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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, there are cheaper ones (like Zoom) that will do the trick just fine. Where Adobe Connect shines is when you're looking for a virtual training tool, because of its more robust feature set and the fact that you can set up room layouts ahead of time and reuse them and because of the available add-ons, which can help make learning more engaging. (In fact, on that engagement front, I believe you can also present learners with interactive quizzes, etc., if you create them in another Adobe tool, like Presenter or Captivate.)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

It is the appropriate tool for document repositories that have many people as public, also for documents where a work team of any size can work simultaneously and the document's membership remains joint (unlike OneDrive). Also to keep the versions of the documents secured at each change. Regarding the distribution and organization of documents, it is perfect to segment by libraries, teams, among others, the documents according to the required audience.
Andrea Lemo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.6
MS SharePoint
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
MS SharePoint
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
MS SharePoint
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.1
MS SharePoint
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.6
MS SharePoint

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
MS SharePoint
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
MS SharePoint
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
MS SharePoint

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
MS SharePoint
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.0
MS SharePoint
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
MS SharePoint
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
MS SharePoint
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
MS SharePoint
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
MS SharePoint

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
MS SharePoint
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
MS SharePoint
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
MS SharePoint
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
MS SharePoint

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
MS SharePoint
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
MS SharePoint
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
MS SharePoint
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.2
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workflow Automation
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Search
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.3
Surveys
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.6

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.8
Document collaboration
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Document sharing - it works really well for this. documents can be included in libraries and organized in folders. Documents can be uploaded as files or links to files stored anywhere that is accessible by URL.
  • Team discussion boards - It does discussion format very well and presents discussion sin a familiar format that all users will recognize. it can also do Wikis.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening.
  • Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization.
  • Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet.
  • Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.6
Based on 21 answers
We have too much invested at this point to do anything different and there are too many reasons as a company our size to keep it. We are heavily licensed out for Microsoft and have 12 years of SharePoint development baked into who we are. Extracting that as a tool at this point would be dumb and devastating. There are no like-kind competitors to it at an enterprise level that scale and integrate as well.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sean McCarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.8
Based on 13 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 4 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Erik Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 8 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I prefer Adobe Connect's slide sharing and recording/playback features to either Zoom or GoToMeeting(GTM). GTM is good for meetings where the majority of the group is onsite and needs to conference in only a few remote participants, and Zoom is great for video chats. It's really a case of knowing your products and audience, and Adobe Connect has worked great for the majority of our team's needs.
Shannon Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

MS SharePoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
MS SharePoint
9.6

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
MS SharePoint
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
MS SharePoint
8.4

In-Person Training

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
MS SharePoint
6.0

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
MS SharePoint

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