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Score 6.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Jive

It's definitely worth considering Jive for the type of application we've developed i.e. a central shared repository for all employees to host and discuss information. I can't say I have ever used a superior tool, but they may exist. I'm just not sure I would want to use it exclusively for file hosting, though. It does integrate with various other tools, so perhaps it would be fine if used in conjunction with another tool for that purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

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.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Jive
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Task Management
Jive
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
6.6
Gantt Charts
Jive
6.3
Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Scheduling
Jive
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Workflow Automation
Jive
7.8
Microsoft Yammer
6.5
Mobile Access
Jive
8.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Search
Jive
6.2
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Visual planning tools
Jive
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
6.9

Communication

Jive
8.1
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Chat
Jive
8.5
Microsoft Yammer
9.0
Notifications
Jive
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Discussions
Jive
8.8
Microsoft Yammer
9.2
Surveys
Jive
8.2
Microsoft Yammer
8.3
Internal knowledgebase
Jive
8.8
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Jive
7.6
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Jive
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
8.3
Integrates with Outlook
Jive
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Jive
7.8
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Versioning
Jive
7.9
Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Video files
Jive
7.2
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Audio files
Jive
7.4
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Document collaboration
Jive
8.0
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Access control
Jive
8.3
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Advanced security features
Jive
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Jive
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
7.2
Device sync
Jive
8.2
Microsoft Yammer
8.3

Pros

Jive

  • Individual design
  • Presence of Russian language (localization can be independently established)
  • You can configure several information tapes with different themes. One for work, the second for communication
  • A newly-arrived network user immediately receives a prepared block for beginners. After completing several game tasks, the user will receive the basics of using Jive.
  • There is a template for each scenario. There is even a template for planning R&D, and there are more than twenty of them.
  • Integrates with MS Office, Google Drive, Google Docs
  • There are all platforms (even Winphone and blackberry)
  • You can create forum threads
Anna Stepanenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • 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.
Marcos Sola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jive

  • Search functionality is very weak
  • The information architecture and taxonomy doesnt allow for easy discoverability of content
  • It's hard to navigate the and find spaces/groups that I already know about
  • The main profile/interface does not allow easy access to key tasks or common tasks.
Terry Rydzynski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • 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.
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Jive

Jive 6.6
Based on 17 answers
There are always external factors that can impact this decision but currently, the Jive platform is maintaining its lead in the market place in this area. If the innovation in this space by Jive continues, then this number will remain high. Integration with other systems and adaptability to changes in the market or in client needs will also make this decision hard to predict more then 6 months into the future
Chris Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 6.9
Based on 10 answers
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.
Vivian Thacker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Jive

Jive 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was harder to use that expected. The admin needs to be code savvy to truly customize the system. And users need to trained on the system and the setup. Trainings and monitoring need to continue to enforce use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Stefano Tempesta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Uptime was OK. But there was one day that the system crashed for a whole day. Our company was unable to operate. And all the plugins to word/excel froze causing those systems to freeze.

Jive posted a statement to the media saying all customers were up, but we were not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very available
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Jive

Jive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Jive

Jive 6.9
Based on 2 answers
They did an OK job when I needed them. Except for the one day the system went down. Jive pointed the finger at the hosting company, and the hosting company pointed the finger at Jive. No reliable information came to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 7.0
Based on 12 answers
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.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 3 answers
Jive online training is there. It is OK/average. I feel some other companies are doing better. It is not a piece that is required to have a successfully implementation, but it could be useful to improve it
Maxime Guglielmetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The training that Microsoft provides is very generic training for Yammer. I like the fact the training is short and easy to understand
Vivian Thacker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Jive

Jive 3.0
Based on 1 answer
If I did this over, I would hire out the implementation. They know the best practices and could have guided us to make an easier to use setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We organically implemented the product
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Jive

Jive and IBM/HCL Connections have very similar features, but Jive has a much much better UI/UX compared to IBM/HCL Connections (which is horrendous). The usability factor alone was enough to tip the choice in Jive's favor. When compared with Atlassian Confluence, it came down to a toss-up between target user audience. Out of the box, Jive is more tailored to ordinary users that may not be tech-savvy, while Confluence being highly customizable and extensible, demands more from its users.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Jive

  • Makes us seem bigger than we are.
  • Makes it so the person that manages this part of the business can go on vacation and can pass on these duties to other people when he is gone.
  • Helped us fulfill MSA requirements from our clients to have phone support. Couldn’t have closed some of our deals without it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • 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.
Joakim Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Jive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Yammer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Jive
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
6.9

Usability

Jive
6.1
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Jive
5.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Performance

Jive
9.0
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Support Rating

Jive
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
7.0

Online Training

Jive
5.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Implementation Rating

Jive
3.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

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