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Adobe Connect

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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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MeetingBurner

It is well suited for a conference call with a group of people as well as a great tool to share information on a screen so you don't have to bring people together in person.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
MeetingBurner
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
MeetingBurner
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
MeetingBurner
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
MeetingBurner
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
MeetingBurner

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
MeetingBurner
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
MeetingBurner
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
MeetingBurner

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
MeetingBurner
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
MeetingBurner
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
MeetingBurner
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
MeetingBurner

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
MeetingBurner
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
MeetingBurner
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
MeetingBurner
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
MeetingBurner

Pros

  • Hands down, the best Virtual Classroom - Connect is unparalleled in its use here. From breakout rooms, to an unlimited selection of audio providers, to multiple presenters and hosts, to tools that you need as a professional facilitator -- Connect is the "grown ups' choice" for virtual classroom. If your use case involves live Virtual Classroom, you should be using Adobe Connect.
  • Product openness and extensibility -- Competing products are "walled gardens": they only let you use the features that the product manager wants you to have. Adobe Connect, because it is built using an open architecture, lets you create your own components that you can easily create and integrate. Whether these are high end simulations that mimic operational equipment, high definition videos you want to play, or applications that provide interactive experiences for your audience, anything you can conceive, you can create and use as part of your Adobe Connect rooms.
  • Ubiquitous performance - Adobe Connect runs everywhere without painful port opening, extension enabling, or other IT issues. Desktop users don't have to do any big client downloads, and mobile support is enabled through free app-store downloads -- allowing folks to lead and participate from wherever they are. As a facilitator, I can prepare my content in my Adobe Connect room, then travel on vacation next week -- without taking a laptop with me -- and deliver my content using a hotel computer across the world. Or, perhaps I am stuck in an airport -- I can lead my entire session from my iPhone or Android tablet. This freedom to lead and participate from anywhere on any device is extraordinary.
  • Easy -- Ease of use is huge. Participants get links they click on -- and immediately enter rooms - no downloads, no muss, no fuss. Hosts build meeting rooms -- which they can use over and over and refine. For those of us who do presentations, webinars, and classes professionally, this is an enormous benefit. We can build rooms that are specific to what we wish to communicate and hone them to be profoundly effective. Moreover, we can template these and build fresh ones using that content, and we can simply re-use our rooms with no further preparation time, over and over again. In contrast -- competing products make you enter your meeting area right before your meeting and prepare your content at that time. This usually means that if you are using a competing product, you end up wasting loads of time and, frankly, you are not building much interactivity and impact into your sessions because you have to do so every time you want to conduct a session.
  • Integration -- There is no product that plays better with others than Adobe Connect. This makes the product so useful and flexible that you might say that Connect is the "swiss army knife" in the space. Connect has a super easy to use interface for people who just want to get in and do something. It also has a fully exposed set of Application Programming Interfaces (API) that let you build whatever you want on top of connect (some organizations have completely built their own context appropriate front end on top of Connect, using the raw Connect functionality underneath to power their application.) This means you can have Connect fully integrated with your enterprise IT infrastructure -- using Single Signon, customization of user experience, and branding -- and if you are technical, you can do this all yourself. These are huge differentiators compared to the flatter products on the market that want you to use the service only in the primary delivery modality their product manager conceived.
  • Many Deployment Options -- You can deploy Connect any way you want. Most people just want a low cost, reliable-enough platform to use. Adobe Connect's multi-tenant hosted service fits there. Others want high levels of integration with their own LMS systems, Salesforce, Marketo, other enterprise systems, reporting systems, etc. Adobe Connect on Premise or Adobe Connect Managed Service deployments fit there. yet other clients require FEDRAMP and HIPAA levels of security. Adobe Connect Managed Service and other Adobe Connect Private Cloud deployment strategies meet those requirements. Try taking the above list to any competing vendor and watch the expression on their face. Most deploy their products only in one way -- take it or leave it. With Adobe Connect, you have the full range of choices available to you.
  • High touch resellers-Unlike most other products in the market, Adobe Connect is sold through resellers. This means that there are real people, located on the same continent as you, who speak your language who can help you select and implement your product. When I used competing, flatter products -- the service side was flatter, too. I bought those competing products on the web, I had to figure everything out myself, and God help me if I actually wanted to talk to a human being to get help. Because Adobe Connect is sold regionally by resellers like GetConnect with long history and deeply experienced people, this means that you get a successful program, not just a product.
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  • MeetingBurner allows me to schedule conference calls in advance and provides me with easy dial-in instructions for myself and the attendees. Many of our calls occur on a regular basis and we are able to duplicate past events similar to it in a few simple clicks.
  • MeetingBurner allows me to share a link to join a conference room for multiple people to join and see my screen. Screen sharing is a great feature that make training people much more convenient.
  • Because we are a nonprofit, we do not have a budget for communications. Having a free product that offers exactly what we need is key without any bells and whistles and pressure to upgrade in any way.
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Cons

  • Slides and images can be pre-loaded and deployed easily, but we have noticed some buffering issues when attempting to show video as a pre-loaded file.
  • Shared Templates offer a great way to set up and save multiple pods and layouts, however, we have encountered some issues when attempting to set up and save Breakout Rooms in a Shared Template.
  • When demonstrating screen-share tutorials for software, some parts of the application do not always render correctly for the viewer. In our experience, this problem typically occurs with more complex, multi-window applications.
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  • It does take a a few minutes to download the application to run the webinar portion but other than that I don't have major improvements.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
We loved the product so much, we have purchased several licenses of our own to host on our own. This offered up the ability to let OUR clients enjoy the benefits of this platform and to continue to offer this service to them. The technology is easy to set up and I wouldn't go any other way.
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MeetingBurner10.0
Based on 1 answer
If a product is working well, I see no reason to change it!
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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

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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MeetingBurner doesn't have a free trial period that leads to a required paid option. We use the conference line a few times a month and don't have the capacity to spend money on a product.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Reliable customer service and relationship building
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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

MeetingBurner

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