For the past month or so I have been thinking a lot about internal communications at our company and trying to work out how we can create a central source of truth and information for all the products we create. This lead me to Confluence.
Confluence is a tool that allows anyone to create a wiki (that actually looks good) in a matter of minutes.
Confluence looked like a great solution and I even had a play around with the product as its free to signup and use for 10 people. However, I was simply shocked at the price of such a tool. I understand internal communication is very important, but should it really be valued at $10 per user per month?
I know Confluence hosts the platform and there are a lot of great features, but $10 per user per month just seems a little bit over the top for a tool that I could create using WordPress in a matter of hours (which will have a hosting cost, but at a fraction of the cost).
Why are so many technology companies especially paying for such a service? Is it because of the ease of use? Is it because of the templates?
You can’t even brand Confluence effectively for your company on the $10 per user per month.