Yammer Software


 

Yammer is a private cloud-based social network that enables employees to collaborate across departments, locations, content and business applications. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes. 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. 

Yammer offers a mobile application for iOS and Android devices 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.

 

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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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Bethany from Beachside Vacation Rentals
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Good Idea. May or May Not be Useful.

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Yammer is a very cool concept. It basically creates an online social network for your business which can be used for everything from project management to helping employees connect over shared interests. In that sense it is very flexible, and it allows people to connect at work in a way that they are connecting in non-work life already (ie on social media).
It's pretty easy to use, even without looking at any tutorials and if you're using other Microsoft products it fits in seamlessly.

Cons

No real cons if this is something you're interested in for your business. I think it would be used to greater advantage in a larger business. We're a small company, so it's not as challenging for all of us to keep track of each other and collaborate. In that sense, a product like Yammer might not be as useful for a small company.

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Alex from Adventist Health System
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2018

July 2018

Difficult to Find a Use for It

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In summary, I would say it has potential, but lacks a niche.

Pros

It has all the features you'd expect from a social media platform; yet, because it's specific to your organization, you don't have the drawbacks of using public social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Cons

In spite of the fact that I've used this software at two 20,000+ employee organizations, I've yet to see it put to much practical use. It seems to be most advertised for collaboration, but collaboration still seems to happen much more naturally in person or via email. It just isn't as in your face as an email or a conversation; so, it's difficult to motivate folks to use it as much as they use more entertainment-related social media apps.

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Adnan from Atos India
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2018

July 2018

Simple and Sober

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Effective and easy to use

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Very simple and straightforward corporate communication platform enabling employees to collaborate real time for short and instant messaging, sharing and socializing

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Cant be used as a collaboration platform for business use or having critical and urgent real time discussions or even multi party sessions

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Eric from Adventist Health System
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2018

June 2018

Yammer seems like a good avenue for ongoing professional conversations

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In my limited experience with Yammer, I have found it to be very intuitive, and compelling for colleagues to utilize for ongoing, relatively informal professional conversations.

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Yammer sees a bit limited regarding what it can offer, but that is not necessarily bad. Here, it seems to have had an initial level of interest that has since faded a bit.

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Benjamin from Associated
Specialty: Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Unclear application

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Very familiar interface, just like any social media platform. It is fun, and allows for things like liking and commenting on posts.

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I am confused with what the purpose of Yammer is. If you have Office 365, you will probably be making company-wide announcements in an intranet on SharePoint. For conversations within a team, you will use Conversations within a team, Skype, or the Teams App. I just don't see the application.

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Juan Felipe from Casa Garcia
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

I like work with Yammer

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I like because is free, and i cannot ask for another thing, at least keeping free

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is easy to use, you can tag any of your company, you can add many groups to different kind of, you can use hashtag # to relate any topic as you want, and you can search too by hashtag or tag or simply for a word, you can reply by email or in your phone by the app even by twitter

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I have been using this web application by many years and when Microsoft bought it become slow, and in that way is less efficient

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Daniela from Jellyvision
Specialty: Research & Development
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Unsure if there's been major improvements but wasn't a great solution for us

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it was treated like an internal "social media" for announcements and communications, but it was mainly an HR comm initiative and no one else really used it.

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reminds me of Salesforce Chatter, only meant to be more social. We did use it to try to organize a company wide volunteer day, but the process was confusing and counter-intuitive.

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Kristen from Schneider Electric
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

Bringing Social Media to Our Company Internally

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Yammer acts like a social media platform inside of an organization.... it's like a facebook for your company. It can be used to share information, photos, updates, events, projects, and anything else. It's a good internal tool for communicating to people in your company. You can also create groups and sub-groups to make things easier to navigate.

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With so many groups that you can follow, it can get very segmented very quickly, and it's possible that you can miss information. You can set up notifications however which helps. Visually it could benefit from some updates as well.

