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Score 7.6 out of 100

Episerver CMS

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Score 6.7 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

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS provides a very well rounded system that will meet the needs of most businesses, in my experience. The biggest draw-back that I've seen with the underlying system is the response time in the back-end. Being on the digital experience cloud allows you to spread the load between services, but our experience has shown, even with a distributed network, the response time on the back-end can prove time-consuming and have delays in loading for content writers/editors. If there's a lot of hands-on, constantly, you will need to make sure the architecture has the response time your team needs.
Sean Haddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Episerver CMS
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Episerver CMS
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
Episerver CMS

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
Episerver CMS
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Episerver CMS
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
Episerver CMS
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
Episerver CMS

Online Events Security

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

Security

Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
7.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.9
API
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
6.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.4
Admin section
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
6.3
Page templates
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
4.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
3.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.2
Publishing workflow
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
7.0
Form generator
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.5
Content taxonomy
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
6.0
SEO support
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.4
Bulk management
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
6.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
4.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Connect
Episerver CMS
5.2

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

Episerver CMS

  • Innovation - EPiServer is constantly looking at ways to improve their product and partner with organizations that can develop add-ons to improve the overall features of the core platform. For Example: SilverPop (marketing automation) and Celum (digital asset management).
  • Content Management - It may seem obvious that a WCM product should manage content/reuse well; but, let's be honest, not all products do what they claim to do well. In this case, EPiServer understands the core functionality and has created product that is intuitive and exceeds customer expectations in this area.
  • Previews - EPiServer has built-in templates (emulators) that allow you to easily confirm how your content is going to be displayed on a variety of devices before you publish your content. This is advantageous as it eliminates the guess work and need to redo content (or even code) after you've gone to production because you weren't able to thoroughly test it before hand.
Jonathan Graham | 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

Episerver CMS

  • The website, including the editing portion, seems to be down quite often - so that we cannot make changes - or it allows us to make changes but then doesn't properly save them.
  • Customer service and user support is lacking. We've reported problems to them, yet it never seems to get fixed.
Jenna Carpentier | 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

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The main reason would be because EPiServer is a great product and there aren't many other content management systems that are worth the effort it takes to re-implement an entire website on a new platform. EPiServer also seems to have a more modern approach to the features they offer and the overall design of the workarea so it's very likely that they will continue to improve in the future
Anonymous | 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

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

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

Episerver CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Episerver CMS

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

Episerver CMS

Episerver outranks these products in most cases. There are some functions in each product that you would love in Episerver but when you sum it up Episerver is the greatest :)
Pär Wissmark | 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

Episerver CMS

  • The cleanliness of the product is too damn good, hence efficiency is doubled and gets work done much faster and with a clean mind.
  • APIs and libraries or modules implementation is easy which helps during make/test setup time.
  • Nothing negative as such for now. We need to get more used to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Episerver CMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
Episerver CMS
5.8

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Episerver CMS
8.8

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Episerver CMS
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Episerver CMS

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Episerver CMS

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Episerver CMS
5.5

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Episerver CMS

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Episerver CMS

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