Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer

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Score 7.5 out of 100
Microsoft Yammer

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Recent Reviews

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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Microsoft Yammer Review

10 out of 10
July 23, 2019
Microsoft Yammer is being used to connect grade levels across multiple school buildings within our district. It allows teachers that do …
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Popular Features

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Notifications (41)

8.5
85%

Chat (37)

7.3
73%

Discussions (40)

6.5
65%

Mobile Access (36)

5.4
54%

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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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Features Scorecard

Project Management

2.5
25%

Communication

4.9
49%

File Sharing & Management

3.9
39%

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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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.

What is Microsoft Yammer's best feature?

Reviewers rate Notifications highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Microsoft Yammer?

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

Reviews

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Dawn Gartin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to set up, easy to work with, each to use. Not much of a learning curve, which makes it easy to get rolling in your organization.
  • Works with text, photos, videos, files.
  • In the cloud, and on mobile.
  • Would be helpful to edit a post once it's been published (correcting typos, adding a few more sentences rather than start another post)
  • Mobile app is good, but not as robust of an experience with critical needs such as "search" and accessing Yammer Notes
  • When files are uploaded, there is no way to organize/view them say by alphabetical title, author, etc.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It integrates into Office 365
  • It provides company-wide connection on one platform
  • It has mobile and desktop support
  • It competes with tools present in other Office 365 products
  • While integrated, it isn't intuitively accessible from multiple points in the ecosystem
  • Other products achieve Yammer's outcomes in better ways
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
October 09, 2019

Lots to Yammer on about

Erica Mijon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
September 18, 2019

Yammer

Theresa Gingras | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
FRANCO PIÑERO | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
August 02, 2018

Yappin on Yammer

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Sharing Office365 content with others
  • Communicating with others in our group
  • Communicating with the entire organization
  • More powerful search/filtering would be nice
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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)
Roy Huron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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