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Confluence vs Google Docs

Confluence is a collaborative, company-wide knowledge space. See how it stacks up against Google Docs.

Compare Confluence vs Google Docs

Confluence is open by default, making company-wide information readily accessible where in Google Docs, knowledge can quickly become lost or hard to find.

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Keep information intuitively discoverable

Files get lost in unshared Google Docs folders

Quickly find information with Spaces. Confluence’s open structure allows teams to share knowledge across the entire company.

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Content is open by default with tools to lock or share externally

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Find pages with advanced search, labels, and page hierarchies

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Home pages easily organize company intel for all teams to see

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Our team really values transparency. With Confluence, we can consolidate all information into a central location and then assign access as needed.

Brett Lakey
People Operations Manager, Fair

Turn ideas into actions and results

Don’t let projects become stale or fragmented in Google Docs

Join the 76% of customers who ship projects faster by connecting to Jira Software. Complete every project with built-in project management tools.

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Native Jira software & Trello integrations move projects forward

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Tasks, roadmaps, & notifications keep stakeholders informed

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Templates get projects kicked off without reinventing the wheel

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People simply communicate their requirements to us, and we can quickly generate a project or dashboard.

Florian Banzer
Business Analyst, Audi

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Strengthen company culture and engagement

Google Docs disconnects and restricts teams

Give employees a voice and a more open way to collaborate with Confluence. Get instant feedback with comments, activity feeds, home, and more.

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Co-editing in real-time and @ mentions keep teams in sync

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Inline comments & likes keep conversations engaging and focused

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Blogs create a culture of sharing and personal connection

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Confluence has enabled anyone in the company equal opportunity to participate, ask questions, and use their voice towards building a company our employees’ grandkids can be proud of.

Katie Burke
Chief People Officer, Hubspot

Why choose Confluence over Google Docs?

Feature Comparison

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Real-time co-editing

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Inline comments

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Content is open by default

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100+ templates for every role

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Home, blogs & activity feed

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Robust Jira integration

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100s of formatting macros

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See what customers say about us

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#1 Knowledge management software

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Highest customer satisfaction

See what customers say about us

Capterra Top 20

#1 Knowledge management software

Capterra Top 20

Best collaboration software

Top rated 2021

Top team collaboration tool

Top 50 small business products - Best Software Awards 2021

Best small business product

Top 50 highest satisfaction products - Best Software Awards 2021

Highest customer satisfaction

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