Asana vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Microsoft Yammer
Score 7.1 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
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Considered Both Products
Asana

No answer on this topic

Microsoft Yammer
Chose Microsoft Yammer
Yammer is a comprehensive program with enough tools to meet the responsibilities of the company, because it is easier to use and offers more creative and innovative work tools.

The company decided to select Yammer over other programs because Yammer is safer and more prestigious …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
7% above category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
40 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management9.2163 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.5138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
43 Ratings
3% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.243 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.042 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.632 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.414 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.232 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
36 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.631 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.730 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.023 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
7.8
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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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
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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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
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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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
Asana
  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
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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
Asana
It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
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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
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
Asana
I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
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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
Asana
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
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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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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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Asana
  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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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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