Allo vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Allo
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Allo is a remote workspace made for asynchronous communication and remote teams. With interactive and visual spaces, teams are able to collaborate around, strategy, design, proposals, initiatives, and processes. This is done with Allo's interactive spaces. Allo includes: Creating interactive documents consisting of images, graphics, diagrams, text, and video Previewing documents and PDF's Previewing Microsoft Office documents Editing Google Suite…
$12
per month per user
Microsoft Yammer
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
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
AlloMicrosoft Yammer
Editions & Modules
Team
$12
per month
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlloMicrosoft Yammer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts for annual subscriptions , as well as startups and educational institutions.
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Features
AlloMicrosoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
40 Ratings
1% below category average
Task Management7.93 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Mobile Access8.73 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Search7.03 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.33 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Allo
7.0
3 Ratings
14% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
43 Ratings
2% below category average
Chat7.43 Ratings8.639 Ratings
Notifications6.73 Ratings8.443 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.242 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.632 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.314 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.432 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Allo
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
36 Ratings
4% above category average
Video files8.33 Ratings8.631 Ratings
Audio files8.73 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Document collaboration8.73 Ratings8.830 Ratings
Advanced security features7.02 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.33 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Device sync8.02 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Versioning00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlloMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
7.9
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlloMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Allo
Allo is ideal for brainstorming, designing, and presenting information in a remote company. With its easy-to-use tools and modern, minimalistic, and non-intrusive interface these kinds of tasks can be done in Allo beautifully. However, it was difficult for us to have a detailed project schedule (with automatic reminders for tasks and subtasks). To sum up, Allo is a perfect digital paper canvas but currently, it lacks automation features.
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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
Allo
  • The user interface is very user friendly
  • The features provided allow for a wide variety of ways for teams to collaborate on projects together.
  • customer support is incredibly responsive and fast to address any questions or concerns.
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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
Allo
  • more views for projects
  • more templates
  • task management options inside a canvas (deadlines, recurring etc)
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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
Allo
No answers on this topic
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
Allo
No answers on this topic
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
Allo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
Allo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
Allo
Support is quick to respond and assist with any issue or question
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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
Allo
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
Allo
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
Allo
Miro is a direct competitor for Allo. It has more features and integrations but Allo appeals much more to us because of the easy-to-navigate and elegant interface, as well as speed. Infinity is an all-in-one project management app. It's ideal for detailed project management and keeping tracts of tasks (and other. items) but Allo is much better for designing and brainstorming.
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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
Allo
  • helps improve and maintain productivity
  • The windows app keeps the cpu very busy so can slow other application
  • team collaboration has been improved since using this program
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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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