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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is well suited for education. There is a lot of flexibility in designing the meeting room layout and the ability to have breakout rooms is a major advantage over other platforms. For simple meetings that are just there to have webcams so you can see all the meeting participants (rather than a face-to-face), and do not require sharing many documents, Adobe Connect works well but is overkill and other products would suffice.
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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that have staff who work remotely as well as those with physical offices. It allows them the capability to access all the necessary programs in one place. The only setback is that not all programs mirror the original program which may cause some frustration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
MS SharePoint
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
MS SharePoint
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
MS SharePoint
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
MS SharePoint
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
MS SharePoint

Screen Sharing

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

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Project Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Task Management
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.0
Gantt Charts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workflow Automation
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.2
Search
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.5
Notifications
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.7
Access control
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Device sync
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.1

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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  • It allows our staff to access important documents without connecting to the VPN or our network.
  • The uploading process on the back end is very user-friendly and simple.
  • The ability to consolidate the many programs of MS is amazingly useful. I can access my calendar, Outlook, documents I was working on all in one place!
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Cons

  • Recordings default to Flash which can't be viewed on many mobile devices. They offer the ability to export recordings as MP4s, but it would be nice if you could set this as the default.
  • Some useful features are not provided with the hosted model, such as Adobe Presenter, which allows you to upload content directly from PowerPoint, preserving settings and fonts.
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  • The interface for Outlook in MS SharePoint could be improved to look like the regular Outlook. Our staff has a tough time when the emails are linked together.
  • Outlook in MS SharePoint does not provide access to other shared In Box (es).
  • More information on OneNote and OneDrive on the homepage would be helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
While we are always open to an alternative that meets our needs, we plan to stick with Adobe Connect for the foreseeable future. The product continues to evolve as Adobe rolls out new versions and updates on a fairly frequent basis, and as a hosted customer we receive those updates automatically
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MS SharePoint9.3
Based on 18 answers
The only drawback is the price, it's quite costly to buy and requires Microsoft professionals to run at its peak capabilities. It works very well with large quantities of employees, has powerful search capabilities and a huge community. However it might not be a good fit for smaller companies who don't handle a large number of documents and employees and who don't exert high security requirements.
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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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MS SharePoint7.9
Based on 7 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.
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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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MS SharePoint5.8
Based on 5 answers
We never actually used Microsoft support. We mostly use forums, user groups and Google to handle issues.
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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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MS SharePoint6.4
Based on 1 answer
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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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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 3 answers
Beware of switch in authentication methods!
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at GoToMeeting and WebEx, and for our size and the number of sessions we do, they did not make as much sense financially. Although Adobe Connect may seem like it requires a lot of money up front, the others make up for it in the end because of additional charges for meetings over a certain size, etc. We also preferred the interface of Adobe Connect as well as the high-quality recordings and server storage.
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For collaborative purposes I have only used MS Sharepoint.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is extremely simple to share, within our department and even with other departments, things we have been working on. Formatting is not an issue when we are sharing and that is a big life saver.
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Data Integration

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s extremely simple to merge forms from different platforms to different types of sources! There is no lag so that is a huge help when you are in a hurry and have no time to spare.
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Return on Investment

  • We turned what was formerly an annual mini-conference into a series of webinars, allowing us and our members to save on meeting and travel expenses.
  • We have added value to our members' experience, because we can now offer many virtual opportunities year-round as opposed to only during live events throughout the year. The visual and interactive elements of a webinar make them more attractive as a learning experience than a simple teleconference. And because the webinars are recorded, members can view them at their leisure.
  • We've been able to expand what we offer to our chapters in terms of support from the national office, and we've given them an additional means of delivering professional development opportunities to their local members.
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  • Reduced paper cost
  • Reduced risk attached to paper
  • Prevented staff copying confidential company data
  • Given compliance
  • Reduced time it takes to search for documents
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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

MS SharePoint

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