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Highlights

On24 and Zoom both allow businesses to create web conferences that can support a large number of participants with audio and video.  On24 is a webinar software designed to support businesses presentations for large groups of people.  Zoom is a web and video conferencing tool designed to help businesses host internal and external meetings, as well as larger conferences.  Zoom is popular with businesses of all sizes, while On24 is most popular with mid-sized and large enterprises. Zoom may be more popular with smaller businesses due to the availability of a free pricing package.

Features

On24 and Zoom both provide essential video conferencing tools, but they also have some unique features that set them apart from each other.

On24 includes html5 support that allows users to participate in conferences without downloading an application. This is great for webinars as users who only wish to attend one webinar will not need to commit to downloading an application for a single conference. Additionally, On24 includes analytics tools businesses can use to see how many viewers their webinars had, as well as statistics like what percentage of users stay for the whole conference.

Zoom offers high quality audio and video for small internal meetings or large conferences.  Users can share multiple screens or use multiple cameras, as well as use the “touch up my appearance” setting to make sure their video is the highest quality it can be.  In addition to the video and audio quality of Zoom, users have access to collaboration tools such as whiteboards and drawing that allow presenters to make notes and highlight important information on the fly during a presentation. 

Limitations

Though On24 and Zoom both enable businesses to host conferences and meetings, they also have a few limitations that are important to consider.

Zoom provides simple, one click meeting invitations, but all meeting participants have to download the Zoom application.  Businesses using On24 can allow users to join web conferences using the browser based application without a download.  Browser based conferencing can be important for businesses that frequently conference with external individuals.  Additionally, Zoom’s analytics features are not as detailed as those provided by On24, for businesses using their video conferencing software primarily for internal meetings this may not be important but it is relevant for businesses hosting webinars.

On24 provides support for large amounts of participants, but it can be more difficult to implement and use compared to Zoom’s simple user interface. Additionally, On24 provides excellent support for webinars, but does not provide a more inexpensive tool for smaller meetings.  For businesses that primarily need to support smaller web conferences, rather than webinars, other tools may be more affordable.

Pricing

Zoom’s Pro pricing tier costs $15.00 per host per month and allows meetings as long as 24 hours. The business tier costs $20.00 per host per month and includes custom branding. Lastly, the enterprise tier costs $20.00 per host per month and requires at least 50 hosts. This plan includes unlimited cloud storage.

On24 pricing is not detailed publicly, but businesses can reach out to vendors for a detailed quote.

Likelihood to Recommend

ON24

ON24 is great for webcasts where there are participants that might be hard of hearing. The seamlessness of the closed captions/event monitoring is very helpful in ensuring that our presentations are accessible to everyone. ON24 is also great for presentations where audience members need to have the resources connected to the presentation on hand during the presentation. The widgets really help the webcasts come to life and I'm excited to see what upgrades ON24 has in store concerning new widget capabilities.
Gabriel Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

If you have to video conference anyone, and I do mean ANYone, Zoom is the perfect platform for that. Part of my job is helping our company adopt new technologies that we purchase, and Zoom is our preferred method. Maybe for an intimate setting or a performance review, I wouldn't use Zoom? But for almost any other scenario, I would recommend using Zoom.
Charles Browder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

ON24
8.0
Zoom
Dashboards
ON24
8.0
Zoom
Data exportability
ON24
8.1
Zoom

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

ON24
7.9
Zoom
8.2
High quality audio
ON24
7.9
Zoom
8.9
Mobile support
ON24
7.6
Zoom
7.0
High quality video
ON24
Zoom
9.0
Low bandwidth requirements
ON24
Zoom
7.9

Online Meetings / Events

ON24
7.1
Zoom
8.6
Calendar integration
ON24
8.1
Zoom
8.6
Record meetings / events
ON24
8.9
Zoom
9.0
Slideshows
ON24
8.6
Zoom
8.8
Event registration
ON24
8.2
Zoom
Meeting initiation
ON24
Zoom
8.9
Integrates with social media
ON24
Zoom
7.7

