Yammer Features

Yammer

Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate

4.09/5 (425 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
  • 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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Access Control
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Compliance Management
Content Management
Custom Fields
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Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Employee Communities
Employee Database
Employee Portal
Event Scheduling
File Management
File Transfer
Instant Messaging
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Organizational Charting
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Prioritizing
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
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Role-Based Permissions
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Tagging
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
User Management
Version Control
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Content Management
Custom Fields
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Employee Communities
Employee Database
Employee Portal
Event Scheduling
File Management
File Transfer
Instant Messaging
Mobile Integration
Organizational Charting
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Prioritizing
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
User Management
Version Control
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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

Ease of use
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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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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

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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Ease of use
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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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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 5001-10000 employees)

Good Product if it's the Solo Solution

2019-04-08

Pros

Features and usability are solid. Integrates with other tech fairly well.

Cons

Not a great option if there are other communication features unless an organization has solid change management and project management for implementation.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Marco Falzone

Business social network

2020-06-11

Very conveniente group management capabilities in order to separate contents and contacts.

Pros

Good video sharing capabilities Groups management to separate content visibility Integration in Office 365 ecostystem

Cons

The graphic user interface not so appealing for average users, since appears quite aged and needs a restyle.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Swapnil Ashutosh

Yammer is Corporate Social Media

2020-02-17

Overall it helps our organisation from different location to unite and have discussion on a common issue It let us to have different perspective on an issue that helps in the overall development and welfare of the organisation.

Pros

They can like our post and make their comments. Also it is a good platform to update someone about any new information, events, form clubs and it offers a good platforms for articles.

Cons

They need to do more updates and make third party softwares integration easy so that it can be widely accepted within the organisation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jay Jayabandu

An enterprise level solution for internal chats & knowledge transfers

2019-05-08

I had the ability to use this software at my previous place of work (one of the biggest aviation companies in Australia), and this software helped us to formalise internal chats and sharing knowledge via a better and a safer platform.

Pros

Easy to use Modern interface design (mobile first) Easy to use on tablets and mobile phones Ability to integration with SSO and other section components

Cons

Price Different most similar apps/software available , hence takes time to master

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lindsey Long

Great for communication around the world

2019-09-27

We have 7000+ staff in 100+ countries and Yammer allows us to stay connected with everyone!

Pros

Adding documents or photos to a post is an easy drag and drop feature. Saving photos or documents works the same too!

Cons

I wish I could pin documents to my group without having posted them first.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Fernando Gonzalez Vera

Yammer - Social network for your company

2019-07-31

Pros

Setting it up was a cinch, and linking this to our HR bases to automatically manage users was done in a very efficient way.

Cons

It requires a LOT of change management to get the people to use the platform, as it is something only available within the intranet

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

One of the best Knowledge Management solutions

2019-09-19

It helps transfer knowledge by reducing redundant efforts. Helps people stay up to date on events happening withing company

Pros

- Works amazingly well within my organization. I use it more or less like twitter - Can create polls, share articles - Can create and join different groups based on interests

Cons

- The user interface is not as easy to navigate as other tools - The mobile app is data-intensive and takes a lot of storage

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Deepak Mishra

Fabulous product for connecting people across the organization

2019-03-26

Overall I am quite satisfied with Yammer, I get upto date notifications on what is going on in the company and I can reach people in different timezones quite conviniently through mobile apps.

Pros

We can get notification for feeds across company regarding promotions, appreciations and milestones across group or company. 4.

Cons

i wont consider this as a disadvantage of software to be honest, if we have proper workflow it will be very useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Faig Alili

Employee Network

2019-10-10

I use yammer from the time I start to work, generally my experience with yammer is good, great tool for the coworkers, but need to improve to be much more easier for the users.

Pros

That's great to have interaction with everyone across the company you are in, I really enjoy to get news about what is going on in our company globally, and also I can get notifications about team building activities which helps coworkers to become as family.

Cons

Personally the app doesn't seem easy as other social networks for me, I find it a bit complicated, and I also don't like the design of the app, it's like a duplicate of facebook in a complex way.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 501-1000 employees)

Great Social Network for Business

2019-04-01

It manages to bring a fun and effective collaboration workflow to our company.

Pros

It has become a great tool for productivity and collaboration in a very fun way.

Cons

We had some issues with Graphical content not being showed properly on the Social Feed. But we got it solved with Microsoft Support assistance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anujeet Swain

best file sharing, communication software for enterprise level

2019-06-24

File sharing makes easier for all groups to access it all at once.

Pros

Easy to keep updated all groups in an organization, internal groups can communicate privately. easier file sharing/ communication/ collaboration.

Cons

And if you put your notifications on so you get an email every time something is posted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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
Features

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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Ease of use
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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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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

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Ease of use
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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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Erin Hanley

Yammer

2019-10-06

Yammer is a great solution for connecting with co-workers across different locations. I use it frequently to learn about company-wide news, local events, and team announcements.

Pros

I enjoy Yammer's search feature, the ability to tag people, and the option to create groups

Cons

Very old posts with new comments are automatically brought to the top of the page, so sometimes those block newer, more relevant posts

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 10001+ employees)

Yammer Review

2019-12-13

I’ve had good experience with Yammer so far, the ability to spread the word within the organization just like social messaging sites without the need of forcing the emails, it’s really nice.

Pros

The ease of use and user friendliness makes it easy to use inside the organization and lets you spread the word quickly like any other social messaging sites but perfect limit ability.

Cons

The yammer works really well but the design and user interface is not as expected. The comments structure doesn’t look good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Philip Mugavero

Extremely useful tool

2019-06-30

I use this everyday at the company I work for. It is the first thing I go to in the morning. I can quickly find new information, posts and updates that are pertinent to my work.

Pros

Uses columns to organize your individual feeds. allows users to quickly find new posts gives live updates Suggests other people to follow

Cons

Needs a live chat feature. Needs an option that allows users to customize their interface

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Carroll

Social Networking at it's BEST

2019-09-24

The greatest benefit I like is knowledge management sharing.

Pros

Yammer is a great, private, social networking service that really gets the creative juices flowing.

Cons

It can be hard to get folks persuaded to use Yammer if they are using SharePoint. However, I usually can get them to overcome their hesitation but explaining the benefits and how it can work side-by-side with Sharepoint.

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
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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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