Conceptually, Confluence from Atlassian relies on “Spaces”: You can set up new rooms for teams very quickly and provide them with access protection. However, this quickly results in many knowledge silos and no central places for sharing business-critical knowledge.
BlueSpice, on the other hand, builds on the Wikipedia approach: Knowledge should be as accessible and quickly findable as possible. All knowledge is therefore organized much more “centrally” and captured with a fast and precise search engine. In addition, there are the most important functions for fast and systematic editing, for quality assurance, for mapping complex content and much more. And, of course, extra rooms for teams and projects can be set up with the BlueSpice farm edition.
The following product comparison makes clear that BlueSpice with its features is really worth seeing and that its distributions include many things that otherwise have to be purchased at a high price.
It goes without saying that we consistently develop open source software and, in addition to our growing cloud offering, also create the possibility to use BlueSpice on premises.
For further reading, we recommend our detailed blog article, which is a bit older, but explains many interesting backgrounds as a “long read”: BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. Confluence: The Wiki Alternatives.