I've created a Jira on Demand account for testing purposes.
We are in the middle of a development for a new PDM-System for our company that will supersed our actual running pdm.
The development team comprises roundabout 10 developers and is distributed on 4 different sites/2 timezones.
My main goal of the test account was to provide a common platform for our development, especially for the documentation/content, so that we don't have to mail around different word documents etc. for specifications and that there is only "a single source of truth".
Now after starting with the testing, I realized, that Jira is basically just the issue trackings system and we need to use also Confluence for the above mentioned goal.
Is that correct?
If so, do I have to open a Confluence Testing Account as well?
And then: how do I merge both to work together?
You won't merge them, they're different systems handling very different types of data.
If you go to your OnDemand/Cloud management account (the place where you created the Jira system in the first place), you'll be able to add Confluence. In fact, if you look in the menu that appears in Jira when you click the menu icon on the far left of the header, you'll be offered a link to Confluence.
There's a whole load of work to do to integrate the two systems - by "integrate", I mean make them aware of each other, able to exchange data, use each other's functions and gadgets etc. But because you are using Cloud/OnDemand, almost all of it will be done automatically. You'll find Confluence features like "gadget with Jira issues in it" and "highlight a list and make it into Jira issues with a right-click-menu-option" simply work without you needing to do anything.
You can just add Confluence on your existing instance following this guideline: https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/ondemand/evaluation#duringyourevaluation-2. Both applications will be linked and you can navigate from JIRA to Confluence and vice versa.
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