Confluence reviews from startup founders

16 reviews by founders
May 12, 2018

We use Confluence for our internal wiki and it is great for internal security and database procedures and things like that.

Aaron Schumm

Founder & CEO - Vestwell

Jan. 6, 2018

The way we operate is that whichever tool somebody likes, they use. Every tool has strengths and weaknesses--we just pick something good for the job. Zeplin is good for collaborating around sketch files. We used to use Photoshop and the Adobe Cloud license; now we use it for logos and art. We use InVision for UI design which is what it’s good for. Dropbox Paper is good to collaborate on for certain documents and Confluence is good for sharing documents with the team.

Abhinav Asthana

Founder & CEO - Postman

March 30, 2017

We use JIRA and Confluence. The engineers are using it for documentation and bug reporting. It is catered to the engineering team so for non-engineers, it has a steeper learning curve. But once you get used to it, it has a lot to offer. It is ticket-based, great for bug reporting and tracking, and documentation for new modules/features.

Kirsten Chong

Controller - Polymaze

Confluence - Best Communication & Collaboration Tools for Startups

Confluence is a tool for sharing and organizing. While some startups consider Confluence an important project management tool, it lacks the features of traditional project management tools, like task management and tracking. It’s an online wiki for collaboration and internal document management, and allows for easy storage of any type of information, like meeting notes and product requirements. Confluence provides an intuitive way to find said information when you need it again. For instance, the tool will automatically hyperlink similar terms so that users can easily pull up related reports and meeting notes without having to conduct a manual search. Confluence also enables inline comments for easy collaboration. Most Stacklist startups use Confluence along with JIRA (another project management solution from the same company--Altassian) to create a more comprehensive project management platform. Confluence can be a lifesaver for any company with a massive amount of notes, schematics and reports that need to be easily accessible at all times.

How startups use Confluence?

Confluence is most popular among users of other Atlassian products, so its audience is made up of primarily series A and B companies who focus on technology development - and who can afford the heftier price tag of a more comprehensive project management solution.

How much does Confluence cost?

Confluence, like the other Atlassian products, splits its pricing plans between a monthly cloud subscription and a bulk server payment. Cloud pricing starts at 10 users for $10 per month and scales all the way up to 2,000 users for $1,000 a month. Its server prices start out simple at 10 users for $10, but then jumps up to 25 users for $1,200, 50 users for $2,200, and eventually ramps up to 10,000+ users for $24,000.

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