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Score 6.5 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    BrightTALK

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Zoom

    81%
    Zoom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    694 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    696 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    BrightTALK

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Zoom

    83%
    Zoom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    689 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    BrightTALK

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Zoom

    83%
    Zoom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    617 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    676 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    650 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    BrightTALK

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Zoom

    83%
    Zoom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    590 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    BrightTALK

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Zoom

    82%
    Zoom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    506 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    559 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BrightTALK is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    BrightTALK

    100%
    3 Ratings
    8.5

    Zoom

    85%
    716 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Zoom

    95%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Zoom

    88%
    37 Ratings

    Availability

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Zoom

    86%
    51 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Zoom

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Zoom

    78%
    14 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Zoom

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    BrightTALK

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BrightTALK

    I actually like to use this as training for onboarding new talent. The webinars are incredibly useful. But sometimes face-to-face training and coaching are more suitable for the healthcare environment we operate in.
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    Zoom

    In the new area of pandemic-era meetings online, I really like the opportunity that Zoom provides to have a meeting space. The audio and video quality is typically good, with problems usually being blamed on the bandwidth of the service provider. The recordings are great to be able to use once they have been processed. In fact, if there was one thing I would improve about recordings, it would be the amount of time it takes to render the video ready for output and sharing.
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    Pros

    BrightTALK

    • It expands our audience by allowing us to tap into their database of users.
    • It is easy to use and is reliable. We don't have any technical issues.
    • It has robust reporting that provides a lot of data on attendees.
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    Zoom

    • It's a great way to connect around the world with minimal bandwidth consumption.
    • Meeting our peers and exchanging ideas is made possible through the use of high-quality video and audio calls.
    • Exceptional audio and video quality; we are recording meetings and transferring them to other storage.
    • Compared to other apps, it has more features and allows for efficient file sharing within the chatbox.
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    Cons

    BrightTALK

    • The user interface can be a bit tricky at times, as you have to dig down to find certain information. However, it is a robust interface and the information is there.
    • Some features, like adding questions or resources, have cut-off windows, so you cannot make last-minute additions or changes.
    • The bridge occasionally drops speakers, and this can be disconcerting to presenters. However, it does not happen too often.
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    Zoom

    • You need an app to make the calls and meetings, but it would be perfect if it had a web-based option.
    • Sometimes when internet speed drops, the audio quality also drops; I would understand the video quality dropping, but the audio doesn't consume much bandwidth, so it would be nice to have a consistent audio even on low internet speeds.
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    Pricing Details

    BrightTALK

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BrightTALK editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Zoom

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Zoom editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      BasicFree1
      Pro$149.902
      Business$199.903
      Business Plus$250.004
      EnterpriseCustom5
      Add-On - Zoom Whiteboard$24.906
      Add-On - Large Meetingsstarting at $6007
      Add-On - Cloud Storagestarting at $1208
      Add-On Zoom Translated Captions$59
      Add-On Audio Conferencingstarting at $120010
      Add-On Zoom Phone Power PackStarting at $30011
      Add-On - Conference Room Connector$49912
      Add-On - Zoom IQ for SalesContact Sales13
      Add-On - Quality of Service SubscriptionContact Sales14

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
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      Usability

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      Zoom has been very good in terms of usability as I have rarely had issues joining the meetings on desktop and it has always provided me with a stable audio and video and it makes it very easy for me to get through any meetings without much problem. I have found that it helps create a very friendly environment with my team through the creation of conferences and moderated chat rooms.
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      Reliability and Availability

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
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      Performance

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
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      Support Rating

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
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      Implementation Rating

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
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      Alternatives Considered

      BrightTALK

      It is easy to use and very popular, yes, but a bit too mainstream for us in our industry. BrightTALK it's more sophisticated and it's content and feels more professional to us.
      Read full review

      Zoom

      Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      Overall I feel it is a fair price for what you pay for and the time constraints are not an issue at all. Zoom allows users to be on there for hours and hours and also you can launch as many meetings as you want. Overall I am very happy with using Zoom for our business.
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      Scalability

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
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      Professional Services

      BrightTALK

      No answers on this topic

      Zoom

      The professional service that Zoom offers us in a particular way has been really successful for us to diversify functions and highlight others that allow us to link our remote work in a much more effective way.
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      Return on Investment

      BrightTALK

      • We have grown our audience by at least 50%
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      Zoom

      • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
      • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
      • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
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