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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Onstream Meetings

1 Ratings
Score 5 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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Onstream Meetings

There are other services offered for free with more integration to existing infrastructure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Onstream Meetings
10.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Onstream Meetings
10.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Onstream Meetings
10.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Onstream Meetings
10.0

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Onstream Meetings
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Onstream Meetings
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Onstream Meetings
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Onstream Meetings

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Onstream Meetings
10.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
Onstream Meetings
10.0
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
Onstream Meetings
10.0

Pros

  • It allows us to present exactly how we want to present; We can share one PowerPoint presentation for all speakers to use during their presentation, allowing them to move their own slides. Allows for a cleaner presentation overall.
  • Relatively user-friendly once you're in your Seminar Room for your presentation. Attorneys seem to be able to use the software with ease.
  • Various pods in your Seminar Room allow you to set up your room exactly as you want it with the features you use most often or find helpful during your presentation.
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  • Easy to use
  • Easy to setup
  • Friendly UI
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Cons

  • Overall support and communication from Adobe Connect is lacking. When new features come out, we have a lack of knowledge of what changes are actually being made. Mostly we figure out what the changes are based on our own experiences and usually something that goes wrong during a Web Conference. There should be detailed information that is provided to us when changes will be made and how to adapt our current processes with those changes.
  • Setting up a Web Conference is not intuitive with Adobe Connect. Even after using the product for over a year, I still refer back to the notes I took during my tutorial session. Making a mistake with one question in either the Seminar Room or the Event Management tab can create major problems the day of the Web Conference. The process needs to be streamlined in order to make the front-end process more user friendly.
  • Certain features of the room itself could have been better thought out before implenting across the board. For example, the rule of only 10 people maximum in a room until a certain point can actually cause major problems for users. There have been situations on our team where hosts and speakers have been locked out of the room right before a presentation. I think they need to listen to their users more in order to implement more changes with the software.
  • I think Adobe Connect lacks reliability. Many of our attendees and even speakers or hosts are dropped from the Seminar Room during our presentations. This is unacceptable during external client facing programs.
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  • Integration with existing services
  • With company moving toward VoIP solution this becomes obsolete as we get the same service already included in the price of VoIP and we also do get this ability for free through Office 365 (online version, no dial-in)
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
I already mentioned this in the answers to the last few questions.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
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.
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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

All the listed software are better than Adobe Connect in their own specialized functions, but Adobe has more functions than the listed software (Adobe provides a one-stop shop).
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I have selected because at the time Skype for Business was horrible and we did not have 3CX at the time. We have acquired 3CX which is great and Skype for Business improved tremendously.
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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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  • There is no need to purchase new service where you may already have existing service that includes the very same thing
  • It is great for small businesses that need this for presentations, support, etc.
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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

Onstream Meetings

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