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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Sasha Brito | 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

Microsoft Project
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
2.6
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.2
Microsoft Yammer
2.2
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
Microsoft Yammer
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
8.9
Microsoft Yammer
1.5
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.7
Microsoft Yammer
1.9
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.2
Microsoft Yammer
2.0
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
6.7
Microsoft Yammer
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
8.4
Microsoft Yammer
Document Management
Microsoft Project
7.0
Microsoft Yammer
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
6.8
Microsoft Yammer
3.9
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
7.8
Microsoft Yammer
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.9
Microsoft Yammer
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
Search
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
4.4
Visual planning tools
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
2.2

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
7.7
Microsoft Yammer
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.5
Microsoft Yammer
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.4
Microsoft Yammer
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
7.2
Microsoft Yammer

Communication

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
5.6
Chat
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
9.7
Notifications
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
8.8
Discussions
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Surveys
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Internal knowledgebase
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
3.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
2.5
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
1.6
Integrates with Outlook
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
2.8

File Sharing & Management

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
4.4
Versioning
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Video files
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Audio files
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Document collaboration
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
4.0
Access control
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
2.7
Advanced security features
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
2.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
1.3
Device sync
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
1.9

Pros

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | 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

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Very available
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 70 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 7.0
Based on 24 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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
We organically implemented the product
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Project

While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
Joshua Melder | 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

Microsoft Project

  • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
  • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
  • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
Robert Paul | 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

Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Yammer

General

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

Starting Price

Microsoft Yammer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project
8.4
Microsoft Yammer
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project
10.0
Microsoft Yammer
6.9

Usability

Microsoft Project
8.0
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Performance

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Project
8.2
Microsoft Yammer
7.0

Online Training

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project
5.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

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