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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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Livestorm

Great for every tech marketer. Full features for all plans and very affordable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.6
Livestorm
10.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
Livestorm
10.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Livestorm
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Livestorm
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
Livestorm
10.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
Livestorm
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
Livestorm
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Livestorm

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
Livestorm
10.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Livestorm
10.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Livestorm
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Livestorm
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Livestorm
10.0
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
Livestorm
10.0
Event registration
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Livestorm
10.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Livestorm
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Livestorm
10.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Livestorm
10.0

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Livestorm
10.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Livestorm
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Livestorm
10.0
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Livestorm
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0
Branding options
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • All of my Adobe presentations look extremely professional. The ability to import files that I've created in other programs allows me to utilize different design tools and bring their best elements with me.
  • Breakout rooms are excellent for taking a large class and separating them into smaller groups where they can collaborate and then come back to the large group experience. This is vital for us in building a virtual learning space that people are actively engaged in.
  • Simple interface for starting cameras and microphones. We've used some other products that needed their own manual for turning on a webcam. This is a simple click and even provides a preview before anything goes live. This is in addition to a splash screen when you enter a meeting that will walk all new users through the process, saving the presenters time.
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Livestorm

  • Easy to set up landing pages. Landing pages have great design and allow users to select which session they want to attend (if it's a recurring webinar)
  • The analytics is great and allows you to export everything, even all the info they enrich with Clearbit
  • The webinar room is super intuitive and I always feel like I have full control
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • 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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Livestorm

  • It would be helpful to have higher quality replays
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
It has become an integral part of our business. It's used on a daily basis
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Livestorm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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Livestorm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Livestorm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
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Livestorm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
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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Livestorm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

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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Livestorm

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • 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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Livestorm

  • It's been great! It's the very bottom of the funnel for us so it helps accelerate leads and create opportunities.
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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

Livestorm

General

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

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