12 – Yammer


Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Networking platform has become a popular social collaboration and knowledge sharing platform.

Website Cost Availability
www.yammer.com Free to set up;
commercial to obtain admin rights
Online. App to download
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 28 2014: 24 2013: 20 2012: 20 2011: 31 2010: 68= 2009: 71= 2008: 2007:
Top 100 Tools for Personal &
Professional Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
20 5

Comments from some of those who selected Yammer as a one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“I use this tool to collaborate and share internally with my colleagues at work” Daniel Jones, Trainer/Instructor, Switzerland

“a great tool to be updated on what’s going on in different parts of the organization. Though sad to conclude that the majority of my colleagues neglect to use it. Imagine if everybody use it as a knowledge sharing tool.: L&D Manager, UK

“Social interactions prior, during and after face-to-face events. Collaboration on company projects in the context of a learning trajectory. Centralisation of all communication related to a learning program.” Benjamin De Wulf, Consultant, Belgium

“Create a virtual learning community): L&D Manager, Germany

Previous comments

“Yammer – my organisation introduced Yammer late last year and since then I have found to be a fantastic way to connect with people I wouldn’t have been able to as easily in the past. Particularly as I work for a global organisation I can now connect with other learning professionals in my organisation that I’d never heard of before. Another great way to share what we are working on as well as sharing resources both those developed in-house and recommendations of externally available resources/articles etc. For example I was able to share my discovery of Learning Now TV”

“way to connect with my client’s organisation and team from outside when they can’t access public social tools.” Helen Blunden, 2015

“the enterprise social network in our company keeps us up to date of what is happening in the various locations and business units.” Jan Van Belle

“used to network with colleagues at my workplace. It is useful to find out what others are doing as I work in such a large organisation.”  Jayne Whistance 2013
“ESN for organisational networking”  Helen Blunden 2013
“business sharing”  Paul Jacobs 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“our internal real-time messaging tool” Stephanie Horden