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We performed a comparison between Adobe Connect and Skype for Business based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Virtual Meetings solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Adobe Connect vs. Skype for Business report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution can scale well.""I like Adobe Connect because of its flexibility."

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"The most valuable feature is how useful it has been for virtual meetings during the pandemic.""I have found Skype for Business to be stable.""The security seems good.""I think Skype for Business is scalable. However, I believe Microsoft is discontinuing the Skype platform altogether, so I don't think it's super-relevant.""The deployment is very fast.""The solution is easy to use and includes the ability to text message, video and voice chat, and transfer files.""Skype for Business is good for meetings and instant messaging.""I like the seamless integration to local telecommunications."

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Cons
"The price is a problem.""Adobe's products are difficult to grasp."

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"Microsoft Teams, as I see it now, is more useful than Skype for Business.""There might be some invitation issues with Skype for Business.""The solution requires deployment on a Microsoft server and its performance is heavy because it consumes too many resources from the RAM.""Skype for Business could improve by having a document channel or repository. Microsoft Teams has a better repository place for documents that you can share with your team. You can access it anywhere from any device.""The technical support from Microsoft needs to be improved.""Lacks a zoom-in feature for whoever is presenting.""The challenge we had with Skype for Business was with the signing in when a user signed out and when signing in back in again, there was a bit of a problem. We switched from Skype for Business to Teams, and Teams never had that sign-in problem once we did the switch.""I am not familiar with all of the features or whether they can hold conferences because we use Zoom for that. But, in my opinion, if they can do something similar to what Zoom is doing, it will be a complete solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The purchasing process is complicated. It would be beneficial if it were more simplified."
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  • "We purchased an open license."
  • "The licensing is billed on a yearly basis."
  • "We are using the subscription-based version of Skype for Business. There is a free version of the solution."
  • "We had a license for every one of our users to use Skype for Business. The license we used was part of an overall Microsoft license package."
  • "Previously, I did not use another solution."
  • "Our company pays for a license for us to use the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I’ve trained with Adobe Connect and paid ZOOM. I’ve had one on one coaching using free ZOOM. I’ve used Skype and Teams for business. Apart from security risks – ZOOM is doing a lot of work to… more »
    Top Answer:The price is a problem. Only international companies can really use Connect. For example, Mercedes can buy Adobe Connect. Other companies deal with Teams. My company buys Teams. In certain moments, my… more »
    Top Answer:The solution does have a license cost, however, I don't have any knowledge of the exact pricing.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure if it is possible to invite customers to meetings is they are outside the company. There might be some invitation issues with Skype for Business. Skype for Business is not as popular as… more »
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    1,245
    Comparisons
    943
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    738
    Rating
    9.0
    7th
    out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
    Views
    2,971
    Comparisons
    2,044
    Reviews
    17
    Average Words per Review
    360
    Rating
    7.1
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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    Overview

    Why Adobe Connect?
    The most flexible, secure, extensible and feature-rich web conferencing product on the market.
    Customizable Interface
    Customizable - Design your own immersive experiences with custom pods, images & layouts to
    personalize and brand your virtual room.

    Engaging - Drive and measure audience engagement unlike any other tool. Add interactivity to
    your sessions with multiple chat pods, polls, quizzes, simulations, breakout
    rooms, games and more.

    Powerful - Leverage Backstage & Prepare Mode to allow presenters and hosts to collaborate behind the scene during live session. Leverage limitless functionality and extensibility with custom apps.

    Persistent - Create your virtual room once with the right layouts, pods and content and use it
    forever.

    Skype for Business offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, online meetings, conferencing, and telephony solutions that support enterprise-level collaboration requirements. Skype for Business Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people and use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive. Skype for Business provides new client experience, Skype for Business Server provides several new features to improve manageability of on-premises servers and hybrid solutions. Skype for Business also supports the Lync client experience so that you can choose a phased upgrade approach to the new client experience for users. Skype for Business is also an integral part of Microsoft Office 365, providing PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX, PSTN Calling, and Skype Meeting Broadcast capabilities to Office 365 users.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Blue Sky Broadcast, Wiley and Georgetown University, New South Wales (NSW) Schools, BMO Financial Group, The Ministry of Education, Church, Culture & Gender Equality in Greenland, HealthSTAR Communications, IDEXX Laboratories, Philips Healthcare
    EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government16%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    University10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Adobe Connect vs. Skype for Business
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Adobe Connect vs. Skype for Business and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Adobe Connect is ranked 8th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while Skype for Business is ranked 7th in Virtual Meetings with 18 reviews. Adobe Connect is rated 9.0, while Skype for Business is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Adobe Connect writes "Reliable and easy to set up with great layout pods". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skype for Business writes "Communication and collaboration tool with multi-device setup, but lacks dynamic file updating". Adobe Connect is most compared with Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, ConnectWise Control and TeamViewer, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, TeamViewer, Zoom, GoToMeeting and Office 365. See our Adobe Connect vs. Skype for Business report.

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