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Adobe Connect

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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, there are cheaper ones (like Zoom) that will do the trick just fine. Where Adobe Connect shines is when you're looking for a virtual training tool, because of its more robust feature set and the fact that you can set up room layouts ahead of time and reuse them and because of the available add-ons, which can help make learning more engaging. (In fact, on that engagement front, I believe you can also present learners with interactive quizzes, etc., if you create them in another Adobe tool, like Presenter or Captivate.)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans works well in an office environment, especially in our conference rooms. It is easy to set up calls and the call quality works well. BlueJeans works really well when multiple offices need to call in for a meeting. However, when working remotely/calling in it doesn't state who is on the call and over the past few days whilst working from home I have had to ask in the call who has logged on.
Isabel Olivadoti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.4
BlueJeans
8.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
BlueJeans
8.5
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
BlueJeans
8.3
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
6.9
BlueJeans
7.4
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.1
BlueJeans
8.2

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.7
BlueJeans
8.1
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.6
BlueJeans
8.6
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
BlueJeans
7.5

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.8
BlueJeans
8.2
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.8
BlueJeans
8.3
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
BlueJeans
8.5
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.2
BlueJeans
7.1
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
BlueJeans
8.6
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.8
BlueJeans
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
BlueJeans
8.1
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.9
BlueJeans
8.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.9
BlueJeans
7.9
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.8
BlueJeans
8.0

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.3
BlueJeans
8.2
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.3
BlueJeans
8.4
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
BlueJeans
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
BlueJeans
8.0

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

  • Connection is Easy: I have used other similar platforms where connecting to a meeting was not always intuitive, making it a frustrating process.
  • Recording: I like that I can set a meeting to auto-record because I often will forget that the meeting is to be recorded. I also appreciate that BlueJeans sends a link to the recording almost immediately after the web meeting is over.
  • Share Screen: I often need to share my screen during a meeting, and I like that this feature is easy to use and thus far has been reliable.
Tammy M. McCoy, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

  • I like BlueJeans; however, many of our members are switching to Zoom as they cite the options in the settings are more straight-forward. They can go to settings and start at the top and work down and understand exactly what the settings will do
  • Others cite they would like BlueJeans to be more intuitive. For example, when they use breakout rooms the buttons to return are easily accessible- they are not afraid to get lost by exploring features in Zoom
  • They also cite the design and look of the product. I'm not sure what that means. Personally I prefer BlueJeans and have started several superintendents with it. However, I also have to serve my partners' preferences as well. This is a critical time because many students are using the products and their preferences will be shaped during a time where teleconferencing software use is the highest in educational history.
Jamie Nutter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 8.7
Based on 15 answers
We are heavily invested in another platform. However the features are not quite the same as BlueJeans. If they do become more like BlueJeans (especially the video sharing), then our need for BlueJeans would significantly decrease. An even better option would be if they bought BlueJeans...
Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
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.
Sean McCarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 8.8
Based on 210 answers
I don't have much experience of joining a meeting from an attendee of someone else's. As for joining a meeting I've created, it's very easy. For recurring meetings, I find the meeting in my list, and if it's near the time to start, there will be a "Join" button, and I just push that. After that, it gives me the options for joining -- video, audio, phone, screen share only. It remembers my previous choices, so mostly I just can click by that. As for attendees joining, there do seem to be connection problems from time to time and people have to log off and come back on, but we had that trouble with GoToMeeting also. Being able to mute attendees is much better in BlueJeans. When we had GoToMeeting, I constantly had problems with people joining by phone incorrectly, such that they didn't even show up in the meeting list and thus I couldn't mute them when needed.
J Lee Harshbarger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 10.0
Based on 3 answers
BlueJeans if usually available when we need it. We have used it on holidays, on weekends, and at all times of days with no problem. BlueJeans is also very communicative when there are issues affecting availability....
Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 9.4
Based on 3 answers
BlueJeans is fairly quick at loading when we need things to load.
Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 9.1
Based on 10 answers
The fact that I normally get a response within the hour to my tickets, and can reach out to our rep via slack during normal business hours has been great. this has been far above what we have gotten from other vendors and has really made the transition a lot easier
Ryan Scherding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.5
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
Erik Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is straight forward and easy to understand
Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 8.5
Based on 10 answers
With the exception of a few hiccups we had a pretty good experience rolling out bluejeans. user adoption was really quick as it integrated into their gsuite, and we pushed the chrome extension via google admin and the desktop app via JAMF. the training ahead of the rollout provided by bluejeans was kinda boring and pretty unnecessary as the system is very easy to use, and most users opted to skip the training
Ryan Scherding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I prefer Adobe Connect's slide sharing and recording/playback features to either Zoom or GoToMeeting(GTM). GTM is good for meetings where the majority of the group is onsite and needs to conference in only a few remote participants, and Zoom is great for video chats. It's really a case of knowing your products and audience, and Adobe Connect has worked great for the majority of our team's needs.
Shannon Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

Most of the video conferencing tools are evolving with similar feature sets. BlueJeans stands out to me for the scale at which it has been able to handle. From 1:1 meetings to large company-wide events, BlueJeans has been solid in terms of bringing people together and facilitating interaction between remote participants.
Mike Galyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

BlueJeans

BlueJeans 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Options are provided to scale up or down the software based on needs.
Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlueJeans

  • Reduced the amount of business travel to locaised meetings. This has grown as the adoption and expectation that people use video within the calls.
  • Reduction in overall cost as multiple legacy solutions have been removed and now any member of staff can host or attend a meeting without the consideration for capacity.
  • Enhanced company-wide meetings, the ability for our sales folk to connect from a mobile and see our CEO in monthly meetings is fantastic.
Kenny Thornton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

BlueJeans

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.8
BlueJeans
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
BlueJeans
8.7

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
BlueJeans
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
BlueJeans
10.0

Performance

Adobe Connect
BlueJeans
9.4

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
BlueJeans
9.1

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
BlueJeans
8.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
BlueJeans
8.5

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
BlueJeans
9.1

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