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

Screen Sharing

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

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Project Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.3
Task Management
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Gantt Charts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.9
Scheduling
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.2
Workflow Automation
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.9
Mobile Access
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.0
Search
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.3
Visual planning tools
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.8

Communication

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.6
Notifications
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.8

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.0
Audio files
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.0
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
8.1
Device sync
Adobe Connect
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

  • Provides a recorded archive of meetings and training webinars. This fact is important as we need a record of the events and redistribute archived training.
  • Allows many participants to attend the Live Webinars or meetings without issue. As the number of participants is not the same each time, having the ability to invite as many as possible is a real plus.
  • Provides a log in the email with a link and connection information for people to join the meeting or webinar. This step is important as without it, people could not actually enjoy the benefits of the meeting or webinar.
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  • To create forms or surveys so it collects information in an effective way including end-user information
  • To restrict access to specific content, folders, or files
  • As a repository that can quickly allow you to organize, filter, and search content
  • A way to have an entire organization in the same system. Using Single Sign-On makes this experience seamless
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Cons

  • RVIBE is a company that helps produce events in Adobe Connect. We like to control the content being broadcasted to the end user. In the desktop version of Adobe Connect we have learned to do that very well by hiding Pods that need to be hidden and changing Layouts on the fly to keep a streamlined smooth event. Unfortunately the mobile app for some reason allows participants to see all pods and gives them the ability to view pods that are normally hidden from desktop users. A participant can basically click away from what you are presenting and get distracted by other things.
  • When a meeting is on hold a host is unable to promote potential presenters from the participant list so that person can join the pre-event meeting.
  • Because RVIBE is usually controlling the meeting for our clients the lack of bandwidth control is a bit upsetting. Version 8 had clear and separate controls for Video Bandwidth, Audio Bandwidth and Video resolution. in AC9.x those controls have been condensed.
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  • Sharing with others outside SharePoint. It is almost impossible to collaborate with others outside the organization
  • The tools to create "website" like experience are very outdated or hard to use. It should be easier to create for non-technical users
  • There is no seamless integration with other tools like chats or skype for business.
  • It feels like a disconnected tool from others. I have seen some improvements over the years but it still feels like it is on its own
  • There are not enough tools to create an actual community type of environment
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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 SharePoint8.7
Based on 19 answers
I am not the decision-maker for my organization regarding enterprise technology, so I can't really answer this question very accurately, other than to say that I am happy to continue using SharePoint as long as my organization keeps 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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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 8 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 SharePoint5.0
Based on 6 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!
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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
No answer on this topic is available.

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 SharePoint6.0
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
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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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The institution tried a couple other solutions such as Alfresco, Box.com, and even Facebook for business. I believe only Alfresco was the closets to replicate most of the MS Sharepoint functionality. What it comes down to, is the requirements. For example, if you are looking for a community type of site, then something like Facebook for business is the best solution. For our institution, it came down to easy integration with other Microsoft solutions and this was the major reason to use SharePoint.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint9.5
Based on 2 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

  • Our company saves thousands of dollars every year by conducting webinars and virtual conferences online instead of live events.
  • The leads we get from marketing events are better qualified when we use the webinar module because we can customize the registration forms and see from where the leads were generated.
  • I work a lot with the Department of Defense and they have saved hundreds of thousands in training costs, since much of their budgets have been tightened or eliminated.
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  • Due to being integrated heavily with other Microsoft products, it can easily translate into savings and efficiency as a whole
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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