Confluence vs SharePoint


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Confluence
Confluence provides one place for technical teams to collaborate—create, share, and discuss your ideas, files, minutes, specs, mockups, diagrams, and projects. A rich editor, deep Office and JIRA integration, and powerful plugins help teams collaboratively develop technical docs, intranets, and knowledge bases. Confluence free alternatives are: XWiki, MediaWiki, dokuwiki.
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SharePoint
SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform. SharePoint alternatives for small business are: Office 365, Box, G Suite, Zoho. There are also free open-source alternatives to Sharepoint - Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.
Comparing Confluence vs SharePoint is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that SharePoint has better video than Confluence



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Confluence has more user-friendly interface than SharePoint because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that SharePoint is more popular than Confluence

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- SharePoint 2016 finally added SharePoint Framework Support (in 2017)
- SharePoint Framework is generally available (in 2017)
- Microsoft connects SharePoint Team Sites to Office 365 Groups (in 2016)
- Microsoft released SharePoint for Android (in 2016)
- Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS (in 2016)
- SharePoint adds new document libraries (in 2016)
- Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies (in 2014)
- IBM kills Lotus. Microsoft kills SharePoint (in 2013)
- SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version (in 2012)
- SharePoint 2013 will include SkyDrive Pro (in 2012)

Looks like SharePoint was recently more active than Confluence (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Confluence and SharePoint meet head to head:

2011 - JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services to fight SharePoint



Atlassian has launched the new SaaS service Atlassian OnDemand, which includes its popular tools for managing software development projects: JIRA (issue-tracker), Confluence (wiki), GreenHopper (Agile Project Management), Bonfire (bug reporter), FishEye (code manager), Crucible (code review) and Bamboo (integration). All products in the SaaS version provide the full functionality of the installable counterparts. There are only minimal restrictions on the tool integration and use of the custom plug-ins. You can turn on/off the tools as needed. The service pricing is traditional for Atlassian - "everything for $10 for 10 users." Recall that the company is also selling the 10-user leniences of the same installable products for $10. So you can either buy the product for $10, or rent it for $10/month.

At first glance this pricing is very strange. But in any case, $10/month - is a small price even for a startup. Besides, the system support, scaling and upgrades are performed by the provider. In addition, in the case of remote software development project, you anyway need to host the project somewhere. And Atlassian doesn't set the limits on bandwidth and disk space.