Your teams store a lot of knowledges in different tools: they write tutorials in a Word file in Google Frive, save Powerpoint slides in Sharepoint and export Jira reporting into an Excel sheet. Have you ever estimated the amount of time spent searching for an information? The number of emails sent to ask where a particular file could be?

You're looking for a solution to these issues? In this article, let us show you Confluence: the Atlassian's wiki.

What is Confluence?

Confluence is a source of knowledge: your teams will go there when searching for an information.

Confluence also is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution: you create, organize, comment, share and keep up-to-date your content all at the same place.

Ok, but what does Confluence look like?

You need to understand three concepts to learn how to use Confluence the right way:

  • The dashboard is Confluence home page. You'll find there the latest updates and shortcuts to your favorite spaces.
Tableau de bord Confluence
Confluence dashboard

  • Space are containers of pages. They're pretty much like folders where you class your documentation by team, department or project - that's up to you.
  • Pages are the core of Confluence: you create a page in a space to share your knowledge.
Exemple d'une page Confluence


Confluence page example

Why use Confluence?

Centralize knowledge

Confluence gathers all data and knowledge from a company into a single tool. From the welcome kit for new employees to your meeting notes or product requirements: any information useful to your teams are shared within Confluence.

A simple tool for your users

Confluence is a simple and accessible solution. When creating a page, you get a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor: no need to be a developer to master Confluence!
Editeur de texte d'une page Confluence
WYSIWYG text editor

Once your page is created, you can read it from a computer as well as from a tablet. You can access Confluence from a simple browser, and if you have a smartphone you can even access it from the dedicated Android or iOS app. You finally find the information you were looking for at any time and any place!

A collaborative documentation

The key to a successful documentation is to keep the content up-to-date and easily accessible. Confluence let users collaborate on a page: they can comment, like and share a page in a few clicks.
Edition collaborative d'une page Confluence
Collaborative editing in Confluence

The most liked Confluence feature is the collaborative editing, available since Confluence 6. This editing mode allows you to edit page with colleagues just like you would in Google Docs: each user is represented by its avatar in the top right-hand side of the page, and each of them has a colored cursor to see who is doing what.

How to use Confluence?

Browse our blog tutorials or contact us to get help!

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