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Adobe Connect

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417 Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If communicating with 30-90 agents in the virtual world, Adobe Connect definitely allows for the communication in a simplified environment. For example, f you have 30 agents taking calls, this program offers a way for agents to communicate. If questions are needed answered, the hosts have the ability to pose those questions and get answers from the group. In a smaller group, this may be a bit of overkill and may not be needed. Large groups of 75-100 would create and environment that is less appropriate as there are to many people asking questions and not receiving answers. This amount of people in one room may get lost in the confusion.
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Join.me

We do not use join.me as a replacement for web conferencing software. Scheduled meetings with a large volume of participants are more easily facilitated for us with other software. However, for 1:1 and small group settings, especially on the fly, join.me is a huge time saver in both process and deployment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Join.me
7.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Join.me
6.7
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Join.me
7.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Join.me
6.3
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Join.me
7.8

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Join.me
7.6
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Join.me
8.5
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Join.me
6.7

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Join.me
7.3
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Join.me
8.2
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Join.me
7.7
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Join.me
7.1
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Join.me
6.3
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Join.me
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Join.me
7.3
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Join.me
8.1
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Join.me
5.5
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Join.me
8.3

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Join.me
7.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Join.me
6.9
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Join.me
7.7
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Join.me
6.3

Pros

  • Provides a recorded archive of meetings and training webinars. This fact is important as we need a record of the events and redistribute archived training.
  • Allows many participants to attend the Live Webinars or meetings without issue. As the number of participants is not the same each time, having the ability to invite as many as possible is a real plus.
  • Provides a log in the email with a link and connection information for people to join the meeting or webinar. This step is important as without it, people could not actually enjoy the benefits of the meeting or webinar.
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  • Join.me provides easy and simple to use screen sharing.
  • Join.me provides multiple audio options.
  • Join.me makes it easy to invite participants.
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Cons

  • RVIBE is a company that helps produce events in Adobe Connect. We like to control the content being broadcasted to the end user. In the desktop version of Adobe Connect we have learned to do that very well by hiding Pods that need to be hidden and changing Layouts on the fly to keep a streamlined smooth event. Unfortunately the mobile app for some reason allows participants to see all pods and gives them the ability to view pods that are normally hidden from desktop users. A participant can basically click away from what you are presenting and get distracted by other things.
  • When a meeting is on hold a host is unable to promote potential presenters from the participant list so that person can join the pre-event meeting.
  • Because RVIBE is usually controlling the meeting for our clients the lack of bandwidth control is a bit upsetting. Version 8 had clear and separate controls for Video Bandwidth, Audio Bandwidth and Video resolution. in AC9.x those controls have been condensed.
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  • I usually use Join.me when on the actual phone with a person. I've tried a couple of times using the call-in phone number and had issues hearing the other person, but that could be due to the other person's computer setup.
  • Join.me has a Chrome browser extension, but they don't have a Chromebook specific app for my Chromebook. My laptop is a Chromebook and I use it enough where I would have liked to get on a conference with a client to no avail. This is very frustrating as there are a lot of Chromebooks being sold.
  • The pricing shows how much per month, but the * says: "*Amount shown is price per month and billed on an annual per user basis."
  • Now sure why software does that. Just give me a yearly price.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
Given our recent success with Adobe Connect in deploying enterprise-wide training solutions and our subsequent investment in on-boarding designers and facilitators to deploy additional projects using it, I can see no reason we would not renew or change to another provider at this time. While Adobe Connect is a sophisticated solution, the learning curve is not nearly as steep comparable to other products, which has helped us quickly expand our use of it across the company.
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Join.me9.6
Based on 4 answers
This platform enables a very high ROI for the solution that it provides to our team to support our end-users.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
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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Join.me9.5
Based on 2 answers
As mentioned, it's super simple to start using!
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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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Join.me9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thankfully, I have not had to reach out to support. The product just works well when we use it. If there is an issue, it is generally more related to the remote user's computer rather than join.me itself.
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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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Join.me10.0
Based on 2 answers
This is a fairly simple product which doesn't require much "implementation" work for our use cases.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at GoToMeeting and WebEx, and for our size and the number of sessions we do, they did not make as much sense financially. Although Adobe Connect may seem like it requires a lot of money up front, the others make up for it in the end because of additional charges for meetings over a certain size, etc. We also preferred the interface of Adobe Connect as well as the high-quality recordings and server storage.
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[We selected Join.me because of]Competitive PricingGlobal Telephone NumbersPermanent Meeting Room LinkQuick to Start (no app required to view)
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Return on Investment

  • We turned what was formerly an annual mini-conference into a series of webinars, allowing us and our members to save on meeting and travel expenses.
  • We have added value to our members' experience, because we can now offer many virtual opportunities year-round as opposed to only during live events throughout the year. The visual and interactive elements of a webinar make them more attractive as a learning experience than a simple teleconference. And because the webinars are recorded, members can view them at their leisure.
  • We've been able to expand what we offer to our chapters in terms of support from the national office, and we've given them an additional means of delivering professional development opportunities to their local members.
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  • Saves on travel cost for a global organization
  • Reduces the cost for an expensive video sharing equipment
  • Available across all levels of users
  • Doesn't require a lot of training to use the features
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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

Join.me

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