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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Zeen

1 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Zeen

1 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Figure out if you're looking for a conferencing tool or a training tool. If the primary purpose is going to be for web meetings, then I would likely look elsewhere. There is better standalone conferencing software. If you're trying to upgrade your training platform, this is a great option. They offer an abundance of tools that make this a viable option for those who will be presenting without producers as well.
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Zeen

Zeen is perfect for daily stand-ups and quick calls with customers.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Zeen
7.7
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Zeen
9.1
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Zeen
7.3
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Zeen
6.4
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Zeen
8.2

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Zeen
9.1
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zeen
9.1
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zeen

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Zeen
6.4
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Zeen
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Zeen
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Zeen
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zeen
6.4
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Zeen

Online Events Collaboration

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

Online Events Security

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

Pros

  • Adobe Connect handles streaming multiple videos (e.g. many different webcams or streaming a pre-recorded video) quite well with minimal issues.
  • Adobe Connect allows for creation and switching between multiple screen layouts so that you can plan a course flow ahead of time and implement it flawlessly for participants. There is another key feature called Prepare Mode which allows the host to modify or prepare a different screen layout while everyone else remains in the last layout.
  • Adobe Connect allows for breakout rooms. This feature is useful for classroom delivery webinars which require the users to break into smaller groups for working on a problem or brainstorming.
  • Adobe Connect allows the host to email themselves a copy of the chat history. The history is often useful for other educators not present in that session who wish to review the types of questions/answers come up in a past session.
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  • I love the fact that I can save the audio recording of the call
  • When you log in to a meeting, your video is on by default - which seems more natural for our use case
  • Having the ability to set an agenda prior to the call, is really useful
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Cons

  • Slides and images can be pre-loaded and deployed easily, but we have noticed some buffering issues when attempting to show video as a pre-loaded file.
  • Shared Templates offer a great way to set up and save multiple pods and layouts, however, we have encountered some issues when attempting to set up and save Breakout Rooms in a Shared Template.
  • When demonstrating screen-share tutorials for software, some parts of the application do not always render correctly for the viewer. In our experience, this problem typically occurs with more complex, multi-window applications.
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  • The on-boarding process for Team spaces is a little confusing and could be improved
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect10.0
Based on 27 answers
While we are always open to an alternative that meets our needs, we plan to stick with Adobe Connect for the foreseeable future. The product continues to evolve as Adobe rolls out new versions and updates on a fairly frequent basis, and as a hosted customer we receive those updates automatically
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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

I've worked for several conferencing companies and have supported a lot of online products. I've talked a lot about what Adobe Connect does well and not so well in this review, but the customization and flexibility you get with Adobe Connect is the main reason I find it to be the best collaboration technology out there. I can completely brand and customize my meeting room to use only the features that I need. I can turn on/off any feature with a simple mouse click. I can prepapre several different layouts to quickly change the look and function of my virtual meeting room. Adobe Connect also allows developers to create functionality that doesn't come out of the box. You can create custom .swf files that are like apps for your meeting room and they add both functionality and fun into the Adobe Connect experience. Third party developers have created custom .swf files for closed captioning, rock paper scissors, Jeopardy style trivia games, countdown timers, clocks, mp3 players and much more. Adobe Connect goes way beyond just screen sharing
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Zeen wins over its competition because of its ease of use, tightly controlled feature set and the fact that no additional software is required.
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Return on Investment

  • Very positive ROI when the same team is located in different geographical areas.
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  • Overall, Zeen reduces time fussing about getting into meetings; especially the fact that you don't need to install additional software.
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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

Zeen

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