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Adobe Connect

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Score 7.5 out of 100

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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

GoToMeeting

All in all, GoToMeeting is a promising remote meeting software due to its limitless features and functionalities. It is a good software for attending the webinars and conducting online tutorials and teaching. As a teacher using it, this is so far one of the best pieces of software I've used because the video and audio are clear enough that all attendees understand easily.
Philip Mojares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.5
GoToMeeting
7.8
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
GoToMeeting
8.4
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
GoToMeeting
8.4
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.0
GoToMeeting
7.1
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.3
GoToMeeting
7.5

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.7
GoToMeeting
8.3
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.6
GoToMeeting
8.9
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
GoToMeeting
7.7

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.8
GoToMeeting
8.2
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.8
GoToMeeting
8.5
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
GoToMeeting
8.4
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.1
GoToMeeting
7.6
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
GoToMeeting
8.2
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
GoToMeeting
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
GoToMeeting
8.2
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.9
GoToMeeting
8.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.9
GoToMeeting
8.1
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.9
GoToMeeting
8.2

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
GoToMeeting
8.3
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
GoToMeeting
8.2
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.6
GoToMeeting
8.3
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
GoToMeeting
8.4

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

GoToMeeting

  • On-Demand meetings. I am able to give clients my custom-URL so that if we are in the middle of a call and it would be helpful for them to view my screen, I just tell them the URL to enter and they are seamlessly connected without having to wait on me to email them a link.
  • Reliability. Unlike some other platforms I've used, I don't experience buffering or other technical issues.
  • Integration. GoToMeeting is integrated with my email platform so it's really easy to add GoToMeeting to every calendar invitation. It's also integrated with my marketing automation platform so that I can create custom landing pages for people to book meetings and seamlessly have their info go into my GoToMeeting account.
Nancy Hamlet | 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

GoToMeeting

  • Recording only included shared computer content-not video. Not great for employment searches or guest speakers to classes
  • Website made it hard to find the client to download. They were pushing you to use web interface but we prefer the program to be on our computers (in the dock on Macs)
Dylan Costa, CTS-D, DMC-E | 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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.2
Based on 34 answers
ITI has not found an alternative software that can compete with the offerings of GTM. Our diverse needs (webinars, client meetings, internal training) cannot be met by any competitors at this time for our current cost. GTM is simple to use and has allowed ITI to really set ourselves apart from our competition.
Zack Parnell | 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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.5
Based on 27 answers
The simplicity of GoToMeetings desktop, mobile, and web-based applications make it a very robust and user-friendly meeting solution. At times, it may be more complex than needed, but it is nice to have so many features that can be used if needed. Once installed, it is very easy to use and navigate.
Rusty Angell | 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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 8.4
Based on 100 answers
When we have issues, they seem to respond quickly and do everything they can to help us. They have even tried to find other ways we could get more use out of their product, or improve the way we are currently using it. Overall, their support has been fairly good for us.
Parker O'Very | 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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 7.3
Based on 3 answers
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

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

GoToMeeting

There is little to choose from when looking at a lot of the platforms in terms of video quality and ease of use. I have preferred Zoom more recently as it seems to work a lot better. BlueJeans is excellent in terms of sounds and video quality as well. PowWow Now is much worse and Skype for Business is not as good in functionality terms either. Slack is fine for one-to-one calling but not web conferencing and I have not used Chantly. The key thing I have found GoToMeeting strongest with is setting up calls and calendaring.
Marc Duke | 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

GoToMeeting

  • Positive impact: higher participation in advisory board meetings - with increased attendance/participation from a very busy audience, this helps us accomplish our goals more so than strictly in-person attendance.
  • Positive impact: increased employee efficiency - employees/team members are able to effectively communicate and continue progress on team projects while remote/working from home, instead of having to reschedule due to conflcits.
Jodi Sassana | 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

Adobe Connect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

GoToMeeting

General

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

GoToMeeting Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$12/month1
Business$16/month2
EnterpriseCustom Pricing3
  1. 150 Participants
  2. 250 Participants
  3. 3,000 Participants
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.8
GoToMeeting
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
GoToMeeting
8.2

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
GoToMeeting
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
GoToMeeting

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
GoToMeeting
8.4

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
GoToMeeting
7.3

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
GoToMeeting
10.0

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
GoToMeeting

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