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Atlassian Confluence as universal document management system
Atlassian Confluence is well known as powerful corporate wiki system useful to create knowledge base, web site or documetation. Convenience and prevalence of Confluence prompted us to consider this product as a managed content repository to handle large and linked business process model.
We got a task to create managed repository for a business model with hundreds linked diagrams in MS Visio format within a hude folder structure. Sometimes, for solutions like this used MS Share Point, but it is expensive and requires a server running Windows. Atlassian Confluence have the same basic functions but significantly easyer and common amomg IT community using Atlassian JIRA.
Atlassian Confluence have REST API and can be used as managed repository with access from external application. Product doing this: Enterprise Explorer. Presenting you our experience using Confluence as a managed document repository.