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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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.

Cons

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

Likes Least

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.

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

Likes Least

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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Ryan from Tapestry Technologies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Works well for informative collaboration

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Added knowledge from other aspects of the company.

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I like the social media layout of the software. This allows for people to already have an idea on how to use the software before any proper training. Allows for a cross-company form of communication.

Cons

A lot of useless notifications. if you are not active on the software for sometime, Microsoft likes to send random notifications to rope you back into using the software.

Source: Capterra
 

Eduardo from Partner Hero
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very good tool and user friendly.

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We keep track of the sales done on a daily basis.

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It looks a lot like Facebook, making it a fun tool to use. It was easy to use since we were familiarized with the platform.

Cons

When checking a private message and opening one of them, when you had to go back you had to scroll through all of the messages again, making it hard to quickly resume where you were going.

Source: Capterra
 

David from visionSynergy
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Yammer - a great tool for dispersed teams

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Yammer is fully equipped to serve as my network's central point of contact and communication. We have an international (dispersed) set of folks in my network, and we chose Yammer to be our communication hub. We have set up one work space for each work group - and another for our coordinating team. Not only do we use the group spaces, but the messaging between Yammer group members is extremely efficient and secure. We can write to individuals or create groups for ongoing within-Yammer communication. So even though we have to maintain security of information due to the part of the world we use this in, we have confidence in the security aspects. I also use the iOS Yammer app to access my account and messages.

Cons

I suppose it's meant to be a feature, but in a private message, if I type the name of someone who is also in our Yammer group into the body of a private message, Yammer automatically hyperlinks that person's name in the message as well as adds their name to the send-to list. While this is efficient, and while I can "undo" the link, it could I suppose cause some awkward situations if the sender never intended for that person to receive the message.

Source: GetApp
 

Amy from Stand for Children
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Great collaboration tool

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Super easy, fast set up and intuitive collaboration tools.

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Everything is in one place -- discussions, files, etc. -- and it has a very familiar social-media style feed that allows my team to work easily together.

Cons

I wish it had better permissions/access control. There are different levels of access, but I'd like the ability to be a little more granular when needed.

Source: Capterra
 

Arielle from Vindico Medical Education

July 2017

July 2017

We use Yammer to communicate with co-workers.

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I like how Yammer is essentially a network within our company that allows us to communicate easily versus having to send emails back and forth.

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I would like to have the notifications updated somehow. Via email may be redundant as the point is to not have emails back and forth but I don't always go in and check my Yammer account.

Source: Capterra
 

Melinda from Indiana University¿Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Facebook like

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This product works essentially like Facebook but with people in your company. You can make groups, send out alerts, or just post broadly.

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Couldn't really find a business purpose for it. Seems redundant as there are so many other forms of communication with colleagues already.

Source: Capterra
 

Nikolaj from Deloitte
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

A smart collaboration platform

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A new collaboration platform.

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Yammer is nicely intertwined into the Microsoft portfolio, such as Skype and OneDrive. The App for iOS works very well.

Source: Capterra
 

Adel from TVTC
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

It's very powerful tool. I use it in my work and it gives us what we need.

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Easily create posts, groups, enabling my team to collaborate and communicate anytime, anywhere.

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It's like twitter for business. Connects between employees and colleagues. Very useful and dependable in making the organization more connected.

Source: Capterra
 

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.

Cons

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.

Source: Capterra
 

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

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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