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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

ShowMyPC

3 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

ShowMyPC

3 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is well suited for education. There is a lot of flexibility in designing the meeting room layout and the ability to have breakout rooms is a major advantage over other platforms. For simple meetings that are just there to have webcams so you can see all the meeting participants (rather than a face-to-face), and do not require sharing many documents, Adobe Connect works well but is overkill and other products would suffice.
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ShowMyPC

The primary use case is to assist an IT team working on computers across offices, or at times a server handled by another department. If it is offsite work and we need quick access. It also helps in getting access of BYOD devices of all employees and its file sharing feature is one of the most used in a few departments although support for integration with cloud service providers is a sore point.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
ShowMyPC
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
ShowMyPC
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
ShowMyPC

Online Meetings / Events

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

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
ShowMyPC
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
ShowMyPC
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
ShowMyPC
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
ShowMyPC

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
ShowMyPC
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
ShowMyPC
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
ShowMyPC
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
ShowMyPC

Remote Administration

Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
6.8
Screen sharing
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
8.0
File transfer
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
5.0
Instant message
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
7.0
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
6.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
7.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
8.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
7.0
Centralized management dashboard
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
7.0
Session record
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
8.0
Annotations
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
7.0
Monitoring and Alerts
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
8.0
Multi-platform remote control
Adobe Connect
ShowMyPC
3.0

Pros

  • Adobe Connect handles streaming multiple videos (e.g. many different webcams or streaming a pre-recorded video) quite well with minimal issues.
  • Adobe Connect allows for creation and switching between multiple screen layouts so that you can plan a course flow ahead of time and implement it flawlessly for participants. There is another key feature called Prepare Mode which allows the host to modify or prepare a different screen layout while everyone else remains in the last layout.
  • Adobe Connect allows for breakout rooms. This feature is useful for classroom delivery webinars which require the users to break into smaller groups for working on a problem or brainstorming.
  • Adobe Connect allows the host to email themselves a copy of the chat history. The history is often useful for other educators not present in that session who wish to review the types of questions/answers come up in a past session.
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  • Easy access to help with software issues.
  • Technical support
  • Access to Remote desktop control
  • Recording sessions for paper trails
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Cons

  • User Interface is dated
  • Setting up meeting is cumbersome, many of our instructors get confused by it
  • Being able to download recording to local computer is way over due
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  • No support for Mac
  • Software produces lags at times, not the smoothest
  • No integration with CSP's for file transfer
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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
I like the interface, especially for someone using Adobe products. The continuity across softwares helps with functionality.
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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

BB Collaborate used to have a horrific UI, now that has improved but the functions aren't there yet.In demoing the tool and Blackboard World 2015 it seemed very unstable.
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ShowMyPC lags behind its competition when it comes to usability and smoothness in operations, its UI on the web is complicated and seems out of place. The high point of this product is its customer service provided through chat support for any issues which is instant. The product also lacks integration with rd party CSPs for file sharing and it does not have a MAC client which works against it.
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Return on Investment

  • Cut down on travel costs
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  • It allowed us to provide support even in remote locations
  • Its website support is very useful as it has allowed us to gain instant access without need of software installation
  • Remote Desktop Connection freezes at times and might require more testing and upgrading
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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

ShowMyPC

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