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Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 10, 2019

Microsoft Yammer - Social Networking for the Enterprise

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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 12, 2019

Fantastic product that’s very intuitive!

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!).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 09, 2019

Yammer is an Effective Communication Tool

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.
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Tim Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 17, 2019

Pretty easy to use

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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.
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Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 02, 2019

Yammer is a Unique Collaborative Tool Within Business Communication Software

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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 24, 2019

Microsoft Yammer spurs collaboration and networking across our organization

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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 16, 2019

Yammer: far from a spammer

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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.
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Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2018

Yammer - Easy collaboration for large and small

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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.
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FRANCO PIÑERO | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 19, 2018

Yammer: ideal program for corporate communication of top management.

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.
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Ilya Popovich | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 12, 2018

Yet another "space" across the organization

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.
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Jennifer Lamas | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 06, 2018

The best social network to share jobs in the company

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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 02, 2018

Yappin on Yammer

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Yammer seemed like a lite powered Slack that was just coming into its prime. Still a ways to go, but integration with Office365 was great.
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Steve Vogt | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2018

Yammer is a fantastic alternative to email blasting

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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TARUN GUPTA | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2017

YAMMER - alone in the market .

Score 9 out of 10
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Yammer has been criticized for enabling employees within a company to begin conducting business on their platform but then charging these same companies for taking ownership of the content or removing former employees from accessing internal corporate communication.
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Tony Phan | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 16, 2017

Interesting Platform for Project Sharing & Updating

Score 8 out of 10
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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 up, update between management / office mates becomes easier than ever. File sharing is also enabled and integrated with Microsoft Sharepoint. If you organization is using lots of Microsoft software (which most companies do), then Yammer might be a good choice for you.
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Marcos Sola | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2017

Be Social. Join Yammer!

Score 9 out of 10
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SharePoint required a lot of system upgrades and migration exercises. Due to its size, we missed our opportunity to more effectively communicate and train for these changes. As a result, we selected Yammer to have a more robust enterprise network.
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Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2015

If you've used Facebook, you know how to use Yammer

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Chatter
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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (22)
6.6
Gantt Charts (10)
6.9
Scheduling (15)
6.9
Workflow Automation (17)
6.4
Mobile Access (34)
8.5
Search (34)
7.8
Visual planning tools (19)
6.9
Chat (35)
9.0
Notifications (39)
8.5
Discussions (38)
9.2
Surveys (30)
8.3
Internal knowledgebase (29)
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting (11)
7.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts (10)
8.3
Integrates with Outlook (28)
8.9
Versioning (23)
6.9
Video files (28)
8.2
Audio files (26)
7.9
Document collaboration (27)
7.9
Access control (28)
8.4
Advanced security features (24)
7.4
Integrates with Google Drive (11)
7.2
Device sync (21)
8.3

About 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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