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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

MeetingBurner

5 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

MeetingBurner

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Adobe is a solid platform for a one-way presentation with one presenter sharing information to many others. There is an option for computer audio, or dial in by phone--a feature that I have used repeatedly when I was ON THE GO but needed to attend a meeting. Adobe has a recording function which is perfect for archiving minutes or discussions or saving training sessions that we redistribute later.
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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
6.5
MeetingBurner
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
MeetingBurner
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
MeetingBurner
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
MeetingBurner
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
MeetingBurner

Screen Sharing

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

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Pros

  • The interface is very clean, well-designed and free from distractions.
  • Recordings are of very high quality and can be stored on the server indefinitely. They can be easily accessed via a web link (and can now be password protected). Recordings can be exported in mobile-compatible format as an MP4.
  • Meeting rooms persist from one login to another, so the host and the participants can always have a familiar interface to work with.
  • It's easy to add polls and use them throughout a session.
  • Because of the large user base, there are a number of add-ins you can use to enhance your webinars.
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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

  • 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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  • 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
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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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
I like the interface, especially for someone using Adobe products. The continuity across softwares helps with functionality.
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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

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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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

  • Adobe connect has helped address travel time and costs. This has positively impacted our business objectives.
  • Adobe connect does not have a per user fee. This is helpful when doing informational webinars for users across the state.
  • The content management area has helped with server costs and information sharing.
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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