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331 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

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

Panopto

There are easier tools out there that do similar things and are faster without having the budgeting wildcard of Panopto's pay-per-view pricing. While the editing feature is nice, it is pretty temperamental and does not integrate or export to a format that is compatible with other programs such as Adobe After Effect, Premiere, Final Cut or Camtasia. That said if you're working with a smaller budget/audience Panopto might be a friendlier alternative to something like Kaltura.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Panopto
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Panopto
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
Panopto

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
Panopto
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Panopto
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
Panopto
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
Panopto

Online Events Security

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

Video Marketing

Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.3
Video personalization
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.9
Support for advertisements
Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.0
Video SEO
Adobe Connect
Panopto
2.0

Video Platform Integrations

Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.5
Integration to LMS
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.5

Video Security

Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.0
Video access controls
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.2
User management
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.7
Video link sharing
Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.1
Internal video
Adobe Connect
Panopto
8.8
External video
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.0

Video Player

Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.3
Player customization
Adobe Connect
Panopto
4.5
Embedded videos
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.1
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Adobe Connect
Panopto
8.7
Mobile compatibility
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.1

Video Analytics

Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.1
A/B testing
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.6
Streaming quality reports
Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.7
Per viewer tracking
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.9
Per video tracking
Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.5
Video analytics dashboard
Adobe Connect
Panopto
4.1

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.2
On-Demand video
Adobe Connect
Panopto
8.7
Live streaming
Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.5
Impact of streaming on network
Adobe Connect
Panopto
6.4
Video upload & format support
Adobe Connect
Panopto
8.2
Video library / File management
Adobe Connect
Panopto
7.0
Video portal
Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.3

Video Engagement

Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.1
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.0
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Adobe Connect
Panopto
4.6
Video comments
Adobe Connect
Panopto
5.6

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

Panopto

  • Easy to use and is intuitive to find your way around.
  • Software-based, so it's available for staff to use on many devices and helps students to access content online.
  • Flexible to suit the needs of users.
Elora Marston | 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

Panopto

  • Automated closed captioning is not very accurate.
  • Human transcribing for captioning is cost prohibitive at scale.
  • Annotation tools for the screen capture would be useful.
Gemma Witton | 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

Panopto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Panopto

Panopto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work, but I'm sure improvements will come over time
Anonymous | 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

Panopto

Panopto 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Panopto has been quick to answer any questions, but their rollouts and updates have caused issues where we felt a little blindsided by unexpected changes. Their development cycle is slow and often their promises for future updates have been extremely slow or never come.
Anonymous | 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

Panopto

No score
No answers yet
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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

Panopto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Panopto

At the end of the day, it came down to affordability for us. Panopto is affordable for smaller institutions. It is also geared primarily at lecture capture compared to many of the others that are first a media library. Panopto's focus is also education, so they do understand our audience.
Anonymous | 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

Panopto

  • It's used for educational purposes and the ability to review and study material is the need fulfilled; enhancing our student experience.
Simon T | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Panopto

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
Panopto
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Panopto

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Panopto
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Panopto

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Panopto
7.3

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Panopto

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Panopto

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Panopto

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