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Confluence vs SharePoint: What are the differences?

What is Confluence? One place to share, find, and collaborate on information. Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.

What is SharePoint? Content collaboration for the modern workplace. It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

Confluence can be classified as a tool in the "Project Management" category, while SharePoint is grouped under "File Storage".

Some of the features offered by Confluence are:

  • Spaces
  • Pages
  • Editor

On the other hand, SharePoint provides the following key features:

  • Authentication
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Content Management

According to the StackShare community, Confluence has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1172 company stacks & 655 developers stacks; compared to SharePoint, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is Confluence?

Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.

What is SharePoint?

It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

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        GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
        Jira
        Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
        Basecamp
        Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.
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        Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
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        Avatar of Giovanni Candido da Silva
        Giovanni Candido da Silva uses ConfluenceConfluence

        All ideas and knowledge that needs to be elaborated or shared is done in this wiki. With plugins for create embedded prototypes.

        Also is part of the development processes to create requisites and other artefacts.

        It's main use is in the development processes, it could be used to create manuals and software documentation as well, but is used more as a collaboration enterprise tool.

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        DigitalPermits uses ConfluenceConfluence

        All of our (Engineering) knowledge is in Confluence. We document our thinking, our architecture, support recipes, trip notes, anything and everything. It's very important in a remote setting, to be have this type of knowledge store.

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        MOKA Analytics uses ConfluenceConfluence

        We use Confluence for specifications and knowledge sharing. We chose Confluence over other wikis primarily because of its integration with JIRA

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        Tim De Lange uses ConfluenceConfluence

        Collaborate on project documentation, functional specs, walkthroughs, development standards, coding standards etc.

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        Promethean TV uses ConfluenceConfluence

        PrometheanTV utilizes Confluence to interface with and manage external consulting projects.

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