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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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.

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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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Pekka from iDiD digital signage

January 2018

January 2018

Works as it should, but what is the future of Yammer?

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Works great with all the platforms. Each group member can access the feed & info really easily when needed. Easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2017

December 2017

This is a neat facebook type feed for employees

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Just a convenient way to talk to each other!

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We just started using this but it seems pretty neat. It's basically just Microsoft's version of a facebook/twitter feed but hosted on your 365 page for people to see.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Diego from G-COM

December 2017

December 2017

Is this still necessary?

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Now that Yammer went into Microsoft ecosystem, i often wonder how i should use, if it is not old compared with Other popular too. The key is -i guess- the fact you can use it as a place to post things you do not want them to disappear quickly.

Cons

It really has to be reenginered to find its own reason why i a a world with Teams, Slack and so on. Managing users and files it is also a way easier om competitors.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristy from Corvo Consulting Group

December 2017

December 2017

Works great to chat and share easily with working groups or university cohort members.

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Easy to connect with university cohort members.

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Fairly easy to use. Love the iPad, iPhone and browser access. Love the profiles that each group member can set up - makes it easy to find information on group members when you need it. Like that you can tag and favorite.

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The proprietary algorithm for sorting the feed is extremely annoying. I want to be able to have options to sort how I choose. There is a lack of consistency across devices.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Yammer works fine-if you can get everyone to buy in and use it.

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Yammer is a communications instant messaging software-much like Facebook's Messenger, Google Chat, or any number of others. It works within the Office suite-which is fine-if you are collaborating with a group of people on a project and need to communicate with them quickly. It does the job quite well and it keeps the 'conversation threads' private and linked to your work. This is a good thing. You are not going to be distracted by games, adware, or cute kitten/puppy videos (we hope). It stays right there-working right along with you.

Cons

Problem with Yammer is-getting people to get on it and USE it. That is a major hassle. If they have been using Messenger, GChat, or something else, getting them to use Yammer will be akin to having root canals sans anaesthesia. Not a good experience. It can be done, but why would you?

Review Source: Capterra
 

Atique from CSC
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Best Industrial Social App

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Yeah!!! We get another form of facebook in office. Individual & group posts are best and educational here. I am using it since 2 years & it always entertain and give knowledge. we also come to know upcoming events in our company. If getting bore in office use it then.

Cons

There must be some event notification in calendars linked through organization/company mail and more entertain features must be added

Review Source: GetApp
 

Nadia from Blendtec
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

It's fine...I don't think we used it the way it was meant to be used

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It's nice for company announcements. We haven't been using very much, though. There was a big push and then we let it die down.

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It's like having your own social media platform! I believe we meant it to be used to connect different departments, and we did some of that. It's nice for company announcements. But we turned it into a meme-fest. So...enjoyable, but we didn't have many guidelines for it.

Cons

It felt like just another platform that we suddenly needed to be involved in. We already have Skype, so we didn't need an instant messaging tool. Like I said, we used it for company announcements, but it just turned into a meme-fest. While that was enjoyable...it wasn't really very productive at all. It might have helped if we had more guidelines to begin with. But at this point, we've basically let it die off.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charlotte from The Salvation Army

October 2017

October 2017

Great program but watch the links

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Love that I can talk back and forth with other people in the company and get feed back on any things I need help with. It increase the level of communication.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arthur from DUOSHIRO
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2017

October 2017

I can use other tools like this that are way better

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Well, I don´t have pros for this software, at least I could talk with my teammates so at least it does what is was built for.

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It´s extremaly heavy, the interface was terrible and people in my old company didn´t like because seemed to be slow.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

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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.

Review 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.

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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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

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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.

Review 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.

Review 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

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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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cheryl from Tech International
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Used it for a group project to communicate.

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Quick place to have all users for this project to communicate without adding to my email in box.

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For our group project it worked very well. It was nice to use this rather than having additional emails flood my email in box. For me just using this for the specific project, I could readily find any communication very easily without having to search through a lot of communications which were unrelated.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maggie from Brown & Brown Insurance

April 2017

April 2017

Ok for what it does, but when would you use it?

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Yammer works well for what it is. My problem with it is that it's included in the Microsoft Office 365 application suite and no one can explain to my employees when they would use this tool over others. There's a ton of overlap between Yammer and other O365 apps.

Review Source: Capterra