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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

LoopUp

2 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

LoopUp

2 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you can afford it I think Zoom Meeting is betterBlackboard Collaborate is headed in the right direction but they're not there yet.
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LoopUp

LoopUp works well as a cheaper option than WebEx and GoToMeeting. It may not have all the same functions as the competitors, but allows large groups to collaborate and do work for small/mid sized companies. One of the large advantages is you can pay per use rather than having to pay out a subscription.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
LoopUp
6.8
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
LoopUp
7.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
LoopUp
6.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
LoopUp
6.0
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
LoopUp
8.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
LoopUp
7.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
LoopUp
7.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
LoopUp

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
LoopUp
8.5
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
LoopUp
8.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
LoopUp
9.0
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
LoopUp
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
LoopUp
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
LoopUp

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
LoopUp
7.7
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
LoopUp
7.0
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
LoopUp
8.0
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
LoopUp
8.0

Pros

  • Shared Templates in Adobe Connect help package content for convenient and consistent delivery of project and training materials.
  • Chat pods, poll pods, whiteboards and other features encourage interactivity beyond traditional lecture format.
  • Adobe Connect supports many file types, which enables you to pre-load several forms of multimedia for presentations, such as slides, images and video.
  • Breakout Rooms enable a project lead or trainer to engage with participants on an individual or small group basis.
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  • Easily connect and identify users
  • Allows for Screen Sharing
  • Moderator can manage those in the call
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Cons

  • High Definition - It seems that no matter where you look, modern cameras are capable of capturing high definition video footage. Adobe needs to think about finding a way to upgrade the video quality and consistency that is viewable by the audience. There is the "least common denominator" factor to consider, but that is quickly rising, allowing better video opportunities.
  • HTML5 - As technology advances, so should Adobe. HTML5 offers the potential to hold meetings on any device despite its platform.
  • Flash - Quickly on its way out. It was one of the most proliferative installations on everyone's computer and in its time was stupendous. But it is quickly becoming dated. With the advent of HTML5, flash is quickly not becoming needed in order to have cross-platform content happen. With a strong push by Adobe, this could quickly become a reality for Connect.
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  • Screen sharing hangs from time to time
  • Didn't work as well on Apple Products
  • Relies on specific network configuration for optimal performance
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
The only reason I would see us renewing our contract is once again pricing, but also fear of switching. We cannot be certain that we won't encounter the same reliability, communication, and complexity issues we've experiences with the Adobe Connect software. I think this holds us back from switching, but ultimately, because of the vast and varied problems we've experienced with the platform, I do not believe we should or will renew our contract with Adobe Connect.
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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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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

I've worked for several conferencing companies and have supported a lot of online products. I've talked a lot about what Adobe Connect does well and not so well in this review, but the customization and flexibility you get with Adobe Connect is the main reason I find it to be the best collaboration technology out there. I can completely brand and customize my meeting room to use only the features that I need. I can turn on/off any feature with a simple mouse click. I can prepapre several different layouts to quickly change the look and function of my virtual meeting room. Adobe Connect also allows developers to create functionality that doesn't come out of the box. You can create custom .swf files that are like apps for your meeting room and they add both functionality and fun into the Adobe Connect experience. Third party developers have created custom .swf files for closed captioning, rock paper scissors, Jeopardy style trivia games, countdown timers, clocks, mp3 players and much more. Adobe Connect goes way beyond just screen sharing
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Loopup is a cheaper alternative than GoToMeeting. You do sacrifice some of the features, but for most staff requiring a dial in and screen sharing it does the job. If cost reduction is at the forefront, you may want to look more seriously at LoopUp as a screen sharing tool.
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Return on Investment

  • Clients have seen a substantial cost reduction in training
  • Clients have reduced participant travel costs using adobe connect to deliver training - especially to remote locations and widespread filed based participants
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  • The product was quick and easy to setup, so large integration and roll out was not required.
  • Had a great overall cost.
  • Looked at Skype for Business for additional functionality and overall cost savings over a 3 year period.
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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

LoopUp

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