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Compare Confluence vs. SharePoint

Confluence is a company-wide knowledge & project collaboration tool. See how it compares with Microsoft SharePoint.

Confluence vs. SharePoint

Confluence is a single source of truth for organizations while SharePoint is used for archiving files. Confluence integrates with the full Microsoft Suite to take your company’s collective intelligence to the next level.

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Knowledge flows freely between teams

SharePoint files are siloed in folders and become obsolete instantly

Find information fast with a single source of truth. Confluence’s open, connected structure allows critical knowledge to be shared amongst everyone within an organization. 

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Permissions keep employees informed or protects sensitive intel

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Find pages with advanced search, labels, and page hierarchies

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Home pages provide quick access to critical content

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Confluence has a great ability to find important information quickly. Far better than my experiences with Sharepoint or Teams.

Network Operations, a Financial Services enterprise company

Increase employee engagement

SharePoint’s commenting & co-editing social features are clumsy

Collaborate on projects and plans across teams, all in one place. Get updates when changes are made or track version history to stay in the loop and move work forward, collaboratively.

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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 is a great way to collaborate and document much better than SharePoint.

Network Engineer, a Fortune 500 company

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Faster time to value

SharePoint requires heavy admin investment to set up and customize

Spend more time doing what matters, not setting up your site. Spin up intuitive team and project spaces in seconds flat with guided onboarding and deep Jira Software integrations. Ship, don’t set up.

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Powerful admin controls for easy customization

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Out-of-the-box Home page comes with company intel for every user

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Jira Software, Jira Service Management, and Trello integrations

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Our organization has experienced faster and more interactive onboarding with Confluence.

Ankit Jagannath
Co-Founder, Fasade

Create flexible and dynamic content

Microsoft’s 365 Suite limits content creation into distinct file formats

Confluence unites individual Word, Excel, and PPT documents into one versatile page. Forget switching between tabs and wondering which presentation had that piece of information. 

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Pages built with “slash” commands and endless editing options

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Macros power pages with automation, intelligence, and more

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80+ templates like meeting notes and decision tracking

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It is far easier to stay in control of sprawling content with Confluence. SharePoint…is a nightmare to reorganize and restructure.

Co-Founder, a Computer Software company

Why choose Confluence over SharePoint?

Feature Comparison

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Real-time co-editing & inline comments

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Content is open by default & easily discoverable

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Intuitive top navigation & page tree for organization

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Homepage with activity feed & recent work

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Flexible pages with native, easy tables

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Hundreds of content formatting macros

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Out-of-the-box setup for admins

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