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Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian Confluence vs. Slack and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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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"Slack is a powerpack bundle of features that help small or large organizations to handle teams and their tasks.""The most valuable feature is the screen sharing, which works well.""The most valuable features are video conferencing and sharing content during meetings.""Slack makes it easy for employees to contact each other and exchange documents or information.""The most valuable feature for me was the different channels.""With respect to being a clean and efficient communications platform, I think that it does the job quite well.""The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members."

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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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"I would like to see the social sharing of blogs, announcements, or other news directly from the message corner.""I would like the text in chat to be more customizable.""I would like the in-meeting content sharing facility to be improved.""I would like to see a special feature for multiple people to collaborate on a document, working on it at the same time.""Slack does not have videoconferencing capabilities, which would have been nice.""I have found it cumbersome to create and set up groups, or channels.""Customization is something that Slack is lacking."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The price of the on-premises data center version is too expensive."

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"We use the free version that does not have a license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has a very intuitive user interface, which every user able to manage the basic functionality of a PC will be able to work with and produce quite satisfactory results.
Top Answer: Well, that´s difficult now. Until the end of 2020, using a self-hosted server, have one of your IT-Admins set it up, costs $10 a year for the 10-Author license. Nowadays? Don´t use it. The price of… more »
Top Answer: Atlassian should rethink its withdrawal of the self-hosted version of the product. They only offer cloud-based service or the "datacenter-edition", which is quite expensive for small companies and… more »
Top Answer: The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members.
Top Answer: Customization is something that Slack is lacking. Otherwise, however, the user interface is very good.
Top Answer: Our internal team primarily used Slack for communication with each other. If two or three people were working on the same modules then they were able to share code and work together.
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8.2
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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.

Slack is where work happens. It’s a digital workspace that powers your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Bonobos, LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Strava, The New York Times, Spotify, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, Eventbrite, Box, Circa, Stripe
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Cloud Provider12%
Media Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm9%
REVIEWERS
Marketing Services Firm26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian Confluence vs. Slack and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,244 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Atlassian Confluence is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Social Software with 9 reviews while Slack is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Social Software with 8 reviews. Atlassian Confluence is rated 8.2, while Slack is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Atlassian Confluence writes "Good usability, helpful community support, and facilitates well-structured documentation ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Slack writes "A clean and efficient communications platform that is good for large teams". Atlassian Confluence is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint, Zendesk Guide and Adobe Experience Manager, whereas Slack is most compared with Symphony, ChatWork, SharePoint, Chatter and Huddle. See our Atlassian Confluence vs. Slack report.

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