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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

It is nice for projects where you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. If you are doing a basic live training with a small number of participants, it is easy to manage. I also enjoyed having the ability to brand a classroom and create different setups. I would not recommend if you plan to reuse trainings because of the issue with downloading recordings. I also had issues figuring out how to set up access to live recordings beyond sending a link. I wanted to create a unique login for users but I did not find it easy to do. Also if you want users to view additional videos within the classroom and/or access other third-party features, it is hit or miss. I found it to be incompatible with devices beyond desktop/laptop computers. In addition, the price is a bit expensive for a product that is not as flexible as other products on the market that are cheaper.
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Skype

If you want to be able to communicate quickly and easily for personal or professional reasons Skype is a great solution. It offers the ability to feel like you are in the same place. It also allows you to communicate quickly and concisely if you don't want to bother with a full video and audio setup. I don't think it is well suited for chatting with multiple people at once. The maximum number of people you can get together is 10. We found it much easier to go with Google Hangouts for smaller group calls because it was free and GoToMeeting for larger groups. GoToMeeting also had a fee but was well suited for such environments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.6
Skype
7.5
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
Skype
8.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Skype
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Skype
6.6
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
Skype
7.4

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
Skype
8.7
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Skype
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
Skype
8.2
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Skype
8.5
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Skype
8.7
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Skype
8.1
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Skype
8.5
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
Skype
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Skype
8.4
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype
8.7
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Skype
8.3
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Skype
8.2

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Skype
8.6
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Skype
8.9
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Skype
8.2
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype
8.8

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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Skype

  • Outlook Calendar Integration - Skype is connected to my Outlook Calendar and shows my availability to other users through the instant message function and also sends meeting reminders to the screen of my office phone. This allows me to keep track of my schedule but also allows my colleagues to know if I am available or not, how long I have been away, and when I will return.
  • Phone and Video Conference calls - Skype was my go-to for video conference calls even before my company purchased it for all our users. Now I get the added bonus of all the business functions and Outlook integration. I could start a single user video call in seconds and initiate it through the instant message function. Group conference calls are also now made easier through Skype. We don't all need to register for additional systems or accounts, like Google, to be able to facilitate a conference call.
  • Skype Missed Calls and Voicemail - One of my favorite things about Skype is the missed call and voicemail notifications I receive through my email. I am much more likely to notice missed calls and actually listen to voicemails. I no longer have to call in to my phone to listen to voicemail, I can check it quickly as I empty my email inbox.
  • Skype Rolodex - Looking up phone numbers for my colleagues across campus used to be very time consuming if their numbers were not on our website. through Skype, I can look up anyone's phone number and place a call in a matter of seconds.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • The one major issue I have experienced with Adobe Connect is the lag or "boot" when there are too many people present. When attendees reached the maximum amount, I see a huge lag when moving to a Break Out, an unresponsive or frozen room, or one may get what we term "booted". This is very frustrating for employees when time is of the essence.Opening up the parameters a bit on attendees to prevent these issues would be greatly appreciated.
  • Color. Color. Color. Although you are in a working environment, color is appreciate, but limited when creating pods to discuss or post items. The background is very drab and has no "pop" to it. Employees may see items differently if the pods background was something other than gray.
  • Videos. Videos tend to have a lag as well when doing real-time face to face discussion. There seems to be a pixelation issue that has been occurring for years now when viewing videos.
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Skype

  • It sometimes crashes while running. This needs to be improved.
  • During a video call there are network delays that degrade the user experience.
  • Sykpe also offers a paid calling feature. The call rates should decrease.
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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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Skype

Skype 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Sleeker options available on the market but this is included with Microsoft
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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.
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Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is very useful in terms of integration the organization and very cost effective for a large organization.
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Support

Adobe Connect

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

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whenever I have had issues, they got resolved very quickly. My experiences have been very good with Skype in this regard.
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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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Skype

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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Skype

Skype 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

Engaging sessions:If you are looking for an engaging session with loads of interactions and use of features. GoToMeeting/Webinar doesn't cut it as it lacks features, ClickMeeting is a great alternative, WebinarGeek can definitely hold up by is limited to the Dutch language for now. Sales meeting with potential client:GoToMeeting is our preferred choice as it is very easy to connect, conduct the presentation, and engage in conversation. The only drawback is that you have to download and install a program, where AdobeConnect is now turning to a cloud based system (was set for release when watching a release webinar).Statistics and Customisation:ClickMeeting is by far the most flexible in terms of providing statistics on users and production of a report on the event. It can also be tailored to be branded with a small fee. Price:WebinarGeeks is the tool that provides best value for money. The testing was a little more cumbersome due to my lack of Dutch; where a colleague had to help me a lot. ClickMeeting would be the second choice for price.
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Skype

Not used any till now.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • Cut down on travel costs
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Skype

  • Skype brought our team together over a common dislike.
  • We have a team of developers who cannot help themselves but go on and on about how much they hate Skype. I cannot blame them, we all agree.
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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

Skype

General

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

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