Socialcast vs Yammer


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Socialcast
Socialcast creates a flexible, simple, data-rich collaborative space where employees can find information from applications, systems, and people across the enterprise.
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Yammer
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as alternative consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.
Comparing Socialcast vs Yammer is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Yammer has better video than Socialcast



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Yammer has more user-friendly interface than Socialcast because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Yammer is more popular than Socialcast

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft retired Yammer as stand-alone service (in 2017)
- Yammer now allows to create External groups (in 2016)
- Yammer adds conversations to OneDrive and SharePoint Online files (in 2014)
- Microsoft social networks: Yammer vs SharePoint Newsfeed (in 2013)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online adds iPad, Yammer support (in 2013)
- SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version (in 2012)
- Microsoft buys Yammer to protect SharePoint (in 2012)
- Socialcast and Wrike go freemium (in 2012)
- Thanks to Socialcast! (in 2012)
- Hot trends by Yammer, Jive, NewsGator - video, social analytics, gamification (in 2011)

Looks like Yammer was recently more active than Socialcast (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Socialcast and Yammer meet head to head:

2012 - Socialcast and Wrike go freemium to strike back at Yammer


Freemium scheme is becoming more and more popular in the Enterprise 2.0 space. Two more popular SaaS services Socialcast and Wrike - have released the free versions with wide feature set. Socialcast - is the service for building corporate social networks, which is owned by VMWare. Unlike its main competitors (Chatter and Yammer), which offer free versions for unlimited number of users, but with limited functionality, Socialcast is offering free subscription for up to 50 users, but without any functional limitations. The main advantage of this offering is the high level of security and administrative tools.


Wrike - is a popular online project management tool. The free version of Wrike will be attractive for small businesses and workgroups. It is designed for 5 users, that can create and assign tasks and unlimited number of collaborators that may participate in the teamwork (for example, it may be clients or freelancers). Note that the free version (unlike the paid) doesn't include Gantt Chart and time-tracker.