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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Top Rated
235 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Top Rated
235 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing

It is very well suited for smaller companies that work with an enterprise as it has easy integration with most popular enterprise software. It is also well suited for those who are looking for very secure software as one of the strengths of Lifesize Video Conferencing is encryption, every conversation is encrypted by software powered by IBM.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.7
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.7
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.8

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
Lifesize Video Conferencing

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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  • Integration with Outlook for setting up Video conferencing sessions.
  • Lifesize client software is easy to use.
  • Process for registering new users is simple.
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Cons

  • User Interface is dated
  • Setting up meeting is cumbersome, many of our instructors get confused by it
  • Being able to download recording to local computer is way over due
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  • The management reports are insufficient.
  • The process of setting up our original administrator account took weeks and required escalation to several people until it actually worked.
  • Recording of conferences is not included in annual fee and is very expensive.
  • The maximum speed for screen sharing materials (i.e. PowerPoint, video clips, etc) is very slow.
  • Incompatibility of the Video Conferencing service with older LS Room conferencing equipment is limited. You are forced to buy new equipment in many cases.
  • Minimal training and follow through to assist with internal user adoption.
  • Audio quality is inconsistent.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
While we are always open to an alternative that meets our needs, we plan to stick with Adobe Connect for the foreseeable future. The product continues to evolve as Adobe rolls out new versions and updates on a fairly frequent basis, and as a hosted customer we receive those updates automatically
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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.5
Based on 24 answers
The overall system works with a set limit of users and I would prefer it to be concurrent users. I understand the idea of named users , however unless its used everyday the named users is a waste. We have users that only need it 1-2 hours a week and we have an under utilized licenses.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
I like the interface, especially for someone using Adobe products. The continuity across softwares helps with functionality.
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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.0
Based on 27 answers
We find it easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Lifesize Video Conferencing8.3
Based on 6 answers
Since we are an educational institution we not only have scheduled classes which must be available, but we have staff members in a variety of areas ranging from recruiting and admissions to advancement and the President's office who need to connect with students, alumni and other interest groups, often at odd hours. I have not, since using Lifesize had anyone complain of not being able to connect
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Performance

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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.2
Based on 14 answers
Lifesize is an amazing platform for VC. However, it is a costly solution for any scaling startup. However, implementation and user acceptability was fairly easy and worth the additional spend. Quality has always been on point and support has always taken care of us. Our account manager also ensured a seamless transition process for Google Hangouts. Will go with this solution again at any other organization.
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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.9
Based on 41 answers
I rarely call with a problem. When I do, I get an answer very quickly.
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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.5
Based on 4 answers
Solid platform, easy to use, bit pricey.
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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.2
Based on 121 answers
I think because we are in a local government environment, we had more problems with setup and quality than is normal. It is definitely recommended that you get your ducks in a row before you embark on implementation. Do you need a static IP? Does it need to be whitelisted? Will the firewall cause quality issues? And on and on.
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Alternatives Considered

We found that WebEx was 'flat' when it came to training for extended periods of time. Deeper interactions created by AC with the course content, the instructors and, ultimately, with the students creates a successful class. A successful class means students that have been exposed to (in our case) intensely complex & technical content that wasn't hampered by stupid technical failures & lack of features. For example: in WebEx, when the Host dropped off, the classroom would get torn-down with it. It was a mad-scramble to get the classroom back up, and somehow notify the attendees that they can 'dial back in', etc. Additionally, the WebEx 'cloud' for course content storage & subsequent access wasn't as rich, or as flexible as AC's, and we found that our CDT release management team couldn't integrate their processes easily with WebEx, and therefore we regularly ran into inconsistencies in versions delivered.
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We always had a bad time with Skype and could never really get 100% consistency with it. There is always someone who can't share their screen or even set up Skype meetings from their email. With Lifesize, I feel like it is a big upgrade from Skype as we haven't had any of these issues. Also, the quality of video and voice are much better with Lifesize.
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Scalability

Adobe Connect5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Lifesize Video Conferencing8.0
Based on 17 answers
It's pretty impressive the number of people the system can support both in total and per conference. The system handles large numbers of connections pretty well, although there's little control over how participants are displayed on screen. One of its greatest strengths is adding large number of both video and audio connections simultaneously.
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Return on Investment

  • I can't answer for the other departments, but for our specific teams, AC has allowed us to present a much more immersive and comprehensive training experience for our students. It's a comfortable, inviting environment, which is critical for an online classroom. Sitting in front of a screen for 6 hours is tough. Add to that the training component, and attendees will tire quickly, get frustrated at seemingly stupid hurdles and ultimately the training ecosystem causes the actual training content to get lost in the shuffle. Smooth transitions, easily navigated sections and loads of options make AC come together for us all.
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  • ROI positive
  • Travel cost reduced
  • Can connect with employees anytime anywhere
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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
Adobe Connect
Additional Pricing Details

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Lifesize Video Conferencing

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Edition
Squad
$291
Premium
Call for pricing2
Enterprise
Call for pricing2
1. monthly, per host
2. Call for pricing
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing is based on an annual contract. Squad Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: no minimum of users; host meetings with up to 25 people, plugins for Outlook and Google Calendar, join meetings using a standard phone line, connect from video conferencing systems, Record & Share Optional, no Lifesize Icon system pairing, online Support Premium Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: minimum of 10 users; maximum Call size of 40 people, 1 Virtual Meeting Room per host, Skype for Business/Lync Integration, Live Stream optional, Record & Share optional, Single sign-on, calendaring for paired Lifesize Icons ,Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring, Premium Support Enterprise Plan has the following conditions and inclusions: Maximum Call size of 50 people, unlimited Virtual Meeting Rooms, entitle every employee and room, Skype for Business/Lync Integration, Live Stream optional, 10 Hours of Record & Share, Single sign-on, calendaring for paired Lifesize Icons, Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring, Extreme Support - 24/7/365

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