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Score 7.6 out of 101
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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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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
6.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
Watchitoo StreamingPro
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Watchitoo StreamingPro
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Watchitoo StreamingPro
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Watchitoo StreamingPro

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • Immediate communication within a secure environment between the host, or hosts, and attendees is a major benefit of Adobe Connect.
  • The ability to screen share is second to none and can be done immediately in the current session, or if the host pulls an attendee, or attendees, to a Break Out.
  • File sharing when those important files come through that require notification to a group as a whole is also something Adobe Connect does well.
  • Finally, the ability to post polls, create a white board for interaction with employees, and other items are just some of the benefits of Adobe Connect
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Watchitoo StreamingPro

  • 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

Adobe Connect

  • 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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Watchitoo StreamingPro

  • 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 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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Watchitoo StreamingPro

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.
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Watchitoo StreamingPro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Connect

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

No score
No answers yet
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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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Watchitoo StreamingPro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 4 answers
I liked it.
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Watchitoo StreamingPro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

We looked at GoToMeeting and WebEx, and for our size and the number of sessions we do, they did not make as much sense financially. Although Adobe Connect may seem like it requires a lot of money up front, the others make up for it in the end because of additional charges for meetings over a certain size, etc. We also preferred the interface of Adobe Connect as well as the high-quality recordings and server storage.
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Watchitoo StreamingPro

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

Adobe Connect

  • We turned what was formerly an annual mini-conference into a series of webinars, allowing us and our members to save on meeting and travel expenses.
  • We have added value to our members' experience, because we can now offer many virtual opportunities year-round as opposed to only during live events throughout the year. The visual and interactive elements of a webinar make them more attractive as a learning experience than a simple teleconference. And because the webinars are recorded, members can view them at their leisure.
  • We've been able to expand what we offer to our chapters in terms of support from the national office, and we've given them an additional means of delivering professional development opportunities to their local members.
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Watchitoo StreamingPro

  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

Watchitoo StreamingPro

General

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

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