Why Wiki Software? Collaborate and Accelerate Productivity
Confluence is a wiki used by more than half of Fortune 100 companies to connect people with the content and co-workers they need to get their jobs done, faster.
Connect your entire business in one place online to collaborate and capture knowledge – create, share, and discuss your documents, ideas, minutes, and projects.
14 wiki myths, busted
Wikis are hard to use
Absolutely not! Confluence's intuitive rich content editor makes it easy for users of all levels to contribute to the wiki, quickly and securely. Just click 'Edit' and start typing.
Wikis have no structure
Blasphemy! Confluence gives every team, project, and person their own Space to create and share content, organized into its own page hierarchy that you can move and reorder at any time.
Wikis are not secure
False. Permissions at the Global, Space, and Page level give you the flexibility to collaborate with exactly who you want about exactly what you want.
Mistakes happen quickly in the wiki
Heck no. Of course, mistakes can happen in the wiki, but they can be fixed in seconds, by anyone who has the permission. Every edit is saved as a new version and you can easily revert to any previous version.
Sharing info means losing your edge
Are you serious? There's nothing worse than being an information hoarder. Sharing what you know in Confluence makes you the knowledge creator and your reputation will grow as an idea superstar.
Wikis are not social
Wha-what?! With single-click sharing of pages and blogs, threaded comments for great conversations, @mentions for connecting co-workers, and Likes for showing appreciation, Confluence is a social butterfly.
It's hard to find things in the wiki
Not in Confluence. Quick Navigation and Search make sure you find what you're looking for, fast. Start typing and watch Confluence suggest pages, blogs, files, and people.
Wikis are hard to install
Wrong. You can start using Confluence in the cloud in a matter of minutes, thanks to Confluence OnDemand. Guided installers make it easy to get Confluence up and running on your own servers if that's your thing.
Training new users is expensive
Fallacious. Combine ease-of-use with interactive online training in the form of Atlassian University, and you can roll out Confluence to your entire business with little to no cost.
Wikis are not enterprise ready
Some may not be, but Confluence is. Robust Active Directory integration, granular permissions, and connectors for Office and SharePoint make Confluence the best-of-breed enterprise wiki.
'Enterprise Wiki' = expensive
Wrong. With perpetual licenses and cloud subscriptions starting at just $10, you can't go wrong with Confluence.
Wikis = SharePoint replacement
Not always. If you stick Confluence on top of SharePoint you have a solution. It's not a replacement. Create, share, and collaborate in Confluence. Archive documents in SharePoint.
Wikis have limited functionality
You're kidding right? With more than 180 features out-of-the-box and over 400 powerful add-ons, installable in a single-click, it's easy to customize Confluence for your requirements.
- #14 WIKI MYTH
10 reasons to use wiki software
#1 Get More Done, Together
Get the best people on the right tasks and produce better overall results by letting everyone contribute.
Break down information silos between teams, departments, and individuals – it's crowd-sourcing for your organization.
#3 Connect People and Content
Bringing the right people into the work and discussions taking place in Confluence is easy.
Share content in seconds and @mention teammates in any page, blog post, or comment.
#4 Capture Knowledge, Forever
Capture the tacit knowledge of your co-workers, often trapped in email, in Confluence where it's never lost.
Instant and familiar, engage everyone and encourage collaboration with Quick Comments and Likes.
#5 Discover What's Popular
Confluence makes sure you won't miss another important conversation again.
With a live 'Popular' content stream and weekly email summaries you'll never lose touch of what's trending in your company.
#6 Find Content, Fast
Quick Navigation and Search makes sure you find what you're looking for, fast.
Start typing and watch Confluence suggest pages, blogs, files, and people.
#7 Keep Private Parts, Private
Confluence meets the demands of the enterprise environment by keeping your content safe and secure.
Permissions at the Global, Space, and Page level give you the flexibility to decide exactly who can view and edit content.
#8 Connect to Microsoft
Combine powerful free-form content creation and collaboration with the document management and workflow strengths of SharePoint and Office.
Get up-and-running quickly with out-of-the-box integration with Active Directory for user management and authentication.
#9 Easy to Customize & Brand
You can add custom wiki themes to Confluence with add-ons like RefinedWiki and Zen Foundation.
Create customized designs and brand Confluence to match your corporate style with RefinedWiki’s Original Theme.
More than a theme, Zen makes Confluence ideal for all users. Expand your audience with complete branding, advanced design tools, drag-and-drop layouts, navigation, and drafts.
A Wiki that Works for Everyone
Wiki champion? Need to convince the 'others' that the wiki way is the right way? We've got your back. Pick and choose from the resources below and convince your team why Confluence is the best thing since sliced bread.
10 Reasons to Use a Wiki
Wiki Adoption Techniques
Confluence Cheat Sheet
Real Life Examples
Confluence is built for everyone - from your most basic users in the mail room, to your advanced techies on your development team - YES, even for you too Mr(s). Manager.
If you manage a team, it might be difficult to:
- Track your team's progress
- Encourage open communication and transparency
- Access reports to make decisions
- Capture employee knowledge
- Manage your team's leave
Watch this video to learn how Confluence solves these managerial woes.
It's likely that your Sales and Marketing Teams are at the core of what you do - plugged into every phase of your business. With the fate of your organization resting squarely on your team's shoulders, you'll need a tool where you can easily:
- Create team dashboards
- Connect cross-functional teams
- Plan projects
- Access business intelligence reports
- and create rosters and manage team leave.
Watch this video to learn why Confluence is your end-of-quarter survival pack.
All of the policies, procedures, events, and resumes make being part of the Human Resource Team document overload. Keeping it all organized is a constant battle and if your regularly using email, you're probably losing. Struggling to:
- Document policies, procedures and guidelines
- Make company-wide announcements
- Create recruitment dashboards
- On-board new employees
- Manage company events and cultural holidays
Watch this video to learn how Confluence can transform the way you do HR.