Yammer a great way to communicate, collaborate and innovate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 08, 2014

Yammer a great way to communicate, collaborate and innovate

Score 10 out of 10
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Free

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Yammer

Yammer allows staff within our organisations to connect and communicate with one another, it encourages conversations that work to solve problems, and promotes collaboration and innovation within the organisation.
  • Yammer allows people within an organisational network to connect with one another and find information quickly.
  • Yammer network allows users to be proactive in seeking out connections and gathering information.
  • Yammer allows us to access untapped resources from across the organisation.
  • The ability to search previous conversations through Yammer, coupled with the opportunity to ask for help from others within the organisation, is a valuable problem solving mechanism.
  • As users are encouraged to participate in conversations through Yammer, opportunities arise for people from all levels of the organisation to contribute and collaborate.
  • New ideas are shared through the Yammer network, and collaboration leads to innovation.
  • Yammer can help employees sustain a virtual feeling of proximity in organisations which are spread across large geographic locations.
  • Staff with varying technical ability leads to a lack of confidence in using Yammer
  • Yammer regularly changes the way things appear or slight changes in functions make how to guides difficult to maintain accuracy
  • Free version has limitations for administration and analytics
  • Allows for more collaboration across units within a large organisation
  • Allows for information gathering in a timely manner
  • Opens up the executive level conversations to all staff to feel included in the decision making process
  • Promotes an inclusive, collegial environment
Don't have any other internal social networks to compare to, but have used it at several organisations very successfully.
We are looking to upgrade to the Enterprise licence, although are having some difficulty due to the requirement for an Office 365 licence to be in place. If these external factors were not there, it would be much easier.
Yammer is a continued source of information, insight and collaboration across our organisation. I have found it invaluable for my role in information gathering and networking with staff across the organisation.