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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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Pros and Cons

  • 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
  • User experience in Yammer, while improving on mobile, has been stagnant for years - it's the same product since 2014
  • Integration with the other O365 features - such as O365 groups - is completely lacking
  • It competes with other Microsoft products (Microsoft Teams, Kaizala) for collaboration tools
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Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 13, 2019

Easy, simple, and effective

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Email notifications for posts you have missed/might be of interest to you. Prompts you to open up Yammer and see missed announcements. This helps you keep up to date.
  • Stable application, rarely (if any) downtime which is important if you want staff to regularly refer back to it.
  • Historical posts are stored and can easily be accessed. This means it can be used as a repository and new staff members can read past announcements.
  • It needs better search functionality. It should allow you to filter search records by date or users or groups.
  • Bland user interface. It's a clean interface, but the design could be uplifted. Might help with user engagement if the design was modernized.
  • No clear way of organizing groups in the navigation menu which makes it hard to easily find groups you have to access.
  • You can add members to a group, but you have to search for members by name. It would be good if it could show all company members not in the group so you can invite members you think should be in the group.
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Erica Mijon | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 09, 2019

Lots to Yammer on about

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Keeping employees connected across the enterprise
  • The use of gifs and images
  • Private message option
  • I think the news feed should be updated chronologically, not by post "relevance" like many other social channels do now
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Theresa Gingras | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Yammer

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use- While training for a new database, we used Yammer to ask questions and it was great that it was so easy to use
  • not sure where they could improve
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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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Pros and Cons

  • It creates great collaboration.
  • Easy method to stay in constant contact with other employees.
  • It creates a casual, yet professional environment for people to share ideas.
  • The UI isn’t the greatest.
  • We’d like to see my updates to the platform to work out some kinks.
  • Allow more customization by companies.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

Good collaboration/communication/social media tool for your enterprise if you're up to it.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Communication on Yammer is great.
  • Being an enterprise social media tool, it is only valuable if you actually want that for your company.
  • There is a learning curve for using Yammer. It is not as straight forward as I expected.
  • I suspect when a lot of people use it, it can become hard to keep up on all of it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 23, 2019

Microsoft Yammer Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The feed allows you to see what is going on at a time that is convenient for you.
  • You can join into conversations, like, reply, in a way that is comfortable for you when time allows.
  • Easy to share resources and information with colleagues.
  • Poll staff as needed to gather opinions.
  • Organization Layout, maybe some ability to add more organization, such as color coding, etc.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

Great Communication Tool with Yammer.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Integrates with other Office products
  • Small amount of computer resources
  • I enjoy using Yammer for work communications. I really don't have any improvements that I can think of.
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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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Pros and Cons

  • Yammer is modeled after the social-networking generation. The platform does a great job of being user-friendly with efficient communication.
  • Yammer is extremely easy to use. End-user training should be relatively straight-forward.
  • Very robust networking opportunities within an organization.
  • As it is modeled after a social-networking tool, Yammer runs the risk of straying too far from a business productivity tool.
  • Layout customization is rather limited. There are other tools that offer more company-customization more effectively.
  • Sharing and editing documents have quite a few limitations. There are many other online editors that can do work more efficiently and effectively.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 24, 2019

Microsoft Yammer spurs collaboration and networking across our organization

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • I enjoy being able to see an entire conversation thread between associates and that those comments and responses found a most useful filter to the top of a conversation.
  • I like the additional features and functionality you can leverage within Yammer such as "Announcements" and how well Yammer groups integrate with respective SharePoint sites it might be associated with.
  • Yammer is very easy to navigate and is user-friendly, making it easy to scale to new users who are not familiar with the platform.
  • While Yammer is easy to use overall, it does have some quirks and can be a little limiting in what you can do within the app itself.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 16, 2019

Yammer: far from a spammer

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • User-friendly social media within the company
  • Fosters the formation of communities across the company
  • Easy to push out announcements without spamming inboxes
  • Sometimes it is not easy to search for past posts
  • Can be perceived as more for fun rather than corporate
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Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2018

Excellent collaboration techniques on a social private network

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • High-level security and message and content tagging
  • Integration with Microsoft Office 365
  • Private Messaging
  • Can invite external members (e.g., clients and partners) to collaborate.
  • Customization are not enough
  • It seems to be pretty public. Everyone in our organization can see what everyone posts.
  • File sharing is limited - no level of classification
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Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2018

Yammer - Easy collaboration for large and small

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Organizing users into groups and providing tools to those groups
  • Social networking with other users within the organization/network
  • Excellent notification options (e-mail, etc)
  • Clean, easy-to-understand user interface
  • Can be difficult to get phone support if there are questions
  • Some of the tools are not quite as feature-rich as competitor products
  • Integration with Office 365 suite can be a little confusing because there is feature overlap (for example, Yammer vs Teams, or Yammer vs Sharepoint)
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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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Pros and Cons

  • Transmit information in real time, and fluidly.
  • Encourages the collaboration and spontaneous participation from all, because all users are able to contribute ideas and knowledge.
  • Contributes to the cohesion of all personnel--personally I feel included in the decisions of the company, because my contributions are taken into account.
  • Promotes the initiation of productive communications, the possibility of sharing knowledge and experiences and of creating work teams to meet particular situations.
  • I do not like the communications interface, I think they should improve the image, they should carry out a usability study in order to adapt the programs to different clients.
  • It requires an excellent internet connection so that you can share documents, images or files with a lot of content, being in field work.
  • Must offer a more creative and innovative image with aims that boost the creative sense of the staff.
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Roy Huron | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 11, 2018

Yammer - Great communication tool

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great Social media front page
  • Messaging tool is great
  • Great update features and keeping everything up to speed
  • Can be an overload of updates, everything does pop and can be somewhat distracting if you are working and trying to be productive
  • Better interface, not bad but does have the opportunity
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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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Pros and Cons

  • It works to find solutions quickly to problems that arise in a project or work that is performed
  • The people involved can comment and give opinions to projects and shared documents
  • All the work team that is involved can be kept informed
  • As it is very similar to the social networks that are currently used, it is very easy to use for all users
  • It helps you reduce time in those meetings later and are not boring as the conversations are more interactive through Yammer
  • Without an internet connection, you can not have interaction with other co-workers
  • Only used if you have Office 365
  • Many companies install it and do not use it because it seems unhelpful
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 02, 2018

Yappin on Yammer

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Sharing Office365 content with others
  • Communicating with others in our group
  • Communicating with the entire organization
  • More powerful search/filtering would be nice
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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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Pros and Cons

  • Very easy to use interface that allows nontechnical and technical users to communicate and collaborate.
  • Breaks out team groups for sub threads very well.
  • Allows for an effective interface to see recent updates from people you follow and or updates from groups you are in.
  • It seems that Yammer and MS Teams could be integrated as both platforms overlap in many areas.
  • Yammer seems to try to copy a lot of other social network platforms with buttons to like content. This seems irrelevant in the corporate world.
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Daniel Blazquez | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2018

Reduces email load

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Safe, secure, social network for employees to share relevant content
  • Declutter email
  • A dedicated avenue with well understood tools (likes, comments, etc)
  • One more feed to consume
  • Needs to reach critical mass to be useful
  • Only as good as its content
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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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