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Anonymous User
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 groups… 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 deliverables… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 this… 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 be… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 as… 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, create… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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. If… 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 via… more»

What needs improvement?

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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.
Jackie W
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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, posting… more»
RobertBrown
Real User
Infrastructure Tech III Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

Streamlining departmental workflow with built in QC. Here are only a few use cases: for Human Resources: Company wide announcements Company FAQ / Policy and Procedures Company Polling… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Real time project tracking, Managers can look into conversations and see employees pain points. Built in Quality control and some Lean Enterprise tact Users can self organize and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No

What other advice do I have?

Here are just a few benefits of Yammer Closes Gap between Management and Customer facing employees Lean process improvements and quality control are built into Yammer Instant process… more»
Brad Groux
Real User
Senior Manager of File Services and Clustering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to easily communicate and engage with the entire organization is my favorite feature, as it allows everyone… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is especially valuable for multi-site and multi-region organizations. It allows for input, feedback, and discourse… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in the customization and administration aspects of the product. Being able to edit posts… more»

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

The product is bundled with all the Office 365 levels, and is an invaluable part of the package.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to Yammer, the go-to collaboration for the enterprise was generally SharePoint team sites.

What other advice do I have?

If you're a business that has Office 365, then utilizing Yammer should be a no-brainer. I'd recommend allowing users to… more»
AhmedAdly
Real User
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
May 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Most valuable to me is the simplicity of the Yammer mobile app. I can check notifications and replies on the run

How has it helped my organization?

If someone needs to communicate with 50 people at the same and create collaboration about certain topic, he doesn't need… more»

What needs improvement?

Integration with other Office 365 products is still weak, because Yammer initially wasn't a Microsoft product. They bought… more»

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

I consider Yammer to be the best business collaborative tool. If you want to try it, I advise using the free license for… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using a different solution named Beezy. It was based on the SharePoint on-premises solution. It wasn't responsive… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a business collaborative tool, start with Yammer today.
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