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Top Rated
331 Ratings
Top Rated
331 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
36 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 100

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

Brightcove Video

Brightcove is well suited for large enterprises that are concerned with video security. Works well for all types of departments from marketing to internal communications. It also provides several plugins which makes it easy to integrate with a technology stack. Brightcove licensing is not ideal for large enterprises that are trying to keep costs down. It is not the best platform for sales enablement when compared to the competition.
Stacy Stanislaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.7
Brightcove Video
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
Brightcove Video
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
Brightcove Video
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.2
Brightcove Video
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.7
Brightcove Video

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Brightcove Video
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Brightcove Video
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
Brightcove Video

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
Brightcove Video
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.0
Brightcove Video
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.2
Brightcove Video
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
Brightcove Video
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Brightcove Video
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
Brightcove Video

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Brightcove Video
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.1
Brightcove Video
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.1
Brightcove Video
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
Brightcove Video

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.5
Brightcove Video
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
Brightcove Video
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
Brightcove Video
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
Brightcove Video

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

Brightcove Video

  • Ability to easily output a JSON response for requested video data. This makes it easy to work with Brightcove as partner.
  • The read APIs are very flexible and can the output can be easily customized using cgi args. This provides great customization of the output and sorting and filtering mechanisms to find the videos you're looking for.
  • The ability to add captions to videos is good, especially with the regulations requiring video captioning. DFXP support works great as long as the player is given the exact XML format it is looking for.
Anonymous | 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

Brightcove Video

  • The code for customizing the video player can be made easier, I think it still uses BEML code.
  • Easily accessible ready made code will help users like me to implement a cool looking player.
  • I would love to implement Brightcove video cloud on most of the projects that I work on and I see we could use it in so many different ways but pricing is not easily available on the website.
  • Again if I could work with someone to price for small, medium and large businesses that would be great.
Anonymous | 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

Brightcove Video

Brightcove Video 9.0
Based on 14 answers
It took quite some time to upload and organize our video library. The amount of time it would require to relocate all this information outweighs any negative aspect I personally have with the experience. They have been pretty good to work with and from speaking with my Brightcove rep, I know some of the issues I have listed are currently being addressed and tested for future releases.
Colby Iannazzo | 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

Brightcove Video

Brightcove Video 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable! I don't see any major flaws
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 4 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Brightcove Video

Brightcove Video 4.0
Based on 4 answers
We are notified often of downtime, and I have not heard from a support rep for over a year. It really makes it hard to learn what new things are coming out and how we can take our video to the next level when there is no contact from the team on a regular cadence.
Stacy Stanislaw | 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

Brightcove Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 8 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

Brightcove Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Brightcove Video

Marketing department favors it because EVERYONE uses YouTube. Overall, YouTube offers decent features and functionality. But Brightcove offers the ability to brand and style players, and control what our users see (and so much more) and YouTube does not. For instance, on YouTube, users are presented with other videos (which could contain competitor videos).
Anonymous | 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

Brightcove Video

  • Again, there has been a huge cost savings which significantly improved our ROI
  • There has also been less time spent on learning new technologies and training additional staff on maintaining a video server.
  • Less time spent on the previous two points has allowed me to focus on other areas within the department that needed improvement.
Grant Benatar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Brightcove Video

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
Brightcove Video
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Brightcove Video
9.0

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Brightcove Video
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Brightcove Video

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Brightcove Video
4.0

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Brightcove Video

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Brightcove Video

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Brightcove Video

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