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Adobe Connect

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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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Skype for Business

It is a tool that adapts very well to meetings of a high professional level, being very effective for the transmission of information and the reduction of logistics expenses and the growth of the personnel. Skype adapts well as a tool of communication at a distance with the work teams, since it allows the reduction of the operative expenses and the execution times of the strategic instructions of the organization, guaranteeing the adequate use of the available time for the production of the company. It does not adapt very well for the organization of meetings at distances that merit communication with personnel located in communities of difficult access, which do not have an excellent connection to the internet, therefore the tool is more advisable for office activities but not field.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Skype for Business
7.6
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Skype for Business
7.9
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.0
Skype for Business
8.0

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.7
Skype for Business
8.4
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Skype for Business
8.7
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.6
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.3
Skype for Business
8.6
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.7
Skype for Business
8.2
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Skype for Business
8.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Skype for Business
8.9
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Skype for Business
7.6
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype for Business
7.5

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Skype for Business
8.4
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Skype for Business
8.5
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Skype for Business
8.5

Pros

  • Rearranging of room: When hosting a large presentation (of more than 300), the room can easily be converted into a customized-room or break-out session for example with ease.
  • Preparation of Rooms: You are able to prepare a presentation before hand, where all questions can be created for a poll, notes are created for yourself, presentations uploaded and tested, and also a test of the sound. This helps to ensure that all facets are in working order and ready-to-go!
  • Switch & Assigning of roles: It is very easy to switch between presenters, assign new presenters, upgrade viewers, and so forth.
  • Multi-cam views: It is great that there can be multiple web-cams from presenters used at once. I believe the limit is 4, or at least this is the most that we have tried.
  • Emailing of Chat transcript: You can easily send yourself a copy of the chat, which goes to the registered admin of the room.
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  • Status: Integration with Outlook and Outlook calendar makes it easy for you if you accept a meeting invitation. Skype will read your calendar data and change your status to "In a Meeting" where you won't get disturbed by side chats or notifications.
  • Remote connection: another great tool if you need to connect with someone and show them how something is done. For example, you need to install your company printer on their machine, it is easier to take control than to explain chatting.
  • Video and Audio calls: Skype always had high-quality calls, nothing has changed in that department, you can always call a colleague and have a talk about something that must be explained quickly.
  • Ability to add Skype contacts outside of your organization. It makes Skype for Business also your personal Skype, but you shouldn't share your organization email easily with everyone.
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Cons

  • Upload of Presentations: There seems to be a problem with the uploading of PowerPoint presentations at times. This results in multiple test, converting into PDFs, changing it up for the best results. This is because there are times when the images are lost, slides are missing or other small things.
  • Sound Issues: There have been instances where our out-of-house guest speaker has not been able to hear us (being the host). This resulted in a lot of typing back and forth between people. Also, there are times when there the is a lot of echoing in the room, so testing is absolutely recommended.
  • Reporting on Attendees: There should be a way to ensure that all email address are collected to show to the host who attended. At times, participants use fake name, abbreviations, and so forth. So this means that it can be very time consuming to review at the end. Plus, we use Marketo for the follow-up activities and Adobe does not transmit the right statuses, so this requires a manual fix at times. More time being taken.
  • New release of product features: It has taken a long time to get video recordings to be converted into MP4, which now can be done.
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  • Although it can also be used from the web, the most effective is that you install Skype on your computer or mobile (and your client as well). This is usually problematic for people who are not used to using technology.
  • Use the Microsoft system completely free of charge for a trial version so companies can validate if this application meets the expectations of the company.
  • Have a fully customized videoconference room with the logo and corporate colors of the company, with the Skype for Business account.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
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Skype for Business7.7
Based on 5 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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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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Skype for Business10.0
Based on 4 answers
I use it daily to communicate with my team
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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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Skype for Business7.3
Based on 1 answer
I have never heard any of the engineers or techs say that they have has any problems with skype for business in terms of support from the manufacturer. With that said I am going to say that there are not many issues and when there are, they are fixed rather quicky.
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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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Skype for Business8.2
Based on 1 answer
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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Alternatives Considered

RVIBE is platform agnostic so we know and use any and all virtual platforms depending on our clients requirements. Platforms like WebEx, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Blue Jeans, On24, Skype, Google Hangouts, Lync, Wiggio, ect all have similar options and their own niches in the virtual platform space but if you are serious about Virtual Instructor Led Training or highly engaging webinars Adobe Connect is RVIBE's choice.
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We couldn't continue using Skype for Business because it didn't meet our needs. We went with a competitor.
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Return on Investment

  • This software has provided an opportunity for the reduction of travel time for meeting attendees therefore, saving on travel costs.
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  • It had a very positive impact.
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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 for Business

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