Yammer Software


 

Yammer is a private social network that enables employees to collaborate securely across departments, locations, content and business applications. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can be deployed only in the cloud. Yammer is available either as a standalone product or along with Microsoft Office 365.

Yammer enables the creation and joining of private and public groups for small-team collaboration along with instant sharing of important updates within a group. This solution offers an interface, similar to Facebook, so less training is required. 

Yammer offers a mobile application that provides employees an opportunity to collaborate and review documents anywhere and anytime.

The system also offers a user community, known as the Yammer Community Network, which provides answers to various user queries. Yammer’s group navigation panel allows users to switch between projects and team groups.

Other key features of Yammer are enterprise microblogging, private messaging, Office 365 integration, company directory, archives conversations, high-level security and message and content tagging.

 

Yammer - Dashboard
 
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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Eric from AppDirect
Specialty: High Tech

May 2016

May 2016

A private facebook for your company

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Yammer is feature rich, with all the features you'd come to expect from Facebook included: Create a profile, add a picture, connect with colleagues, news feed, profile walls, add photos, tag photos, alert users with @notifications, etc. If you're looking for a social network for your company this one does a decent, though generic, job. Also they have a freemium edition which has most of the functionality you'd need.

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The main challenge with Yammer is getting people to use it. All the benefits of social networking in the company (knowledge transfer, communication, community building) can be real and valuable, but I've seen many attempts to create an active online community fail at my company. I think only with strong executive buy in will Yammer actually be valuable for a company, and all the great features Yammer adds can't fix this. We didn't have that executive buy-in and Yammer, Chatter, Flowdock, all failed to gain traction

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Ask yourself if you really have exec buy in to push adoption of Yammer (or any internal social network). These networks do not just create themselves - they need ongoing TLC especially from execs.

 
 

Jerry from Ricoh
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Facebook for work? No fun, no "Like".

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If you don't want to communicate with your colleagues in a more traditional Email/Phone/Face-to-Face, at least you can use this to show your boss that you don't hate them.

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There is nothing to dislike. However, there is nothing new to like neither. I doubt that any enterprise is not using some kind of collaboration tools already. Be it group level, department level or even document level, companies are already using some tools to make their daily work easier. Yammer doesn't offer anything new, at least functional-wise.

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You may feel excited if you never used any collaboration tools and are not on Facebook. If you and your colleague doesn't talk in real life, you won't do it in this neither.

 
 

Jayasimha from SDCA
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2016

March 2016

Easy to use interface, very easy to learn.

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Easy to use and learn, nice user interface. Easy to communicate with coworkers and team members and collaborate.
This was part of office 365 subscription.

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Nothing specific, generally like the product. This is useful for collaboration, not so much as a project management tool.

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It's a business social network with some light management tools. You still probably need other project management tools, depending n how you run the project (Agile, Waterfall etc)

 
 

Lauren from Florida Virtual School
Specialty: Education

March 2016

March 2016

Like a professional facebook

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Yammer is an easy way for my colleagues and me to communicate and discuss professional development topics in a safe forum

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Nothing, but it is just one more software needed To download. I wish that it could be more all in one so that I didn't have to use 10 different programs at work

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Make sure you are careful when reading threads. The threads can get pretty tedious and sometimes it is easy to lose the original topic.

 
 
 
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Lynsey from Bellevue School District
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

School uses Yammer

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easy communication between teachers and schools.

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My district uses Yammer for teachers. I have used it maybe 3-4 times. I think it is great. It allows teachers to communicate with a group instead of sending out emails. It is a quick way to touch base or ask questions. We have used it for ordering work tshirts, checking for supplies at different schools.

Cons

Most teachers do not utilize this program. I wish they were more informed about the program. Not the companies fault, but the district that purchased it.

Source: Capterra
 

Lisa from Kantar Media
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Workplace Social Media Platform but...

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Be careful because I have seen someone lose their job. I like the concept of being able to communicate company wide. We are a global business so I am able to communicate with colleagues around the world. Perhaps may want to look into the search or lookup directory because I tried looking up a few co-workers by name & email and was unable to add them, a few other works stated they had this same issue.

Pros

I was able to communicate company wide with colleagues in South America & Europe & see them in a relaxed work atmosphere.

Cons

the search option was not useful, a few other coworkers stated that they had the same issue, please look into this

Advice to Others

do more frequent upgrades

Source: Capterra
 

Simone from Credito Valtellinese
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Yammer for business

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The possibility to keep in touch with colleagues and share experiences, goals, documents at any time makes yammer a very useful tool to improve business efficiency.

Source: Capterra
 

Justin from ARRIS

February 2017

February 2017

Yammer Empowers All To Communicate

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Yammer has been a great tool to efficiently address the need for mass communication on a regular basis. It allows us to publish quick bits of information which is appropriate for a social networking app and not so much for corporate mass mailings. We can still reach a mass audience and employees can even opt in to receive updates. This empowers us to have a channel for communication while avoiding the hassle of preparing a mass mailing and the process that entails. There's great integration with Sharepoint and OneDrive which makes feed embeds and file shares a breeze.

