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331 Ratings
23 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

BrightTALK

I actually like to use this as training for onboarding new talent. The webinars are incredibly useful. But sometimes face-to-face training and coaching are more suitable for the healthcare environment we operate in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.6
BrightTALK
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
BrightTALK
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
BrightTALK
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.1
BrightTALK
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.6
BrightTALK

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
BrightTALK
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
BrightTALK
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
BrightTALK

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
BrightTALK
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
BrightTALK
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
BrightTALK
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
BrightTALK
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
BrightTALK
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
BrightTALK

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
BrightTALK
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
BrightTALK
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
BrightTALK
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
BrightTALK

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
BrightTALK
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
BrightTALK
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
BrightTALK
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
BrightTALK

Content Creation

Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
8.9
Ideation
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.0
Approval workflows
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.0
Content collaboration
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
8.0
Content calendar
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.4
Network for content licensing/production
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.0

Content Publishing

Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.2
Content hub
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.6
Forms / Gated content
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
7.6
Embedded CTAs
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.0
Content distribution
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.2
Content promotion
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
10.0
Content automation
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
10.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.5
Audience profiling and targeting
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
10.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.2
Content performance analytics
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
9.6
Campaign optimization dashboard
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
8.9
Competitive analytics
Adobe Connect
BrightTALK
10.0

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

BrightTALK

  • It expands our audience by allowing us to tap into their database of users.
  • It is easy to use and is reliable. We don't have any technical issues.
  • It has robust reporting that provides a lot of data on attendees.
Charles Rogel | 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

BrightTALK

  • The user interface can be a bit tricky at times, as you have to dig down to find certain information. However, it is a robust interface and the information is there.
  • Some features, like adding questions or resources, have cut-off windows, so you cannot make last-minute additions or changes.
  • The bridge occasionally drops speakers, and this can be disconcerting to presenters. However, it does not happen too often.
Sarah Cook | 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

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
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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

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

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

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
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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

BrightTALK

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

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
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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

BrightTALK

It is easy to use and very popular, yes, but a bit too mainstream for us in our industry. BrightTALK it's more sophisticated and it's content and feels more professional to us.
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

BrightTALK

  • We have grown our audience by at least 50%
Charles Rogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

BrightTALK

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
BrightTALK
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
BrightTALK

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
BrightTALK

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
BrightTALK

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
BrightTALK

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
BrightTALK

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
BrightTALK

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
BrightTALK

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