Confluence, the tool that set a benchmark in the knowledge sharing industry since 2004, comes with several price packages. At first, the Confluence price strategy splits into three separate packages based on the type of service you choose:
- Data Center
Furthermore, the pricing packages split further into categories based on the number of allocated users and the number of payments.
How much does Confluence cost?
Tell me how large your team is and your data governance policy, and I can tell you how much Confluence costs. In short, you have a free version available for up to 10 users. For enterprise users, you have the option to integrate an unlimited number of users for approximately $200.000 a month.
It is worth mentioning that all Confluence products come with a 30 days money back policy.
Always free for up to 10 users
- 10 Users Limit
- One Site Limit
- Unlimited Spaces & Pages
- Structured Page Tree
- Page Versioning
- Best Practice Template Library
- Apps & Integrations
- Domain Verification & Account Capture
- Session Duration Management (desktop)
- Password Policies
- Encryption in Transit & at Rest
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
- 2 GB Storage
- Community Support
Maximum 10.000 users
- All Free Features +
- Page & Space Permissions
- Archive & Unarchive Pages
- Page Insights
- Anonymous Access
- Audit logs
- 250 GB File Storage
- Local Business Hours
Maximum 10.000 users
- All Standard Features +
- Inspect Permissions
- Bulk Archive Pages
- Team Calendars
- Admin Key
- Copy Space Permissions
- Admin Insights
- Release tracks
- IP Allowlisting
- Unlimited Storage
- 24/7 Premium Support
- 99.9% Guaranteed Uptime SLA
10.000 users max
- Unlimited sites
- All Premium Features +
- Data Residency
- 99.95% Guaranteed Uptime SLA
- Centralised Per-User Licensing
Minimum 500 users required
- Complete Control
- Active Clustering for High Availability
- Annual Term License + Maintenance
- SAML 2.0 & OpenID Connect Support
- Atlassian-supported disaster recovery
- Advanced Permissions Capabilities For Added Security
Is there a free version of Confluence?
As mentioned above, yes. There is a free version for Confluence Cloud for up to 10 users. The freemium version comes with a generous package that grants you access to most of the features, but as with any free products, it’s more of begging to use the product. We would call it an extended Confluence trial with a slippery slope to the Premium version.
Confluence trial versions are also available for all their product segments. However, the amount of time you have available in the trial versions differs from Cloud that offers 7 days free for their Standard, Premium, and Enterprise packages to 30 days free Confluence trial in their self-managed solutions (Server and Data Center).
Let’s move on and take a closer look at how much you are expected to take out of your pocket to enjoy Confluence. Based on service type, let’s take all the packages and allow you to decide for yourself which one suits you best.
Confluence Cloud Pricing
Firstly, the Confluence Cloud pricing offer comes with a free version available for up to 10 users. However, as with everything complimentary, not all the features are available. The always-free version comes with a limitation amongst many on the number of sites (1) and storage capacity, limited to 2GB.
Secondly, the Confluence license standard version comes with a $5 cost per user, a limit of a maximum of 10.000 users with a storage of 250GB; apart from the freemium version, the standard comes with a more extensive features’ availability like Page insight and Page & Space permissions.
Thirdly, for double the price per user of the Standard Package, the Premium price plan comes with no limitation in terms of storage and features other than a maximum of 10.000 users limit. So, $10 per user grants you access to the newest implemented features such as the Beta version of Sandbox and Release tracks and a guarantee of access to the latest software updated as soon as they are released.
Last, the Enterprise version comes with an unlimited number of sites you can intergrade. Still with a 10.000 limit on the number of users. In contrast to the other Confluence licenses, enterprise clients benefit from a 24/7 Enterprise Support and Org-Level billing. To become an Enterprise client, you must reach out to the Confluence Sales team and negotiate a price.
Above all, keep in mind that all Confluence Cloud pricing models come with an annual billing version as well. Also, trial versions are available for 7 days for all the Confluence Cloud plans.
Confluence Server Pricing
Confluence Server is one of the two solutions they provide for teams the like to self-manage.
The difference between them above all is that the Server comes with a one-time payment while the Data Center solution is paid yearly and the minimum number of users requires. Thus, the Confluence Server is available at a minimum of 10 users with a starting price of $10 one-time payment. For 10.000 and above, you will be charged $ 150.000.
To use this Confluence license, you have to download the software and get started. You will benefit from complete control over your environment, single-server deployment, perpetual license, and a free year of maintenance. You can renew your maintenance after 12 months if needed.
Confluence offers a 50% discount for qualified academic institutions with more than 10 users to wrap things up on an even more positive note for this service.
Confluence Server Update Pricing
Atlassian Confluence reviewed their sales policy on Servers and decided to suspend their new server licenses starting from the 2nd of February 2021 until the 2nd of February 2024.
Confluence Data Center Pricing
We would call this package the dedicated corporate or enterprise package. It is available for a company with teams of at least 500 employees with a minimum cost of $27.000 per year. The Confluence Data Center solution is above all recommended for those with unique, specific, or complex requirements or with the need to scale beyond their cloud capabilities. The solutions offer complete control over data management and data governance.
Overview and Conclusion
First, Confluence cloud came up with a very competitive freemium version for its product with a fair number of users and features available. Second, we can only applaud the price diversity and the multitude of licenses and pricing models diversity from monthly to one-time payments. Third, if the 30 days trial version was not enough, their 30 days money back policy gives you plenty of time to change your mind and choose something different. Finally, we enjoyed their care for some of the main concerns organizations have, data security. Due to all that has been said we declare ourselves imprest by the variety of choices the Confluence license gives us.