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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing

Great for meetings where you have many people calling in from many different devices. Does a good job integrating individual streams with conference rooms. Great for having meetings with 3rd parties who can call in as a guest and still have full functionality.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.2
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.1
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing
8.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.9

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
8.5
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Lifesize Video Conferencing

Pros

  • Polling
  • Lots of 3rd party add ons available
  • desktop sharing
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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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  • Most of the issues we have experienced have been because of our own network problems however we have had some random connectivity issues not related to our network. They are always resolved eventually.
  • Lifesize used to offer a non cloud based option for video conferencing that, for us, would have been a better option.
  • Even though their support is good, the assistance you get on initial setup is practically nil. They have a nice thick technical manual but we still floundered a bit getting the setting just right.
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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing7.4
Based on 24 answers
Good quality product, good support
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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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Lifesize Video Conferencing8.1
Based on 27 answers
We rolled out Lifesize with minimal instructions and high adoption. The touchpad on the Phone 2 is solid from a usability perspective. The touchpad on the Phone 2 allows us to remove remotes. The whole Icon experience is so much better than the color multi-function buttons on the room units (which were confusing to people). Thankfully the room units also work well with the Phone 2.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Lifesize Video Conferencing8.2
Based on 14 answers
Services are exceptional most of the time, but there are occasional hickups.
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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 Conferencing8.3
Based on 123 answers
It is critical for a customer taking on Lifesize understand what to expect in different setup scenarios. For example Lifesize (and by proxy my IT department) received bad reviews from our end users because their conferences had bad video and or audio quality... and an over-all bad experience. Upon looking into the various issues, we noticed that these customers were using laptops connected via wifi, and they expecting HD video quality... Once we corrected their issues (wired them up... explained to them the issues, purchased some better cameras, etc.) their satisfaction levels with the product greatly increased.
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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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Price and time for implementation
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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

  • Flexibility - Every client's needs are different. When you are faced with a meeting that is as simple as slide sharing with audio, or as complex as a major general session with breakout rooms and the ability to view and interact on a wide range of devices, Connect has you covered.
  • Ease-Of-Use - With a simple interface that is easy to learn as well as easy to teach, it offers anyone with a wide variety of technological experience the ability to hold a meeting any time or anywhere.
  • Bottom Line - The gear required to actually host Adobe Connect can be as simple as a laptop or an iPad. You most likely already have everything you need to host a meeting at your home with very little setup required.
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  • Reduction of travel and expenses
  • Efficiency and productivity for commercial areas.
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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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