Yammer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Yammer

Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate

4.09/5 (425 reviews)

Yammer overview

What is Yammer?

Yammer is an enterprise social network with a full range of features to improve company-wide communication. Yammer allows users to create groups, providing a collaborative workspace for teams to organize project deadlines, share files and gather feedback. Businesses can use Yammer to identify experts in the company and find the relevant people within the Member Directory. Company profiles can be setup for each user with a photo, basic info and and information on skill sets.

Yammer can be used as an instant messaging device, with a place to conduct private conversations among 2 or more people. Users can see who is online at any time and use the @mention function to loop in more people to the conversation. The Yammer inbox provides a place to store and organize all communications. Follow all @mentions, group announcements, conversations and private messages. The Priority Messages tool allows users to deal with the most important communications first.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 17 other languages, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Yammer reviews

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Arpan Sawhney

One of the best platforms to improve employee engagement in an organization

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

- If an organization wants its employees to share topics, interests, or areas of practice, then Yammer is a must!

Pros
- The platform is simple and easy to use. Employees can start a conversation about any topic they feel like needs attention. Users have the ability to create public and private groups, share documents and videos with each other, and like other people's posts. - Yammer can be considered a social networking platform meant to be used internally in an organization.

Cons
- I am using the software from last 5 years and do not have any concerns. The platform is reliable, easy to use, requires little to no training even for a beginner.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tawanda Sibanda

Team collaboration enabler offering endless possibilities

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

It was so confusing at first and I was nearly tempted to quit and unsubscribe, However, overtime I got the hang of it and my team appreciate it

Pros
I like that it is simplified and its quiet easy to use even for the newbies. The tiling of feeds according to subject and relevance makes it easier to get the best out of. Ideas flow unabated and team members can quickly share productive information.

Cons
I would like to see Yammer filtering the messages and feeds posted so that only relevant information is retained for future reference

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tyler Jackson

Yammer Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
My favorite feature about this software is being able to connect with your colleagues in one workplace.

Cons
My least favorite feature about this software is not being able to integrate and connect all your social media accounts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Raghavendar Neela

Unique Social network for corporates

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

We have used this for solution seeking where we put our request or query and we get response with what people know about it or sometime we get perfect solution too. Apart from work related, we also share the cool pics related to the happening or team events or festivals celebration. Also, polls are conducted to seek the feedback from colleagues about new change in the company or changes that is needed.

Pros
We have Office365 at our company, next to Skype the other app that is extensively used is Yammer for collaboration. We can switch this seamlessly across our Laptop & phone apps. Yammer is social network within the company. Everyone is member as soon as they join and we have different groups where we are free to join. But default, based on our department we are tagged to parent groups and we can view the updates and share our feedback just like Facebook. We can create new groups based on the need and invite people or tag them to get their attention. The biggest advantage of this app is your voice is reached to thousands in minutes and you may get feedback from top skipping the hierarchies. So easy to connect and easy to use and make an effective use for networking across the colleagues

Cons
User Interface is not rich and looks and feels needs improvement. Not sure but it hangs for me quite number of times. Also, little difficult to search for a post or feed. It becomes more confusing once more and more groups are created.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Kacie Henderson

Facebook for your Coworkers

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-28
Review Source: Capterra

I used this at my prior company, and HR in particular found it to be rewarding. From celebrating milestone employee birthdays and announcing new hires to promoting newsletter content and collecting charitable donations across the enterprise, Yammer is great for casual announcements. Serious announcements, urgent communications and PR are still best distributed via email. But Yammer is scalable to your company. It can be as streamlined or intricate as you choose.

Pros
Yammer is modelled after social networking platforms, both from function and UI standpoints. So if you can use Facebook, you'll instantly feel comfortable on Yammer. Think of it as a social intranet - post companywide updates and photos, hold contests, have team-specific chats or channels to cut down on inbox clutter, and promote a culture that's both full and well-informed at your office. Yammer allows polls, and you can set up email notifications to make sure you don't miss anything that might be of interest to you.

Cons
Yammer's social function is still a bit lacking, and it doesn't integrate as seamlessly with Office 365 as I'd like. Be sure that your company is thoughtful about what should be communicated on Yammer, and what should still be sent via email. Adoption by other employees was a challenge for us, as it can feel like just anotjher platform to have to check on a daily basis. I did receive feedback from several colleagues along the lines of "I already check my email. It's easier to have all communications go though Outlook. Why would I want to add another platform to my list of things to check?"

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Yammer pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Yammer is available with Office 365 plans.

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month

Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month

Office 365 Business Essentials $5.00/user/month

Yammer features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Document Management
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Access Control (227 other apps)
Activity Tracking (141 other apps)
Commenting (202 other apps)
Customizable Branding (169 other apps)
Document Storage (221 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (176 other apps)
File Management (142 other apps)
Permission Management (196 other apps)
Projections (150 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (139 other apps)
Workflow Management (147 other apps)

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Additional information for Yammer

Key features of Yammer

  • Enterprise microblogging
  • Office 365 integration
  • Company directory
  • Create and join private or public groups
  • High level security
  • Share files, links, and images
  • Message and content tagging
  • Profile pages
  • Searchable company directory
  • Message inbox with priority settings
  • Application integration
  • Automatic notifications
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Compliance management
  • Content management
  • Email notifications
  • File transfer
  • Instant messaging
  • Mobile integration
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Activity dashboard
  • Prioritizing
  • Data import/export
  • Document distribution
  • Chat
  • Knowledge base
  • Role-based permissions
  • Employee communities
  • Archiving & retention
  • Tagging
  • Version control
  • Preview functionality
  • Document management
  • Collaboration tools
  • User management
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Benefits

Groups: Create and join private or public groups for small team collaboration.

Enterprise Microblogging: Collaborate with team members in real-time, share knowledge by writing posts and reading others' posts.

Files, Links, and Images: Upload and share documents across teams, co-workers and departments.

Direct Messaging: Have a private conversation with one or multiple co-workers.

Communities: Create communities to collaborate with partners outside of the private network.

Profiles: Upload a picture and list your expertise, past work experience and contact details and be searchable across the organization.

Company Directory: Connect and "friend" colleagues in other locations and departments.

Knowledge Base: Conversations are recorded and archived, creating a fully searchable knowledge database.

Administrative Tools: Increase control and privacy with a range of administration and moderation features.

Security: Messaging and storage in the cloud provides a high level of security for all files and conversations.

Topics: Attach tags to content so that it is easy to search and find

Applications: Integarte third-party applications to Yammer to improve the network´s effectiveness