Yammer Features

Yammer

Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate

4.04/5 (206 reviews)

Yammer Feature Summary

  • 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
  • Automatic notifications
  • Application integration
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Knowledge base
  • Tagging
  • Collaboration tools
  • Mobile integration
  • Communication management
  • File transfer
  • Search functionality
  • Prioritizing
  • Preview functionality
  • Version control
  • Document management
  • User management
  • Data import/export
  • Email notifications
  • Secure data storage
  • Employee communities
  • Document distribution
  • Activity dashboard
  • Content management
  • Compliance management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Archiving & retention

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Yammer Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Yammer's features:

Jayasimha nuggehalli

Easy to use interface, very easy to learn.

2016-03-08

Pros

Easy to communicate with coworkers and team members and collaborate. This was part of office 365 subscription.

Cons

This is useful for collaboration, not so much as a project management tool.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Yammer

It's a business social network with some light management tools. You still probably need other project management tools, depending n how you run the project (Agile, Waterfall etc)

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Adnan Laeeque

Simple and Sober

2018-07-06

Effective and easy to use

Pros

Very simple and straightforward corporate communication platform enabling employees to collaborate real time for short and instant messaging, sharing and socializing

Cons

Cant be used as a collaboration platform for business use or having critical and urgent real time discussions or even multi party sessions

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Amy Waggoner

Great collaboration tool

2017-07-18

Super easy, fast set up and intuitive collaboration tools.

Pros

Everything is in one place -- discussions, files, etc. -- and it has a very familiar social-media style feed that allows my team to work easily together.

Cons

I wish it had better permissions/access control.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Bayer

Good product for large companies

2018-11-29

Pros

Very easy to see pictures and post comments.

Cons

There is no chat/instant messaging system.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy Norton

Staying in Touch

2017-02-23

Notifications let me know when important messages are available. Drop down menus make it easy to use.

Pros

Allows communication amongst groups using a secure network

Cons

Not as versatile as Facebook.

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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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Zulkamal Zakaria

Great Tool to Share and Collaborate with Coworkers for Intranet purpose

2018-11-29

Pros

Moreover it also feature an organization of project management, group calendars and chat tool.

Cons

I found the most problematic process which occurs quite often was during uploading or downloading items.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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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

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eliza Sheffield

Yammer is a Facebook-like social media tool for intranet purposes within a company

2018-07-05

excellent analytics, easy to use interface, an opportunity to have various threads in groups across the company

Pros

easy to navigate, even better than the browser version - it is like Facebook, which is polarizing to employees who prefer Slack and other more "Twitter-like" communication tools - in the admin view, I've been pleased with the level of detailed analytics

Cons

The organization and search-ability leave something to be desired.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Strong Collaboration Tool

2018-02-20

Good for Collaboration

Pros

Yammer is a strong collaboration tool that resides within Microsoft Dynamics which allows you to easily collaborate and track the conversations.

Cons

Although it is a good collaboration tool, I feel like it does not emulate some of the functionality of SFDC Chatter.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Writing and Editing company, 51-200 employees)

A Great Means to an End

2018-11-24

Yammer has been so amazing at allowing the freelance workforce to come together and really discuss current issues and information about the work. Otherwise, we'd all be so isolated and unable to work together to enhance the finished product of transcripts. That information share is so, so important to not only get the best work to the client, but also to learn more and advance individually in the field. It links me to fellow transcriptionists and gives the human contact that makes up a huge portion of actually being to tolerate long hours of work. So thumbs-up, Yammer.

Pros

In a quick sweep of my feed, I can see the app directory, any new activity in all my groups, suggested managment or key team members to follow on Yammer, etc.

Cons

An amazing app that brings work-at-home people together could always do with more social features ie. a live-chat feature, customizable themes, more inviting interface because it's really important to catch the attention of freelancers so that they are more apt to frequent the site.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 10001+ employees)

Yammer Review

2018-10-17

I would recommend this tool to my colleagues.

Pros

Features like content tagging and integration with Microsoft office 365 are a big benefit to all the employees.

Cons

The user interface could be a little more interesting.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Hackett

Verified Reviewer

Yammer - a great tool for dispersed teams

2017-07-20

Pros

So even though we have to maintain security of information due to the part of the world we use this in, we have confidence in the security aspects.

Cons

I suppose it's meant to be a feature, but in a private message, if I type the name of someone who is also in our Yammer group into the body of a private message, Yammer automatically hyperlinks that person's name in the message as well as adds their name to the send-to list.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Michael L'Archeveque

I use Yammer within my organization to share information between branches and lines of business.

2018-05-07

Pros

Yammer allows a high level of communication and collaboration even in an enterprise level organization.

Cons

One positive feature might be auto-translation - as a company with branches in multiple countries, collaborating with employees who speak another language would be much easier!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Helen Roush

Great virtual office. Our company uses Yammer and it is highly effective. I would recommend Yammer.

2018-04-19

File sharing, communication, collaboration, organization.

Pros

It is very easy to use, uploading files is easy.

Cons

It is low cost and for those that work remote, it is a great communication tool.

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

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Great way to communicate with colleagues, but very basic design.

2018-03-13

quick and easy way to interface with colleagues.

Pros

Just like a chat application, or social media platform, it can be fun and very easy to use.

Cons

I feel like this software has been done before. It's not very imaginative in what it brings to the table.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Collaborative social platform for Organizations

2018-11-14

Overall experience is good for the 4 year period which I have used.

Pros

More meaningful way of passing messages across different set of people within the organization.

Cons

Some notifications are disturbing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Sandeep Bobhate

Verified Reviewer

Our official social network

2018-11-08

Pros

We use this in our organization, and i think is awesome way to connect to all employees within our organization. the feeds and groups really help us to stay updated and be collaborative. I work with a virtual team and this really helps us post updates and documents on time, it's integration with other Microsoft office products is really good too.

Cons

Customization and personalization could be the way forward, the UI is good, but i would like to control which web part or theme should be applied to my page.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Almost superfluous

2018-03-14

The company can create cross-functional groups that can help with collaboration. It helped some of our employees "meet" others so they knew who to go to for specific questions.

Pros

I think there is a lot of functionality that we're not quite leveraging.

Cons

We have Skype, so we don't use the chat function at all.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Chip Melton

Works well just lacks some editing functionality

2018-06-13

Good team interaction for projects.

Pros

Allows documents to be shared and an internal team messaging portal.

Cons

Does not allow internal editing of shared documents and can be clunky when needing document version control

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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.

Pros

Easy to use, has mobile version too, and it's fast to use for everyone.

Cons

Not so commented by Microsoft.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Pierre

A great place to network and meet people with common interests

2018-05-17

It's a great way to connect with other employees I would not ordinarily get to interact with. Useful for finding issues or concerns that others share as well. A good way to orchestrate positive change.

Pros

Very useful for promoting yourself or brand. Also a great way to find people with similar interests and causes.

Cons

It's user interface is intuitive and user-friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajesh Kumar

Best Social Network Platform for Corporate

2018-07-18

Best social networking platform for business

Pros

Easy to use and user friendly platform Best of the features like News feed, Tag photos, Notification alert

Cons

The search feature can be improved.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Harbin

Yammer

2018-12-07

Pros

While it can't necessarily do everything i need from a project management standpoint, it provides a helpful communication tool for collaboration, which is a constant need in my environment.

Cons

Yammer is relatively good at communication and is easy to use, but i'm not sure it is effective enough in this realm to encourage all employees to move away from email-first communications.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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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