Source: Capterra
 

Wendy from Bellalago
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Staying in Touch

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We just recently switched to using Yammer. I like that it is a great way to stay in touch yet remain on a secure network. Within our organization we are able to communicate within the larger group or with smaller groups. Notifications let me know when important messages are available. Drop down menus make it easy to use. File sharing is easy and allows collaboration among colleagues. Nice feature for social networking.

Pros

Allows communication amongst groups using a secure network

Cons

Not as versatile as Facebook.

Source: Capterra
 

Alejandro from Latam Autos
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

If you're familiar with Facebook, then you're all set to use Yammer.

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Great platform to have people in the entire organization engaged and connected. If you're a Microsoft Office regular user, then sharing and co-working with yammer will be just amazing. Mobile apps are powerful and give the power to co-work on the go without missing anything.

Pros

OFFICE integration is lovely. Following people and topics is easy to use to anyone.

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Is "People oriented", not "topic oriented".

Source: Capterra
 

Katie from Association of Washington Cities

January 2017

January 2017

For Government - not as scary as you think!

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It took forever to get Yammer approved at the last government agency I worked for. Public record requests are scary, especially in Washington State. If we miss one little documents, there are big fines involved. I think we have the steepest fines in the country. Any social media or messaging tools must be vetted carefully to ensure we can easily store, search, and compile records - and the data we need to pull depends on the request. It could be a request for everything a particular employee has done in a timeframe or anything related to a random topic. After a very long Yammer vetting process, we discovered it was not scary and it wouldn't take much to make the data requests doable.

Functionality wise it's similar to Facebook, which most people use now... even folks who are not comfortable with new technology, so there's really no learning curve. You can open it up with a few guidelines and communications, and it will grow on its own. You don't need a huge implementation effort. People already know the value of social media. Watch it grow into something amazing! I am a fan of your website and would love to help as an LMS expert if you had the biz need for that. Here is some website feedback ¿ it would be cool if we could set up an account on your site. Then we could comment on other reviews and have our information already in the system.

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Benjamin from Yega

December 2016

December 2016

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I found this software to be very helpful. It helped me get my business off on the right track and helped improve communication on all levels.

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Benjamin from Revert

December 2016

December 2016

Great Way to Communicate

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We have had this software for our business for quite some time and it helps improve our communication. This is software is super easy to operate.

Source: Capterra
 

Randy from ACIST Medical Systems

December 2016

December 2016

Yammer - great collaborative tool

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Yammer is a great way to get all co-workers on the same page and interacting with one another. It's similar to other social media tools so there is really no training at all. We set up groups so we can we keep up to date with specific products based on our responsibilities. We also have groups set up based on location/regions. This is an easy way for managers to talk with all their reps in a quick, easy to use environment. Everyone can get their opinion heard without having to go to a long email string or try and coordinate a phone call meeting. This is great for kicking around troublesome issues and trying to find a resolution. Love it!!

Source: Capterra
 

Penney from FamilySearch
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Yammer is okay

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Nothing special about the product. I use it infrequently as I prefer other social media for my interactions.

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Groups are okay

Cons

Not intuitive for non-seasoned users

Source: Capterra
 

Anjali from Taulia Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

Yammer Time!

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I used Yammer for a period of about 1 year. During the time that Yammer was here I would say it was very popular. We used it to share pictures, updates from the company, and birthdays/anniversaries The reason we stopped using Yammer was because we changed HRIS' and our new HRIS had this built in so there was really no need for another tool. Overall, while Yammer is awesome, you can get the same features built in to another tool so cannot justify the cost.

Source: Capterra
 

Shivani from Taulia Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

Yammer is like Facebook for work!

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My company used Yammer when I first started as a social networking platform. It was great to learn people's names/faces when I first started and it was cool to see who was new when they joined. They also have a phone app which was nice to stay connected on the go - for example on my way into the office.

Where Yammer falls short is their features. Other than looking at people's names and teams there werent enough other features for our company to continue using it!

Source: Capterra
 

M. Aurelle from TEKXL
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2016

May 2016

Cool app

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We use Yammer to better communicate at work. The app helps us collaborate more effectively with each other, so that we can easily reach our goals.
Yammer is a super tool. Since we use it, everyone is on the same level of information and there is less frustration. We increase collaboration, productivity and efficiency.

Source: GetApp
 

Danny

August 2012

August 2012

Too Enterprisy

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Yammer was pretty amazing when it came out but has since become to much like an enterprise feeling product. My team doesn't want to spend the day in a sharepoint like experience. We tried other products like podio but ended up using HALL.com, highly recommend it

Source: GetApp
 

Joseph

July 2012

July 2012

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This is a great collaboration tool! Basically I chose Yammer because the basic plan is free and I wanted my social media team to talk more about work and their projects. And it worked... Now they use Yammer to post microblogging messages and I think the overall collaboration got better. It´s fun!



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The basic plan is free! Give it a try...

Cons

Even though it is a very good tool there is the risk to get distracted and get less of the normal work done.

Source: GetApp
 

Jayne from Pennysmart CIC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

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Amber D. from Caterpillar Inc.
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2016

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Rueben from Timely booking app
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2015

September 2015

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Michael from Wellington Street Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2015

July 2015

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