The company is quite unique in that it
makes an actual ..profit?!!
What is the world coming to?!!
Investor hunger to grab a slice of Atlassian has led the Aussie-turned-Brit-based software-as-a-service developer to upgrade its IPO price range by double digits, valuing the business at $4.1bn. The enterprise software organ, which is set to list on NASDAQ this week, had expected to issue stock at between $16.50 to $18.50 per …
I enjoyed using Confluence when I was working at a University, it was easy to get to grips with, even for the less computer literate, which made my job in support less painful.
I think that the lack of marketing/direct sales is a plus - they only put in the software what is asked for, not what they think might make a good sales pitch.
When you consider that Confluence is one of their weaker products, that should give you a hint as to how the other software performs.
Basically, Bamboo, Stash (BitBucket) and Jira are the leading software options in their field. They win by being locally installable (don't need to export your data outside of your network) unlike competitor cloud offerings, and actually working (there's issues of course, but it's software).
I'll say one thing for Atlassian - they know how to charge.
We started out on a Jira early version, (3.15) its like the Lotus Notes database of the day. Now our yearly charge is x2.5 from our original licence cost and since its stable and configurable enough, junior engineers configure it. Since everyone has their own idea of "configuration", its like the wild west in there.
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