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Adobe Connect

281 Ratings

Adobe Connect

281 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Zoom Video Webinar

17 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Works great for webinars, meetings and break-out sessions in my opinion. These are the types of scenarios that I have tested, but the only problem would be the price in relation to services. Rooms can be customised to fit your needs too, so just keep that in-mind as this can prove to be very useful
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Zoom Video Webinar

Zoom is a great tool for desktop and mobile video conferences. It is easy to get started as a host, and straightforward to join as a guest - from within or outside an organization. Recording works fairly well, but more as a record than an asset to use in the future. Local recordings can be rather low quality, and cloud recordings expire. Neither has editing features built into Zoom.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.1
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.9
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.0
Zoom Video Webinar
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.4
Zoom Video Webinar
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.7
Zoom Video Webinar
9.4

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.0
Zoom Video Webinar
9.1
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
Zoom Video Webinar
9.0
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.6
Zoom Video Webinar
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.0
Zoom Video Webinar
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.3
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
Event registration
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.1
Zoom Video Webinar
8.9
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.2
Zoom Video Webinar
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.7
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.6
Zoom Video Webinar
9.0

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Zoom Video Webinar
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.3
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.2
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.4
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.2
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.5

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.6
Branding options
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.5
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.7

Pros

  • Rearranging of room: When hosting a large presentation (of more than 300), the room can easily be converted into a customized-room or break-out session for example with ease.
  • Preparation of Rooms: You are able to prepare a presentation before hand, where all questions can be created for a poll, notes are created for yourself, presentations uploaded and tested, and also a test of the sound. This helps to ensure that all facets are in working order and ready-to-go!
  • Switch & Assigning of roles: It is very easy to switch between presenters, assign new presenters, upgrade viewers, and so forth.
  • Multi-cam views: It is great that there can be multiple web-cams from presenters used at once. I believe the limit is 4, or at least this is the most that we have tried.
  • Emailing of Chat transcript: You can easily send yourself a copy of the chat, which goes to the registered admin of the room.
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  • Easy setup for external users
  • Full featured for power users
  • Very reliable service - only extremely slow internet speeds impact communication
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Cons

  • RVIBE is a company that helps produce events in Adobe Connect. We like to control the content being broadcasted to the end user. In the desktop version of Adobe Connect we have learned to do that very well by hiding Pods that need to be hidden and changing Layouts on the fly to keep a streamlined smooth event. Unfortunately the mobile app for some reason allows participants to see all pods and gives them the ability to view pods that are normally hidden from desktop users. A participant can basically click away from what you are presenting and get distracted by other things.
  • When a meeting is on hold a host is unable to promote potential presenters from the participant list so that person can join the pre-event meeting.
  • Because RVIBE is usually controlling the meeting for our clients the lack of bandwidth control is a bit upsetting. Version 8 had clear and separate controls for Video Bandwidth, Audio Bandwidth and Video resolution. in AC9.x those controls have been condensed.
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  • Some features are hard to find, and you need to know they are there to go looking
  • Mobile app SSO has been less than straightforward lately, and resulted in signing in each time you host a meeting
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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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Zoom Video Webinar10.0
Based on 1 answer
We will be renewing with Zoom as long as it continues to meet our needs for client and lead outreach needs in a robust manner. With little error and an easy to use interface, Zoom has met our needs and exceeded our expectations. The cost is right and with a short learning curve, Zoom has been an easy decision to make and maintain.
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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

RVIBE is platform agnostic so we know and use any and all virtual platforms depending on our clients requirements. Platforms like WebEx, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Blue Jeans, On24, Skype, Google Hangouts, Lync, Wiggio, ect all have similar options and their own niches in the virtual platform space but if you are serious about Virtual Instructor Led Training or highly engaging webinars Adobe Connect is RVIBE's choice.
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We compared Zoom against GoToMeeeting/GoToWebinar, as well as some other custom solutions. By choosing Zoom, we have absolutely everything we need with a much more modern interface. Participants can easily download the software, unlike some of the competition, and they can navigate the controls without any problem. We rarely need to provide product support during webinars, which means that any questions asked are almost exclusively about the topic at hand, and that's a very good thing.
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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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  • Lower cost than the previous solution
  • Higher quality than the previous solution
  • Easy to use, so the money spent is worthwhile because the tool is used
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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

Zoom Video Webinar

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