What users are saying about

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

GlobalMeet

24 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

GlobalMeet

24 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Adobe connect is great for webinars. It is also great for SCORM content and tracking. Adobe connect is not good for instructor-led training. If you are going to use this as an LMS, please keep this in mind.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet is perfect for small office settings that require multiple participants to be involved in a meeting that are in various geographical locations. Often our organization will have participants traveling, sometimes out of the country. Regardless of where they are located, they are able to dial in to meetings. Larger companies may find other platforms more functional for their needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
GlobalMeet
9.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
GlobalMeet
9.6
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
GlobalMeet
9.2
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
GlobalMeet
8.4
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
GlobalMeet

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
GlobalMeet
7.7
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
GlobalMeet
8.2
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
GlobalMeet
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
GlobalMeet
8.6
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
GlobalMeet
9.6
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
GlobalMeet
9.4
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
GlobalMeet
7.2
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
GlobalMeet
9.8
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
GlobalMeet
7.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
GlobalMeet
6.9
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
GlobalMeet
7.8
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
GlobalMeet
6.8
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
GlobalMeet
6.3

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
GlobalMeet
7.8
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
GlobalMeet
8.4
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
GlobalMeet
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
GlobalMeet
7.3

Pros

  • Connect ability - no downloading like GoToMeeting
  • Ease of use for presenters - archive and sharing connect is great
  • Communication Styles- It is great to have audio, visual, chat, and poll functions
  • Break out rooms - when training we can present a topic, then give an exercise and have group break out remotely to complete the exercise.
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  • GlobalMeet allows you to record meetings and provides a link to the recording you can send to other attendees that may have missed the meeting. This is a great feature.
  • The fact that you are able to accommodate over 100 people on the same call is fabulous. We have group town hall meetings which help us reach a large audience.
  • GlobalMeet offers first class customer support which is key in any business.
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Cons

  • Audio and Video quality
  • We used polycom and acoustics with Adobe connect. However both the instruments had problems and used to affect audio and video quality. As a user if we get a detailed information from you on which supporting equipments we should use and tips on the same.
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  • The option to take over screen sharing is kind of slow. That could be a bit quicker
  • The whiteboard could be a little nicer. Reminds me of Paint on old computers.
  • I wish it were easier to gather your recorded meetings. I don't like having to login and wait for a download.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
I believe it to offer a wide all the features that an organization needs to track and manage in regards organizational training and education. It also has the right features that support instructional design and instructional strategies. Through good design, the rich interactive features (video/audio/chat) improve the student and employee learning experience considerably.
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GlobalMeet10.0
Based on 3 answers
Globalmeet is meeting our business needs at this time.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
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.
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GlobalMeet10.0
Based on 3 answers
Globalmeet offers a beneficial service to businesses and provides a great overall value.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
GlobalMeet9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have never had an issue with the availability of GlobalMeet. It has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance

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No answers on this topic
GlobalMeet7.3
Based on 1 answer
For the most part GlobalMeet loaded everything quickly. The only problem that we had was when the whole company was on a training at one time, we had a hard time with screen sharing and the pages loading in a timely manner. Everything seemed to slow down when lots of people were on the system at once
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Support

Adobe Connect7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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GlobalMeet6.4
Based on 1 answer
Everytime that I have had to use the support services they have been very helpful.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect7.5
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
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No answers yet
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Implementation

Adobe Connect7.9
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
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GlobalMeet8.2
Based on 1 answer
GlobalMeet was easy to get set up with the company and starting to use.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe's maid advantage over WebEx is having a prebuilt room and the same URL. So, if I have to reschedule or cancel a meeting, when I re send the invite the link is the same. With WebEx, if you launch a room you cannot reuse it.
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We have been using GlobalMeet exclusively since I started nearly five years ago. Sometimes others might use WebEx, which seems like it takes forever to load and there's always something to download. I've used join.me on occasion, but our IT department has unblocked it certain locations and blocked it at others, so it's uncertain whether or not that (less robust) tool is available when we need it.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
GlobalMeet7.3
Based on 1 answer
This product seems to be able to handle the growing amount of work within our company without any problems.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved money on travel
  • Able to train multiple people at once so saved time.
  • Consistantcy. If I sent a client my URL he/she can use the same one next time. So, less confusion when sending the invite to the room.
  • It is customizable; the screens can be moved around to fit your needs.
  • Hyperlinks are dynamic on the screen so a client can just on the screen to access the data.
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  • Dramatically cut down on amount of meetings that couldn't be had due to software malfunctions
  • Increased the amount of time saved by quickly booting Globalmeet up during a time of software crisis
  • Has saved digital conferences when dealing with clients that aren't technically savy
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

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

GlobalMeet

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