Yammer Reviews

Yammer is the #4 ranked solution of our top Enterprise Social Software tools. It's rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Workplace by Facebook - Yammer vs Workplace by Facebook

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Real User
Engineer at a tech services company
Feb 15 2020

What needs improvement?

I do not see the point of the product, and I do not like it to be honest. For example, one thing which I do not like overall with Microsoft products is that they are constantly changing them. The issue with that is that most of the updates and features which they are pressing users to adopt are not good or just not wanted or needed by the customers using the products. As an example, we did an email migration. Some of our users had contacts that were linked with the Outlook linking feature. This is a newer feature in Outlook, and nobody wanted it in the first place. It just made things… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Microsoft Yammer as a four-out-of-ten. It was probably not useless, but it was of no help for our company and our situation.
Real User
Senior Manager at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The design of the solution is its most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

What needs improvement?

Yammer shall not stay an independent non integrated service and shall not duplicate what team and outlook services do - it can be the heart of outlook conversations / publishing

What other advice do I have?

I've found Team or Skype for Business are more useful than Yammer. I'd rate the solution three out of ten. I did not find Yammer too useful for my type of business. You cannot sell a Ferrari to someone who does not drive very fast, for example, as they would give Ferrari a low rating because they… more »
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Real User
Program Manager Change & Communication at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is that anyone can post anything. It's free and people can do it on their own. They don't have to translate to publish. It's really easy to use the solution.

What needs improvement?

Because we are in Belgium, we have two languages and the program is only in one language. It could have been interesting to have it in both French and in Dutch. We tried to integrate into SharePoint, but it was not really efficient.

What other advice do I have?

We use the cloud deployment model. I've heard people say that we have lots of tools for doing things that are quite similar to Yammer. People in our organization don't really understand if they have to go on SharePoint, the internet, or Yammer. My advice to others would be to inform people how to use the tools and the purpose of these tools and give their team training. I'd rate the solution seven… more »
Real User
General Manager: Internal Communication at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The integration with Teams is the biggest value for us. In fact, it has only become more valuable now that it has integration with Teams. Teams allows you to stream, so that's good.

What needs improvement?

The solution must be able to stream by itself, without integration, the same way that you are able to do it on Facebook Live, Instagram, etc. Streaming must be embedded into it. The ability to just be live, I think is very important. You don't want to leave the app to go live. You want to be able to just go live within the app. So I think that their internet streaming ability would be a very good… more »

What other advice do I have?

I'll give it a six out of ten because I'm comparing it to what's out there. It's not the best solution out there. It doesn't compare well to the new tools that are in the market. It's not the best, but it's getting there.
REDAHicham
Real User
Responsable des Systèmes d'Information at AEBDM
Oct 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the communication events. We can set up meetings and events.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see secure communication channels for our group. This solution needs to be integrated with the Microsoft Cloud. This solution would be improved if it was well integrated with other communication applications.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a lot of applications for communication, including WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram. In the future, I think that we need to have only one application for communication.

What is Yammer?

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.

Yammer customers

Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.

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