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.
Founder & CEO - Postman
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.
Controller - Polymaze
We use Confluence and it is great for developers and engineers because it keeps all the documents in one place. We are on the paid version.
CEO & Co-founder - Pyze
Confluence is a bit rudimentary. It has increased in size and functionalities, but it is actually adding a lot of unnecessary work.
Marketing Director - FreshGrade
We use Confluence on top of JIRA for knowledge management.
Co-founder & CEO - PowerToFly
Confluence is a fantastic way to collaborate on everything in the stack, process, etc. It’s excellent for the engineers to use, especially on documents and specs. Overall, we really like it.
Founder & CEO - Peerlyst, Inc.
We use Confluence and Hackpad for internal communication, along with Slack. We have everything pushing to Confluence, so we have a company repository of information. Hackpad is like a nicer version of Google Drive, and is easier to use. But Confluence is a better place to store information than Hackpad.
Marketing Manager - Shippo
We started using Confluence at the end of last year, and it’s our internal company portal now. Everyone has access to it, and while there’s certainly HR information in there (e.g. holidays, benefits, employee manual), it also has all of our behind-the-scenes tech info too (e.g. who to call in an outage, who to go to for specific issues).
CEO - OnSIP
We use Confluence to document all of our big picture ideas. When we hire new people, they can read the company vision statement on Confluence and really familiarize themselves with what we’re building, timelines, etc. And we use it for keeping all of our meticulous board meeting notes. When we go for venture capital, we know this will be extremely important. It’s also a space where we discuss future technology, and any time we find sites with similarities to ours, we document it in there. We were sending a lot of this information to each other in Slack previously, but it was getting lost.
Founder & CEO - FORTE
Confluence is what we use as a wiki module for documentation.
Founder & CEO - Shoppimon
We use Confluence for planning, and it’s fine. As a wiki, it’s pretty good, but there are times when it’d be a lot faster to just make a Google Doc or Google Sheet and use that as the primary database for collaboration. What I really want is to be able to create a Google Doc or Google Sheet and have that tie in with Confluence. The Google Docs integration is not terrible, but it’s far from great. What I really liked in Confluence in the past was the ability to create a table in Confluence with a list of issues. You could go into a Confluence table and type in your 10 issues, for example, and then push a button and that would turn into 10 issues in JIRA. And anytime anything was changed in JIRA, you would see it on the Confluence page. That integration was very powerful, but it’s been broken for at least 2 months at this point, and they don’t seem very motivated to fix it. This might be a single bug that is only important to me, but I do see a lot of people complaining about it online, and it boggles the mind trying to figure out why they’re not focusing on fixing this issue.
Co-founder - BuzzStream
We love Confluence. It's helped take us out of email, and we also use it, together with Kaltura MediaSpace, for collaboration and knowledge management across the company.
Managing Director of VPaaS, Ecosystem and Community - Kaltura
We use Confluence for reference and knowledge management, like documentation, people's birthdays, that sort of thing.
CEO & Founder - inSparq
3%Stacklist Startups Are Using 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.
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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