Why WebinarJam may be a better choice for smaller companies as compared to Zoom

WebinarJam Vs. Zoom Comparison 2020

Choosing the right software can be overwhelming since there are a lot of options on the market. While Zoom and WebinarJam are both popular platforms in the Webinar market and come with rich features to help marketers and companies run their meetings and webinars they are positioned to a different market. This guide was created to highlight the similarities and differences between both softwares using important criteria such as must have features for running effective Webinars, pricing, integrations etc.

Check out our detailed article on how to run Webinars effectively, what are the features of a good Webinar platform etc.

Features

WebinarJam has a library of landing page templates that make the process of registering as well as the landing page creation easier. Zoom lacks this feature. WebinarJam also has timed offers and polls that can appear during a live webinar. This feature includes a button that attendees can use to take action. Zoom also lacks this feature.

Zoom has a polling feature but it is restricted to the registration page. WebinarJam allows you to create the poll and schedule it for display later.

Another notable feature is the custom Livestream service which is offered by Zoom. You can Livestream to Facebook and YouTube along with other custom platforms. WebinarJam does not have this feature.

When it comes to automated webinars, WebinarJam stands out with its EverWebinar platform. You can automate the webinars to offer a life-like experience with a simulated live webinar that can be a one-time webinar or can be run multiple times.

Also, Zoom requires app download to join or host a webinar. It has both mobile and desktop applications. WebinarJam can be used from the Chrome browser and doesn’t require any app download to use the product.

Some other features that both platforms share include webcam and screen-sharing, on-demand webinars, chat, poll and Q & As, on-demand webinars, registration page, webinar replays, live chat with attendees, screen sharing, and multi hosts.

For our detailed analysis of Zoom Features click here.

Check out our detailed review of WebinarJam features here.

Number of attendees

Zoom provides access for 100 panelists and 10,000 attendees while WebinarJam offers 6 presenters per webinar, 4 hours max duration, and 5000 attendees per webinar.

Pricing

Zoom offers free personal meetings on a basic package. For smaller teams, the cost is around $14.99 per month for each host. Zoom Webinar pricing starts at $40/month and is restricted to 100 attendees. This plan covers only one host. The webinar plans are sold a separate meeting plan so it is basically an add-on.

Enterprises are charged up to $19.99 per month/host (min 100 hosts)

WebinarJam has a basic plan that costs $499 per year for 2 presenters as well as 500 attendees. The duration of this plan is 2 hours.  The professional plan costs $699 yearly and offers unlimited webinars with a maximum of four hosts, 2000 attendees with 3 hours duration.

The last plan is the enterprise plan which costs $999 per annum. It offers unlimited webinars as well as 5000 attendees and 6 hosts with a control center under a four-hour duration.

Click here for more details on Zoom pricing.

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Customer support

WebinarJam does offer phone support or email support but offers online support. Zoom on the other hand offers phone support but not the latter. Both platforms have video tutorials and Zoom offers a knowledge base.

Advanced features

Both platforms offer multi-language and notification emails and reminders. However, only Zoom offers registration source tracking and both platforms do not offer advanced email customization.

Conclusion

As is evident from the above analysis Zoom is more suited for larger corporates and is mainly focused on meetings while WebinarJam is more targeted towards smaller companies who want to run webinars in addition to meetings. WebinarJam is also cheaper and more cost effective than Zoom when it comes to having multiple hosts for meetings. It also offers key features that are a must have for webinars such as Live polls, chats, landing pages as well as the option to run automated webinars through its Everwebinar platform. WebinarJam has been designed for marketers to host and manage webinars. Overall, go for WebinarJam if you want to run webinars in addition to your regular meetings without over shooting your budget by using a simple webinar software. On the other hand, if you are interested in a software for running your meetings and cost is not a constraint then look at Zoom.

For a detailed review of WebinarJam click here.

Check out our detailed review of Zoom here.

We have created a detailed comparison of WebinarJam and Zoom in our table below. You will not get such a detailed analysis anywhere else :).

Comparison WebinarJam Zoom
Pricing Basic: $499/year for up to 2 presenters and 500 attendees
Professional: $699/year for up to 4 presenters and 2000 attendees
Enterprise: $999/year for up to 6 presenters and 5000 attendees
Basic – for personal meetings: Free

Pro – for small teams: $14.99/month/host

Business – for small & medium sized businesses: $19.99/month/host (min 10 hosts)

Enterprise – for large enterprises: $19.99/month/host (min 100 hosts)

Number of webinar attendees 6 presenters per webinar, 5000 attendees per webinar, and 4 hours max duration Provides access for up to 100 panelists and up to 10,000 attendees
Product Features
Webcam and Screensharing Yes Yes
On-demand Webinars Yes Yes
Chat, Poll and Q&As Yes Yes
Registration Page Yes Yes
Webinar Automation Yes No
Webinar Replays Yes Yes
Analytics Reports Yes No
Live Chat with Attendees Yes Yes
Multi-hosts Yes Yes
Screen Sharing Yes Yes
Social Media Promotion Yes No
Advanced Features
Multi-Language Yes Yes
Registration Source Tracking No Yes
Advanced Customer Branding Yes No
Notification Emails and Reminders Yes Yes
Advanced Email Customization No No
Customer Support
Phone No Yes
Online Yes No
Emaiil No No
Knowledge base No Yes
Video tutorials Yes Yes
Number of Integrations
Dropbox No Yes
Facebook No Yes
G Suite No Yes
Gmail No Yes
Google Analytics No No
Google Calendar No Yes
Google Drive No Yes
HubSpot CRM No Yes
HubSpot Marketing No Yes
Mailchimp Yes No
Microsoft Dynamics CRM No No
Microsoft Outlook No Yes
Office 365 No Yes
Pipedrive No No
Salesforce Sales Cloud No Yes
Slack No Yes
WordPress No No
Zapier Yes Yes
Zendesk No Yes
Zoho CRM No No

 

 

 

 

 

 

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