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.



206 Reviews of Yammer

Overall rating

4.03 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Ryan from Zon Engineering Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

I had high hopes for Yammer, but it unfortunately fell flat

Pros

When Yammer was first released, our company was really intrigued as to what it was and what it could do. The fact that it auto-populated with our credentials through the Office 365/Azure active directory was nice.

Cons

Our initial interest waned quickly and we felt like Yammer could be so much more, and it seemed like Microsoft stopped supporting it all too soon. It just lacked features that would have kept us interested.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Twitter for professionals

Pros

a great knowledge sharing platform that enables learning in a professional environment.
It helps to keep up with what others are doing in the big enterprises
creating polls, writing blogs etc.

Cons

Little complicated to use but not any drawbacks as such

January 2019

Tim from GTLF

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

January 2019

Yammer is going away

Pros

MS bought LinkedIn - it's clear yammer will be going away for those who used it. I have this in my organization and it's the lead adopted MS product of all time

Cons

No one needs to make plain text social announcements on Sharepoint, they do this via email with all kinds of graphics and fonts.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Budget Facebook for business

Pros

pretty good way to connect the field team to the home office.

Cons

Gets used more often for memes and business quotes than actual collaboration and connection efforts.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Yammer is an excellent communication hub for companies. Love it!

Working at a big company can sometimes feel like you are segregated into teams or departments, but a platform like Yammer really brings everyone together to celebrate victories across the board.

Pros

I love Yammer, it is a great hub for our company to share information, videos, accomplishments, moral boosters etc. Imagine a Facebook, just for your company with none of the other clutter. It is seamlessly integrated with outlook as well. It is simple, easy to use/post/comment and anything else you can imagine. I love it and love the community and communication it brings to our company.

Cons

Honestly there is nothing I have come across with Yammer that I do not like or that is not easy. I think it's excellent.

January 2019

Rachel from Kenosha Human Development Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

The Social Network For The Workplace

I'm required to use it at work and it's a great way to stay current on new hires, retirements, holiday celebrations, etc.

Pros

It's nice to have a place where work news and personal news can be shared in one place without cluttering my mailbox.

Cons

It's slow to load on my computer and often multiple sessions open.

January 2019

Steve from Bartons

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Great for a Office Social Network

Have been trialing this with a number of staff for approximately 6 months - will be rolling out to full firm soon

Pros

Looks and operates just like other social networks
Ability to create groups for internal projects and teams
Bringing staff together across different divisions

Cons

Does not have all of the features of a full social network - this is probably a good thing as it is easier to control content around the firm etc

January 2019

Tiffany from SVMC

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2019

Wish I loved this tool more

Pros

Great concept and ability to share ideas and content across a large organization.

Cons

Many users that are part of a large organization do not realize the content is shared so widely. Causes for many unnecessary alerts for users for certain threads.
Also, while it may seem "easy" to modify notifications, especially for the threads used incorrectly by some users, it turns into an all or nothing situation. I would prefer more robust notification filters like omitting notifications with key words or from people in certain regions.

January 2019

Mary from GM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Social media for business

Pros

It is really nice viewing posts from other employees that are related to work questions that people have but don't know who to direct them which usually yield many helpful responses. It is also a form of social media where people post humorous work related posts that help create a light and happy work environment.

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say about it, it is a nice addition to the workplace that is both helpful and creates a nice work environment.

January 2019

Aurin from Delphi Consulting Middle East

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Fun tool to help foster better team relationships

Pros

Great collaboration tool for businesses and employees that gives the feel of a social media platform without all the pitfalls of conventional social media.

Cons

The lack of features and limited functionality proves to be both an advantage as well as a disadvantage. On one hand it prevents distractions and keeps information private but on the other hand, it may prove to be redundant

December 2018

Greg from Eco Interiors Ltd.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

I had really high hopes for Yammer

Pros

When Microsoft acquired Yammer, I was looking forward to having a cloud based collaboration solution for our team. Integrating with our Office 365 account allowed us to automatically add all team members to the platform, and invite them into specialized groups based on their project/department.

