Confluence vs SAP Jam
Last updated: March 30, 2020
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.
SAP Jam Collaboration delivers secure collaboration where you work – inside your applications, on your mobile device, or in SAP Jam Collaboration itself. Break down barriers between teams, eliminate information silos, and bring social tools into any business process.
Confluence vs SAP Jam in our news:
2020 - Atlassian’s Confluence gets a new template gallery
Confluence, Atlassian’s content-centric collaboration tool for teams, is making it easier for new users to get started with the launch of an updated template gallery and 75 new templates. The update goes to show that Confluence has evolved from a niche wiki for technical documentation teams to a tool that is often used across organizations today. The new template gallery will make it easier to find the specific template that makes sense for your business, with new search tools, filters and previews that you can find in the right-hand panel of your Confluence site.
2014 - Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies. Google Sites keeps calm
Atlassian announced two new products specifically geared for large companies. Next week, Atlassian will launch JIRA Data Center - the version of it project management software with support for running the service on multiple nodes. And later this summer it will launch the wiki collaboration service Confluence Data Center. With the Data Center version, larger companies will get better support for scaling the services across multiple nodes to improve performance and scalability. To ensure this, administrators will be able to route certain applications, teams or geographies to specific nodes in a cluster. Additional nodes can be added in real time and the clustering technology, and shared file systems are integrated with most industry standard technologies.
2011 - JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services
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.
2010 - SAP launches StreamWork. SharePoint should better react
SAP seems to be adapting to the SaaS world. Less than 2 months since the introduction of SaaS product 12Sprints public beta, the company is launching the commercial version under the new name StreamWork. Yes, there are already some bugs in it (i.e. it doesn't support Chrome) but this is the right SaaS strategy: you launch a service -> get feedback -> quickly fix the bugs. StreamWork is positioned as a service for online brainstorming and decision-making. It's like Google Wave, but more structured and specialized for a particular task. Good news is that SAP StreamWork tends to be open. It supports the Open Social and can get data from other applications through the RESTful services.
Thanks to this openness SAP StreamWork has already attracted many partners who have integrated their products into StreamWork. Thus, in StreamWork activities you can use the files in your Box.net account, or notes from Evernote. And any content in StreamWork can be viewed online in Scribd viewer. In addition, right from StreamWork you can launch Webex web-conferencing session and it will be logged in the activity.
Perhaps even more interesting that StreamWork developers promise to integrate this service with the main SAP products: ERP, CRM, BI, enterprise portal. Users will be able to add content from these corporate systems into StreamWork for more effective decision-making.
StreamWork pricing also looks "SaaS-ready". There is a free version limited to 250 MB and 5 open activities (created by one person. while he may participate in an unlimited number of activities created by others). Professional Edition costs $9 per month per user.