Both BlueSpice and XWiki offer companies a robust, extensible and proven knowledge management system. However, the two systems pursue different product strategies.
BlueSpice is based on the Wikipedia software MediaWiki and thus makes the latest developments of the world’s largest knowledge platform available to companies. In addition, BlueSpice is optimized to support business-critical use cases. The functional scope of BlueSpice is correspondingly extensive. For example, the standard version already includes professional tools for quality assurance, support for metadata and forms (semantic media), and a book function.
There are also differences under the hood: BlueSpice follows the Wikipedia stack and delivers a high-performance PHP software with OpenSearch (formerly Elasticsearch) as search engine. XWiki uses Java and implements the Solr search engine.
Last but not least, the tools work with different interfaces and each offer a specific look & feel.