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Knowledge management is all about trust. When you power up from Notion to Guru for knowledge management, you give your team a trusted, collaborative, powerful, in-workflow solution. Designed for your whole company, Guru helps you empower your team with real-time knowledge that’s verified by experts from every department, wherever you need it.

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Guru
Notion

Designed to scale with your team

Designed for personal note-taking

Browser extension to bring knowledge where you work

Contextual knowledge

Analytics

API

Robust Slack integration

Templates and Frameworks

Group-based permissions

Builder and above

Team and above

A knowledge base that scales with you

Notes are great — when no one else needs to rely on them. Because Notion is optimized for personal use, it’s tough to scale as a true knowledge sharing solution as your company grows. Guru is optimized for both personal and org-wide usage. Keep private Cards with your task list, brainstorms, or favorite campaign examples and code snippets, while also sharing team, org-wide, or even public-facing knowledge with those who need it. Small teams, big teams, or teams of one: Guru works for all of them.

Plus, Guru’s robust and flexible setup and features give you control over your company’s knowledge, allowing you to easily reassign ownership as necessary, add and manage tags to make knowledge more discoverable, and delete or archive knowledge in bulk.

With Guru, you get flexibility, authority, and scalability, all in one package.

Stay in your workflow when it matters most

Guru’s browser extension and product integrations mean that knowledge lives where you work, saving you valuable time in searching for answers — especially in phone calls or live chats, where quick responses are required. Notion's note-taking software is simply another web portal that requires opening a new tab and logging in just to get started. With Guru, your knowledge comes along for the ride whether you’re editing text in Google Docs, or checking the notes in a GitHub repository.

Trust the knowledge you find

When no one can take true ownership of the information in a note, it’s not going to be useful longterm. We know that it’s not enough just to have knowledge, you have to ensure that when other people need to use it, it’s correct and up-to-date. Guru’s verification engine ensures that knowledge is regularly checked and verified, updated, or archived. Note-taking systems have no checks and balances, leading to stale knowledge, distrust, and low org-wide usage.

Connect with your team’s tools

Your knowledge solution should integrate with the tools and processes your team already has in place. Unlike Guru, Notion doesn’t offer an API. That makes it impossible to connect content authored in Notion directly to other systems your team relies on. Guru’s API and development network are here to support critical connectivity workflows as your company grows.

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See why Carta switched to Guru:

"Guru has let me spend hours more time closing my deals compared to trying to find all the info I need for my prospects."

Brian Killingbeck, Sales Rep at Carta
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A powerful Slack integration

Team communication platforms are key, especially for distributed or remote teams. While Notion’s integration only notifies you when content is edited, we built Guru’s Slack integration to help you actually access, create, share, and update knowledge without ever having to leave the chat window.

Understand how your knowledge is performing

Make sure that what you’re putting in your knowledge base is useful. Guru’s analytics help you understand who’s reading what so you can make sure everyone who needs to is staying in the loop. Instead of just storing knowledge, Guru takes you one step further by making sure it’s actually being used by your team.

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See the difference when you switch from Notion to Guru for knowledge management

When you make knowledge simple to create, find, update, and trust, it becomes an indispensable part of your workflow. When swapping out their note and wiki solutions for Guru, our customers have realized:

  • Faster new employee onboarding time
  • Reductions in time spent looking for knowledge
  • Near universal adoption
  • High daily usage


Here’s how Guru makes knowledge sharing easy:
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Integrate with the tools you already have

Guru integrates with many of the team collaboration tools you already have in your tech stack. That means you can create, access, and update knowledge without leaving Google Drive, Salesforce, Intercom, and more.

Capture knowledge from anywhere on the web

You shouldn’t have to leave what you’re doing to add an important piece of knowledge to your knowledge base. Guru’s Chrome extension allows you to easily capture information anywhere you’re learning and turn it into a bite-size Card, allowing you to instantly and painlessly update your single source of truth.

 
 

Give everyone access to the experts

With Guru’s expert verification, everyone in your organization has access to the person who knows best. You'll never worry that your knowledge is out-of-date or inaccurate because Guru regularly prompts experts to check and verify, update, or archive the knowledge they own.

Seamlessly sync your existing knowledge

Don’t let a blank knowledge base hold you back. Use Guru’s content sync to import knowledge you may have already captured in file sharing, task management, and project management tools like Confluence, Jira, Dropbox, and Google Docs to get started without interrupting business.

 
 

Serve the right knowledge every time

With Guru’s suite of AI-powered features like duplicate detection, in-workflow knowledge alerts and triggers, and intelligent tags, you can ensure that not only are there no conflicting pieces of similar knowledge, but that the right information is being shown to the right people, right when they need it.

Quickly organize—or reorganize—your knowledge

Forget the rigid structure of traditional knowledge management software or wiki tools. Guru’s user-friendly setup uses modular Collections, Boards, Groups, and Cards so you can understand where knowledge is at a glance, or simply drag and drop to move it in a moment. You can even restrict access at any level to specific teams or team members.

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