Microsoft Yammer vs. OneDrive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Yammer
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Yammer is used for private communication within organizations or between organizational members and pre-designated groups, making it an example of enterprise social software. It originally launched as an enterprise microblogging service and now has applications on several different operating systems and devices. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2012.N/A
OneDrive
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.
$5
per month
Pricing
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
OneDrive for Business Plan 1
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2
$10.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Yammer
Chose Microsoft Yammer
We currently use Salesforce which is much more robust in sharing knowledge base information. We also currently use teams' SharePoint and OneDrive to store information and files.
Chose Microsoft Yammer
Sharepoint and full MS office suite via 365. Yammer works well however we are now utilising different MS components like OneDrive, Sharepoint, etc. as a replacement to Yammer.
OneDrive

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.0
41 Ratings
OneDrive
-
Ratings
Task Management7.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.6
44 Ratings
OneDrive
-
Ratings
Chat8.040 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.444 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.733 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts5.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook7.833 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
37 Ratings
OneDrive
7.2
113 Ratings
Versioning7.025 Ratings7.489 Ratings
Video files8.532 Ratings6.5100 Ratings
Audio files8.730 Ratings6.894 Ratings
Document collaboration8.631 Ratings7.8107 Ratings
Access control7.030 Ratings7.2108 Ratings
Advanced security features7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.524 Ratings7.1111 Ratings
File search00 Ratings8.0113 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.0
108 Ratings
User and role management00 Ratings7.096 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings7.2108 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings6.891 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.4
112 Ratings
Performance00 Ratings7.9111 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings7.7112 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings6.586 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(54 ratings)
7.5
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.9
(10 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(24 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft YammerOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Yammer is great when you have a company culture that encourages friendly collaboration and communication. It can be a great supplement (but certainly not a substitute) for bonding and sharing ideas and thoughts. Certain channels can be really successful, too, like a channel where people can post dog pictures or something fun like that!
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Microsoft
I'll start with what I would not use OneDrive for! I would not use it as a primary source for code repository, there are other more robust tools out there that can help you with storing and making available code repos. Where I would use OneDrive is in a platform for managing files, and with that I mean any file that can be saved offline and access a OneDrive access point, share, or mount. This could be personal, business, or data from a system that is saved in a standard file format. The OneDrive platform is great for documents collaboration as well, with the ability to allow for share and links to be provided to for easy access and collaboration. I would also recommend if you are someone who likes to use cloud services and rely less and less on offline storage. OneDrive excels in this area!
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing a platform for social news in the company where "bottom up" topics can percolate freely across department
  • Social networking across the company where folks can divide their work into topics instead of teams
  • Basic collaboration within a group including document sharing with ability to pin documents to a team
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Microsoft
  • Sync functions allow to access work virtually anywhere
  • Collaboration options make working with others easier, increasing productivity
  • It works seamlessly in different devices
  • The one drive online functions allows to use office programs like work and excel without having them installed in a device
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Although the social enterprise network works very well, there is room for some slight improvement - such as the ability to attract users. By being part of the Microsoft Office Suite, it is offered as an "add-on" and many overlook it and see it as unnecessary at first. It would be smart for Microsoft to sell it as its own product so it could gather more popularity as a "social network".
  • Giving an option to filter results could be better as well as giving an option to turn off the "recent activity" bar on the home page.
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Microsoft
  • I wish OneDrive would allow you to sync multiple personal/individual accounts to your computer. At this time, you can only sync one account at a time. That means that my personal OneDrive and individual corporate OneDrive can't be synced to my computer at the same time.
  • OneDrive has a file size limitation of 15 GB. I know that that is a very large amount, but I have several files that are larger than 15 GB that I wish I could get to sync. I'm hoping that file size limitation changes in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
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.
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Microsoft
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
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Usability
Microsoft
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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Microsoft
Using OneDrive is very intuitive and has been improved over the years. It's just like using native file management on either your Mac or PC. It's drag and drop functionality is easy and it clearly shows when files are uploaded to the cloud or if there are errors
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
Very available
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Microsoft
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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.
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Microsoft
It's a Microsoft product so there is a wealth of information online both from Microsoft directly and from millions of users but as a corporate user we also have access to direct Microsoft support through a variety of avenues (phone, email, etc.). This makes finding answers to issues more accessible, however, it does also mean that any new feature requests will get buried.
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Online Training
Microsoft
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Our team briefly used Salesforce.com's Chatter product before switching over to Yammer in 2012. While Chatter is essentially the same product as Yammer, it left much to be desired. Chatter's design was (and remains) clunky and difficult to navigate. Yammer is a simple, easy-to-use product that offers similar functionality as Salesforce's Chatter.
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Microsoft
Box is another file-sharing application that is very similar to OneDrive. Box falls short of OneDrive in its syncing capabilities. OneDrive is very quick with syncing so you never have to be concerned that you are not using the most up-to-date materials. Box was always a bit delayed and did not always accurately sync across systems. OneDrive benefits from being backed by Microsoft, so you expect the connection across applications that it allows. OneDrive also provides consistency for use and intuitive understanding because of that Microsoft consistency. I'd prefer OneDrive over Box.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • My company is pleased with the positive impact Yammer has created departmentally and on an individual basis with work flow efficiency.
  • Adversely, most old and new employees are more familiar with SharePoint, causing the company to pay for training for all current and incoming employees.
  • As Yammer becomes more widely used, the need for training may diminish, which is where we will see our return on investment, as the product clearly provides a more effective form of file sharing and communication between employees and their department.
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Microsoft
  • OneDrive allows us to save much time on creating and archiving backup copies of our data. Microsoft gives a guarantee on the possibility of recovery of files or folders even from 30 days ago. It provides a great comfort of work.
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