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

January 2018

January 2018

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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.

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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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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
 

Jessica from Self
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2018

May 2018

A great place to network and meet people with common interests

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It's a great way to connect with other employees I would not ordinarily get to interact with. Useful for finding issues or concerns that others share as well. A good way to orchestrate positive change.

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It's an excellent way to connect with people within your organization, who you might not otherwise get to meet. Very useful for promoting yourself or brand. Also a great way to find people with similar interests and causes. And it's also great for connecting the little people to the ones at the top!

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No complaints - as a tool for corporate networking, this does the job. It's user interface is intuitive and user-friendly.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Clunky to use. Not as streamlined as other social media platforms

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It can be great for connecting within a business that is spread out nationally or globally. Good for sharing events and photos.

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Not as user friendly as other mainstream social media platforms. Can be difficult to navigate and find what you need.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Improve communications inside companies

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I've used Yammer while working for a corporation and it helped us share assets and conversations about projects and management, even with workmates from another countries.

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In my experience it had a lot of features, but I think it could be simpler to use, since we don't have a lot of time to spend trying to learn new tools.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nichola from Home Entertainment Systems Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Yammer has been very easy to use and a functional means of communication.

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Communication was done in a timely manner and employees were informed daily.

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The ability to communicate with members in the organization via group chat as well as one and one conversation with selected members of the team

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Was not able to remove (delete) conversation from the main group even when written accidentally. Conversation threads would always remain sadly that should have been removed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shawn from Sally beauty

May 2018

May 2018

Cool for business

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Its like a yell for individuals in the business or in the company, like instead of bringing thr company down you talk about the real problem... the person

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Not much do go on it but it is useful to a point like they needto make it easier to work with as a user

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Robert Half Technology

May 2018

May 2018

I use Yammer within my organization to share information between branches and lines of business.

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Yammer allows a high level of communication and collaboration even in an enterprise level organization. As a company with hundreds of locations, Yammer enables us to stay connected, share information, and increase our professional network.

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I don't have any specific cons to mention. One positive feature might be auto-translation - as a company with branches in multiple countries, collaborating with employees who speak another language would be much easier!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ravi from The Information Lab

May 2018

May 2018

Yammer is fine as a work platform, albeit clunky.

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Yammer does it's job and integrates nicely with the rest of the Windows suite. It not only brings people together in a community, but also gives access to public global communities.

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The user experience is terrible and hard to use, and I found it was difficult to draw people onto the platform as a credible alternative to e-mail

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Internal communication on next level

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Can be used to access to company's internal information, news, bulletin board. Quickly and easily share useful information, comment and discuss. When implemented and used correctly, it can replace unnecessary email chains and few other systems.

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It has value when used properly. It can be a challenge to get all old-school users to use it instead of sending emails.
Few glitches in windows client and high DPI. Nesting images is sometimes challenging.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Sikich
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Come a long way from "Office Twitter"

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Yammer offers a lot more than when it was originally created as a Twitter updates for the office. Lots of rich media features help communication

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Adoption on new platforms can always be difficult when there are so many other methods of communication.

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NELSON from Gerencia y Outsourcing

May 2018

May 2018

Yammer is great to motivate your coworkers

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I like use Yammer because all can share differents things to motivate a daily work. Is easy to use and funny.

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There are a cons to generate a specific kind of reports using Power BI, I feel that part is so poor compare with other social media tools.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Used to ask questionso f product managers & tell HQ about what we are seeing in the field

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Getting questions answered for my customers.

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Use this mainly for getting customer's questions answered. If customer asks question where I don't have information readily available, I can type it into the correct yammer group category and the product manager will answer it quickly. Much faster than emailing.

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If organization doesn't make groups correctly, it could be hard to know where to post or make sure the right audience is seeing the conversation. The yammer inbox is also a bit redundant. I don't love that posts are listed by algorithm rather than by chronology and there is no way to change the settings to make it do that either.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tyler from GoFar Marketing

April 2018

April 2018

Yammer is a great social media tool for company interaction and feedback

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Group creation, centralized platform, layout of most popular posts. Yammer is engaging enough to keep all types of users' interested and engaged on the platform and does a perfect job of keeping things internal. No outside distractions other than what's happening in the company.

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user profiles aren't able to be created to a large degree, a bit limited on the info it can contain. It is a bit expensive to hold the company license I've been told.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sana from Independent Pharmacy

April 2018

April 2018

Simple networking software

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The software is quite simple to use if you have used other popular social networks before-it's all quite familiar.

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It's functionality is somewhat limited and does seem basic compared to new features being offered by the popular social networks. You can add more functionality at cost.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Really easy to setup. If you need to make you team communicate, that's the tool

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Communication is really easy. Just create a group, setup your account and you're ready to communicate and post to them.

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It's a Facebook for business. Easy to use, has mobile version too, and it's fast to use for everyone.

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Not so commented by Microsoft. Almost like they don't wanna sell it anymore with Office 365. At least here in Brazil.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Not useful for millenial employees

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Allows for companies to communicate in a Facebook-like setting and allows for different types of work groups.

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Millenial employees like myself avoid using Yammer and don't find it helpful because it seems to be another Facebook-type platform. It would be better if it served as an extension of platform instead of a separate tool altogether.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from iQor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Social network for work

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I like it because with Yammer I can keep up on what everyone is doing with their projects at work, and it is not as strict as project management software.

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I like that it is super easy to use, you can share ongoing projects, tech news, create groups, reply with gifs (powered by tenor) and much more.

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Yammer is suspiciously similar in layout and use to Facebook. The mobile app also does not have all of the features that the web based version does so it is better to use it through your mobile browser.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Helen from TAII
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great virtual office. Our company uses Yammer and it is highly effective. I would recommend Yammer.

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File sharing, communication, collaboration, organization. It is a terrific virtual office tool that I highly recommend.

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It is very easy to use, uploading files is easy. There is a Yammer app for your smartphone and you can receive pushes to email as well as the Yammer app so you always stay up-to-date. It allows to set up different networks and groups for different things through your organization. It is a great tool to communicate and stay organized.

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There is nothing that I dislike about Yammer. It has so many wonderful benefits. I highly recommend this as a virtual office. It is low cost and for those that work remote, it is a great communication tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Great social media

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I like that you can stay connectec with people working in the same industry as I do and exchange information.

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Theres nothing that I dont like about this software. Its easy to use and related to my job. I dont have to deal with useless information.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from e-vos

April 2018

April 2018

A social network, but just for your internal users

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It's a neat idea and well-implemented - easy to set up groups and navigate, and it's a fun way to build camaraderie and communicate internally.

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It's kind of difficult to get buy-in from users at first - another social network for me to sign up for?

Review Source: Capterra