What do you like best?
If you're still stuck in the age of using Adobe Flash to create your animations, or online advertisements, then changing to Adobe Edge may be a valuable choice. Adobe Edge is entirely html based, so hosting on websites is a whole lot easier than with flash animations - which still to this day aren't entirely viewable on apple devices. And, if you know this modern age like I do - Apple products are up there with the best, almost everyone you meet has owned, or does own, an Apple product. Adobe Edge offers fluid design and growing ways to animate and bring your ideas to life. A whole host of animation options are forever at your disposal.
What do you dislike?
Adobe Edge is still a young program, it is still growing in its own right - definitely - but you can, sadly, tell how new of a program it is. If you were to place Adobe Edge, Flash, and After Effects side by side, you would easily be able to see how much Edge falls behind its companions. In its own right, it can be a great tool for any designer, but when put up with its own sister programs, it falls behind in usability, power, and options. It is easy to see this program is still in its infant stages.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Consider how much detail you would like in your animations - if you want something with the personal feel that Flash offers, then I wouldn't say this program is for you. However, if you need something professional and can deliver the look and feel of a company who knows what they're doing, then Edge Animate is for you.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
A benefit our company has realised includes something I have mentioned before - Apple products. Most modern Apple products cannot display flash animations, and for a long while online advertisements were created using Adobe Flash. What Edge holds up over its sister program is the fact it is entirely html. Meaning finished products can be inserted onto webpages and be seen by all modern devices, Apple or not.
Taking this into account, our team has spent time learning the ins and outs of the program.