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Score 7.2 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer is not well suited for private messaging. My team still uses Google Chat/Google Hangouts for internal instant messaging. Microsoft Yammer is great for announcements, updates, events, and polls. If your message is longer than a short paragraph, send it via email.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Jive
6.4
Microsoft Yammer
6.2
Task Management
Jive
6.5
Microsoft Yammer
6.6
Gantt Charts
Jive
5.1
Microsoft Yammer
4.6
Scheduling
Jive
5.7
Microsoft Yammer
4.7
Workflow Automation
Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
6.2
Mobile Access
Jive
7.4
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Search
Jive
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
7.7
Visual planning tools
Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
5.3

Communication

Jive
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Chat
Jive
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Notifications
Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Discussions
Jive
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
8.8
Surveys
Jive
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
Jive
7.6
Microsoft Yammer
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Jive
7.0
Microsoft Yammer
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Jive
6.5
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Integrates with Outlook
Jive
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

File Sharing & Management

Jive
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
7.6
Versioning
Jive
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
6.6
Video files
Jive
6.3
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Audio files
Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Document collaboration
Jive
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Access control
Jive
7.9
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Advanced security features
Jive
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
6.6
Integrates with Google Drive
Jive
6.1
Microsoft Yammer
6.7
Device sync
Jive
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
8.3

Pros

Jive

  • This tool did help provide information to clients that they otherwise wouldn’t find
  • At its basic form this is an ok community platform but the cost was too high to keep up with upgrades.
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Microsoft Yammer

  • Document reviewing: We use a lot the functionality of versioning documents and adding comments.
  • Notification: Notify only relevant people about news and project progress, this is critical to us and it reduces clutter in our own inbox but still keeps people informed.
  • Tagging: Files and posts can be tagged and categorized for a better searchability. Over time we have built a fully structure taxonomy of tags that allows us to find information very quickly in the system.
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Cons

Jive

  • Can be hard at times to search for older articles you are trying to dig up.
  • The email summaries of missed posts keep repeating on a daily basis - if you haven't seen a particular article you'll keep getting emails about it.
  • Categorization of articles could be improved. Not always easy to get the right category for a given piece of content.
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Microsoft Yammer

  • Document editing is still poor. The rich text editor is far from being rich, compared to other online editors in the market.
  • Import/export of data is limited. Often we are challenged with the need for importing a massive repository of documents, from file system or SharePoint for example. When closing a group, we also need to archive all posts and documents contained.
  • Layout personalization: Very little can be changed to the layout of a Yammer site. We'd like to introduce more advanced branding of the site and increase the portal identity.
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Likelihood to Renew

Jive

Jive 6.6
Based on 17 answers
All the Jive projects I've worked on have renewed their use of Jive.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 6.9
Based on 10 answers
Overall happy with our experience of Yammer, although integration with SharePoint is still not great, and document editing is far from being satisfactory. If document editing and versioning is a strong requirement, other tools in the market do it better. Yammer excels in the collaborative part of it, allowing quick comments and sharing of documents, tagging and notification.
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Usability

Jive

Jive 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was very cumbersome to generate reports. Often I had to run several reports and then merge them offline to get what I needed.

Reporting granularity is also lacking
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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.
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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.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very available
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Performance

Jive

Jive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Support

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.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 5.0
Based on 2 answers
They are very eager to get us to pay
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Online Training

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 3 answers
• I never took any live training for this product. I found on-demand training to be almost non-existent.
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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
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Implementation

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.
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Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We organically implemented the product
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Alternatives Considered

Jive

Jive provided phone support which can be useful in case of emergency. Jive's initial pricing was free which helped jumpstart the process. It also provided JIRA integration which we needed for certain teams. Jive also had Zendesk integration which was useful for support teams to coordinate with our company's Zendesk instance.
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Microsoft Yammer

Slack, similar features.
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Return on Investment

Jive

  • Better internal communication, resulting in improved employee engagement
  • Cost savings, due to no longer paying Dropbox subscription fees for file sharing
  • Easier sharing across regions, resulting in better customer innovation and collaboration
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Microsoft Yammer

  • Helped a little with engagement
  • Easy way to share community events
  • Lets you know whats going on
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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

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