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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing

The Lifesize Cloud Platform, combined with the connected Icon Room Systems, provides any business with a reliable, stable, and unrivaled quality video communications solution. I would have no hesitation in recommending this solution to any business, large or small—it just works every time!With the added ability to simply book a meeting directly from Outlook or the browser, invite your room system and be faced with a simple yes or no on the screen of the room system, this is by far the simplest video conferencing solution that I have ever used.
Michael Green | 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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
High quality audio
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
High quality video
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.6
Microsoft Yammer
Low bandwidth requirements
Lifesize Video Conferencing
5.7
Microsoft Yammer

Screen Sharing

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Yammer
Desktop sharing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Yammer

Online Meetings / Events

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
Calendar integration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
Meeting initiation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Yammer
Record meetings / events
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
Slideshows
Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Yammer

Online Events Collaboration

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.1
Microsoft Yammer
Live chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.3
Microsoft Yammer
Q&A
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.0
Microsoft Yammer

Online Events Security

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Yammer
Participant roles & permissions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.6
Microsoft Yammer

Project Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Task Management
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
6.8
Gantt Charts
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.3
Scheduling
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Workflow Automation
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
6.7
Mobile Access
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.6
Search
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Visual planning tools
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.3

Communication

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.7
Chat
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
9.1
Notifications
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Discussions
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
9.3
Surveys
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Internal knowledgebase
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Integrates with Outlook
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.8

File Sharing & Management

Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Versioning
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Video files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Audio files
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Document collaboration
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Access control
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.5
Advanced security features
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Device sync
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Microsoft Yammer
8.4

Pros

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • Encrypted Communications: Competing against other newspapers and stations is tough. Lifesize Video Conferencing helps us keep our content original and encrypted.
  • Multiple Screen Sharing: Before, our preferred method of contact was a text message or a FaceTime call. This program allows us to share the same video chat with multiple sources. We've streamed interviews across 4 different games and given live in-game updates - that's something our competitors can never touch us with.
  • Sharable Content: Our meetings and interviews can be recorded and shared amongst our other team members or with the public through social media.
Andrey Lanier | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • I dislike that they are no longer making the Team/Room 220's. I am not a fan of the Icon editions that are replacing the Team/Room 220's for my classrooms and conference rooms. I do not like, when I remote into the codecs, that the layout is very limited compared to the Team/Room 220's. I can no longer see if someone is in the room or able to access the remote control or adjust the cameras. Because we are not using the "Cloud" with our codecs, users are no longer able to access a directory. The remote control looks almost like the Apple TV remote, which has very few buttons with no labels on it. My users, who are not very tech savvy, would rather not use the equipment unless some else sets it up for them.
  • Software for computers could be more robust. One thing I would like to see is a way to click on one of the video streams to just see it large and be able to toggle which screen I want to see myself, instead of the software deciding which one should be the focus point based on who is talking.
dave g | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 10.0
Based on 26 answers
Other than the HIPAA compliance, we have no compelling reason to retain LifeSize when we can already pay for similar services included with our UCaaS service. Our UCaaS vendor, Fuze, includes video conferencing with the VoIP services via single, integrated client software package. Additional limitations include minimal implementation assistance, training service, training materials and assistance driving internal adoption. Issues with slow speed for desktop sharing and audio quality make the technical aspects of Lifesize inferior to competitors.
Bob Brandner | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.9
Based on 29 answers
We rolled out Lifesize with minimal instructions and high adoption. The touchpad on the Phone 2 is solid from a usability perspective. The touchpad on the Phone 2 allows us to remove remotes. The whole Icon experience is so much better than the color multi-function buttons on the room units (which were confusing to people). Thankfully the room units also work well with the Phone 2.
Mike Hamilton | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Since we are an educational institution we not only have scheduled classes which must be available, but we have staff members in a variety of areas ranging from recruiting and admissions to advancement and the President's office who need to connect with students, alumni and other interest groups, often at odd hours. I have not, since using Lifesize had anyone complain of not being able to connect
Bill Kopf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

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

Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.0
Based on 15 answers
Lifesize is an amazing platform for VC. However, it is a costly solution for any scaling startup. However, implementation and user acceptability was fairly easy and worth the additional spend. Quality has always been on point and support has always taken care of us. Our account manager also ensured a seamless transition process for Google Hangouts. Will go with this solution again at any other organization.
Anthony Sopher | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.8
Based on 84 answers
Most of the front-line call takers are only as knowledgeable enough to tell you to reboot or reset. If your issue is more complicated than that, it will need to be escalated. On the other hand - most of our problems have been on our network side. The techs are ALWAYS super nice and try to be as helpful as possible. They do care about fixing the problem.
Heather Pence | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 9.1
Based on 5 answers
There was a very knowledgeable person each and every time I trained with them. I believe after 30-45 minutes of admin training, I had all that I needed. End user training is a breeze for our staff. In a matter of 15 minutes, we can train internally. It is that easy to use!
Michael Gunderson | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.5
Based on 278 answers
The implementation was pretty easy and fast, You can do it with your internal team and it should not be any problem. Integration with other software is also pretty easy. But, if for some reason you have any issues with implementation or integration you can contact Lifesize Video Conferencing support team 24/7.
Ana Tarasova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

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

Alternatives Considered

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize provides a great high-quality professional video conferencing solutions that, with accompanying software like Lifesize Cloud or Zoom, can connect to a multitude of different devices anywhere in the world. While Polycom certainly has more brand recognition in the industry for its communication platforms, I think Lifesize is a comparable product that works just as well as Polycom.
Derek Letellier | 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

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing

Lifesize Video Conferencing 7.4
Based on 18 answers
It's pretty impressive the number of people the system can support both in total and per conference. The system handles large numbers of connections pretty well, although there's little control over how participants are displayed on screen. One of its greatest strengths is adding large number of both video and audio connections simultaneously.
Peter Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

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Return on Investment

Lifesize Video Conferencing

  • We have five locations across Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, with key stakeholders and cross-location teams that work together every regardless of physical location. This resource is critical in keeping our teams connected.
  • Has improved collaboration and communication by having as close to face to face meetings as possible with remote team members. Conference rooms were often times double booked because of LifeSize, which as a determining factor in us moving to a cloud subscription.
  • Nothing negative
Travis Bell | 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

Lifesize Video Conferencing

General

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

Lifesize Video Conferencing Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$14.95 per user/month1
Enterprise$12.95 per user/month1
Standard$16.95 per user/month1
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Additional Pricing Details
With every plan, you get the collaboration features you use everyday, at no additional cost: • Unlimited video conferences • Downloadable desktop and mobile apps • Secure encryption set by default • Unlimited meeting duration • Free, browser-based web app • Two-way and group chat with popular chat integrations • Centralized, name-based directory • Online reporting and account management • Email and calendar scheduling

Microsoft Yammer

General

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

Microsoft Yammer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lifesize Video Conferencing
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Lifesize Video Conferencing
10.0
Microsoft Yammer
6.9

Usability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.9
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Performance

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.0
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Support Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.8
Microsoft Yammer
7.0

In-Person Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.3
Microsoft Yammer

Online Training

Lifesize Video Conferencing
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Implementation Rating

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Scalability

Lifesize Video Conferencing
7.4
Microsoft Yammer

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