What users are saying about

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Watchitoo StreamingPro

2 Ratings
Score 9.9 out of 101

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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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Watchitoo StreamingPro

I think Watchitoo is a product that is great for many different use-cases for internal programming, one-on-one teaching, e-learning, live web chats, town halls, etc. The company is also very innovative in that updates are constantly being made to the platform and I've seen feedback immediately reflected in a new feature or button.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Watchitoo StreamingPro
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Pros

  • 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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  • Simplicity of interface and basic features to get non-technical speakers to enable camera/adjust microphone and preview their feed.
  • Complexity of potential programming and special settings that can yield a rather high production quality using external camera, studio switchboards, and any other fancy bells and whistles you want to integrate from other media/communication equipment.
  • Customer service was always on point with their responses to technical questions and exhibited great diligence when assisting live programs. They were good about being open about other customer experiences and troubleshooting methods learned from others using the platform.
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Cons

  • The training module is great and provides a lot of analytics, but the reporting could be updated to a fresher look, especially when exporting data into a spreadsheet.
  • The webinar module can do a lot of great things, but it does have a learning curve. Streamlining the process to make it more intuitive would be a nice change.
  • There is a ton of cutomization that can be done from a branding perspective, but there are a few places where you are locked into Adobe's verbiage and it would be nice if everything could be branded the way we want it.
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  • The lower bandwidth environments often had trouble participating in Watchitoo StreamingPro so a custom "low bandwidh" theme was created. I feel like Watchitoo could offer more to more people if they catered to those with lower internet speeds and slower computers, or shoddy mobile service.
  • The external media search functionality is great and can add a lot to a program, but it could be more user-friendly and a bit more configurable. I like to narrow my searches for specific content, colors, file types, shapes, sizes, formats, etc. Watchitoo peaked into the Internet, but I often had to search, find, download, save, upload instead of pulling directly into the program. NOTE: I am typically more particular in my media searches than others.
  • Lastly, I'd say combining a ZUI (zoom user interface) would be a potentially interesting feature to add to Watchitoo. The idea in my mind is a multi-point feed show where folks are in relation to one another in the world. Somewhat how Google Earth toggles between points, but also like how Prezi presentation can have content spread out over a larger map area.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
I give it a 9 out of 10 because of the ease of use and multiple ways to engage your audience. I do not like the fact that when I am looking to include graphics and art to my presentations it take a lot of time to convert them over to object for display. The archive functionality and editing with recordings is a great feature as well
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
It allows me to do my job remotely w/o having to
visit clients Face to Face
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

In the past, I have had experience with Wimba and with GoTo Meeting for virtual sessions. Both posed many technological issues that are not as prevalent with Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect is far superior in the ability to share content, files and screens to give participants real-time support and information. Adobe Connect has features that allows for clarity, engagement activities and chat options to ensure participants have the information they need and a voice that can be heard.
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Adobe Connect is a tried, true and trusted platform given the Adobe name is widely recognized everywhere. Watchitoo offers a bit more of a start-up feel and are often much more responsive in term of customer service. Account managers were open to multiple modes of communication and constantly making themselves available, even to support ad hoc programs. Larger platforms would re-assign new account liaisons and technical support staff. Knowledge Management with respect to our use of the platform and previous troubles/lessons learned was much more fluid with Watchitoo
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Return on Investment

  • Well, I can not comment on this as I was an user and was not in the process of decision making. However I feel that it certainly helps to facilitate in achieving business objectives. It can surely provide faster solutions.
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  • Better customer service; it improved production quality and allow for a custom look-and-feel that was missing from other platforms in use.
  • Enabled more participation; through the mobile features and easy connection procedure, users felt empowered using a simple program whereas other platforms were requiring special technician help.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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