Yammer vs Lync Online Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Arturo Calle Flores

Trying to emulate Google without luck

2019-04-19

Was not good.

Pros

I started to use Office 365 when I was using, I even not remember the name easily, Yammer. Yammer is part of Office 365 tools and it's fully integrated with them.

Cons

When you want more functionalities you have to pay a lot and there is no integration with other tools or software, all your work and data have to be maintained inside Office 365.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Music company, 201-500 employees)

Fully integrated Team Collaboration Tool

2019-01-08

A way to reduce email chatter and move less formal conversations into a an easy to use instant messaging and collaboration tool

Pros

Integrated with the rest of the Office 365 estate Offers instant messaging functionality that works really well Can voice/video chat with colleagues Can easily share files and work collaboratively (all stored in a sharepoint back end)

Cons

Unclear direction from Microsoft as to where this fits in with Skype / yammer

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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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 10001+ employees)

Love it!

2019-04-23

Pros

I love the ability to be able to collaborate & edit online. Yammer & sharepoint also come in handy to chat with coworkers (yammer), upload documents for smaller teams/groups (yammer), & post documents on a large scale (sharepoint) for multiple users.

Cons

the only downfall is the search function with sharepoint... you have to be pretty specific on your search words for it to pull up the document you are wanting. i would love more of a "smart search/scan" feature.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 1001-5000 employees)

A good one

2019-02-18

We use Teams, sway, yammer, Dynamics, flow etc... in our business in an easy way.

Pros

I like office 365. It perfectly fits our business with a lot of solutions from word processing to teams or publishing integrated videos thanks to sway, if you use it online.

Cons

I consider that word, excel, powerpoint more convenient in using on desktop client. but some clients are too slow to open, too heavy to use it (powerBi, Teams). Better to open it in online.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 1001-5000 employees)

office 365

2019-03-09

Pros

I have access to full set of apps- outlook, onedrive, word, excel, ppt, onetone, sharepoint, teams, yammer and more online.

Cons

Do not like the look of the outlook mail app. Also sometimes when I open emails it won't be marked as read

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan Stringer

Great for collaboration

2019-02-03

Pros

User Interface Integration with other O365 products Vast amount of features and plugs Meeting / Conference features

Cons

Web version not as good as app App uses a lot of memory, not good on a low spec PC Similarities to SharePoint and Yammer

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ophelia Ramdath

Loving it!

2019-01-11

Office 365 is great! I love working on it and I truly cannot imagine going back to the older versions.

Pros

It is very easy to use. Love the clean new modern look. The layout if options at the top of the screen is very nicely organized and easy to find. Love the customization option... makes it easy for me to work faster and more efficiently on mictosoft programs. With office 365 it is also easier to upload to all devices and log in from anywhere anytime.

Cons

I love that it comes with so many apps I.e. yammer, Cortana etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran Reddy

Keep office on the cloud and scale to any extent

2017-08-09

Good product for an office

Pros

Good collaboration tools like yammer.

Cons

For many products API are not available to integrate. Some time it is difficult to know what to do with some products like delve

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Daniel Arroyo

It has pretty much everything I need

2018-09-19

From One Drive, Mail, Calendar, to Teams and Yammer. A wide range of tools and all of them useful.

Pros

This is a very well integrated software suite, and it is continously being improved. Yammer is a great tool for software support and Teams is great for team work.

Cons

The same file cannot be uploaded twice on teams (on different channels for example).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Marvin

Team Collaboration Tool with Problematic Identity

2019-03-05

My team beta- tested Microsoft Teams for our larger organization and didn't find it increased our productivity.

Pros

Teams is included as part of the Office 365 commercial suite. If your organization uses a commercial license of 365, then Teams is already included.

Cons

It takes features from Skype for Business, OneDrive, and Yammer, but it doesn't have a strong purpose/identity of its own.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Strategy & Operations Lead (Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Seems pretty comparable to Slack

2019-01-03

Pros

If you've used Skype for Business, Yammer or any of the other garbage MS has built in the past, you'll be pleasantly surprised with Teams.

Cons

Doesn't seem particularly different from Slack or other tools already out there. Not sure how well it's integrated into MS Office.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Ryan Godbey

Office 365 Top of the Game

2019-04-17

Overall love the applications and haven't really scratched the surface of what else it can do outside of email and office apps.

Pros

You get so much for your money now with O365, not just office apps but Sharepoint, Exchange Online, Onedrive, Yammer, and so much more (with most plans).

Cons

Support is not the easiest to get to, but they are there and they do respond. Administering O365 can be a bit daunting at first until you get the hang of moving around and where to look for what.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Roy Bouchard

A very complete experience with the most important Microsoft tools

2018-11-22

As a set of platforms concentrated in the cloud, I find their performance great, really in the area of ​​project design and management, it is very useful to complement other tools and facilitate many tasks of the day.

Pros

You can have it on all your devices and that is very important to manage work files from anywhere without major problems, you can support the work in the cloud and work as a team to speed up the development of projects and work tasks.

Cons

The Yammer platform is very powerful but it must improve a lot to have more reach, the other tools available such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are still very traditional and not very creative, they need to be more flexible and dynamic.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Firmston

Microsoft Teams is getting more and more features every month

2017-12-11

Pros

We've been big on Yammer and Skype for Business and I can see that these are all merging more and more into Teams.

Cons

The desktop client at first was a bit clunky but it is getting better as they develop the product more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Lon Dehnert

A bit different from the normal Office Suite

2018-11-20

Our university uses the MS program myCommunity which includes SharePoint, Delve, OneDrive, Sway, Yammer, and others and also includes Office 365 - the entire suite.

