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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

WorkCast Producer+

1 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

For larger corporations vetting the scenarios out with your IT prior to purchasing or using a product like Adobe Connect is essential. RVIBE prides itself for successfully bridging the gap between you and your IT department. Does our distributed workforce have access to the microphone and webcams in their laptops or tablets. Are we forced to be on VPN? Is our Network large enough to handle holding a meeting with everyone at their desk? Do we need an HD broadcast because this is a VP and they need to look good?For smaller companies do you need breakout rooms? How many participants will really be on each call? Adobe Connect might be too much technology for the cost. It all comes down to the requirements. RVIBE takes the requirements and guides you down the right path.
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WorkCast Producer+

WorkCast Producer is a good platform for companies who are looking to produce webinars to further engage with their market. It is more suited to departments who have the resources, and a basic knowledge of what webinars are, to produce these
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
WorkCast Producer+
7.7
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
WorkCast Producer+
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
WorkCast Producer+
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
WorkCast Producer+
7.3

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
WorkCast Producer+
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
WorkCast Producer+
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
WorkCast Producer+

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
WorkCast Producer+
7.3
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
WorkCast Producer+
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
WorkCast Producer+
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Event registration
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
9.1

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
WorkCast Producer+
8.6
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
WorkCast Producer+
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
WorkCast Producer+
9.1

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
WorkCast Producer+
8.6
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
WorkCast Producer+
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
WorkCast Producer+
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
7.7
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
7.3
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
8.2

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
8.2
Branding options
Adobe Connect
WorkCast Producer+
8.2

Pros

  • Polling
  • Lots of 3rd party add ons available
  • desktop sharing
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  • Ease of use, can be accessed on multiple devices and customisable templates that can be cloned.
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Cons

  • User Interface is dated
  • Setting up meeting is cumbersome, many of our instructors get confused by it
  • Being able to download recording to local computer is way over due
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  • Sometimes the user journey can seem repetitive.
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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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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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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

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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WorkCast has very competitive licensing plans compared to other services. As a newer platform on the market it is also developing to meet their clients needs on a regular basis. From my experience, this enabled me to customise the webinars much more easily than I could with previous suppliers, developing new products with the support of the WorkCast team. I also found the interface to be more modern and up to date compared to older platforms.
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Return on Investment

  • Flexibility - Every client's needs are different. When you are faced with a meeting that is as simple as slide sharing with audio, or as complex as a major general session with breakout rooms and the ability to view and interact on a wide range of devices, Connect has you covered.
  • Ease-Of-Use - With a simple interface that is easy to learn as well as easy to teach, it offers anyone with a wide variety of technological experience the ability to hold a meeting any time or anywhere.
  • Bottom Line - The gear required to actually host Adobe Connect can be as simple as a laptop or an iPad. You most likely already have everything you need to host a meeting at your home with very little setup required.
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  • A positive impact on ROI across the business.
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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

WorkCast Producer+

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