Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer

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Score 7.6 out of 100
Microsoft Yammer

Overview

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Professional fun place

9 out of 10
September 08, 2022
Our company has been using this product as it encourages employees to not be distracted by other social networks. It keeps the work and …
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Yammer

7 out of 10
September 18, 2019
There are many churches spread across Vermont and when we transitioned to a new database, we used Yammer as a way to communicate questions …
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Popular Features

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  • Notifications (42)
    7.5
    75%
  • Chat (38)
    7.4
    74%
  • Discussions (41)
    7.3
    73%
  • Mobile Access (37)
    5.8
    58%

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What is Microsoft Yammer?

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…

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  • No setup fee

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What is Workplace from Meta?

Facebook at Work allows users to interact with co-workers through the Facebook interface.

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Stack Overflow for Teams is a team knowledge management and Q & A platform for development billed per teammate, featuring roles and permissions, and integrations with popularly used collaboration tools.

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Features Scorecard

Project Management

4.9
49%

Communication

6.1
61%

File Sharing & Management

6.6
66%
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Product Details

What is Microsoft Yammer?

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.

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Microsoft Yammer Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Atlassian Confluence, Jive, and Micro Focus Vibe are common alternatives for Microsoft Yammer.

Reviewers rate Video files and Audio files highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Microsoft Yammer are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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I would say Yammer stacks up to Jabber pretty similarly, except with yammer we have the ability to create more of a collaborate platform. We love Jabber, but we use that more for direct instant messaging, whereas Yammer brings us all together in a larger group (it’s been great so far!).
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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 manage documents and files shared with posts.

Yammer's big strength is that it's already bundled with Office 365. For anyone already of O365, there should be no reason to leave when Yammer is more than enough.

Facebook by Workplace has a superior user experience - at least a more familiar user experience. The fact that 99% of employees will already have exposure to Facebook means it's zero training to adopt.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Chatter
Salesforce Chatter was the initial product we tested as we already use Salesforce throughout the organization. We thought it would be a natural fit. However, we found it was difficult to keep the many groups, thoughts and ideas separate in Chatter, with many of our topics getting lost or directed to the wrong people. Additionally, Salesforce's Chatter search functionality leaves a lot to be desired.
May 17, 2019

Pretty easy to use

Tim Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We used Share Point currently and in the past would post things there, Yammer is a little better because people are used to seeing a feed scroll and Share Point did get ignored after a while. PostS tend to get stale there quicker since the format is not as appealing.
Score 10 out of 10
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There are few good alternatives to Microsoft Yammer that serve up the same functionality and allow for networking to the same extent. Prior to Yammer, we used an internal tool which was clunky and did not meet our companies needs. Yammer has proven to be much more successful and user-friendly and has been widely adopted as a result.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Chatter
Salesforce Chatter and Yammer can often be used in very similar ways. Both offer the ability to collaborate with team-members in real-time. Furthermore, both tools offer ability to share, comment, and network across organizations. One issue with Yammer is that it feels a bit more secluded from other business productivity tools compared to a tool like Chatter. Chatter is more integrated within the platform, where Yammer feels more individual and separate as a business application.
Score 8 out of 10
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Each app serves a different purpose even though there may be some overlap. Yammer is a little like Facebook and one can create, join, or find communities, and many people are familiar with Facebook. Slack works with channels and there are some people who are not as familiar with that. But as they are, Yammer can be perceived as for fun, while Slack appears to be better for collaborative conversations.
FRANCO PIÑERO | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Yammer is a comprehensive program with enough tools to meet the responsibilities of the company, because it is easier to use and offers more creative and innovative work tools.

The company decided to select Yammer over other programs because Yammer is safer and more prestigious professional. Its tools are better elaborated and its design is ideal for the management of corporate character communications.

Yammer in comparison to other programs does not demand a connection to the internet of quality to work its applications, being very positive when we work in the field.
Ilya Popovich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Yammer created very important and reliable social network across the whole company. We used to have MS SharePoint, but since Yammer became available via Office 365 we moved to Yammer.

IBM Connections is difficult to maintain + costs are higher.
Facebook for Business is a good alternative, but not every company wants to share information with FB.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Connections has a more mature set of features however it is expensive and difficult to maintain. Traditionally IBM Connections require an on-premise installation which required a large capital investment and an ongoing level of expertise to maintain. Although now IBM offers a cloud-based version of Connections, they are not easy to work with, especially for organizations with less than 10,000 users. Yammer is significantly cheaper and much easier to maintain.
Jennifer Lamas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Basically, all these applications have the same functions, to share jobs and projects in real time and have functioned very similar to social networks that are used daily such as Facebook, Instagram, and others. Yammer was chosen because it is very easy to use, fast and safe.
Steve Vogt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The login integration to MS accounts was key. The concept of having to login with one additional account is no longer an attractive option. Yammer integrates to other MS logins for a seamless user experience. FB Business is a nice alternative, but Yammer being under the MS umbrella is a better overall fit with our other tools.
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