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Microsoft Yammer

212 Ratings

Microsoft Yammer

212 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Yammer

We've had associated set up groups on a variety of topics like business technology, flexible packaging, Office 365 and SharePoint, protective solutions, public speaking, wellness, diversity and more! In fact, Sonoco associates from around the world who participated in our recent #WearPinkDay shared their photos on Yammer. This is one of the best positives scenarios!

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Yammer
6.4
Task Management
Microsoft Yammer
6.4
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Yammer
5.9
Scheduling
Microsoft Yammer
5.2
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Yammer
5.7
Mobile Access
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Search
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Visual planning tools
Microsoft Yammer
5.9

Communication

Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Chat
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Notifications
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Discussions
Microsoft Yammer
8.7
Surveys
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
Microsoft Yammer
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Microsoft Yammer
7.3
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Integrates with Outlook
Microsoft Yammer
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Versioning
Microsoft Yammer
7.5
Video files
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Audio files
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Document collaboration
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Access control
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Advanced security features
Microsoft Yammer
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Microsoft Yammer
7.2
Device sync
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Pros

  • No one likes getting a long thread of reply-alls. With Yammer announcements and updates can be shared — without cluttering your inbox.
  • Yammer's mobile apps are great for our on-the-go sales team to stay in touch with our office staff.
  • Yammer's social aspect makes it incredibly easy to use, even for our less tech savvy teammates. If you've used Facebook, learning Yammer will be a cinch.

Cons

  • While Yammer has been an easy transition from SharePoint, it's still relatively new and unknown. Some employees claim that feel like the product was just another "add on" to the entire Microsoft Office experience.
  • When introducing new employees to Yammer, they are not as receptive because of how widely used SharePoint is across businesses and industries.
  • Functionality is simple, but still vastly different from SharePoint, thus creating a learning curve.

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Yammer6.9
Based on 10 answers
We are looking to upgrade to the Enterprise licence, although are having some difficulty due to the requirement for an Office 365 licence to be in place. If these external factors were not there, it would be much easier.

Usability

Microsoft Yammer9.0
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.

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Yammer8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very available

Performance

Microsoft Yammer9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a simple product but it does provide value.

Support

Microsoft Yammer7.0
Based on 1 answer
They are very eager to get us to pay

Online Training

Microsoft Yammer8.0
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

Implementation

Microsoft Yammer8.0
Based on 1 answer
We organically implemented the product

Alternatives Considered

I wasn't involved in the selection of Yammer, but compared to Saba Social, Yammer offers overall best performance, deeper level of programmability and ease of searching information. On the converse, Yammer is less user-centric and more group-centric, so it is more challenging, compared to the Saba offering, to know what a specific person has been doing. However, the flow of posts and documents in a group feed is better structured in a Yammer group than it is in a Saba group.

Return on Investment

  • Reduced waste of time and emails generated in communication among geographically disperse teams.
  • Improved searchability of information, files and discussions.
  • Feeling of being connected to the overall organization and across departments.

Pricing Details

Microsoft Yammer

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