|[February 26, 2013]
Atlassian Introduces a Faster, Simpler, Sexier Confluence
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Today leading enterprise software company Atlassian introduced Confluence
5.0, a completely redesigned version of its best-in-class social and
team collaboration platform used by more than 36,000 teams
worldwide. This latest release showcases Atlassian's
design-centric approach to usability and user experience across the
company's entire range of collaboration software for product teams.
Speed and efficiency are incredibly important in the modern workplace,
and each design decision and new feature for Confluence 5.0 was
conceived to shave valuable seconds from each end-user's interaction,
thereby helping teams get more work done, faster.
"We've placed a premium on establishing ourselves as a design-forward
company," said Jurgen Spangl, Atlassian's senior design manager. "The
new design language introduced in Confluence 5 aims to increase the
speed and intuitiveness with which customers interact with Confluence."
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"The new design of Confluence 5 presents a myriad of
opportunities for Good," said Aaron Jones, program manager at Good
Technology. "The new shortcuts and global application links will enable
our team to better organize content and help users to quickly find
important information. The new interface is also inherently more
intuitive and user-friendly, which will make on-boarding easier, empower
our current users and boost the effectiveness of our collaboration."
Atlassian's newest redesign: A sleeker, modern, more intuitive
Small to large companies from around the world - including popular
e-commerce site Etsy, in-bound marketing expert HubSpot, and Fortune 500
company Graybar (News - Alert) - have selected Confluence as their company-wide team
collaboration platform. The Confluence redesign focused on helping
companies accelerate their employees' adoption and use of
Confluence. Every screen was redesigned to combine the full power of an
enterprise-wide collaboration product with the do-it-yourself simplicity
of consumer experiences that users can comfortably adopt. Specifically,
the new features include:
Create Experience: A dialog presents users with all
available page templates, highlighting the different types of content
that can be created and shared in Confluence.
Space Sidebar: A vertical sidebar makes it easier for users to
find important content without having to perform a search.
Space Shortcuts: Administrators can add shortcuts to the Space
Sidebar to help users quickly navigate to important pages and content,
including both internal and external sites such as Atlassian's JIRA, a
leading issues management software.
"This is the biggest overhaul we've ever done to an existing product,"
said Sherif Mansour, product manager for Confluence. "Confluence 5's
sexy new interface brings clarity and discoverability to every aspect
of the application. With an easier on-boarding experience and a more
intuitive navigation, teams can work more efficiently and productively
within Confluence. Basically, we just raised the bar of user experience
for beginners and power-users alike."
More than 36,000 teams in 107 countries have realized the benefits of
deploying the market's leading content and team collaboration platform.
Confluence 5's new interface and user experience will continue to
increase the product's reach within organizations by empowering users of
all technical skill levels to participate in ideation and collaboration
on critical business projects.
Confluence 5 is available for a free
30-day trial, or can be purchased
for onsite download or OnDemand cloud offering starting at $10/month
for 10 users. The Confluence ecosystem features 195 consulting partners
and more than 480 free and commercial add-ons including Atlassian's Team
Calendars, available on the Atlassian
Atlassian products help innovators everywhere plan, build and launch
great software. More than 24,000 large and small organizations -
including Citigroup, eBay (News - Alert), Netflix and United Airlines - use Atlassian's
issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work
smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at http://atlassian.com.
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