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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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WebinarJam

It's an excellent tool for agencies and companies that regularly host webinars and use it as a lead generation tool. It integrates well with other tools and has a great and reliable notification system. You can always edit their existing email notifications, but even general ones work well. If you're looking to only host a few webinars per year, you might be better off with a smaller, cheaper tool
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
WebinarJam
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
WebinarJam
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
WebinarJam

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
WebinarJam
8.5
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
WebinarJam
7.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
WebinarJam
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
WebinarJam
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
WebinarJam
9.5
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
WebinarJam
9.0
Event registration
Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
8.5

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
WebinarJam
10.0
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
WebinarJam
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
WebinarJam
10.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
WebinarJam
10.0

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
WebinarJam
8.3
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
WebinarJam
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
WebinarJam
8.5
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
WebinarJam
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
8.3
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
8.5
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
8.0

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
7.8
Branding options
Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
7.5
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
WebinarJam
8.0

Pros

  • Collaboration - It doesn't portray itself as a high-definition video platform. Most times it is accessed with webcams. But a strong focus has always been on its collaborative nature. Allowing for a wide range of materials to be shared with other viewers, it can be used for information collection as well as distribution with input coming from any user.
  • Communication - With a large portion of businesses looking to hold larger meetings allowing a greater portion of their employee base to take part in a meeting that might have once been local, or required people to be flown in, it provides a simpler means to gather information from many locations all at once - globally.
  • Cost - Many businesses are looking to cut costs from their events, and Adobe Connect is an ideal platform to help the bottom line. With one installation, you have now a perfect place for meetings to be held around the world without the costs of hotel rooms, conference areas, food and travel. Your users don't even have to get dressed if they don't want to. information is passed on with only a click into a meeting room.
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  • It's easy to set up. Even if you don't have too much skill when it comes to technical set-up, the tool has a very user-friendly interface that allows you to create and set up your webinar in just a few minutes.
  • Easy and reliable integrations. The tool integrates easily with multiple tools, and it's also on Zapier in case you need some additional functionalities.
  • Testing links. This one is my favorite! The tool generates test links for you to practice delivering your best presentation, without harming your initial webinar setup.
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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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  • Landing pages. The designs are pretty limited and repetitive, our company is always using our own designs.
  • Text limitations. You don't have a lot of room when it comes to text and webinar descriptions during the setup. If you stay away from long titles you should be good.
  • Pricing. The tool is definitely not cheap. If you're not planning to have regular webinars on it, you should look into something smaller and more budget-friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
Adobe Connect provides everything I need from a collaboration tool. Once you've had high speed internet or HD television or driven a luxury car, it's very difficult to go back to what you were using before. That's how I feel about Adobe Connect, it's the luxury car with all of the bells and whistles and moving to another product that doesn't have all of the features I've become accustomed to would be extremely frustrating.
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Usability

Adobe Connect9.0
Based on 5 answers
I like the interface, especially for someone using Adobe products. The continuity across softwares helps with functionality.
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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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I prefer WebinarJam due to its super-easy setup and great integration options. It works well with other tools like ClickFunnels, Hubspot and Mailchimp. From the tools we tried, this one seems to work the best for our company and clients!
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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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  • More leads. Doing regular webinars helped us generate more leads for our business.
  • More sales. Using offers and special offers during the webinars increased sales.
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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

WebinarJam

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