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Adobe Connect

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Virtual Classroom- Adobe Connect is, hands down, the top choiceWebinar - for audiences where you desire high impact, highly engaging webinars and need strong analytics, Adobe Connect is a great choiceIntegrated solution needs - If you want your product set to be integrated with other enterprise functions, choose Adobe Connect -- the full set of API's and modular nature of the product will let you build something that fits quite well.Scalable, global, delivery needs - Because of multiple delivery models (multi-tenant hosted, on-premise, Managed service) you can scale your deployment and position it geographically where you need it. You can start small and build. You can meet very high security and integration requirements.
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Skype

It's well suited to help desk situations, office environments, collaborative situations and overall IRC type situations. One of the biggest reasons we like Skype is the fact it's easy to use, quick, and relatively easy to monitor. I don't believe Skype would do so well in a remote work situation, where a user works from home or from a remote location over a public network. I think Skype really shines in an isolated network where all users are on the same domain / building / geographic area. Our users are spread over 2 states; however, they're all on the same domain and connected by a long haul link directly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Skype
7.6
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Skype
8.1
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Skype
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Skype
6.7
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Skype
7.5

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Skype
7.9
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Skype
8.7
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Skype
7.1

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Skype
8.2
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Skype
8.5
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Skype
8.7
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Skype
8.1
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Skype
8.4
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Skype
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Skype
8.6
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Skype
9.0
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Skype
8.4
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype
8.4

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Skype
8.6
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Skype
8.9
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype
8.2
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Skype
8.7

Pros

  • It allows us to present exactly how we want to present; We can share one PowerPoint presentation for all speakers to use during their presentation, allowing them to move their own slides. Allows for a cleaner presentation overall.
  • Relatively user-friendly once you're in your Seminar Room for your presentation. Attorneys seem to be able to use the software with ease.
  • Various pods in your Seminar Room allow you to set up your room exactly as you want it with the features you use most often or find helpful during your presentation.
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  • I think it is a great too for connecting with family and building professional relationships.
  • I think it is a tool that provides convenience because you can skype whenever is suitable for you.
  • I think it is easily accessible to call and connect.
  • I like that the Skype can be free depending on your needs.
  • Useful to connect to all no matter what system they use Sndroid, PC, or Mac.
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Cons

  • Overall support and communication from Adobe Connect is lacking. When new features come out, we have a lack of knowledge of what changes are actually being made. Mostly we figure out what the changes are based on our own experiences and usually something that goes wrong during a Web Conference. There should be detailed information that is provided to us when changes will be made and how to adapt our current processes with those changes.
  • Setting up a Web Conference is not intuitive with Adobe Connect. Even after using the product for over a year, I still refer back to the notes I took during my tutorial session. Making a mistake with one question in either the Seminar Room or the Event Management tab can create major problems the day of the Web Conference. The process needs to be streamlined in order to make the front-end process more user friendly.
  • Certain features of the room itself could have been better thought out before implenting across the board. For example, the rule of only 10 people maximum in a room until a certain point can actually cause major problems for users. There have been situations on our team where hosts and speakers have been locked out of the room right before a presentation. I think they need to listen to their users more in order to implement more changes with the software.
  • I think Adobe Connect lacks reliability. Many of our attendees and even speakers or hosts are dropped from the Seminar Room during our presentations. This is unacceptable during external client facing programs.
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  • Room for improvement: roll back to what it was before Microsoft acquisition.
  • Remove the forced Microsoft login. Make the "remember me" option available again so it won't sign me out every single time and force me to get a Microsoft account.
  • Bring back screenshot options.
  • I'm having a hard time finding 3 things it does well. It used to do many things quite well, but not since it's been bought out by Microsoft. It's now a disaster.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
The only reason I would see us renewing our contract is once again pricing, but also fear of switching. We cannot be certain that we won't encounter the same reliability, communication, and complexity issues we've experiences with the Adobe Connect software. I think this holds us back from switching, but ultimately, because of the vast and varied problems we've experienced with the platform, I do not believe we should or will renew our contract with Adobe Connect.
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Skype8.3
Based on 3 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
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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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Skype9.0
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 Connect7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Skype10.0
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 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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Skype8.0
Based on 1 answer
No, It was implemented by third party
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Adobe Connect, because it is an application with a lower cost and offers the same functionality as Skype for Business, and even its interface seems easier to use and more practical.
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I chose SKYPE because for the most part it works for me and I understand it. I don't like using FB for more than just social media due to lack of privacy issues
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Return on Investment

  • Lots of saving because of switching from in-person meetings to the virtual classroom, so our remote team members don't have to travel.
  • Great tool in our case for marketing campaigns, using it to focus on certain products and inviting opinion leaders to an online presentation.
  • Faster and more efficient training will improve productivity and achievement of scheduled objectives.
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  • It has considerably reduced the capital expenditure required to maintain a huge number of computers as we hire fewer technicians to serve more needs.
  • It is reasonably cheap for a large organization and will hardly reflect in your expenses yet the effects can optimize the operations in a great way.
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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