Powtoon vs. Vimeo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Powtoon
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Powtoon is an online video creation platform for making engaging short videos and presentations, from the company of the same name in London.
$89
per month
Vimeo
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Vimeo is a video experience platform. They enable anyone to create high-quality video experiences to connect and bring ideas to life. They proudly serve their growing community of nearly 300 million users — from creative storytellers to globally distributed teams at the world's largest companies.
$9
per month
Pricing
PowtoonVimeo
Editions & Modules
Pro
$89
per month
Pro+
$197.00
per month
Starter
$9
per month
Standard
$25
per month
Advanced
$65
per month
Enterprise
Contact sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowtoonVimeo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
PowtoonVimeo
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
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Ratings
Vimeo
4.2
36 Ratings
56% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings4.621 Ratings
Video personalization00 Ratings6.033 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings3.113 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings2.614 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings5.126 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings3.820 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
1.0
10 Ratings
144% below category average
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to HubSpot00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Integration to LMS00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
7.7
37 Ratings
13% below category average
Video access controls00 Ratings7.937 Ratings
User management00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings8.335 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings7.833 Ratings
External video00 Ratings6.434 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
6.8
38 Ratings
22% below category average
Player customization00 Ratings5.330 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.336 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings5.337 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
5.8
34 Ratings
26% below category average
A/B testing00 Ratings1.612 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings7.416 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings6.123 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings7.229 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings6.927 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
5.6
37 Ratings
42% below category average
On-Demand video00 Ratings3.023 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings1.119 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings6.235 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings8.333 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Vimeo
4.5
27 Ratings
57% below category average
Audience polling00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings6.28 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings6.227 Ratings
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User Ratings
PowtoonVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(12 ratings)
5.6
(41 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(3 ratings)
5.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowtoonVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
Powtoon
Powtoon is a very capable suite of tools that help a developer create training videos that look way better than they should. I've used it to create fun, attention-getting commercials for new topics, I've used it to enhance what would otherwise be boring step-by-step tutorials, and I've used it to create all manner of "Explainer videos" for all kinds of topics - this is where it EXCELS! In my opinion, its biggest limitations are limits on imported video (max of 90 seconds), which mean that you have to do a lot of extra work to break up and import anything of substantive length. And because it presents your personal library of imported images and audio ONLY sequentially, it's VERY LIMITED in the re-usability of those assets - it's way faster to just import a new instance of an image and audio than to try to find it in your library.
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Vimeo
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
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Pros
Powtoon
  • Powtoon is very easy to use; no previous experience is needed.
  • It has a lot of features (images, backgrounds, videos, sounds, etc.)
  • It automatically saves your work
  • After you have created your video, you can download it to your computer in different resolutions
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Vimeo
  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
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Cons
Powtoon
  • Comparing it to Vyond, it is more time consuming to make videos. The timeline could be easier to understand.
  • They recently started upcharging to use some scenes. This has made updating some of my videos challenging as the scenes that were included as part of my plan are now an upgrade to use.
  • They don't have a voice over option. I have actually taken some of the videos out of the platform over to Vyond to add voiceover.
  • Some items they have introduced, like turning a powerpoint into a video really don't work.
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Vimeo
  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
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Usability
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Vimeo
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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Support Rating
Powtoon
I have never needed the support feature. As I mentioned, everything was intuitive to me however I have taught myself Adobe, Final Cut and iMovie so most of these programs became intuitive.
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Vimeo
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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Alternatives Considered
Powtoon
Powtoon has the advantage over traditional video editing software in terms of the library of characters and elements that can be easily dragged and dropped onto the canvas. Powtoon is easier to use and has a more intuitive user interface than Vyond.
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Vimeo
YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
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Return on Investment
Powtoon
  • We don't have to spend money on traveling to a location to do an actual live shoot.
  • I'm spending less time on hand animating videos.
  • We used these to create teaser videos for our professional development offerings. I believe because of the captivating graphics, we had a lot more people driven to our site.
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Vimeo
  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
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