Campfire vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Campfire
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Campfire is a group chat and team collaboration tool, that has now been integrated into Basecamp 3. It allows users to create a shared space where members can collaborate by group texting. While Campfire is supported for users who had originally acquired it standalone, Basecamp no longer offers Campfire to new customers and insteads recommends Basecamp 3, which includes Campfire, and more features.
$12
per month
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
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Editions & Modules
Pro
$49.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Top Pros
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Features
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Campfire
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
41 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings7.425 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.113 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.118 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.120 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.739 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.122 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Campfire
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
7.6
44 Ratings
Chat00 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.643 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.833 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.814 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings5.813 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.833 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Campfire
-
Ratings
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
37 Ratings
Versioning00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.532 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.730 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.631 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.130 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.027 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.114 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.624 Ratings
User Ratings
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
-
(0 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
CampfireMicrosoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Basecamp
No answers on this topic
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
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
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Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
Basecamp
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
Basecamp
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
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
Basecamp
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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
Basecamp
No answers on this topic
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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