MediaWiki vs. SharePoint vs. Confluence

If you're trying to evaluate the differences between MediaWiki, Confluence, and SharePoint you've come to the right place. All of these platforms do some things well, and as with most things, all of these platforms have their downsides. Below we'll break down the strengths and weaknesses of each option to help you make the right choice for your unique needs.

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MediaWiki

Open-source platform created by the Wikimedia Foundation

Get a unique solution designed, tested, and implemented specifically with your organization's goals in mind.

Pros:

  • Extension Development

  • Custom Skin Design

  • Semantic Technologies

Cons:

  • Complex to Customize

  • Dependency on Extensions

  • Periodic Maintenance Needed

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SharePoint

Microsoft's proprietary content manament system

Customer-oriented and highly configurable web-based platform integrated with Microsoft office for the purpose of storage and file sharing.

Pros:

  • Office 365 Integrations

  • Various Customization

  • Semantic Technologies

Cons:

  • Complex to Maintain and Use

  • Expensive Implementation and Customization

  • Extensive Range of Features can create a Mess

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SharePoint

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Confluence

Atlassian's proprietary content management system

Confluence is a collaboration tool designed for sharing, storing, and working on many different things.

Pros:

  • Built for Collaboration

  • Various Integration

  • Analytics

Cons:

  • Poor Search Results

  • Dependency on Plugins

  • Limited Cloud Based Solution

Confluence

Advance Data Queries

Analytics Dashboard

Automatic Table of Contents

Complete User Interface Customization

Custom Product Extensions

Detailed Revision History

Document Version Control

Interface Languages

Open Source Software

Optimized for High Traffic

Page Templates

Root Access

Section Editing

Structured Database

Unlimited Users Licenses Included

Conclusion

Although all of these platforms have their own pros and cons, MediaWiki brings together the strengths of Confluence and SharePoint, while eliminating some of their weaknesses. MediaWiki is open-source software that can be customized to your specific needs, with no license costs, hosting solutions tailored to your organization's specific needs, and an environment that promotes collaboration.