Abstract vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.0 out of 10
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Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
Microsoft Yammer
Score 6.9 out of 10
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Yammer is used for private communication within organizations or between organizational members and pre-designated groups, making it an example of enterprise social software. It originally launched as an enterprise microblogging service and now has applications on several different operating systems and devices. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2012.N/A
Pricing
AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
40 Ratings
1% below category average
Task Management3.01 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
43 Ratings
2% below category average
Chat10.02 Ratings8.639 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings8.443 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings9.242 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.314 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.713 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.532 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
36 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning8.05 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings8.830 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.631 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
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AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
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Troop Messenger
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
7.9
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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Microsoft
Yammer is great when you have a company culture that encourages friendly collaboration and communication. It can be a great supplement (but certainly not a substitute) for bonding and sharing ideas and thoughts. Certain channels can be really successful, too, like a channel where people can post dog pictures or something fun like that!
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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Microsoft
  • Providing a platform for social news in the company where "bottom up" topics can percolate freely across department
  • Social networking across the company where folks can divide their work into topics instead of teams
  • Basic collaboration within a group including document sharing with ability to pin documents to a team
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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Microsoft
  • Although the social enterprise network works very well, there is room for some slight improvement - such as the ability to attract users. By being part of the Microsoft Office Suite, it is offered as an "add-on" and many overlook it and see it as unnecessary at first. It would be smart for Microsoft to sell it as its own product so it could gather more popularity as a "social network".
  • Giving an option to filter results could be better as well as giving an option to turn off the "recent activity" bar on the home page.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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Microsoft
Microsoft is dedicated to continual improvement on Yammer. They realize the value that Yammer brings to the table with their clients. In the short time that we have had Yammer implemented, we are just now beginning to see the strong impact it has on becoming more effective and efficient around collaboration.
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Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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Microsoft
Overall easy to use and intuitive, although limited in the possibility to personalize layout and look & feel of a site. Some functionalities are not easy to use, like document editing, but some others are quick and effective (posts and tagging above all). Performance and responsiveness of the Yammer site is typically acceptable, in my experience.
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Reliability and Availability
Abstract
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
Abstract
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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Microsoft
We have never had to use the support for Yammer. The tool works well and we have not come across any bugs. User Interface is simple and easy to use, similar to other forum type products, thereby removing the need for any extensive training. Team members are invited in and immediately are able to start using the tool.
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Online Training
Abstract
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The training that Microsoft provides is very generic training for Yammer. I like the fact the training is short and easy to understand
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Implementation Rating
Abstract
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Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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Microsoft
Our team briefly used Salesforce.com's Chatter product before switching over to Yammer in 2012. While Chatter is essentially the same product as Yammer, it left much to be desired. Chatter's design was (and remains) clunky and difficult to navigate. Yammer is a simple, easy-to-use product that offers similar functionality as Salesforce's Chatter.
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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Microsoft
  • My company is pleased with the positive impact Yammer has created departmentally and on an individual basis with work flow efficiency.
  • Adversely, most old and new employees are more familiar with SharePoint, causing the company to pay for training for all current and incoming employees.
  • As Yammer becomes more widely used, the need for training may diminish, which is where we will see our return on investment, as the product clearly provides a more effective form of file sharing and communication between employees and their department.
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