Confluence is a powerful platform for managing online projects related to any kind of functional departments, be it marketing, finance, legal or human resource. It enables the user to plan projects, form communities, discover, share and discuss ideas, ask for recommendations and gather feedback from the team members, making it quick and simple to complete the task conveniently. It can also be integrated with JIRA software that helps in tracking issues and bugs, resolving issues with the help of function-rich tools such as ready-made templates, in-line comments, @-mentions, page likes etc., so that the project work can be organized and executed smoothly.
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Confluence is the best tool to share the knowledge and information with team members and also within an organization. It provides integration with Jira which has been very useful to link any Jira tickets and check their progress from Confluence only. It has wide array of both free and paid plugins which you can download to enhance the functionality of the Confluence. Apart from that, it provides other functionality like exporting page in PDF or Word file which is useful if you want to share the information to someone offline.
UI is not good. It can be better. If multiple persons are trying to edit the same page then it doesn't work properly. Also, sometimes it becomes difficult to find the particular page.
If you are working on some big product then I would highly recommend to use the Confluence for knowledge sharing as it will help any new or existing team members to understand the features of the product.
I have been using Confluence for sharing technical information like best practices, new APIs introduces in OS, new libraries, POCs created for any project and many more within my organization.
Pros: 1) It is easy to use.
2) It UI is well designed to make it easy to search for specific document or text.
3) It is well organized.
Cons: 1) It needs to have more options to edit the text.
2) It needs to have integration with other environments to design workflow images etc.
Overall: Good product.
Pros: Confluence is the king of documentation! If there is something I need to find I go there first to see what everyone else has put together. It is so customizable and connects so well with JIRA that nothing is impossible!
Cons: Could have an improved editing tool set but overall it gets the work done.
Overall: Being able to easily search and share in confluence is so great for collaboration.
Pros: Despite the fact that the developers came up with a new visual editor, our company still uses the wiki. You can learn to work with it in a couple of hours. I also like the large number of plugins available. They help to increase the functionality of Confluence.
Cons: Without plug-ins, the platform is far from being as convenient as with them, but downloading and installing plug-ins is expensive. As a result, in addition to the subscription fee, we also pay for additional functionality. At the end of the month comes a decent amount.
Pros: Along with Jira, this can work like a charm when you're planning meetings ore tasks with your team.
Cons: The design can improve quite a lot, because sometimes it is easy to get lost in all the links and options that are available.
Pros: Supports many plugins such as PDF, OpenAPI, etc. Spaces and Users are maintained easily.
Cons: The user interface is not easy to use. Features set can be enhanced.
Overall: Helped to maintain many of the projects documents. Given access to off-shore and on-shore team members.
Pros: In Confluence for several years now we have been storing our project documentation. Like the calendar and templates to facilitate the workflow. There is a browsing feature that helps to monitor updates.
Cons: Screenshots are not dynamic, which is why we have to update them manually. It is difficult to search for specific documents. A little confusing navigation through the pages.
Pros: Confluence offers great collaboration option between all the teams in our company, and it helps us getting everything organized. Also, it has a great knowledge base option that we use to keep up to date with everything.
Cons: The search option is not quite useful in some cases, it gives lots of irrelevant information.
Overall: We use Confluence mainly for team collaboration and for the knowledge-based tools it offers.
Pros: I like the most about confluence is that it stores all the version of the page and you can revert back to the previous version.
Cons: I don't like the search functionality of confluence, it's complicated and sometimes it's difficult to find the desidred page.
Overall: I like confluence overall to keep information which is not going to change too frequently but you need a reference sometimes.
Confluence is a great way to keep of important information at the fingertips of an entire company. There are many different functions, including useful widgets and ways to format pages to make information easy to find once you've found the page.
The biggest downside of using Confluence is its sub-par search functionalities. You often have to type in the exact name of the page you're looking for to find it, and it can be very frustrating to spend extra time looking for a small piece of information.
Make sure you are willing to spend the time setting up and continuously updating the information you have in Confluence, or it will lose a lot of its usefulness.
The largest benefit is certainly the availability of information. At my company, we also use the "questions" functionality to make smaller bits of info readily available, though we do run into the same problem of sub-par searching.