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SeniorCob4c0
Consultant
Senior Consultant, Business Analysis at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

This product was intended to be a corporate social network, but it serves many purposes to different people. * In our organization, we have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Productivity can be increased as colleagues from across the world share their knowledge and experiences, reducing the need to create... more»

What needs improvement?

The product itself is fine, in that it serves a purpose. The issue is in the adoption. * Employees need to be trained on how to use it, and to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was no tool that I used which served the same purpose. I think SharePoint had a social wall feed, which was similar on team sites, but... more»

What other advice do I have?

* It is all about creating a strong culture from the leadership down, where collaborating and sharing on Yammer is encouraged. * Adoption will... more»
CIOco297000
Real User
CIO Corporate at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The integration with Microsoft Office and the fact that it is in the cloud. Also, it's quite easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

Users can access their own workgroups and it improves the communication among people, particularly people who have the same task to perform in... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a fancier user interface. That is one of the weak points of Yammer.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't use any workgroup tool before Yammer. We adopted Yammer because it was included in the Office 365 toolset. Our most important criteria... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look closely at the Office 365 context you are in, and be sure that the accessibility or the availability of the system will be spread as much... more»
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FrankDias
Real User
Global Communications Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability for people from anywhere around the world, from any team, to connect and share their posts in groups,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* In its simplicity, it has given our people across our organization and around the world a voice * Helped people to... more»

What needs improvement?

It's constantly evolving and Microsoft allows users to suggest ideas to improve. There's always going to be room for... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Go for a corporate/enterprise license to give you full admin control of Yammer, rather than the limited free version.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

First consider whether you plan to purchase a license. If not, then I'd look into other software to suit your needs.... more»
ZerihunSewunet
Real User
Communications Specialist at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Knowledge sharing between co-workers is a valuable feature. It helps develop a knowledge-sharing culture. It encourages... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my previous organization, we used Yammer to share what we were working on, be it big or small projects. This brought... more»

What needs improvement?

The integration with other Office 365 products can be improved to create a smooth interaction with Outlook. The users... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My organization invested a significant amount of money in the Office 365 package. Yammer is a must, if you plan to work... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used our own intranet for collaboration and engagement which was less-functional and buggy at times to fix.

What other advice do I have?

You will need a strategy on how to bring people on board. For example, you can use short trainings/webinars to explain... more»
ServiceC3c98
Real User
Service Catalog Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 16 2017

What is most valuable?

Communication. We are able to communicate and keep in touch with a global audience. As a global company, we have IT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It only allows for global communication, but that requires people to use it as well

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has to decide what to do with this product for the business. Without every business committing to 365, Yammer... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Read the fine print. That goes for all MS licensing for an enterprise.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We currently use SharePoint. However, the two apps are not tied together.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great communication tool, but if you have too many ways to communicate, then this may be a burden. It is also... more»
Matthew Spelman
Consultant
PM - Management Consultant at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
May 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Yammer's group page functionality is useful for large groups to collaborate instantaneously. It's very easy to set up... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a prior organization, Yammer was in the process of being piloted across our department. The ability to collaborate... more»

What needs improvement?

* Yammer's integration into the Microsoft Office 365 product suite was not yet in place when we were piloting the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Make sure that you have at least 1000 licenses so you have a large enough user group to pilot the product. The pricing... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn’t have anything previous to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you have at least 1000 licenses so you have a large enough user group to pilot the product.
HeadOfPe942b
Real User
Head of People Operations at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Feb 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Enables internal communication between different countries and locations. * Provides easy access and low hierarchy:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Has brought leaders closer to people: Leaders can share video messages which are more engaging than just faceless... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to somehow enable better document sharing features. They need to provide joint drafting of documents. In... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is good to know that Yammer is now included in the Microsoft Office 365 subscription without any extra fee.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not have any other tool before this one.

What other advice do I have?

You should exchange experiences with other companies who have implemented this solution. You might also participate in... more»
Sharepoid8c6
Real User
Sharepoint Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Reaching and engaging with co-workers in a less corporate structure.

How has it helped my organization?

Co-workers feel comfortable creating groups for collaboration, communication, and non-work related, personable groups. It has also increased... more»

What needs improvement?

Being able to edit a post after it has posted. When a user creates a post, it goes into a group or the main global feed. Once that post has been... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Have a Yam Jam or other type of exciting event to get user adoption rates up with give aways or other special incentives for signing up,... more»
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Yammer is an enterprise social network that allows employees,managers, executives, teams and different office branches to engage,collaborate and innovate over one interactive virtual network.

Yammer creates a social workplace that drives innovationthrough the sharing of ideas and business intelligence, boosts productivity inteams and projects, and encourages communication and connectivity betweenemployees, no matter where they are located.

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