SubSpace Navigation for Confluence by Communardo

“One size fit all” works great for socks and space helmets. But wiki navigation? Not exactly. No two companies are alike, and neither are their Confluence instances. One of the simplest things businesses can do to improve productivity and the user experience is to provide a custom, easy-to-use top-level menu built to help their teams find the content they need to do their jobs.

A leading microprocessor IP company recently adopted Confluence to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst its teams. Although excited about the promises of Confluence, their teams were not satisfied with the out-of-the-box navigation experience. The team found it difficult to locate the information and resources they needed, using navigation by space directories and categories alone. The technical service group was challenged to provide a top-level menu that would improve navigation and the overall user experience in the newly introduced Confluence instance.

After investigating solutions, the team selected the Subspace Navigation for Confluence app from Communardo. This app gives administrators a simple, yet effective way to quickly arrange wiki content – spaces, pages, folders and more – into a centralized navigation menu. It offers drag and-drop simplicity, allowing administrators to quickly arrange navigation elements into any order, and add or delete them with a simple mouse click.

Subspace Navigation also includes powerful personalization options: Personal dashboards displaying recent page interactions, favorites and other relevant content can be created using simple CQL queries, making it easier than ever for users to find the content they need.

Using Subspace Navigation, the technical service group was easily able to create a central navigation menu that gives Confluence users quick and easy access to relevant spaces, groups, and subgroups.

Additionally, they now can provide space admins with permissions to organize the parent and child pages in their own spaces, thereby increasing the usability of pages that fall underneath the new central navigation structure. Lastly, the team was able to take advantage of the personalization options in the app to include favorites and last-visited pages in the central navigation menu.

Subspace Navigation has improved usability and adoption of the new Confluence instance at the company. Now, users can turn to Confluence as their first source of information. And even for new colleagues, the intuitive navigation allows them to find their way through the wiki and get up to speed quickly, which is an important benefit at an innovation-driven company.