Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

74 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you can afford it I think Zoom Meeting is betterBlackboard Collaborate is headed in the right direction but they're not there yet.
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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
6.5
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
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
8.8
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
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
8.3
Beehive Enterprise Collaboration Server
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
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

  • Screensharing is fluid, very easy to read, fullscreen option is fantastic
  • Allows for flexible layouts that can be customized for individual use cases
  • Allows us to brand the experience
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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 training module (LMS) is not designed for instructor led training. If you are trying to use this as an LMS, keep in mind that you will have to create workarounds for ILT training (or at least we did.)
  • The application is currently not in HTML 5. Once this is updated, this will be a huge upgrade.
  • Screen sharing requires a plugin download.
  • Email and event management can be cumbersome.
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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
I give Adobe Connect an 8 because there have been prior issues with connection and recording in the past, but Adobe customer service has been very on top of things and were able to remedy the situation, but after the fact. Otherwise, it's a good service and should be taken advantage of.
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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

Adobe Connect is the best choice for our needs because of it's highly customizable nature and ease of use. I would currently recommend it over its competitors if price is no issue. Breakout rooms in particular are an excellent feature that I have not seen done well on other software. However, if you do not need all of the features, a cheaper program may be a better option. ReadyTalk is a versatile program with excellent customer service and WebEx is another viable alternative with similar tools to what Adobe Connect offers.
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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 made our members feel included on central office happenings.
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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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