Microsoft Yammer vs. Workplace from Meta

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
Workplace from Meta
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Facebook at Work allows users to interact with co-workers through the Facebook interface.
$4
per month per user
Pricing
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Enterprise Live
$2.00
per month per user
Enhanced Admin & Support
$2.00
per month per user
Workplace Core
$4.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Yammer
Chose Microsoft Yammer
Microsoft Yammer was chosen my our management team over Workplace by Facebook due to its integration with Microsoft Office and Outlook which are also coming from Microsoft. Yammer integrates smoothly with all Microsoft softwares, including skype making creating meetings, meets …
Chose Microsoft Yammer
Yammer's biggest competition is definitely Workplace by Facebook. Both provide a "post, like, share" social network experience adapted to an enterprise paradigm. Both provide real-time chat on top of that to drive collaboration. Both have lightweight content management to …
Workplace from Meta
Chose Workplace from Meta
Workplace from Meta just had better features and better support. Their features were released much earlier than Yammer - making innovation top of mind for the company.
Chose Workplace from Meta
I think that Workplace facebook is more intuitive for users than Slack or Yammer, it allows you to create groups and send information to everyone in a cleaner and more accessible way, as well as having more functionalities. In the case of Telegram, the functionality is more …
Chose Workplace from Meta
The adoption is over 300% for Workplace by Facebook.
Chose Workplace from Meta
Facebook is a familiar product, and Yammer wasn't able to match up in the potential uses, such as live video and showcasing albums, etc.
Chose Workplace from Meta
Several software solutions were explored and tested before Workplace. While Slack, Yammer, and Skype offered the ability to collaborate on a project and have in-the-moment conversations, there was a realization that much more was needed to create a truly collaborative culture. …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
41 Ratings
Workplace from Meta
-
Ratings
Task Management7.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Yammer
7.6
44 Ratings
Workplace from Meta
-
Ratings
Chat8.040 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.444 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.733 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting6.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts5.813 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
Workplace from Meta
-
Ratings
Versioning7.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files8.532 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.730 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.130 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.624 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(54 ratings)
7.4
(56 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.9
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
5.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(24 ratings)
8.3
(44 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft YammerWorkplace from Meta
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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Meta Platforms Inc
Well suited: - leadership communication. When our CEO posts a video to all company - it always gets the highest engagement - recognition/achievements posts - live streams for education, knowledge sharing - we are a company of 12000 associates and there is no other corporate channel for us to gather more than 500 people in one place. Less appropriate: - sharing some very targetted messages - it's impossible to do at Workplace without creating a group. So we use email channel for such targetted communications - instant communication like in a chat (probably it's less appropriate in our specific case because we use MS Teams for such quick communication instead of WP chats)
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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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Meta Platforms Inc
  • Bring groups of people together to share info, stories, updates, etc.
  • The chat app is pretty decent.
  • Workplace Live is a good large-group meeting broadcast platform.
  • It's pretty intuitive to use for anyone who's used Facebook.
  • It provides different levels of "security" for groups, allowing you to have open, closed, and "secret" groups.
  • It's easy to paste images into your posts and comments, without having to necessarily go through the process of saving an image as a file, etc.
  • It has search capabilities for finding old information.
  • It's available for both desktop/laptop and mobile devices.
  • It's secured to allow only those within the company to see company-related info (but it also has a few inter-company groups, which can be useful, too).
  • Workplace Chat has the ability to set it to Do Not Disturb.
  • You can set notifications, including email notifications, if you want to be alerted to new activity in your groups, etc.
  • You can use Markdown to format your text
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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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Meta Platforms Inc
  • It would be helpful if a review confirmation checkbox was able to be placed by files that needed to be read or reviewed. Along the same line, approve, review again, etc. would be helpful checkboxes to add by files, proposals.
  • The layout is clean but suffers a bit from the center column width with two sidebars and a lot of empty space. It almost looks like a going out of business sale retail store where you notice the empty shelves. Workplace feels a bit bare at times. I think some good design modifications can help. Now on mobile, it is a great layout. I am addressing specifically the desktop browser login.
  • An admin control dashboard would be really effective and even more so with more users on the platform.
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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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Meta Platforms Inc
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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Meta Platforms Inc
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
Very available
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Meta Platforms Inc
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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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Meta Platforms Inc
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
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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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Meta Platforms Inc
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Microsoft
We organically implemented the product
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Meta Platforms Inc
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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Meta Platforms Inc
Workplace by Facebook is so much more than just a project management tool like Basecamp or Slack. The ability to disseminate information to employees is easier and better with Workplace by Facebook. It can also be used for informal messaging and sharing of information. It combines the best features of both with the same look and feel as Facebook.
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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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Meta Platforms Inc
  • We can meet the project times, that with the communication in real time.
  • We provide solutions to our suppliers in a reliable and efficient manner.
  • When a business can save time and at the same time respond to the demands of customers, this translates into greater market capture of action for the company.
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