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Score 7.6 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 well suited for nearly any situation you can think of where you need to communicate with groups of people across a physical distance. It has everything you could possibly need including document sharing, desktop sharing, whiteboarding, remote controlling etc. Even if an end user is in an area of low internet bandwidth they should be able to get by with some minor setting tweaks. The main issue with Zoom right now is probably the price point for Pro accounts. If you are a very large organization that needs to buy 100s or even 1000s of PRO accounts their pricing might be cumbersome to absorb initially.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.6
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Zoom Video Webinar
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Zoom Video Webinar
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
Zoom Video Webinar
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
Zoom Video Webinar
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Zoom Video Webinar

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
Zoom Video Webinar
9.4
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Zoom Video Webinar
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Zoom Video Webinar
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
Zoom Video Webinar
9.7
Event registration
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Zoom Video Webinar
8.9
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zoom Video Webinar
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Zoom Video Webinar
8.7
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Zoom Video Webinar
9.1

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Zoom Video Webinar
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.7
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.6
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.7
Branding options
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.6
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • Shared Templates in Adobe Connect help package content for convenient and consistent delivery of project and training materials.
  • Chat pods, poll pods, whiteboards and other features encourage interactivity beyond traditional lecture format.
  • Adobe Connect supports many file types, which enables you to pre-load several forms of multimedia for presentations, such as slides, images and video.
  • Breakout Rooms enable a project lead or trainer to engage with participants on an individual or small group basis.
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Zoom Video Webinar

  • It records to MP4 format which can be easily saved to a local machine and edited with even basic software such as iMovie or Windows Media Maker
  • The desktop application makes creating and scheduling meetings very simple and it always supplies a conference line with no need for cumbersome integrations
  • The mobile app is fantastic and works very well for our students who are on the go
  • Zoom training and tutorial catalog is very well done, even our technically challenged users have little issue getting comfortable with the tool
  • It handle multiple cameras (up to 50!), with high quality video very smoothly and is 'smart' in term of eliminating echo and muting noisy users.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • High Definition - It seems that no matter where you look, modern cameras are capable of capturing high definition video footage. Adobe needs to think about finding a way to upgrade the video quality and consistency that is viewable by the audience. There is the "least common denominator" factor to consider, but that is quickly rising, allowing better video opportunities.
  • HTML5 - As technology advances, so should Adobe. HTML5 offers the potential to hold meetings on any device despite its platform.
  • Flash - Quickly on its way out. It was one of the most proliferative installations on everyone's computer and in its time was stupendous. But it is quickly becoming dated. With the advent of HTML5, flash is quickly not becoming needed in order to have cross-platform content happen. With a strong push by Adobe, this could quickly become a reality for Connect.
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Zoom Video Webinar

  • The chat feature is by far the worst part of Zoom, you can't adjust text size or color or allow for multiple chat room within the same meeting (for groups or breakouts )
  • The Polling Feature could probably use more variety at this time. It def lags behind tools like Adobe Connect there. Also, the creation of Polls during a live session can generally be fairly cumbersome.
  • The 40 minute time limit for the basic account can be a pain point and it seems fairly pointless as a user can just restart the meeting immediately once the time expires. There is probably a more effective way to limit the Basic account for the PRO
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
The only reason I would see us renewing our contract is once again pricing, but also fear of switching. We cannot be certain that we won't encounter the same reliability, communication, and complexity issues we've experiences with the Adobe Connect software. I think this holds us back from switching, but ultimately, because of the vast and varied problems we've experienced with the platform, I do not believe we should or will renew our contract with Adobe Connect.
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Zoom Video Webinar

Zoom Video Webinar 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 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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Zoom Video Webinar

Zoom Video Webinar 10.0
Based on 1 answer
easy and intuitive to setup and use.
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Support

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Zoom Video Webinar

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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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Zoom Video Webinar

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Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
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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Zoom Video Webinar

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I enjoy both Zoom and Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect seems to be more professional. While Zoom seems to have more bells and whistles.
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Zoom Video Webinar

Zoom is unbeatable when compared against the long-established vid communication players on speed, video quality, ease of use and even price.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • Adobe Connect has improved the way we communicate inside and outside the company, both with employees as suppliers and external customers.
  • Adobe Connect has improved the way to share information to my collaborators, has a wide acceptance of formats or files.
  • To have an excellent performance in the use of Adobe Connect, the company must have robust and good quality computing equipment to maximize the experience and comfort offered by this application, which generates a costly investment in the IT area.
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Zoom Video Webinar

  • It has had positive ROI by allowing employees across multiple states attend meetings.
  • It has allowed employees who have missed a meeting to go back and watch the recording.
  • Recorded webinars are being used for training of future hires
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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

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