Microsoft Yammer vs. Sococo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Yammer
Score 6.9 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
Sococo
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Pricing
Microsoft YammerSococo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft YammerSococo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.
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Features
Microsoft YammerSococo
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
40 Ratings
1% below category average
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management8.024 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.318 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.020 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile Access7.238 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Search7.238 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.022 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.9
43 Ratings
2% below category average
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
41% below category average
Chat8.639 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Notifications8.443 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Discussions9.242 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Surveys7.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.632 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.314 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts6.613 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook8.432 Ratings4.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
8.4
36 Ratings
4% above category average
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
55% below category average
Versioning7.025 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Video files8.631 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Audio files9.029 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Document collaboration8.830 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access control8.030 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Advanced security features8.627 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.014 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Device sync9.023 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft YammerSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(53 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.9
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(12 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft YammerSococo
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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Social Communications Company
We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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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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Social Communications Company
  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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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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Social Communications Company
  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
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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Social Communications Company
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
Very available
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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
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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Social Communications Company
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Social Communications Company
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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Social Communications Company
I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons. I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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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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Social Communications Company
  • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
  • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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