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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

iMeet

9 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

iMeet

9 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Figure out if you're looking for a conferencing tool or a training tool. If the primary purpose is going to be for web meetings, then I would likely look elsewhere. There is better standalone conferencing software. If you're trying to upgrade your training platform, this is a great option. They offer an abundance of tools that make this a viable option for those who will be presenting without producers as well.
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iMeet

Ideal for day to day use as it's easy to host and join an iMeet meeting. It adds a visual component to a conversation, so even if you're not sharing documents, you will still benefit from the active talker with photos of the participants.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
iMeet
10.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
iMeet
10.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
iMeet
10.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
iMeet
9.9
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
iMeet

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
iMeet
10.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
iMeet
10.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
iMeet

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
iMeet
9.8
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
iMeet
9.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
iMeet
10.0
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
iMeet
10.0
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
iMeet
10.0
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
iMeet
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
iMeet
7.4
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
iMeet
10.0
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
iMeet
6.1
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
iMeet
6.0

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
iMeet
10.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
iMeet
10.0
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
iMeet
10.0
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
iMeet
10.0

Pros

  • Rearranging of room: When hosting a large presentation (of more than 300), the room can easily be converted into a customized-room or break-out session for example with ease.
  • Preparation of Rooms: You are able to prepare a presentation before hand, where all questions can be created for a poll, notes are created for yourself, presentations uploaded and tested, and also a test of the sound. This helps to ensure that all facets are in working order and ready-to-go!
  • Switch & Assigning of roles: It is very easy to switch between presenters, assign new presenters, upgrade viewers, and so forth.
  • Multi-cam views: It is great that there can be multiple web-cams from presenters used at once. I believe the limit is 4, or at least this is the most that we have tried.
  • Emailing of Chat transcript: You can easily send yourself a copy of the chat, which goes to the registered admin of the room.
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  • Innovative
  • Ease in use
  • Fun to use
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Cons

  • The steps to connect to the Adobe Connect meeting room are clunky. There are many things that - if not completed ahead of time - cause problems for users who click on the meeting room link thinking they can just login and go in (like other platforms). The login and connection experience seems to be different on different operating systems and web browsers.
  • Troubleshooting is incredibly challenging for issues such as having trouble connecting, not hearing what is presented, not seeing content, microphone works in the audio test but not when you're actually going to use it, webcams showing just black screens.
  • Adobe Connect still uses Flash. There are apps for connecting to the meeting room from Apple and Android portable devices and they work ok but it isn't the same as the desktop web platform.
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  • Capacity
  • Additional cost for endpoint integration
  • Branding
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
It has become an integral part of our business. It's used on a daily basis
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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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iMeet9.1
Based on 1 answer
According to our IT department, we experienced some video quality issues during our Q4 webcast last year. Even though that wasn't substantiated with employee comments on the feedback survey, PGi was still willing to have a very long test call where we tried to replicate the issue (we couldn't.) They're always on board for testing every location we use and I have to do very little technically to be successful.
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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

When evaluating the Adobe Connect Software, we actually wanted to switch to Webcast Studio, but did not have enough time to set up the software before our next web conference. Adobe Connect's pricing was also better and ultimately our evaluation team lead decided that because of timing and pricing we would stick with Adobe Connect for another year. As can be seen, I do think there are many other Web conference platforms that are better which include Webcast Studio and WebEx Meetings.
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Extremely easy to use, predictable spend, ease in sharing any type of video integration (webcam, mobile device or endpoint)
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Return on Investment

  • Unfortunately, some of our marketers have actually stopped doing Web conferences with their attorneys due to our reliability issues with the software. We're losing out on key touchpoints with our clients and prospects because of reliability and complexity issues.
  • I think the ability to do Web conferences does help greatly. It's another service we can offer to existing clients to present in-house CLE series for their GCs. It also helps establish our attorneys as thoguht leaders in a given area.
  • I think one of our biggest issues is the reliability of the software, which many times can reflect badly on us and in turn may make our contacts not come back for a second web conference. We hope that the content we provide outweighs any technical issues our participants have, but we cannot be sure of this factor.
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  • Positive impact - I did not expect the technology to assist with marketing tools, which was a great asset!
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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

iMeet

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