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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

It is nice for projects where you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. If you are doing a basic live training with a small number of participants, it is easy to manage. I also enjoyed having the ability to brand a classroom and create different setups. I would not recommend if you plan to reuse trainings because of the issue with downloading recordings. I also had issues figuring out how to set up access to live recordings beyond sending a link. I wanted to create a unique login for users but I did not find it easy to do. Also if you want users to view additional videos within the classroom and/or access other third-party features, it is hit or miss. I found it to be incompatible with devices beyond desktop/laptop computers. In addition, the price is a bit expensive for a product that is not as flexible as other products on the market that are cheaper.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet is well suited for an organization that wants a simple web conference platform with no added features. It seems like this is the way to go if you want to not spend a lot of money for a service. GlobalMeet is not well suited for large organizations, or someone who needs to host multiple meetings and needs robust features such as attendance tracking, presentation sharing, and ease of use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.6
GlobalMeet
7.9
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
GlobalMeet
8.4
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
GlobalMeet
8.4
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
GlobalMeet
6.9
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
GlobalMeet

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
GlobalMeet
7.7
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
GlobalMeet
8.3
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
GlobalMeet
7.1

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
GlobalMeet
8.3
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
GlobalMeet
9.3
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
GlobalMeet
8.6
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
GlobalMeet
7.2
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
GlobalMeet
9.0
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
GlobalMeet
7.3

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
GlobalMeet
5.9
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
GlobalMeet
6.6
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
GlobalMeet
5.4
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
GlobalMeet
5.6

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
GlobalMeet
7.8
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
GlobalMeet
8.0
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
GlobalMeet
8.4
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
GlobalMeet
6.9

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • Immediate communication within a secure environment between the host, or hosts, and attendees is a major benefit of Adobe Connect.
  • The ability to screen share is second to none and can be done immediately in the current session, or if the host pulls an attendee, or attendees, to a Break Out.
  • File sharing when those important files come through that require notification to a group as a whole is also something Adobe Connect does well.
  • Finally, the ability to post polls, create a white board for interaction with employees, and other items are just some of the benefits of Adobe Connect
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GlobalMeet

  • Something that GlobalMeet does well is distributing a meeting to users. The system integrates well with our Outlook system and allows easy meeting distributions.
  • GlobalMeet is good at providing an easy way to record web meetings. The feature works well and is easy to download after.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • Our biggest complaint is always the lag in VoIP conferencing. It seems to fluctuate, but we can have as much as 5-7 seconds of delay at times. This can be a quick way to stifle any discussion that might be taking place. This ends up with a lot of people talking over one another.
  • First-time users sometimes have issues getting the program to open. There is an initial download to get the meeting rooms open and if it doesn't happen automatically, we need to instruct users to try and rejoin the meeting. This isn't a difficult step, but it can prove to be annoying when working with 30-50 new users at one time.
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GlobalMeet

  • There is a cost for the conferencing services unlike competitors like FreeConferenceCall.com or Skype which have free options. However, you pay for what you get and the audio/connection quality can and has been an issue for us with other vendors.
  • There are a lot of shortcuts that can be used on the line to mute/unmute lines, record the audio, request operator assistance, etc. However, these are difficult to memorize so we end up forgetting or relying on a print-out of the shortcuts that we keep near our desks. I wish there was an easier way to use these such as voice commands.
  • In the post-conference email recaps you get the phone numbers of those who dialed in. However, it can be difficult to know who these numbers belong to unless you remember the direct #s for the participants. I wish there was a way to save contact info for certain phone numbers within the system and let GlobalMeet add the names to the numbers for all future post-conference emails.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
No other product compares to its flexibility.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Globalmeet is meeting our business needs at this time.
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Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
It allows me to do my job remotely w/o having to
visit clients Face to Face
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The screen-sharing feature works well and one of my attorneys is very pleased with the features and functionality of GlobalMeet. Making a user-friendly app is important and GlobalMeet has accomplished this goal
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 9.1
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

Adobe Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 7.3
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 Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 6.4
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 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
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GlobalMeet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 4 answers
I liked it.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 8.2
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 Connect

Engaging sessions:If you are looking for an engaging session with loads of interactions and use of features. GoToMeeting/Webinar doesn't cut it as it lacks features, ClickMeeting is a great alternative, WebinarGeek can definitely hold up by is limited to the Dutch language for now. Sales meeting with potential client:GoToMeeting is our preferred choice as it is very easy to connect, conduct the presentation, and engage in conversation. The only drawback is that you have to download and install a program, where AdobeConnect is now turning to a cloud based system (was set for release when watching a release webinar).Statistics and Customisation:ClickMeeting is by far the most flexible in terms of providing statistics on users and production of a report on the event. It can also be tailored to be branded with a small fee. Price:WebinarGeeks is the tool that provides best value for money. The testing was a little more cumbersome due to my lack of Dutch; where a colleague had to help me a lot. ClickMeeting would be the second choice for price.
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GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet has better audio conferencing services than FreeConferenceCall.com in my opinion. We've often had trouble dialing-in with those conferences and we find the "This conference provided by FreeConferenceCall.com" announcement a bit embarrassing and unprofessional at the beginning of meetings. GlobalMeet is not free like FreeConferenceCall.com or Skype but I believe you get what you pay for and the quality and clarity of their lines is worth the cost and gives them the upper hand.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

GlobalMeet

GlobalMeet 7.3
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

Adobe Connect

  • Positive: Creation of Video Catalogue for existing customers.
  • Helps customer retention through nurturing and providing of content that is easily catalogued.
  • Positive: Links for sales & customer service.
  • Rooms and layouts can be styled and cloned easily. This saves time and ensures that content is always available once it has been created. Definitely helps to add to the bottom line through the professionalism.
  • Negative: Use of some PowerPoint presentations and LeadGen webinars.
  • Some presentations fail and partially load for no apparent reason. Has meant that some webinars weren't as fluid as we liked and time lost to figure out the issues.
  • Negative: API with Marketo.
  • The syncing of information between AdobeConnect and Marketo is not entirely reliable. Of 100 leads, about 40 will synced, where the last 60 will have to be manually checked and converted. This means that a CSV file is pulled from Adobe and also from Marketo, where every signup is then cross verified manually. Extremely time consuming.
  • Negative: Can't use KeyNotes.
  • Means that some presentations have to be converted to ensure usage. Animations are lost and other design elements.
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GlobalMeet

  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Increased employee communication to streamline processes.
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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

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