What users are saying about

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Blizz

11 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Blizz

11 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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Blizz

All around easy connection tool with many features. For us, being able to record a meeting for colleagues unable to attend due to their time zones is great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Blizz
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Blizz
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Blizz
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Blizz
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Blizz

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Blizz
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Blizz
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Blizz

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Blizz
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Blizz
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Blizz
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Blizz

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Blizz
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Blizz
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
Blizz
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
Blizz

Project Management

Adobe Connect
Blizz
8.7
Task Management
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Search
Adobe Connect
Blizz
7.3
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1

Communication

Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Chat
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Notifications
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Discussions
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Versioning
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Video files
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Audio files
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Document collaboration
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Access control
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Advanced security features
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1
Device sync
Adobe Connect
Blizz
9.1

Pros

  • Rearranging of room: When hosting a large presentation (of more than 300), the room can easily be converted into a customized-room or break-out session for example with ease.
  • Preparation of Rooms: You are able to prepare a presentation before hand, where all questions can be created for a poll, notes are created for yourself, presentations uploaded and tested, and also a test of the sound. This helps to ensure that all facets are in working order and ready-to-go!
  • Switch & Assigning of roles: It is very easy to switch between presenters, assign new presenters, upgrade viewers, and so forth.
  • Multi-cam views: It is great that there can be multiple web-cams from presenters used at once. I believe the limit is 4, or at least this is the most that we have tried.
  • Emailing of Chat transcript: You can easily send yourself a copy of the chat, which goes to the registered admin of the room.
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  • Blizz has a very different, yet minimalist and modern feel to it. I found the interface to be very simple to use and figured out how to do everything instantly.
  • Meetings were set up quickly and the reliability of the desktop application was impressive.
  • I scheduled several meetings with international clients and did not face any difficulties with sound or connectivity.
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Cons

  • RVIBE is a company that helps produce events in Adobe Connect. We like to control the content being broadcasted to the end user. In the desktop version of Adobe Connect we have learned to do that very well by hiding Pods that need to be hidden and changing Layouts on the fly to keep a streamlined smooth event. Unfortunately the mobile app for some reason allows participants to see all pods and gives them the ability to view pods that are normally hidden from desktop users. A participant can basically click away from what you are presenting and get distracted by other things.
  • When a meeting is on hold a host is unable to promote potential presenters from the participant list so that person can join the pre-event meeting.
  • Because RVIBE is usually controlling the meeting for our clients the lack of bandwidth control is a bit upsetting. Version 8 had clear and separate controls for Video Bandwidth, Audio Bandwidth and Video resolution. in AC9.x those controls have been condensed.
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  • Interface appears less sophisticated than other conferencing programs; could be a turnoff for some users.
  • Straightforward program design won’t change the world of video conferencing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
Adobe Connect is a required tool used by my school so I will continue to use it while I am getting my education. Since it is easy to navigate, I would recommend it to my colleagues who try to develop in-house training programs or who work in multiple locations around the globe.
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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 use both and I personaly feel Adobe might take over in the medium term since it has a more complete package and it is cheaper.
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I worked via GoToMeeting and Join.me and found both of those apps mediocre at best. Customer support was unresponsive on both, the tools were not intuitive and the connection was unstable on many occasions.
Blizz does what it’s supposed to do very well and makes meetings a lot easier to go through.
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Return on Investment

  • Confidential - but I can say the impact is massive
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  • It’s made multi-site collaborations a lot more straightforward. I think as Blizz gains traction and more people adopt it, this should become even truer.
  • The simple record feature has definitely changed my experience of meetings. I now just record all meetings to review at a later date and have almost done away with note-taking.
  • It takes almost no time to learn how to use the software due to the intuitive design.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Blizz

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details