Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued) vs. Microsoft Yammer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 was a collaboration and universal communication, VOIP / telephony, conferencing and messaging platform for enterprises of 1000 to 5000 employees. It has been discontinued, and is superseded by functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Microsoft Yammer
Score 6.9 out of 10
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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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Microsoft Yammer
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.3
10 Ratings
7% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
40 Ratings
1% below category average
Task Management7.810 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.18 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Scheduling7.08 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.18 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Mobile Access7.510 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Search6.78 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.26 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.2
10 Ratings
11% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
43 Ratings
3% below category average
Chat6.29 Ratings8.539 Ratings
Notifications7.49 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Discussions7.39 Ratings9.142 Ratings
Surveys8.37 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.49 Ratings7.632 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.25 Ratings7.414 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.06 Ratings6.613 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook6.57 Ratings8.332 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
7.6
10 Ratings
7% below category average
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
36 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning6.68 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Video files9.76 Ratings8.631 Ratings
Audio files8.28 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Document collaboration6.79 Ratings8.830 Ratings
Access control7.48 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Advanced security features8.510 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.94 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Device sync4.88 Ratings9.023 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Microsoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 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
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)Microsoft Yammer
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Cisco business edition are well suited for the environment where we need regular communication as they are easy to dial and has got great features. The product is well suited for both small business and large enterprises. Speed dial, good voice quality are key features of Cisco phones. They are not well suited in scenarios where we do not have LAN connectivity or internet. Sometimes we may face latency and jitteriness which is not good.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • The platform supports up to 5,000 users connected at the same time in voice and video calls.
  • Everything is virtually deployed on Cisco servers with reliability.
  • Intuitive configuration and user-friendly web interface.
  • It has several types of IP phones and is compatible with legacy and multi-brand hardware with SIP protocol.
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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
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  • More cloud based services need to be added to the default service package.
  • Companies frequently require a small contact center within the UC environment. It would be nice to see a build it contact center in the box.
  • It would be nice to see some advanced AI based services (IVR voice recognition service) in the BE7K application list.
  • Call recording should be also built in.
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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
Discontinued Products
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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
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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
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Microsoft
Very available
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Performance
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Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support Rating
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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
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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
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Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered
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I've used 220s and 240s too, but it takes a lot of time to set them up, a lot of time to download the iso files, and set up of datastores. 7k saves the engineer a lot of pre-build assessment and evaluation time. Gets a lot done in a lot less time, returns are a happy engineer and a happier customer.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • It has allowed for mostly smooth communication from department to department/office to office.
  • It allows for saved phone # / last contact to appear quickly.
  • It has allowed for safety warnings/announcements to emerge all across every office so that everyone within the organization is on the same page about events when they occur.
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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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