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331 Ratings
Top Rated
68 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, there are cheaper ones (like Zoom) that will do the trick just fine. Where Adobe Connect shines is when you're looking for a virtual training tool, because of its more robust feature set and the fact that you can set up room layouts ahead of time and reuse them and because of the available add-ons, which can help make learning more engaging. (In fact, on that engagement front, I believe you can also present learners with interactive quizzes, etc., if you create them in another Adobe tool, like Presenter or Captivate.)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

I think Vimeo is well-used by organizations or people interested in placing the videos within another platform (within an app, embedded in a website, etc.) rather than someone looking for a video platform for social media purposes. I would say Vimeo is a wonderful business solution rather than a personal outlet.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.6
Vimeo
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
Vimeo
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
Vimeo
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.1
Vimeo
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.6
Vimeo

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Vimeo
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Vimeo
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
Vimeo

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
Vimeo
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.0
Vimeo
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
Vimeo
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
Vimeo
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Vimeo
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
Vimeo

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
Vimeo
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Vimeo
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
Vimeo
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
Vimeo

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
Vimeo
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
Vimeo
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
Vimeo
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
Vimeo

Video Marketing

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.2
Lead generation
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.4
Video personalization
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.0
eCommerce
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
5.9
Support for advertisements
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.8
Video SEO
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.8
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.5

Video Platform Integrations

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
5.3
Integration to Marketo
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Eloqua
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
5.9
Integration to LMS
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.8

Video Security

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.3
Video access controls
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.2
User management
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.1
Video link sharing
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.7
Internal video
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.4
External video
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.3

Video Player

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.5
Embedded videos
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.6
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.7
Mobile compatibility
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.8

Video Analytics

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.1
A/B testing
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.5
Streaming quality reports
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.7
Per viewer tracking
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.3
Per video tracking
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
9.3
Video analytics dashboard
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.7

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.0
On-Demand video
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.7
Live streaming
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.4
Impact of streaming on network
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
7.2
Video upload & format support
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.0
Video library / File management
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.6
Video portal
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.9

Video Engagement

Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.9
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
5.2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
6.5
Video comments
Adobe Connect
Vimeo
8.8

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • Image and Branding - Vimeo has always had an edge on design and branding versus its competitors like YouTube. Using Vimeo as a content delivery platform gives the appearance of being luxurious and having a high-end product.
  • Video Configuration - I've used YouTube through multiple iterations of their video management and configuration options, and Vimeo has continued to beat it hands down, both in ease of use and robustness. I can easily organize my Vimeo videos into tags and playlists while I still struggle with YouTube, where it is quite laborious.
  • User Interaction - Vimeo allows you to capture user email addresses for email lists with ease, something its competitors have not figured out yet. You can easily split your video into chapters and hyperlink from within the video to other areas, features which competitors like YouTube have in some form but not nearly as easy to use or well-implemented as Vimeo.
  • Video Analytics - Vimeo has a full-featured analytics suite that helps content creators understand user interaction and engagement with their videos.
  • Versioning and Collaboration - Vimeo has workflows for video history and for collaboration where you can have a content creator upload a video which enters a pipeline for an editor to approve. I have not used these workflows, but it's pretty cool that they have implemented features like this.
  • Custom Micro-Sites - I have only ever embedded Vimeo videos in websites that I've created, or sent them as links to clients, but I have seen well-designed micro-sites for content creators built using Vimeo. Overall, Vimeo does design and branding very well. Their micro-sites look much better, visually speaking, than competitors like YouTube whose equivalent feature, the YouTube Channel, just seems dry in comparison.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results, it would be better if search engines can find them.
  • The search option can be made better. Looking up for old videos are a hassle sometimes.
  • Can have CC autogeneration option, it would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Sean McCarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
Jeannette Saysomvang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 4 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.3
Based on 15 answers
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Erik Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 8 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I prefer Adobe Connect's slide sharing and recording/playback features to either Zoom or GoToMeeting(GTM). GTM is good for meetings where the majority of the group is onsite and needs to conference in only a few remote participants, and Zoom is great for video chats. It's really a case of knowing your products and audience, and Adobe Connect has worked great for the majority of our team's needs.
Shannon Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

In higher ed we have a couple of options that integrate directly with our LMS (Blackboard/Canvas) that are comparable. Kaltura is outstanding but it's very expensive whereas I've found Viddler(and YouTube) to be much more simplistic. I've worked with other tools that want to charge based on the number of views or how much bandwidth you demand but I have always found that to be erratic. For budgeting purposes, I prefer to you just a sent annual fee like Vimeo.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • We have seen a very good ROI on all of our weekly videos as it provides really good analytics.
  • Because Vimeo is reliable there has been very little to no troubleshooting or issues with video playback. That means our customers don't leave the video when
  • Our website is a destination for people to view our videos, so on the negative side, Vimeo doesn't have the user base to have our content organically discovered.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

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

Vimeo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
Vimeo
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Vimeo

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Vimeo
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Vimeo

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Vimeo
8.3

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Vimeo

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Vimeo

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Vimeo

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