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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Livestorm

2 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Livestorm

2 Ratings
Score 10 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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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
6.5
Livestorm
10.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Livestorm
10.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Livestorm
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Livestorm
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Livestorm
10.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Livestorm
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Livestorm
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Livestorm

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Livestorm
10.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Livestorm
10.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Livestorm
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Livestorm
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Livestorm
10.0
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Livestorm
10.0
Event registration
Adobe Connect
Livestorm
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Livestorm
10.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Livestorm
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Livestorm
10.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Livestorm
10.0

Online Events Security

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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Upload of Presentations: There seems to be a problem with the uploading of PowerPoint presentations at times. This results in multiple test, converting into PDFs, changing it up for the best results. This is because there are times when the images are lost, slides are missing or other small things.
  • Sound Issues: There have been instances where our out-of-house guest speaker has not been able to hear us (being the host). This resulted in a lot of typing back and forth between people. Also, there are times when there the is a lot of echoing in the room, so testing is absolutely recommended.
  • Reporting on Attendees: There should be a way to ensure that all email address are collected to show to the host who attended. At times, participants use fake name, abbreviations, and so forth. So this means that it can be very time consuming to review at the end. Plus, we use Marketo for the follow-up activities and Adobe does not transmit the right statuses, so this requires a manual fix at times. More time being taken.
  • New release of product features: It has taken a long time to get video recordings to be converted into MP4, which now can be done.
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  • It would be helpful to have higher quality replays
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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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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

Features and ease-of-use. Once you have used Adobe's platform with its ability to put any type of content in to the platform and have it be reflected exactly to any viewer, you know you have a winner.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Creation of Video Catalogue for existing customers.
  • Helps customer retention through nurturing and providing of content that is easily catalogued.
  • Positive: Links for sales & customer service.
  • Rooms and layouts can be styled and cloned easily. This saves time and ensures that content is always available once it has been created. Definitely helps to add to the bottom line through the professionalism.
  • Negative: Use of some PowerPoint presentations and LeadGen webinars.
  • Some presentations fail and partially load for no apparent reason. Has meant that some webinars weren't as fluid as we liked and time lost to figure out the issues.
  • Negative: API with Marketo.
  • The syncing of information between AdobeConnect and Marketo is not entirely reliable. Of 100 leads, about 40 will synced, where the last 60 will have to be manually checked and converted. This means that a CSV file is pulled from Adobe and also from Marketo, where every signup is then cross verified manually. Extremely time consuming.
  • Negative: Can't use KeyNotes.
  • Means that some presentations have to be converted to ensure usage. Animations are lost and other design elements.
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  • 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