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Pros
"The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members.""Slack is a really easy collaboration tool to use and many companies are adopting this popular tool.""The product has the ability to scale.""You can create channels between teams internally and externally, which is great. There is a lot of security with Slack internal, which is what I value.""With respect to being a clean and efficient communications platform, I think that it does the job quite well.""It's valuable for announcements and communicating between team members.""We use Slack for general communication, conference calls, and sharing screens because we have people working from different countries."

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"The user interface and the way we can share and search information are the most valuable. It is very easy to use."

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Cons
"Customization is something that Slack is lacking.""There could be a read function so that when you send a message, instead of the other person having to add a reaction, you know that the message went through.""We’d like it to have more capability for everyone to work on one doc in real time all at once.""The way groups are created on slack could be improved. Once you create a group of people, you can't add additional people unless you convert it to a channel.""I think Slack could add additional features without making the solution slower or more difficult to use.""I would like to be able to do live streaming on Slack. Slack allows Slack huddle where you can do a group call, but it is not very well-designed. I'm not sure if it is going very well, but live streaming is one thing that I would definitely love to see. When you use Zoom, I like how you can run webinars. If we could do that through Slack, it would become an all-integrated platform. I would also like to be able to schedule meetings using Slack, similar to Zoom.""I have found it cumbersome to create and set up groups, or channels."

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"The way you want to control the communication could be an issue. It depends on what kind of company you are. We are a public company, and there are some regulations that we need to comply with. Its ease of use can be an issue for a company because anybody can subscribe and use it. There are many competitors that are overlapping. Since Microsoft bought Yammer, it tends to be in the shadow. It is not put in the front from the service perspective."

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  • "I don't know about the pricing. Now that Microsoft has bought Yammer, it should be a part of our subscriptions for Office 365."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members.
    Top Answer:My understanding is that we were using the free version.
    Top Answer:Customization is something that Slack is lacking. Otherwise, however, the user interface is very good.
    Top Answer:The user interface and the way we can share and search information are the most valuable. It is very easy to use.
    Top Answer:The way you want to control the communication could be an issue. It depends on what kind of company you are. We are a public company, and there are some regulations that we need to comply with. Its… more »
    Top Answer:We use it for communication and collaboration on specific topics.
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    Reviews
    5
    Average Words per Review
    314
    Rating
    8.2
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    2,450
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    1,371
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    385
    Rating
    7.0
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    Overview

    Slack is where work happens. It’s a digital workspace that powers your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

    Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

    Yammer is an enterprise social network that allows employees,managers, executives, teams and different office branches to engage,collaborate and innovate over one interactive virtual network.

    Yammer creates a social workplace that drives innovationthrough the sharing of ideas and business intelligence, boosts productivity inteams and projects, and encourages communication and connectivity betweenemployees, no matter where they are located.

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    Sample Customers
    Strava, The New York Times, Spotify, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, Eventbrite, Box, Circa, Stripe
    Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Marketing Services Firm23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Insurance Company17%
    Non Tech Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Enterprise Social Software
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Slack and others in Enterprise Social Software. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Slack is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Social Software with 7 reviews while Yammer is ranked 5th in Enterprise Social Software with 1 review. Slack is rated 8.2, while Yammer is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Slack writes "A clean and efficient communications platform that is good for large teams". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Yammer writes "Easy to use and comes with a good interface, but controlling the communication could be an issue". Slack is most compared with Symphony, Atlassian Confluence, SharePoint, ChatWork and Jive, whereas Yammer is most compared with Workplace by Facebook, Atlassian Confluence, SharePoint, Chatter and Adobe Experience Manager.

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