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Adobe Connect

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Zoom Video Webinar

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Adobe Connect

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Zoom Video Webinar

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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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Zoom Video Webinar

Zoom Video Webinar is an excellent choice for individuals or employees who want to hold remote video conferences and meetings at a reasonable price. The basic free version of Zoom would be my top choice for small meetings lasting up to 40 minutes, but for larger webinars or meetings lasting longer than 40 minutes, there may be cheaper options. Zoom works well for business or work-related video conferencing, but it would also be a good choice for personal meetings or remote interviews.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.9
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.1
Zoom Video Webinar
9.4
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.6
Zoom Video Webinar
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.9
Zoom Video Webinar
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
6.1
Zoom Video Webinar
9.6

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.7
Zoom Video Webinar

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
8.3
Zoom Video Webinar
9.4
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.2
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.0
Zoom Video Webinar
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
7.7
Zoom Video Webinar
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.8
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.9
Zoom Video Webinar
9.6
Event registration
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
9.1

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.9
Zoom Video Webinar
9.2
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Zoom Video Webinar
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.2
Zoom Video Webinar
9.0
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.3

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.6
Zoom Video Webinar
9.6
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.4
Zoom Video Webinar
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.5
Zoom Video Webinar
9.5
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
9.0
Zoom Video Webinar
9.6

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8
Dashboards
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.8
Data exportability
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.9

Online Events Marketing

Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.9
Branding options
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
8.9
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
Zoom Video Webinar
9.0

Pros

  • Polling
  • Lots of 3rd party add ons available
  • desktop sharing
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  • The video and audio quality are excellent. I have never needed to ask a participant to repeat themselves because of low audio quality or a time lag between the video and audio.
  • I find the layout of the meeting interface pleasant and intuitive. I find it much easier to use than Skype. I also like that during a video conference, you can see all the participants on the sides of the screen, and the person talking is featured in the middle.
  • I like the fact that you can join a Zoom meeting via a web browser, or you can use the app. This allows you to join a meeting even if you are not on your own computer.
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Cons

  • Adobe Connect is very deep and very broad. It is not for someone who is looking for a simple chat client. Occasionally I will find someone who wants just one button to push to make the product go. Adobe Connect isn't like that. It is the "grown ups' product" and it has very deep capabilities.
  • Adobe Connect is modular -- each module has a specific function that maps to use case business needs. This depth is often a little confusing at first, because each module has its own learning curve. At the end of the day, it is a very good thing, but you need to plan a little time to get familiar with what the modules you have purchased do, because they are deep.
  • Adobe Connect has the ability to do quite advanced, powerful things. The flip side of this is that you need to be an adult about choosing what you are going to inflict on your audience. For example, you can conduct very highly engaging sessions with interactive elements that are respectful of your audience's bandwidth. Or you can be an absolute boor and force your audience to need a 1 Meg internet connection to have a good experience. But you need to be an adult and make good choices. In a way, this is the flip side of power -- you have to use it responsibly. Other products that don't do very much solve this problem quite differently -- they prevent you from doing anything substantive that could consume too much bandwidth. Of course, that is a primary reason people move up to Adobe Connect -- because they want something better.
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  • While the audio quality is very good, it is very sensitive to background noise. When we hold meetings with Zoom, all participants except the one talking have to mute their microphones, which is a bit of a nuisance during a discussion.
  • I prefer joining Zoom meetings through a web browser on my laptop rather than using the Zoom app, but every time I want to join a meeting I get the prompt to download the app. I'm not a big fan of being asked multiple times to download an app that I do not want (this happens when I join Zoom meetings on a computer other than my work laptop).
  • For the needs of my (small) research team, Zoom works well and is relatively inexpensive. However, Zoom pricing increases considerably for meetings of over 100 participants and longer meeting time caps.
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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

Features and ease-of-use. Once you have used Adobe's platform with its ability to put any type of content in to the platform and have it be reflected exactly to any viewer, you know you have a winner.
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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

  • This software has provided an opportunity for the reduction of travel time for meeting attendees therefore, saving on travel costs.
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  • Easy to get started, especially the mobile version.
  • Free version works just as well as the paid when it comes to video quality.
  • Feature rich, worth the price.
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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