Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) April 5, 2006 —
Atlassian Software Systems today announced that over 1,100 commercial and academic customers in more than 45 countries have selected its enterprise wiki software, Confluence. This significant milestone positions Confluence as today's most widely adopted commercial wiki.
The growing popularity of Confluence points to an emerging trend taking place in business for selecting low-priced, lightweight, and easily configurable enterprise software. This is in sharp contrast to the more traditional, highly priced collaboration and knowledge management systems that have been selected by companies in the past. The trend also reflects a growing awareness among software developers and the IT community of the great value commercial wikis provide in today’s enterprise.
"Confluence is an exceptionally practical knowledge management and collaboration tool. The feature set is really suited to both business and technical users so it isn't surprising for us to hear that once Confluence gets introduced in an organization it grows exponentially. Confluence's popularity has grown rapidly thanks to strong word-of-mouth referrals, which really says something about the uptake and excitement around this product," stated Mike Cannon-Brooks, co-founder of Atlassian.
Wiki technology has emerged as one of the most practical knowledge management technologies available today. As a collaborative tool, wikis allow users to create, search, store and share information effortlessly. In doing so, wikis truly demystify knowledge management. Confluence builds on the original wiki concept to deliver a knowledge management solution that retains the ease and simplicity of a traditional wiki whilst introducing enterprise features such as:
•Simple to use WYSIWYG interface that requires little or no training
•Ability to store and search across all types of files (PPT, Word, PDF, GIF, etc)
•Flexible security and permissioning
•Email and RSS integration and support
•Unlimited spaces for each team, department, project, and user
•Atlassian's legendary commitment to service and support
•Highly extensible and interoperable architecture including a plugin subsystem
A single instance of Confluence can serve thousands of simultaneous users, making it a very accessible option for businesses of all sizes. In contrast to traditional enterprise software used for knowledge sharing and collaboration that may take months or years to deploy, a single IT knowledge worker or software engineer can set up Confluence in a matter of minutes. Confluence can be installed on practically any operating system and can be installed either as a standalone application or configured to leverage existing application servers and/or databases.
Confluence licenses are available as Team (25 users), Workgroup (50 users), Enterprise (500 users), and Unlimited (unlimited users) editions. A complete customer list, testimonials, online demo, feature tour, and more are available at http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/11163/overview. Confluence is available for a free 30-day evaluation and can be downloaded on Atlassian's website at http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/11164/download.
About Atlassian Software Systems
Atlassian Software Systems is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world's leading organisations. Recently recognised as Australia's fastest-growing software company by BRW magazine, Atlassian has more than 3,200 customers in 61 countries, and has offices in Sydney and San Francisco. Atlassian's mission is to build a different kind of software company — one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian's commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all their customers. For more information on Atlassian please visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/11165/home.
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