Adobe Connect is the King of On-Line Meetings
September 25, 2019

Adobe Connect is the King of On-Line Meetings

Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Connect

We use Adobe Connect to conduct training on software applications, do presentations, and even conduct our quarterly meetings with our board of directors. The platform is extremely flexible so we are able to conduct quality meetings remotely, saving travel time and travel expenses. With Adobe Connect, we are also able to record the training sessions for later viewing, meaning we can hold a single session and still offer the training on-demand.
  • Internal communications
  • Training
  • The recording functionality is top-notch. Participants are able to interact with a recorded session just as if they were participating live (with the obvious exception of interacting with others). You can place markers on the recording so viewers can jump to areas of interest quickly so they don't have to watch the whole thing. If desired, you can off-load the recording so you can host it elsewhere.
  • The platform is incredibly flexible. You can conduct any type of meeting, from a simple webinar with one presenter to breakout sessions where participants are divided into several rooms.
  • I like that you can share just about anything through the platform, including handouts, video, etc.
  • It supports live polling, too, so you can engage your participants in fun ways.
  • The platform even has a whiteboard capability, so it easily converts to a collaborative environment.
  • It has the usual goodies for such a platform, too, such as video conferencing and screen sharing.
  • The one thing I don't like about Adobe Connect is it that to achieve integrated telephony, you have to purchase the telephony from a third party. This is not offered by Adobe. Once you get it done and set up, it's not too bad, except that the telephony cannot be controlled within the virtual room, but by a separate app. This is Adobe Connect's only failing, in my view, but because the rest of the platform is so good I am willing to overlook it.
  • This platform has saved us millions of dollars in travel costs over the years.
  • It has saved us thousands of hours of time as we only have to conduct training sessions once and then post the recordings. No more traveling and conducting multiple sessions around our state.
Like I said, Adobe Connect is a monster product. There is likely no capability or feature you will want for if you purchase it. It is the most robust platform I've ever used. But there is a price for that, both in terms of dollars and complexity. And remember, unless all your meetings are going to be VOIP, you will have to purchase telephony integration separately, so factor that into your cost, as well.
For training sessions and meetings where you might want to conduct breakout sessions, Adobe Connect is in a class by itself. I haven't seen any other conferencing platform equal its breadth of tools and functionality. However, if all you want to do is simple screen sharing and talk, Adobe Connect is overkill. Save yourself money and reduce complexity by going with a simpler platform.

Adobe Connect Feature Ratings

High quality audio
10
High quality video
9
Low bandwidth requirements
9
Mobile support
10
Desktop sharing
10
Whiteboards
10
Calendar integration
9
Meeting initiation
9
Record meetings / events
10
Slideshows
10
Live chat
10
Audience polling
10
Q&A
10
User authentication
10
Participant roles & permissions
9
Confidential attendee list
9