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Olivia from Net Health
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Cool in concept but it didn't catch on

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It seems like a fun concept to have this tool as a way to build community with co-workers and it definitely helps that there is single sign on

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It didn't seem to catch on overly well for us. I don't think people remember to use it or keep up with it.

 
 

David from BYU-Idaho
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great for communication accross your organization

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When we implemented Yammer I was able to communicate with individuals in my organization that I normally didn't interact with frequently. It is very user friendly and make communication and collaboration quick and easy.

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Easy to use, user friendly, brings individuals together quickly, increases communication.

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This may be a quirk of how it was set up for our organization and my inexperience with the product, but initially there was too much communication regarding issues, departments, etc. that didn't at all apply to me so I tuned out. Understanding how to use groups is critical.

 
 

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.

Recommendations

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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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Emogene from Metlife

July 2018

July 2018

Use yammer as global collaboration tool

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Great collaboration platform

Pros

Yammer Provides a great value and benefit to the global associates to share, collaborate and keep folks informed and engaged on variety of subject matter

Cons

Opening this up has risks of folks abusing and misusing. The platform for personal and inappropriate postings

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eliza from Cengage

July 2018

July 2018

Yammer is a Facebook-like social media tool for intranet purposes within a company

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excellent analytics, easy to use interface, an opportunity to have various threads in groups across the company

Pros

- really slick app! easy to navigate, even better than the browser version
- it is like Facebook, which is polarizing to employees who prefer Slack and other more "Twitter-like" communication tools
- in the admin view, I've been pleased with the level of detailed analytics

Cons

The organization and search-ability leave something to be desired. Sorting is strictly chronological, which makes it hard to find specific posts later on.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Yammer was instrumental in helping our staff stay connected

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It was a great alternative to email, keeping messaging and information inside one place.

Pros

Yammer offered just the right features which helped our staff of twelve to communicate about ongoing projects, questions, or issues. It was easy to separate team members using groups.

Cons

Didn't offer the option of integrating with other tools we were already using. Eventually switched to Basecamp.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sandamini from Virtusa

June 2018

June 2018

This is a good communication platform to share information in the office.

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This is the social network we use with the office staff.

Pros

-Can create separate group to share informations.
- Can easily share the posts with office buddies.

Cons

- Overall yammer is not enough user friendly like other social media sites.
- it takes some time to load the site.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

OK for a corporate social network, lacks richness to be really useful

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As a user of yammer as part of the O365 suite on a large corporate network, I find it can be useful for some level of random communications (discussing industry relevant events) and getting to know the existence of people across an international organisation.

Cons

It's not rich enough to do any real work there, you can share the odd document and it has a notes function for linking document. It's difficult to add real content. It would be much more useful if Skype for business could connect directly to it can people could chat in a group instead of separately.

Review Source: GetApp
 


June 2018

June 2018

Great internal social tool for communicating informally with the business.

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Simple to use and easy set up. Similar feel in ways to Facebook, but love the closed environment and informal nature so communication isn't so stuffy (corporatey).

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Is rather basic and limited in some functionality. Because it is a stand alone site, it is one more tool to remember/check/waste time on. Can add value to communication within the org.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paul from Bridgestone Europe, Middle East & Africa

June 2018

June 2018

Internal / External Corporate tool that is wanting to be the facebook of business

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To be able to cluster a whole group of colleagues and allow the freedom of social highlighting is great but not unique to this tool

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The waste of screen and low ability to customize the content and appearance means its an underused and ineffective means of comms for us. its no immersive or enjoyable in experience and doesn't play alongside the general suite of tools

Review Source: Capterra
 

Irina from Owens Corning
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great tool for corporate communications

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Knowledge sharing.

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Easy to use, Facebook-like format, allows for creating groups based on corporate structure or topic of interest. You can receive email notification for new posts in your group. great for knowledge sharing.

