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331 Ratings
11 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Discord

Discord is an excellent way of keeping your team together and have team discussions when remote working is taking place. It brings all parties together and works extremely well. Even if a user is on the road the mobile app allows you to still be part of the conversation. Users felt integrated into the company as we can start chats at any point and simulates the office environment.
Phil Haldane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

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

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
Discord
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.0
Discord
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
Discord
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
Discord
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Discord
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
Discord

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Project Management

Adobe Connect
Discord
8.2
Task Management
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.5
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.5
Workflow Automation
Adobe Connect
Discord
5.0
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Search
Adobe Connect
Discord
8.0
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
Discord
7.0

Communication

Adobe Connect
Discord
6.7
Chat
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Notifications
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.0
Discussions
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Surveys
Adobe Connect
Discord
5.0
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
Discord
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Connect
Discord
4.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Connect
Discord
4.0
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
Discord
4.0

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
Discord
9.4
Versioning
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.3
Video files
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Audio files
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.5
Document collaboration
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Access control
Adobe Connect
Discord
9.5
Advanced security features
Adobe Connect
Discord
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Connect
Discord
10.0
Device sync
Adobe Connect
Discord
8.5

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

Discord

  • Stability
  • Privacy
  • Voice chat quality
Kyle Panackia | 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

Discord

  • Could use more customizable features such as alerts
  • Search function is not the best
Alex Pegg | 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

Discord

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Discord

Discord 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can't really say much on this. It's extremely easy to use, it's very logical and intuitive, and very easy to install and set-up. Even the settings menus make sense even to nonliterate IT people.
Phil Haldane | 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

Discord

Discord 9.3
Based on 4 answers
I would give it a 10 rating because it absolutely deserves it. Discord has made things like keeping in touch extremely easy for people. Anywhere from gamers, businessmen and even family calls are all a part of this fantastic application. The ease of access of being able to jump in a room with your friends and talk to them is amazing
Josh Kim | 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

Discord

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

Discord

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

Discord

Discord is basically the version of Skype that you've always wanted. It makes it easy for you to chat with your friends, video call them, and make conference calls. It's a MUCH quicker system and does not seem to have such an impact on my hardware as well. Discord is doing things right when it comes to a chat system.
Josh Kim | 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

Discord

  • Easier communication for our IT team.
  • Communication separate from the rest of our company.
  • Easy way to conference call.
Kyle Panackia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Discord

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
Discord
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Discord

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Discord
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Discord

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Discord
9.3

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Discord

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Discord

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Discord

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