SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 26, 2013 - Today leading enterprise software company Atlassian introduced Confluence 5.0, a completely redesigned version of its best-in-class social and team collaboration platform used by more than 36,000 teams worldwide. This latest release showcases Atlassian's design-centric approach to usability and user experience across the company's entire range of collaboration software for product teams. Speed and efficiency are incredibly important in the modern workplace, and each design decision and new feature for Confluence 5.0 was conceived to shave valuable seconds from each end-user's interaction, thereby helping teams get more work done, faster.

"We've placed a premium on establishing ourselves as a design-forward company," said Jurgen Spangl, Atlassian's senior design manager. "The new design language introduced in Confluence 5 aims to increase the speed and intuitiveness with which customers interact with Confluence."

Small to large companies from around the world – including popular e-commerce site Etsy, in-bound marketing expert HubSpot, and Fortune 500 company Graybar – have selected Confluence as their company-wide team collaboration platform. The Confluence redesign focused on helping companies accelerate their employees' adoption and use of Confluence. Every screen was redesigned to combine the full power of an enterprise-wide collaboration product with the do-it-yourself simplicity of consumer experiences that users can comfortably adopt. Specifically, the new features include:

Confluence is available as a cloud offering or behind the firewall.