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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bolste ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

8.8

Bolste

88%
4.9

Microsoft Yammer

49%
Bolste ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
24 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.2
82%
1 Rating
1.1
11%
11 Ratings

Scheduling

8.2
82%
1 Rating
4.7
47%
17 Ratings

Workflow Automation

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
19 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
37 Ratings

Search

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
37 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3
53%
21 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Bolste

87%
6.2

Microsoft Yammer

62%
Bolste ranks higher in 7/8 features

Chat

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
38 Ratings

Notifications

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
42 Ratings

Discussions

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
41 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

8.2
82%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
31 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.7
57%
13 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.1
91%
1 Rating
4.1
41%
12 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
31 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
32 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.9

Bolste

89%
6.6

Microsoft Yammer

66%
Bolste ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
25 Ratings

Video files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
30 Ratings

Audio files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
28 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
29 Ratings

Access control

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
30 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.2
82%
1 Rating
5.9
59%
26 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
13 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
1 Rating
5.9
59%
23 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bolste is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Bolste

91%
1 Rating
6.5

Microsoft Yammer

65%
52 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

Microsoft Yammer

69%
10 Ratings

Usability

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Yammer

90%
3 Ratings

Availability

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Yammer

80%
2 Ratings

Performance

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Yammer

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft Yammer

70%
24 Ratings

Online Training

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft Yammer

70%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Yammer

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Microsoft

Yammer provides a social network experience for the enterprise, providing a "Facebook for work". Its mobile app provides an excellent user experience, showing the full mix of communications happening across topics and teams. The web app, while it hasn't evolved much in the last few years, provides a good experience consuming news. Personally, I use Yammer every morning to see what's happening across my company and comment, like, and share to interact across silos. As long as the size of the network inside of Yammer is managed - likely partitioning a large organization into business units, etc., - then Yammer provides an excellent platform for social news and "bottom up" collaboration across teams. Its free-form posting style, including articles and polls for interactive content, helps break down silos across the organization. Contrasted with the boring world of email, Yammer is a tantalizing world of pictures, GIFs, and videos. At LiveTiles, we share company and team news via Yammer, enabling others to see the progress and milestones - from a new office to a new customer - without the heavy burden of a company newsletter or similarly curated content. Even though we have fully adopted Teams for day-to-day, intra-team communication, Yammer is still the gold standard for inter-team communication.
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Pros

Bolste

  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Microsoft

  • Employees from around the globe get to follow, share and discuss a myriad of business topics on Yammer, our business social network. They get to start conversations, collaborate on files and organize projects so one can go further, faster. Plus the ease of asking questions, finding expertise and offer feedback on a topic without leaving the application you’re in saves time and keeps employees engaged.
  • When one works with teammates in Yammer groups, ideas fly! Do you have an important message to share with the rest of the community? We utilize Yammer to reach who you want within the company when you want, so no one misses a thing. Yammer brings the global conversation straight to you.
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Cons

Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Microsoft

  • Editing functionality would be warmly welcomed by my team. There's currently no way to edit posts in Yammer once they've been posted. If a typo is bothering you, you'll have to delete your post and re-post with the edited text.
  • Yammer's design leaves something to be desired. Document editing is not great.
  • No obvious way to sort/organize files uploaded to Yammer. If files from a certain user are needed, you'll have to go to their profile and sift through their uploaded files.
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Pricing Details

Bolste

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Bolste editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic01
Pro9.992

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.

Microsoft Yammer

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Yammer editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bolste

    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

    Bolste

    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

    Bolste

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Very available
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    Performance

    Bolste

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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    Support Rating

    Bolste

    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

    Bolste

    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

    Bolste

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    We organically implemented the product
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    Alternatives Considered

    Bolste

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Yammer far exceeded expectations when the company I work for switched from SharePoint. There was a limited learning curve, and a bit of training need, but generally the transition was smooth. SharePoint, while it proved to be useful company-wide, we have found that Microsoft Yammer creates more of a social network within departments. Microsoft Yammer provides a personal employee communication and information sharing
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    Return on Investment

    Bolste

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    • Adoption. When an ESN is implemented the wrong way, e.g. you force it on the organization without explaining the benefits for the user and not providing enough instructions and training to get started, it may well backfire on you and build a wall of resistance from the organization. Thus, to create ROI you need to think before you launch Yammer, and take help from people who know how to do it, e.g. a CSM or a CM.
    • Belonging. Yammer makes people feel more involved and up to date on what's happening. This increase employee engagement and helps management to steer the organization in the right direction.
    • Find blind spots. Yammer enables people to share ideas and prototypes with many people both within the company and invited customers (via an external network). This is a great way to discover blind spots and other flaws, to give you time to adjust them before going to market with a new product or service.
    • Find expertise. Yammer makes it much faster for anyone to find answers. Thus, time spent on finding an answer to a customers questions is not only reduced enormously, but Yammer enables you to get answers to questions that earlier was left unanswered because you couldn't find information at all.
    • Collaboration. To work together to create a presentation, social media content, a newsletter, a report, is much easier and faster when using Yammer. And you can get valuable input from people you never thought of asking.
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