Online Events Collaboration

ON24
7.7
Zoom
8.5
Audience polling
ON24
7.8
Zoom
8.4
Q&A
ON24
8.2
Zoom
8.3
Live chat
ON24
Zoom
8.8

Online Events Security

ON24
7.8
Zoom
8.6
Participant roles & permissions
ON24
7.4
Zoom
8.6
Confidential attendee list
ON24
8.0
Zoom
8.5
User authentication
ON24
Zoom
8.8

Online Events Marketing

ON24
8.0
Zoom
Branding options
ON24
8.5
Zoom
Integration to Marketing Automation
ON24
7.5
Zoom

Screen Sharing

ON24
Zoom
8.8
Desktop sharing
ON24
Zoom
9.3
Whiteboards
ON24
Zoom
8.4

Pros

ON24

  • The Simulive webinar format is a game changer for our company. The majority of our KOLs have very hectic work schedules with seeing patients and Simu-live allows us to pre-record webinars at any time convenient for our speakers and then broadcast the recording at a later date as if it were a live presentation.
  • The engagement hub allows our previously recorded webinars to retain their initial value and makes it easy for both future and returning webinar subscribers to watch all of our content in one central location.
  • All of our webinar registrants are synced in our Salesforce CRM in unique campaigns for easy tracking and ROI reporting.
Robert Cipolletti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • It just works. Biggest complaint with our previous solution is that it took 10 minutes to connect to a meeting. Now, our users connect instantaneously.
  • Dashboard is fantasitic. Can access real time information to troubleshoot calls.
  • Admin ports offers quite a bit of information. Like that it's a one stop shop to access everything I need to administer the site, users, run reports and access the dashboard.
  • Tickets get resolved quickly.
  • Feature requests are realized quickly.
Diana Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ON24

  • video size is really really small. I know it's all related to bandwidth, but slightly bigger would be great.
  • the technical support folks, those in the chat section, sometimes seem to struggle with English. Communication is sometimes a challenge. They are friendly and work hard, but the chat experience is often frustrating.
james loewen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • When I used Zoom while conducting some administration tasks, it wasn't quick to switch back and forth between the one providing support and the user for the copy/paste function. When I spoke to the one providing support they said it happened all the time.
Dylan Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ON24

ON24 8.5
Based on 23 answers
We have been with 0n24 for almost 5 years, every time we had an issues they have helped us find a solution. I still have not seen another option on the market that can deliver the type of experience I can craft with On24. We have no reason to switch
Tyler Hershberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
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.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ON24

ON24 7.9
Based on 15 answers
For the most part, I feel On24 usability is extremely easy. Having the 3-hour training with an expert is very helpful, but I feel confident I could navigate the console and figure out how things work - although it might take me longer than 3 hours to do. I should probably add: The training is broken up into 3 separate training's so you aren't sitting on a phone call with an On24 person for 3 hours straight. If you are unsure how your webinar will go, On24 offers Moderator assistance and will have an On24 technician on the live webinar with you. We used this a few times and it has definitely calmed our nerves. I did not give a "10" because as previously mentioned, there are still a few kinks to work out with the product.
Erika Tomatore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.7
Based on 16 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ON24

ON24 8.5
Based on 223 answers
We have had a few hundred company changes it feels like, just in the last month, let alone year. With these changes came some unforeseen turnover, leaving us without a employee who knew how to operate ON24. Can't even think how many times myself or another associate would call in, and no matter how small or big the question, we always were helped in a fast and easy way.
Bryson Craven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ON24

ON24 7.8
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ON24

ON24 8.8
Based on 28 answers
I've contacted On24 about 10 times over the 4 years we've been working with them with mostly minor issues and I've called their emergency support number 1 time when a speakers audio was acting up.Every time I get a response the same day (or immediately with the call) and my problems are taken care of right away.The support requests appear to go to someone who has the power to help me every time and they know what they are doing and what they are talking about. They definitely care about my success and want to ensure everything goes well.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 7.8
Based on 16 answers
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.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ON24

