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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
6.6
ShowMyPC
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
ShowMyPC
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
ShowMyPC
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
ShowMyPC
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
ShowMyPC

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
ShowMyPC
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
ShowMyPC
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
ShowMyPC

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
ShowMyPC
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
ShowMyPC
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
ShowMyPC
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
ShowMyPC
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
ShowMyPC
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
ShowMyPC

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
ShowMyPC
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
ShowMyPC
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
ShowMyPC
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
ShowMyPC

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
ShowMyPC
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
ShowMyPC
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
ShowMyPC
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
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

  • The main reason we chose Adobe Connect over other platforms is the robust Breakout Room option. Using Breakout Rooms in a class of 20-30 participants really drives interactivity in a virtual session. Participants love the design of small group activities RVIBE brings to a meeting and Adobe Connect is the tool of choice.
  • Polling is another great feature. The addition of Short answer polls let's our clients gain real insight into what their participants want. To be able to use polls in the event and not have to email them out our clients receive instant feedback and higher participation rating.
  • Custom pods. Adobe allows company's like RVIBE to create custom pods. RVIBE has created a GameShow Pod that helps drive gamification within an event. All RVIBE clients get to use this Pod free of charge and we have received great feedback . Its a simple pod that amplifies interactivity past what you can do in a live non virtual setting. RVIBE also has what we call our Vusion Pod. This brings HD quality video to the Adobe Connect environment. RVIBE is able to run multiple Adobe Connect sessions at the same time and with the Vusion Pod we can broadcast a live unified message to all sessions simultaneously. Think of a conference Town Hall then everyone goes to their small breakout sessions. With Adobe Connect and RVIBE Vusion you can conduct a Virtual Conference with a unified Town Hall!
  • The ability to Bridge TC systems and still conduct Breakout sessions is a great add for clients that are afraid to move to VoIP or just prefer TC over VoIP.
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ShowMyPC

  • Easy access to help with software issues.
  • Technical support
  • Access to Remote desktop control
  • Recording sessions for paper trails
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • RVIBE is a company that helps produce events in Adobe Connect. We like to control the content being broadcasted to the end user. In the desktop version of Adobe Connect we have learned to do that very well by hiding Pods that need to be hidden and changing Layouts on the fly to keep a streamlined smooth event. Unfortunately the mobile app for some reason allows participants to see all pods and gives them the ability to view pods that are normally hidden from desktop users. A participant can basically click away from what you are presenting and get distracted by other things.
  • When a meeting is on hold a host is unable to promote potential presenters from the participant list so that person can join the pre-event meeting.
  • Because RVIBE is usually controlling the meeting for our clients the lack of bandwidth control is a bit upsetting. Version 8 had clear and separate controls for Video Bandwidth, Audio Bandwidth and Video resolution. in AC9.x those controls have been condensed.
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ShowMyPC

  • 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 Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
It has become an integral part of our business. It's used on a daily basis
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ShowMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
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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ShowMyPC

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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ShowMyPC

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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ShowMyPC

No score
No answers yet
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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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ShowMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

We found that WebEx was 'flat' when it came to training for extended periods of time. Deeper interactions created by AC with the course content, the instructors and, ultimately, with the students creates a successful class. A successful class means students that have been exposed to (in our case) intensely complex & technical content that wasn't hampered by stupid technical failures & lack of features. For example: in WebEx, when the Host dropped off, the classroom would get torn-down with it. It was a mad-scramble to get the classroom back up, and somehow notify the attendees that they can 'dial back in', etc. Additionally, the WebEx 'cloud' for course content storage & subsequent access wasn't as rich, or as flexible as AC's, and we found that our CDT release management team couldn't integrate their processes easily with WebEx, and therefore we regularly ran into inconsistencies in versions delivered.
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ShowMyPC

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

Adobe Connect

  • Unfortunately, some of our marketers have actually stopped doing Web conferences with their attorneys due to our reliability issues with the software. We're losing out on key touchpoints with our clients and prospects because of reliability and complexity issues.
  • I think the ability to do Web conferences does help greatly. It's another service we can offer to existing clients to present in-house CLE series for their GCs. It also helps establish our attorneys as thoguht leaders in a given area.
  • I think one of our biggest issues is the reliability of the software, which many times can reflect badly on us and in turn may make our contacts not come back for a second web conference. We hope that the content we provide outweighs any technical issues our participants have, but we cannot be sure of this factor.
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ShowMyPC

  • 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

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