Yammer: far from a spammer
February 16, 2019

Yammer: far from a spammer

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Yammer

It is used company-wide for announcements and building smaller communities.
  • 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
  • It helps to grow the social aspect of the organization, which, while not easily quantifiable, is important from an HR point of view.
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.
It is good if properly/responsibly used to create communities across the company, rather than hoping that it would happen on its own. And instead of dealing with cumbersome email distribution lists, announcements can be made at a click of a button.

Microsoft Yammer Feature Ratings

Mobile Access
7
Search
3
Chat
8
Notifications
9
Discussions
9
Surveys
8
Internal knowledgebase
3
Integrates with Outlook
9
Versioning
8
Video files
8
Audio files
8
Document collaboration
7
Access control
8
Advanced security features
3
Device sync
8