ON24 9.1
Based on 1 answer
On24 has amazing ON-Demand trainings that you can use at anytime and they walk you through step by step on different topics/ they are always updating and innovating and putting out new trainings. I would highly reccomend the trainings and reading the documents they have created. They also do live webinars on a rolling basis that are filled with so much knowledge and Information
Joshua Chelmo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ON24

ON24 5.9
Based on 12 answers
We had a few training's, which were broken up, and focused on specific areas of how to use the platform. Mostly though, a lot of it is just dedicating your time to learning and exploring what the possibilities are for enhancing your webinars
Erika Tomatore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.7
Based on 7 answers
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.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ON24

FeaturesOn24ReadyTalkGoToWebcastWebcast SolutionZoom
ConnectivityGoodGoodGoodSome audio problems for panelists when dialing in to pre-call
TechnologyCan join via webDownload-based Can join via webDownload-based
Waiting Room (what attendees see before the webinar begins)YNTechnically early arrivals are able to see the pre-calYBranded & can add resourcesN
Ability to upload PPTXYY(upload a PPTX not screenshare)Y(upload a PPTX not screenshare)N (must screenshare & also not compatible with Google Slides)
Marketo IntegrationYNative Marketo IntegrationYNative Marketo Integration. Marketo uses ReadyTalk for their webinars.YOK integration via Marketo WebhookYOK integration via Marketo Webhook
Branded user interface YNCan add our logoN
Ability for speakers to see slide notesYNNN
Practice webinar right before event easabilityYNYY
Rich data and analyticsStrong YesAbility to score leads based on webinar engagementNMehAbility to see more than just registrant data but not adjust MQL scoringN
On-Demand recordingYCan cut and edit webinars into snackable videosegments for ongoing promotionYAbility to also cut video in consoleYAbility to also cut video in consoleY
On-Demand video hosting & reportingY (On24 immediately shifts the live webinar page to the On-Demand version and then provides reporting)YY(GoToWebcast immediately shifts the live webinar page to the On-Demand version and then provides reporting)N
Polls & Poll reportingYYYN
Seamless transition of controls to panelistsYYYN
Chat among speakersYYYY (but difficult)
Q&A assignment to speakersYNNN
Dial inAttendees: Phone or Computer AudioPanelists: Free Bridge conferencingAttendees: Phone or Computer AudioPanelists: Free Bridge conferencingAttendees: Phone or Computer Audio Only but would need an account with OneVoice for dial-inPanelists: Free Bridge conferencingAttendees/Panelists: Phone or Computer Audio
Attendee & Panelist MaxAttendees: 1,000Panelists: 10Attendees: 3,000Panelists: UnlimitedAttendees: 1,000Panelists: Tier 1: 20Tier 2: 20Attendees: 1,000Panelists: 10
Jennifer Koniuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom is more user-friendly than any of these other options. The UI is better looking and easier to understand. Zoom also integrates well with our chosen hardware including Avocor touch screens, Huddly cameras and Shure microphones.
Tanner Lichty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ON24

ON24 7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ON24

  • We have continued to build relationships with our current clients and gain trust by providing them with free educational presentations on topics relevant to their business.
  • We have been able to generate more information to our members by presenting on some of the other services that we have, and through that, being able to expand our client base through osmosis.
  • We have been able to record more internal employee training and also been able to broadcast that material to our remote employees.
Kevin Schillinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • Allowed for us to start meetings at a faster speed especially with its Slack integration.
  • Integration with HubSpot has made it easy to also set up Zoom webinars and sync any contact data within the CRM.
  • Need battery chargers for laptops in a meeting lasting over an hour - drains them fairly quickly.
Christine Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ON24

General

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

ON24 Editions & Modules

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Zoom

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector49/month
Business19.99/month
    SaaS Edition
    Basic$0
    Pro14.99/month
    Business19.99/month
    Zoom Room Conference Room49/month
    Webinar54.99/month
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