What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
271 Ratings
12 Ratings

Microsoft Yammer

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
271 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.7 out of 100
12 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Socialcast

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Socialcast
6.3
Task Management
Microsoft Yammer
6.3
Socialcast
7.7
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Yammer
6.3
Socialcast
7.0
Scheduling
Microsoft Yammer
6.7
Socialcast
6.3
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Yammer
6.2
Socialcast
8.0
Mobile Access
Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Socialcast
3.8
Search
Microsoft Yammer
7.7
Socialcast
8.0
Visual planning tools
Microsoft Yammer
6.7
Socialcast
3.4

Communication

Microsoft Yammer
8.2
Socialcast
7.5
Chat
Microsoft Yammer
8.9
Socialcast
8.7
Notifications
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
Socialcast
8.2
Discussions
Microsoft Yammer
9.0
Socialcast
8.1
Surveys
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Socialcast
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Socialcast
6.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Microsoft Yammer
7.4
Socialcast
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Socialcast
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Microsoft Yammer
8.7
Socialcast
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Microsoft Yammer
7.7
Socialcast
5.7
Versioning
Microsoft Yammer
6.8
Socialcast
2.1
Video files
Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Socialcast
7.2
Audio files
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
Socialcast
7.2
Document collaboration
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Socialcast
6.7
Access control
Microsoft Yammer
8.3
Socialcast
7.2
Advanced security features
Microsoft Yammer
7.2
Socialcast
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Socialcast
5.0
Device sync
Microsoft Yammer
8.3
Socialcast
4.0

Pros

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

Socialcast

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Socialcast

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Socialcast

Socialcast 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Socialcast

Socialcast 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Yammer

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

Socialcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Socialcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 6.9
Based on 13 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

Socialcast

Socialcast 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Socialcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Microsoft Yammer

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

Socialcast

No score
No answers yet
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Socialcast

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Socialcast

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Yammer

General

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

Socialcast

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Yammer
7.7
Socialcast
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Socialcast
9.1

Usability

Microsoft Yammer
9.0
Socialcast
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Socialcast

Performance

Microsoft Yammer
9.0
Socialcast

Support

Microsoft Yammer
6.9
Socialcast
9.0

Online Training

Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Socialcast

Implementation

Microsoft Yammer
8.0
Socialcast

Add comparison