Alma Suite vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alma Suite
Score 4.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Alma Suite is a private social network for companies, that includes a task management tool, a private wikipedia for knowledge management, an idea manager, a game for training, professional profiles, discussion groups, news, instant messages, and postings. The vendor’s value proposition is that they bring together different tools that enable companies to work as a team in one place and be more aligned. Additionally, the vendor says their solution’s simple, easy to use and friendly…
$5
users
Microsoft Yammer
Score 7.5 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
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Editions & Modules
Alma Suite Enterprise
$5
users
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$5
users
Alma Suite Unlimited
Quote
users
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$100 usersNo setup fee
Additional Details70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.
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Community Pulse
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
6.7
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.3
41 Ratings
8% below category average
Task Management8.21 Ratings7.525 Ratings
Mobile Access6.41 Ratings6.839 Ratings
Search5.51 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.318 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.320 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.322 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.7
44 Ratings
3% below category average
Chat5.51 Ratings7.940 Ratings
Notifications8.21 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Discussions7.31 Ratings8.643 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.31 Ratings7.933 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.013 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.933 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
37 Ratings
0% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.532 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.730 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.731 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.330 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.227 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.314 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.824 Ratings
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User Ratings
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(1 ratings)
7.3
(54 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(24 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alma SuiteMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Alma Suite
My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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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
Alma Suite
  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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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
Alma Suite
  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, 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
Alma Suite
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
Alma Suite
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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
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
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
Alma Suite
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
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
Alma Suite
Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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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
Alma Suite
  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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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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ScreenShots

Alma Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Alma Suite HOME: everything that happens in your company will appear here. Simple and easy layout.Screenshot of Task Manager. List of task that can be filtered.Screenshot of Tasks detail and updates.Screenshot of Private Wikipedia: Knowledge BaseScreenshot of Wiki ArticleScreenshot of Game for training and testing: simple and fun. Easy to setup.