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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

ReadyTalk

24 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

ReadyTalk

24 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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ReadyTalk

ReadyTalk is well suited to corporate calls, internal calls, external calls, sales calls ... I can't think of a scenario where it couldn't be used.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
ReadyTalk
8.0
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
ReadyTalk
8.2
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
ReadyTalk
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
ReadyTalk
7.9
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
ReadyTalk
7.9

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
ReadyTalk
8.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
ReadyTalk
8.0
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
ReadyTalk
8.0

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
ReadyTalk
8.3
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
ReadyTalk
8.1
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
ReadyTalk
7.8
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
ReadyTalk
8.2
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
ReadyTalk
8.9
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
ReadyTalk
8.5

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
ReadyTalk
8.8
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
ReadyTalk
8.9
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
ReadyTalk
9.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
ReadyTalk
8.4

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
ReadyTalk
8.3
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
ReadyTalk
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
ReadyTalk
8.6
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
ReadyTalk
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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  • Allows you to insert polls and polling questions even after the tool is live.
  • Separates attendees from presenters (doesn't allow attendees to view the tool the same way, therefore not allowing them access to advancing the slides).
  • Doesn't require the need for presenters to "pass control" when advancing slides.
  • Good customer support.
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Cons

  • Although it is a necessity to have the login email information shared with participants, we have had occasions when the link did not work properly or--more often--the Meeting ID did not allow the participant to enter the meeting room. As this is an issue that is only discovered at the meeting time (you cannot "try it" before the meeting time), it is problematic when it does not work.
  • Adobe Connect does not have the ability to SHARE SCREENS. There is one presenter who can put up documents for the participants to view, but there is no ability to change the Presenter so that multiple screens could be shared. In a roundtable discussion, it would be helpful if different people could share or trade control during the same meeting.
  • There is no ability to see the participants. Although I am sometimes in my lounge clothes when I attend an Adobe Connect meeting, face-to-face contact is helpful for engaging with an audience or for nonverbal communication. Although I think each participant should have control over the ability to use or not use video, I think it should be an option.
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  • Easier way to share files
  • Lower subscription cost
  • Better quality of recording sessions
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
It has become an integral part of our business. It's used on a daily basis
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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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ReadyTalk7.0
Based on 1 answer
ReadyTalk is easy to use, but I did find the initial integration to Outlook a bit cumbersome. I couldn't tell you how to do it now - someone else had to walk me through it when I started at the company. We also have a lot of issues with people trying to use their computers for audio; often, it stops working entirely mid-meeting
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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

We have used Nefsis conferencing software in the past. It served a purpose but wasn't nearly as robust in the features it offered, making it just an okay platform for training. For conferencing, it worked very well, but if you're looking to add tools that will contribute to the learning experience, Adobe will provide many more options.
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ReadyTalk is a better quality product and has more functions and features than Zoom. It is about the same cost but you get more out of it. It uses less bandwidth than Zoom and it is easier to use and setup. I have not tried any other software because I like ReadyTalk a lot.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Creation of Video Catalogue for existing customers.
  • Helps customer retention through nurturing and providing of content that is easily catalogued.
  • Positive: Links for sales & customer service.
  • Rooms and layouts can be styled and cloned easily. This saves time and ensures that content is always available once it has been created. Definitely helps to add to the bottom line through the professionalism.
  • Negative: Use of some PowerPoint presentations and LeadGen webinars.
  • Some presentations fail and partially load for no apparent reason. Has meant that some webinars weren't as fluid as we liked and time lost to figure out the issues.
  • Negative: API with Marketo.
  • The syncing of information between AdobeConnect and Marketo is not entirely reliable. Of 100 leads, about 40 will synced, where the last 60 will have to be manually checked and converted. This means that a CSV file is pulled from Adobe and also from Marketo, where every signup is then cross verified manually. Extremely time consuming.
  • Negative: Can't use KeyNotes.
  • Means that some presentations have to be converted to ensure usage. Animations are lost and other design elements.
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  • Well trained staff
  • Better quality demos
  • Increased sales
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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

ReadyTalk

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