If your company is looking for an internal social networking Yammer alternative than this post is for you. Yammer isn’t always the best fit for all organization, and finding the right enterprise collaboration software depends a lot on your unique needs and requirements. It also depends on the size of your organization and the number of users you expect. If you’re looking to make a switch, take a look at our top 5 enterprise collaboration software Yammer alternatives.
Top 5 Yammer Alternatives for 50 to 5000 size companies
These Yammer alternatives focus on deployments of 50–5,000 active users (total employees can be more). If your organization falls into this category than one of these vendors will more than likely best fit your needs at a price that fits your budget.
MangoApps – A “Gartner Cool Vendor” offering an all-inclusive social collaboration suite including team collaboration software and social intranet software with full document management, project management, task management, wikis, employee recognition etc. Easy to use with robust mobile access from all platforms. Plugins for Microsoft Office Outlook, Google Apps and a more along with advanced security features including mobile device management. MangoApps intranet collaboration software performs customization and integration for organizations as small as 10 users but also up to as large as 1 million users. Private cloud, on-premise, and shared cloud deployments models are available.
Socialcast – Owned by VMware since 2011. Offers activity streams, microblogging, employee profiles, and more. Available in the cloud or on-premise. Lacks integration of internal social networking with project collaboration, document management and unified communication tools like IM, presence and video. Socialcast offers a free trial for up to 50 users.
Chatter – A Salesforce offered enterprise social network product. While it’s possible that Chatter might include integration in the future, right now it is mostly a social network built on top of Salesforce’s CRM offering. It has a free version and the chatter plus version that provides customization and CRM features at $15 per user/month. It lacks integration with project management, unified communication tools and does not offer on-premise deployment.
IGLOO – A Canadian based company offering online communities and social software for enterprise collaboration. Multi-tenant SaaS is the only deployment option for small and mid-market customers. Avg cost is $12/user/month.
SocialText – a wiki-centric collaboration app. Makes intranet social but lacks integration into MSFT office and outlook reducing its reach to business users in your company. Acquired in May 2012 by private equity firm Bedford Funding, Socialtext is available in the cloud or on-premise. Has Avg cost is $9/user/month.
Find the Right Yammer Alternative Vendor for You
There’s no shortage of enterprise collaboration software vendors. You can make the selection process easier by starting with the right “short list.” You can then narrow down the best Yammer alternative for your organization based on your specific needs and requirements.