive, to truly effective with Connections today.

IBM Connections can help you: Engage experts. People-centric platform enables you to easily locate the expertise you need, right now. Accelerate innovation. Illuminate and promote new ideas within a thriving social network of teams and communities. Empower teams. Get work done together and take action; anywhere—from any device. Deliver results. Leverage cognitive insights to prioritize results and arrive at better outcomes. Extend collaboration. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.Yamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SA
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Cloud Provider12%
Media Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company11%
Retailer5%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise46%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Atlassian, Liferay and others in Corporate Portals. Updated: October 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Corporate Portals with 10 reviews while HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 1 review. Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.6, while HCL Connections is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Atlassian Confluence writes "Good notifications, great third-party add-ons and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL Connections writes "Easy to use and adapt to different teams either in-house or B2B". Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Office 365, Drupal and Zendesk Guide, whereas HCL Connections is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint, Zoom and Yammer.

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