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299 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you wish to deliver online training that generates a real classroom feel - Adobe is a great platform. Using other leading webinar platforms to pull this off feels like kind of a stretch. Adobe can upload documents, allow for collaboration and private breakout sessions. There are many features that can bring a true classroom feeling for students. We broke our course out into a week duration for a few hours a day. It is great to see our students take on the technology, understand the material and bond with the instructor and students as if they spent the week under the same roof.
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WorkCast Present+

We will be using Present+ when we have training sessions, show and tells and new product launches.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.7
WorkCast Present+
9.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
WorkCast Present+
9.1
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
WorkCast Present+
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.8
WorkCast Present+
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.6
WorkCast Present+
9.1

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.1
WorkCast Present+
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.0
WorkCast Present+
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
WorkCast Present+

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.6
WorkCast Present+
9.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.3
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
WorkCast Present+
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.5
WorkCast Present+
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.3
WorkCast Present+
8.6
Event registration
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
9.1

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
WorkCast Present+
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
WorkCast Present+
9.1

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.2
WorkCast Present+
9.1
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
WorkCast Present+
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.1
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
WorkCast Present+
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
8.6
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
8.6
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
8.6

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Branding options
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
9.1
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Present+
9.1

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • Allows the use of third-party add-ins such as a timer, or user poll. Pretty easy to set up.
  • Love how you can set up multiple classrooms and create branding for each.
  • Convenient method for contacting participants. Provide templates for sending out notifications.
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WorkCast Present+

  • It has a number of email templates that you can use to help promote your webinar along with including them in your post-follow-up email funnel.
  • You can integrate it into your CRM, such as HubSpot. Meaning you can capture your attendees details and include these in any future marketing campaigns.
  • They use embedded webinars, meaning customers don't have to download any software.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • Upload of Presentations: There seems to be a problem with the uploading of PowerPoint presentations at times. This results in multiple test, converting into PDFs, changing it up for the best results. This is because there are times when the images are lost, slides are missing or other small things.
  • Sound Issues: There have been instances where our out-of-house guest speaker has not been able to hear us (being the host). This resulted in a lot of typing back and forth between people. Also, there are times when there the is a lot of echoing in the room, so testing is absolutely recommended.
  • Reporting on Attendees: There should be a way to ensure that all email address are collected to show to the host who attended. At times, participants use fake name, abbreviations, and so forth. So this means that it can be very time consuming to review at the end. Plus, we use Marketo for the follow-up activities and Adobe does not transmit the right statuses, so this requires a manual fix at times. More time being taken.
  • New release of product features: It has taken a long time to get video recordings to be converted into MP4, which now can be done.
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WorkCast Present+

  • The Presenter 'Pods' could do with tips to explain that these can be repositioned.
  • The questions/polls have room for improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
Adobe Connect provides everything I need from a collaboration tool. Once you've had high speed internet or HD television or driven a luxury car, it's very difficult to go back to what you were using before. That's how I feel about Adobe Connect, it's the luxury car with all of the bells and whistles and moving to another product that doesn't have all of the features I've become accustomed to would be extremely frustrating.
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WorkCast Present+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's the easiest to use of all the major players in this space
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WorkCast Present+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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WorkCast Present+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
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WorkCast Present+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
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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WorkCast Present+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I've worked for several conferencing companies and have supported a lot of online products. I've talked a lot about what Adobe Connect does well and not so well in this review, but the customization and flexibility you get with Adobe Connect is the main reason I find it to be the best collaboration technology out there. I can completely brand and customize my meeting room to use only the features that I need. I can turn on/off any feature with a simple mouse click. I can prepapre several different layouts to quickly change the look and function of my virtual meeting room. Adobe Connect also allows developers to create functionality that doesn't come out of the box. You can create custom .swf files that are like apps for your meeting room and they add both functionality and fun into the Adobe Connect experience. Third party developers have created custom .swf files for closed captioning, rock paper scissors, Jeopardy style trivia games, countdown timers, clocks, mp3 players and much more. Adobe Connect goes way beyond just screen sharing
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WorkCast Present+

Really straight forward, there is no software, apps or plugins to download. Simply access the webinar and it streams live, on any device.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • Adobe Connect has improved the way we communicate inside and outside the company, both with employees as suppliers and external customers.
  • Adobe Connect has improved the way to share information to my collaborators, has a wide acceptance of formats or files.
  • To have an excellent performance in the use of Adobe Connect, the company must have robust and good quality computing equipment to maximize the experience and comfort offered by this application, which generates a costly investment in the IT area.
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WorkCast Present+

  • It's difficult to quantify the ROI financial return but we feel it's had a positive impact on our brand perception.
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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

WorkCast Present+

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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