Cons

Microsoft has, over the past year, been pushing their Teams platform as a replacement for Yammer. Their support forums/customer support for Yammer seems to have completely dissolved, so we've moved over to Teams as a result.

December 2018

William from Sullivan University System

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Yammer: An Easy Tool to Stay In Touch

Overall, Yammer is extremely easy to get started with and gain comfort using.

Pros

I liked the innate layout yammer brings to the business world to the digital age. If you're familiar with newsfeed type social media sites (like Facebook and LinkedIn), Yammer will seem familiar the first time you use it. Yammer has helped modernize business communication.

Cons

While Yammer is innovative for business communication, it doesn't really bring anything that's truly novel. As I previously mentioned, the layout and feel of yammer is very similar to popular social media sites.

December 2018

Maria from The Dow Chemical Company

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Social Networking for Workforce

Takes time to learn the features and functions. Once comfortable it is like any other social networking site.

Pros

Great platform to share ideas, knowledge, events across the organization.

Cons

Everyone needs to use it religiously to make it a success

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Different in a good way

Pros

Good way to keep a social circle with people that you work with. Creating groups is an awesome tool on Yammer.

Cons

No current cons to Yammer. It's unique in a good way as stated in the title. I wouldn't change it.

December 2018

Domenik from PLATO

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Social network for companies

Pros

We use Yammer as a part of our Office 365 subscription and it is a valuable social tool. Instead of emails, chat and other means it offers a centralized solution to enhance the social component of our company. Easy to use everyone who uses the internet knows how to work with Yammer.

Cons

The sorting of subjects and subfolders can get confusing

December 2018

Jasmine from Assisting Hands

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

I love Yammer

Pros

I appreciate the exclusivity of Yammer. Being a franchise it makes it easy for us to communicate in a professional social setting

Cons

Convincing some people as to why it was so crucial for the entire company to use Yammer was difficult,but everyone loves it now.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Pretty good collaboration tool

Yammer's value is felt the more its used by teams. If leadership doesn't consistently follow up to ensure employees are using it Yammer will be disappointing.

Pros

My company used Yammer to help employees collaborate better. Our older employees didn't make much use of the system but the potential of Yammer is great for engaged employees. The social nature of the product matches up well with our millennial workforce. Its essentially a business version of Facebook. Making work groups to streamline communication and give shout outs is easy and fun.

Cons

If you workforce isn't active on social media or appreciate those means of communication it might be a tough sell to get them on this system. Either way, implementing Yammer will take a consistent effort in campaigning for its usefulness if your workplace isn't used to this type of system.
Yammer could also do better by allowing for more customization or branding by the employer to make it seem like an internal system.
I have no complaints about the software itself.

December 2018

Casey from Union for Reform Judaism

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Yammer Review - 12/14/18

Overall, Yammer has been a great tool for our workplace. It has eliminated much of the email build-up in our inboxes, and serves as a great "permanent" online space for forms and the like.

Pros

I work for a very large organization (500+ employees) and Yammer has greatly improved our ability to collaborate across divisions and networks. There is more transparency into what is happening in other parts of the organization.

Cons

It is not as customizable as I would like. It would be nice to have more ability to organize the left-hand groups display.

December 2018

Joshua from Valence Health

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

A bit antiquated

Don't really use much due to the company overall doesn't utilize it, which makes it a bit useful.

Pros

Could be useful if upgrades were done and utilized at a company with an environment that works for this platform.

Cons

Not very useful depending on your company environment.

December 2018

Ron from Eco Interiors Ltd.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Don't really know how to classify Yammer...

Pros

- It was fairly easy to join our company's network, and it integrates with our existing Office/Outlook subscriptions and accounts. That's about all I can say positive about the platform.

Cons

- It honestly feels like Microsoft has completely abandoned Yammer in favour of Teams, and they're doing so to compete with collaboration platforms like Monday, Facebook @ Work, etc. Unfortunately it's not a realm that they've figured out with Yammer, maybe they'll have better luck with Teams.