Cons

Takes time to incorporate into corporate culture, most people are hesitant to share ideas with large audience.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

I have used this software for our internal social network communications at Virtusa.

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We can make our office network and share the things easily and communication is also easy when it comes to the global context.

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The configuration part is much difficult and when issues occurred it is hard to troubleshoot. Even sometimes there are less guidelines and support.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

The tool was very easy to understand and ver user friendly.Analytics was really the game changer

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Sharing files and information has become way more easier.

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Office 365 integrated
fun tool to use
Tracking analytics on daily and weekly and monthly
Facebook like feeling

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Little bit slow as compared to Slack
Search does not functions properly sometimes
Document editing is a little tricky

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

An in-house Facebook!

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Throughout the company we use yammer to discuss topics that can reflect whatever we are doing around the world. This helps people connect on a private site that allows for engaging thoughts.

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The format and layout is not very modern compared to Facebook. I would suggest they update how posts are viewed and seen.

Review Source: GetApp
 


June 2018

June 2018

Fairly basic, especially when compared to the competition

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It is an easy way to get everybody on the same page. The ability to tag users and interface with other pieces of software is ideal.

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It is a bit cumbersome and lacking compared to solutions like Slack. It has been largely the same for years now.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Yammer from now on is the social media for our office

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Yammer, from now on is the social media of the company to share histories, pictures

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Yammer has been really useful to tell everyone, it's now the social media to share updates from the company, meetings, or any useful information for everyone

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it should be more intuitive, have more options of like, interface should get a bit better, only had comments about the interface, but everything else think it´s great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chip from Choctaw Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Works well just lacks some editing functionality

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Good team interaction for projects.

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Allows good interaction between team members. Allows documents to be shared and an internal team messaging portal.

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Does not allow internal editing of shared documents and can be clunky when needing document version control

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sergio from Omnicon SA
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great tool for collaborative enviroment

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Improve collaborative work

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This software complements the way that the people socialize in work. Is a great way to work in a friendly enviroment. You can chat, post and share content with your parners.

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Microsoft have to do the software more flexible, allowing to delete some conversations and things like this that limit the user interaction.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Flash Mobile Vending
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Microsoft version for company style Facebook

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This is a nice little add on that Microsoft put into 365 for companies to run their own type of internal social media platform for employees

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There are limitations to what can be done as this is not like facebook and not as versatile. Though all in all not bad

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gabriel from General Motors

May 2018

May 2018

Awesome workplace communication tool!

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Make the conversation between employes and company better. It`s good for events in the company, because you can mek the people more interested and let they know more about whats happening

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An auto-translate tool will make easier. Delete the post it`s a thing to be thinked, too. Can be more intuitive

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paul from Earth Systems
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Yes to Yammer

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A good, slick social networking tool for internal company communications. It's easy to use, on both the website and mobile app.

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I'm honestly yet to come across any real cons (although I'm relatively new to Yammer) - it serves its purpose very well.

Review Source: GetApp
 


May 2018

May 2018

A workplace newsfeed

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It is nice to be able to keep up to date with your company's current events. Being able to make posts and share pictures keeps employees connected and interested in events and activities.

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When you get an email update about something that was posted, you can't read the whole post within the email. When you click read more, it opens up the website and you have to find the post to read it. I would prefer to be able to read the whole initial post within my email and then decide if I want to continue to the site to read other items.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Demi A. Adelusi from SKS365 Malta Ltd
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

excellent and fun - for those who are not a fan of facebook

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An impressive (at least when i used it) social network that helped connect the various different international location offices - from a fun as well as collaborative work perspective

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not a direct fault of yammer, but its a closed platform - meaning over time users got jaded or excited about the next best thing and so used it less. Also, it also does not encourage the spreading of ideas beyond the main users. It does/did not actively encourage wider networking within the different office locations, which is effectively whats social networking is all about.

Review Source: Capterra