Yammer is poised to address some of Microsoft SharePoint's shortcomings. Will the combination work for your enterprise?
Although both of these pluses are attractive to Microsoft shops that are considering an enterprise collaboration tool, Yammer tends to make the shortlist for other reasons, too. Its easy integration with SharePoint tops the list, but its aggressive pricing is another: Yammer slashed the price of an enterprise seat from $15 to $3 per user per month. And for Office 265 users, bundling can mean Yammer licenses at no additional cost.
"The ability to bundle Yammer into enterprise license agreements creates a recipe for Microsoft to see lots of licenses into the market quickly," Koplowitz said. "That does not necessarily mean that Yammer will be the right answer for all, but it will get on a lot of shortlists."
Whether Yammer is a viable option to supplement SharePoint depends on your business's readiness to move to the cloud. Koplowitz offers these tips for deciding whether Yammer should be part of your SharePoint and social strategy: