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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If communicating with 30-90 agents in the virtual world, Adobe Connect definitely allows for the communication in a simplified environment. For example, f you have 30 agents taking calls, this program offers a way for agents to communicate. If questions are needed answered, the hosts have the ability to pose those questions and get answers from the group. In a smaller group, this may be a bit of overkill and may not be needed. Large groups of 75-100 would create and environment that is less appropriate as there are to many people asking questions and not receiving answers. This amount of people in one room may get lost in the confusion.
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Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

The software is well suited in most areas of messaging. The communication features it contains and the messaging quality it utilizes provides for standards, like scalability, manageability and, most importantly, secure communications. Again, the software is well suited for scenarios where an organization is aimed at making use of a centralized management. it is built to provide a unified collaborative platform characterized by a single object model and also has a database storage for almost all communication records.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Project Management

Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8
Task Management
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.7
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.3
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.4
Search
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
5.9

Communication

Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.4
Chat
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
8.2
Notifications
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8
Discussions
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8
Surveys
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
4.5
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
5.5
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.8

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.1
Versioning
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
5.5
Video files
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.4
Audio files
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.3
Document collaboration
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
7.3
Access control
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
8.2
Advanced security features
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
9.1
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Connect
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
6.4

Pros

  • Immediate communication within a secure environment between the host, or hosts, and attendees is a major benefit of Adobe Connect.
  • The ability to screen share is second to none and can be done immediately in the current session, or if the host pulls an attendee, or attendees, to a Break Out.
  • File sharing when those important files come through that require notification to a group as a whole is also something Adobe Connect does well.
  • Finally, the ability to post polls, create a white board for interaction with employees, and other items are just some of the benefits of Adobe Connect
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  • One of the things that Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server does well is providing a platform for collaborative communication. Various people from various ranks within the organization can interactively exchange ideas safely through the use of awesome tools provided by this software.
  • Another thing it does well is enabling a centralized management. A senior manager does not necessarily need to keep moving from one point to another to communicate. Basically, with this software, he/she communicate from the comfort of his chair across all the departments.
  • Generally, the software does really well in simplifying system administration, in that, it allows the IT department to wholly and easily enforce security and compliance requirements.
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Cons

  • The one major issue I have experienced with Adobe Connect is the lag or "boot" when there are too many people present. When attendees reached the maximum amount, I see a huge lag when moving to a Break Out, an unresponsive or frozen room, or one may get what we term "booted". This is very frustrating for employees when time is of the essence.Opening up the parameters a bit on attendees to prevent these issues would be greatly appreciated.
  • Color. Color. Color. Although you are in a working environment, color is appreciate, but limited when creating pods to discuss or post items. The background is very drab and has no "pop" to it. Employees may see items differently if the pods background was something other than gray.
  • Videos. Videos tend to have a lag as well when doing real-time face to face discussion. There seems to be a pixelation issue that has been occurring for years now when viewing videos.
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  • The only area that the software has room for improvement is in the mail part. To a large extent, the email capabilities to the Oracle Beehive Enterprise Collaborative Server is not user-friendly. My opinion is that if the mail option was made in a more separate appearance to that of the calendar, task management, and address books it would appear more user-friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
As sophisticated a product as Adobe Connect, the ease of use is outstanding. In my experience, even a user with very little knowledge of Adobe Connect can begin using and even leading sessions with very little training to get started with the basic features. Additional training is needed to become comfortable with the number of available features, but learning curve even for those is no steeper than would normally be expected from similar software.
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Support

Adobe Connect7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
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Implementation

Adobe Connect7.9
Based on 4 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
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Alternatives Considered

We have used Nefsis conferencing software in the past. It served a purpose but wasn't nearly as robust in the features it offered, making it just an okay platform for training. For conferencing, it worked very well, but if you're looking to add tools that will contribute to the learning experience, Adobe will provide many more options.
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The only feature that makes Beehive Enterprise Collaborative software stack up against similar software is unification. It is wholly unified. Basically, it allows IT to function as one platform providing services like email, team workspace, and conferencing. Uniquely, this results in saving time and cost related to managing separate systems
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Connect has allowed us to deliver our course material synchronously online internationally. This capability has increased our reach and sell our product to customers who would otherwise be unable to attend our courses in person.
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  • The software has enabled has enabled my business to have a choice in messaging the client. This has enabled the organization to realize growth since it can optimize productivity through customers who best fit the organization's aims.
  • The software has also enabled the organization to realize a centralized and simplified management. To a large extent, the software has reduced the complexity of the management and has standardized system management.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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