Pros

While this software system is a bit different from the local program, it is still Microsoft Office. Most of the controls are the same as are the keyboard shortcuts and functionality.

Cons

When using it within another software program such as SharePoint it is a bit kluge getting back and forth between them, even though this cloud program is set up for just that case. In addition, when using it from within the local program it doesn't look quite the same - so it could be a bit confusing to some.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Samson Jabin Devasagayam

Best Office Suite for organisations

2019-04-24

Office 365, solved the local machine respository problem for our end user and providing a platform to share, collaborate and engage at the same time.

Pros

*Free tools like Teams, Yammer that induces collaborations and engagement among employees in an organisation.

Cons

*The license E1 and E3 are major rip off by Microsoft. You can do whatever E3 does in E1 with a tweak. *The online version for the Office 364 lacks features from the desktop version and Google sheets, slides and word. *The relies on internet, and the complete control is under organisation: Data Privacy is not as expected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruben Albornoz

Microsoft Teams', seeks to facilitate the internal communication of companies, between work teams

2018-04-10

Pros

.), but also with the commercial email Outlook, the Sharepoint collaboration platform, the network social network for Yammer organizations and Skype for Business video calls.

Cons

It is only available in 19 languages and in 181 countries. The chat experience offers private conversations, but they are visible to all collaborators, who can access several teams, participating simultaneously in several projects

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Venture Capital & Private Equity company, 11-50 employees)

Excellent Product Containing Numerous Tools

2018-08-22

Pros

This is an all inclusive product that has Word, Excel, Powerpoint for presentations, Outlook for emails and other communication tools such as Yammer. This is what we currently use at our organization and it is working well for us.

Cons

We have not had incidences of any challenges that have made us rethink using it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jay Singh

Office 365 is must for business.

2019-02-26

I have been using the outlook 365, sharepoint, yammer and one drive in office 365 from years now. and it have always made my life so easy. for all the business that want to make there employed life easy and need to integrate different MS apps at one place, i guess office 365 is the way to go.

Pros

I primary use outlook 365, sharepoint, yammer and one drive.

Cons

Office 365 Subscription cost is heavy and might make you to look for alternative. Also if i need to login two different office 365 accounts on same computer, some times i feel annoyed of the logout and login process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Juan Carlos Cornejo Alfaro

Excellent tool for improving your teamwork!

2018-01-12

1 .Easy to use. 2. Time making things.

Pros

Just type Yammer, and so on.

Cons

It takes for a while If you want to implement in a big company. It should be good If the interface will have more options to personlized your profile.

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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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 5001-10000 employees)

Office 365 Review

2019-02-09

Must tool to increase organizations productivity , collaboration and overall progress.

Pros

All in one Solution for smaller to very larger business organization , lots of different solutions/apps We love using Microsoft Teams and Yammer used as Company Social platform it has many collaboration tools and regular updates / new features i believe it has fair price, mostly it has everything we need

Cons

i suggest to integrate MS Teams and Skype for business chats messages outlook needs optimization , light weight mobile application optimization needed when working with office files on cloud, many times sync issues skype does not show correct availability status Skype should show Chat History within chat window , need option for at least 1 month history

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc Decroos

Nice product in the browser but integration has still a long way to go

2019-02-03

I love the browser setup to have all the tools together but interfacing/streamlining should be better. Also the choice to get two flavors with an off-line full Office and then back and forth syncing that is on regular times "broken" makes it for end-users a very confusing setup. Please push only "one solution"

Pros

Microsoft did a good job buying good products and translating the base functionality to the cloud but ...

Cons

Your files can be in mail, onedrive, sharepoint, yammer ...and now with Teams they try to hide this mix but the backbone remains unstructured so troubleshooting is a nightmare.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Office 365 - Multiple feature product

2018-09-12

Pros

1) Easy to access product for Mail, OneDive product 2) Single Sign-on makes the product more user friendly 3) Organisation level Social network which help us to express & share your views(Yammer) 4) Office support gives easy access to multiple aplication 5) Easy to create data entry form with the help of office

Cons

1) Interface can be more user friendly 2) Should provide move info & user friendly interface for power apps,as first time users are very confused about it

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Claudia Chun

Offers great apps and tools to optimize productivity and communication

2019-02-07

It helps allow for better communication between coworkers, especially with Skype (for video conferencing), Microsoft Teams (for instant messaging), and Yammer (for creating polls, praise, and any updates).

Pros

There is Delve, Flow, Kaizala, OneNote, Yammer, and PowerApps, Dynamics 365.

Cons

I don't like how you are not able to import or export contacts easily between other e-mail platforms (i.e. google.com) and Outlook. I wish there was some way it could all sync up. Also, they have an app for Outlook, but it's not very user-friendly. A lot of functions are not available (i.e. open another mailbox) and it's hard to see the full e-mail window when I'm typing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alicia Graham

Work At Home Can Be Just As Productive

2019-02-12

Nontraditional schooling (online) and working at home has been an experience but OFFICE 365 became my best friend especially with collaboration from other software to minimize spending excessive time in other apps or websites such as One drive, skype, yammer, Grammarly etc.

Pros

I appreciate the fact that while I was a student in school I was able to use the software and receive a free download. It quickly became helpful on my work at home endeavors too such as the collaboration with Onedrive because of the automatic saving and cloud access to my documents also being able to go back to save revisions saved me from having to start over!

Cons

When the software got updated sometimes it becomes hard to find where certain things such as the ruler are hidden. Should be an area to tour it more than once.

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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