Last updated: August 21, 2023
Thousands of companies around the world are using monday.com along Atlassian tools – specifically, with Confluence cloud.
For hundreds of them, there is a very clear recipe for collaboration: monday.com artifacts should be embedded in Confluence so that every stakeholder can be up to date without having to ask every time for the latest status!
monday.com consolidation in 2023
With a company valuation of $2.7 billion and over 100,000 customers worldwide, monday.com was the fastest growing productivity app in 2020. But compared to just a couple of years ago, in 2023 the company is showingn relentless growth in an uncertain economic context — and a fantastic popularity among enterprise customers. In the first quarter of 2023, as many as 1,600 customers were paying more than 50k USD for its product, compared to just 960 a year earlier.
Here are some reasons behind their unparalleled growth in an already saturated market:
- The attractive concept of a Work OS for the needs of any team.
- Endless templates for any use case you can think of: from building a sales pipeline to software development
- A setup that is as easy and visual as adding columns to a table.
- The consolidation of a new app marketplace that will serve even more functionality to customers — following very closely in the steps of Atlassian.
Why use monday.com
Being much more than a task manager, monday.com offers interesting aspects that you can’t find in other competitors, starting with the benefits of having multiple views for the same boards.
Highlight 1: View your work in a calendar…
Highlight 2: … or in a timeline
Highlight 3: Visualize the workload of your entire team.
Highlight 4: Build a chart from any section of a board
Highlight 5: Show dependencies in a beautiful gantt chart
Highlight 6: See every task detail in one board
Advantages of integrating monday.com into Confluence
With all these options, monday can contain a wealth of information. And sometimes it’s a pity to hide it from the rest of the organization that don’t have a license to the app.
With monday.com for Confluence, publishing your boards in Atlassian’s wiki is as easy as pasting the board link into Confluence. Here are some of the most important benefits:
It’s easy to transform the progress that is tracked on Monday into simple reports on OKRs and other team KPIs. You won’t have to work on a third reporting app, and managers and other stakeholders will have visibility over your work.
Publishing the boards in Confluence will keep everyone on the same page with always current info.
Optimize monday.com licenses.
monday.com licenses start at 8 € per user per month. That’s a bit pricy for spending seats on users who are not actively involved in the daily operations of your team.
Two apps in one tab
It’s already fine to share monday.com links with others, but it’s also very easy to lose those links… unless you save them somewhere. And what better place than Confluence?
Make Confluence more visual
Confluence is a great wiki with tons of functionalities, but it’s not the most visual tool out there. Embedding monday.com boards will make it brighter and more appealing
How to integrate monday.com with Confluence
To share a board with monday.com for Confluence, you simply need to:
- Copy the shareable link of the board view from the meatball menu
- Paste it into your Confluence page. But you can also use the /monday command or find the app in the macro menu, if that’s easy for you.
- Tweak the zoom level and adjust the height to the amount of content.
Note: monday.com for Confluence currently supports the following board views:
- Main boards
- Timeline view
- Calendar View
- Chart View
- Team Workload
- Gantt chart (New!)
New Feature: Embedding selected items
We all know that simple messages stick. A post-it note is easier to remember than the entire Bible.
And this is true also of any project status update or data-based report. Unless your audience is a savvy data analyst, it’s best to choose very carefully what you share.
With that in mind, we’ve given monday.com teams the ability to make their Confluence embeds even more relevant with item filtering!
Instead of just dumping a monday.com board with thousands of items, why not just share the few ones that are actually generating interest?
Go to the product documentation to learn how it works!
Can I support monday.com document management with Confluence?
Confluence is a powerhouse for collaborative workflows and can be used for creating drafts, giving feedback, proofreading, and designing documents up until they are ready for publication. The combination of Confluence with monday.com for document management can be very powerful, since monday.com also offers a very visual way to track the progress of work.
How do I embed a monday.com board?
All you need to embed a monday.com board with monday.com for Confluence is an embed link, which can be provided for the following types of boards: Project boards, Calendars, Timelines, Charts, Gantt Charts, Workloads, Maps, Kanban boards
Can monday.com integrate with Confluence?
While monday.com doesn’t integrate with Confluence natively, you can install monday.com for Confluence in your Confluence cloud instance and enjoy a seamless collaboration experience.
Is monday.com a CRM?
While monday.com is not exclusively a CRM, it offers templates and features that allow users to set it up as a CRM to manage leads, customer interactions, sales pipelines, and more.
Can monday.com be used as a database?
monday.com boards can store structured data in rows (items) and columns (columns). Each item can have multiple attributes, such as text, numbers, dates, dropdown lists, and more, similar to how records in a database have fields.
With the “Link to item” and “Mirror” column types, users can create relationships between items across different boards, somewhat similar to relational databases.
Does monday.com feature a Gantt chart?
Yes, as soon as an item has a start and an end date, it can be displayed in a Gantt Chart. This makes it similar to smartsheet.
Gantt charts have recently been added to the types of board views that can be embedded into Confluence with an embed link.
Why should I embed monday.com boards into Confluence?
Teams and companies that use Confluence to document their project information are usually interested in sharing relevant data from external tools. In the case of monday.com, embedding boards is a great way of allowing teams to discuss progress on tasks, projects, or any other board-related topics directly within the context of their Confluence documentation.
What can I do if monday.com boards are too long?
When heavily used, monday.com boards can have up to hundreds of items, making them difficult to digest for new users.
For that reason, it’s recommendable to use monday.com’s feature to embed items as opposed to entire boards. This option enables item filters based off groups, boards, or direct search.