Yammer vs Facebook Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Barbara Knight

Unnecessary But Useful

2018-11-07

Pros

If having an internal social network is something you want, this will get it done. It gives a professional look.

Cons

I mean, you could just use a facebook group, but then your employees are on facebook.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy Norton

Staying in Touch

2017-02-23

We just recently switched to using Yammer. I like that it is a great way to stay in touch yet remain on a secure network. Within our organization we are able to communicate within the larger group or with smaller groups. Notifications let me know when important messages are available. Drop down menus make it easy to use. File sharing is easy and allows collaboration among colleagues. Nice feature for social networking.

Pros

Allows communication amongst groups using a secure network

Cons

Not as versatile as Facebook.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Facebook for Workplace

2018-10-17

Communication was simpler

Pros

The UI was very simple to use. Facebook users could easily adapt to it.

Cons

The chat feature / messaging is not as useful as a Slack maybe.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Bayer

Good product for large companies

2018-11-29

Pros

It functions much like Facebook but for employees.

Cons

There is no chat/instant messaging system. There is outlook but a instant messaging system would work better for quick questions/group chats.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 5001-10000 employees)

Good Enough

2019-04-03

Yammer is a social network service used to build communication between members of an organization

Pros

Yammer creates a platform where members of an organization can connect and interrelate. It also helps to build teams and ensures that only members of the organisation have access to its own social media experience. Users can create polls and get opinions from members of an organization

Cons

More features form social media giants like twitter or facebook could be incorporated to make yammer more fun

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Austin Greca

Why not just use Facebook?

2018-07-31

Pros

It has most of the same features that you'll find on any social networking application like Facebook.

Cons

Getting users to adopt it and continue to use it while also maintaining profiles in Facebook is a difficult task.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Software Advice
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Eugene Vaughn

A great way to share accomplishments with fellow coworkers

2018-11-17

I use every week to share accomplishments to the entire team in the region

Pros

Easy to upload and share idea/messages and accomplishments in a new way

Cons

It’s a little basic and doesn’t flow as well as something like Facebook which this is very similar too

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mélanie Minamont

A pro social network

2018-12-03

Pros

Whever you compare it to Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter, you have a pro version of them here.

Cons

So far I've not encountered any problems

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The tool was very easy to understand and ver user friendly.Analytics was really the game changer

2018-06-26

Sharing files and information has become way more easier.

Pros

Office 365 integrated fun tool to use Tracking analytics on daily and weekly and monthly Facebook like feeling

Cons

Little bit slow as compared to Slack Search does not functions properly sometimes Document editing is a little tricky

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 1001-5000 employees)

Not useful for millenial employees

2018-04-25

Pros

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

Cons

Millenial employees like myself avoid using Yammer and don't find it helpful because it seems to be another Facebook-type platform.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Facebook for the Enterprise

2018-11-05

We used this for collaboration but now have Slack and Google Docs that does the job for us. Quite nice they are now. Yammer was good in the hey days but now I feel it is time to move on.

Pros

Simple user interface which was more like Facebook so was adapted to easily when we were using it.

Cons

Seems dated now. We have other software applications doing more for us

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

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

2018-04-26

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

Pros

It's a Facebook for business.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

An in-house Facebook!

2018-06-26

Pros

Throughout the company we use yammer to discuss topics that can reflect whatever we are doing around the world. This helps people connect on a private site that allows for engaging thoughts.

Cons

The format and layout is not very modern compared to Facebook. I would suggest they update how posts are viewed and seen.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 10001+ employees)

Safe, Simple Community for Employees to Connect on

2019-01-31

A more appropriate space than Facebook.

Pros

Minimalist, private network where employees from all over the company can connect and discuss work-related things in a polite, but relaxed space. Easy to navigate with different areas/groups for specific topics. Connects to credentials for easy log-in.

Cons

Alerts on posts is a bit spotty. Occasionally it will regularly notify you of new activity on a post you commented on or created, or you'll miss the notifications. Not a highly developed internal social media site, but it is no frills.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Melinda Conley

Facebook like

2017-06-28

Pros

This product works essentially like Facebook but with people in your company.

Cons

Couldn't really find a business purpose for it. Seems redundant as there are so many other forms of communication with colleagues already.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Jordan

Microsoft version for company style Facebook

2018-05-29

Pros

This is a nice little add on that Microsoft put into 365 for companies to run their own type of internal social media platform for employees

Cons

There are limitations to what can be done as this is not like facebook and not as versatile.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Eduardo Castillo

Very good tool and user friendly.

2017-09-07

We keep track of the sales done on a daily basis.

Pros

It looks a lot like Facebook, making it a fun tool to use.

Cons

When checking a private message and opening one of them, when you had to go back you had to scroll through all of the messages again, making it hard to quickly resume where you were going.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Machinery company, 501-1000 employees)

Great internal social tool for communicating informally with the business.

2018-06-28

Pros

Similar feel in ways to Facebook, but love the closed environment and informal nature so communication isn't so stuffy (corporatey).

Cons

Is rather basic and limited in some functionality. Because it is a stand alone site, it is one more tool to remember/check/waste time on. Can add value to communication within the org.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Phillip Lazenby

Facebook for work, essentially.

2018-02-08

Increased effectiveness of digital communications.

Pros

Platform allows a Facebook like experience where co-workers can collaborate quickly with text, GIF's, file uploads, etc.

Cons

When you upload files to your page(group), Yammer doesn't offer a means of organizing those file with any structure. It's simply a long list of files that have been updated over time from the group.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ana-Liza Dreyer

Great Social Networking with Professionals

2018-11-05

Pros

Very similar to Facebook but used for people inside my company.

Cons

I get constant updates in my inbox about everyone's posts.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amber Cunningham

Intrusive

2018-08-17

Pros

I like that it is similar in a way to facebook and other social media but just for coworkers.

Cons

I do not like that you have to go through outlook to get into it. If it was stand alone it would be much better. I just believe it is very intrusive the way it is.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Irina Chubarova

Great tool for corporate communications

2018-06-26

Knowledge sharing.

Pros

Easy to use, Facebook-like format, allows for creating groups based on corporate structure or topic of interest.

Cons

Takes time to incorporate into corporate culture, most people are hesitant to share ideas with large audience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Thermenos

Difficult to Find a Use for It

2018-07-12

In summary, I would say it has potential, but lacks a niche.

Pros

It has all the features you'd expect from a social media platform; yet, because it's specific to your organization, you don't have the drawbacks of using public social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Cons

In spite of the fact that I've used this software at two 20,000+ employee organizations, I've yet to see it put to much practical use. It seems to be most advertised for collaboration, but collaboration still seems to happen much more naturally in person or via email. It just isn't as in your face as an email or a conversation; so, it's difficult to motivate folks to use it as much as they use more entertainment-related social media apps.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Michael Timms

Social network for work

2018-04-20

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Taylor

Love this software!

2019-04-15

Pros

I love that this is just like facebook but just for my workmates and I.

Cons

The only thing I don't like is that I think it should be stand alone and not have to be accessed through another software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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