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The Best Yammer Alternatives for Frontline Employees

The Best Yammer Alternatives for Frontline Employees
Maggie Norby-Adams
Maggie Norby-Adams, Product Marketing Manager at Beekeeper
5 min read

Looking for the right employee messaging app for your company? Many alternatives to Yammer are available, but if you compare Yammer to similar software, you’ll find that Beekeeper is the leading operational communication app for frontline workers.

Why Beekeeper?

There are several reasons why businesses choose Beekeeper over Yammer. First, while Microsoft workplace applications may be the go-to software for knowledge workers, they’re not a sufficient stand-alone solution for most companies. For companies with a large, dispersed workforce of frontline employees, Beekeeper is a more suitable platform as it was built from the ground up for their needs.

In fact, frontline workers now make up over 80% of the world’s workforce.

Here’s why.

We Offer a Secure Out-of-the-Box Solution

We feature UI that easily replaces less secure consumer tools like WhatsApp and WeChat and supports both top-down and bottom-up communication. We use best-in-class, certified data encryption, advanced firewall protection, and we are GDPR compliant.

We’re a Team of Frontline Experts with Experience Driving Engagement and Operational Efficiency

There’s a reason why Beekeeper has an activation rate of over 90%. We combine the power of intuitive, human-centered design, easy QR code onboarding, and experienced consulting support to ensure that Beekeeper is successfully implemented at your company.

Empower Managers on the Ground to Lead Their Teams

The key to success is enabling teams to perform—that’s why the Beekeeper app has a flexible management structure, built in tools for team leads, and powerful audience segmentation and location targeting.

With its ability to keep employees connected, streamline team collaboration, and improve productivity, Beekeeper’s platform is designed to revolutionize your workplace.

Our employee app offers:

Keep Employees Connected

Communication is becoming increasingly mobile, and digital, and companies are beginning to take advantage of digital tools like Beekeeper and Yammer to promote employee engagement. As far as alternatives go, Beekeeper is the most effective mobile communication platform for connecting employees for a few reasons.

Our chat functionality uses instant messaging to help your entire organization collaborate on tasks and projects, , while curated newsfeeds (what we call “Streams”) allow users to stay up to date on everything they need to know for their specific location and role, post their own content, and also like or comment on others’ posts. As an enterprise social network, Beekeeper fosters employee engagement through the power of mobile technology.

Beekeeper’s ability to bring frontline workers into the fold is what sets it apart. While Yammer users must have email addresses in order to login, Beekeeper’s instant QR code login allows non-desk workers, 83% of whom don’t have corporate email addresses, to use the platform.

Facilitate Team Collaboration

Tools like Yammer may help with team communication, but if you’re thinking about alternatives to Yammer, Beekeeper is best designed to help your team bring out the best in each other. As an essential enterprise collaboration strategy, using Beekeeper makes teamwork seamless for your whole company.

Our platform is ideal for non-desk and remote workers who can use the app to understand what’s going on and tackle daily tasks together, even when they’re away from the office.

We also offer an inline translation feature which allows employees to bridge language barriers and collaborate together in real time.  Other helpful features like polls, campaigns, and surveys make team communication and gathering feedback a breeze.

Improve Employee Productivity

While most communication tools such as Yammer can help employees accomplish more, Beekeeper is especially effective for increasing the productivity of your workforce.

Centralizing information channels within one platform keeps communication efficient, and when your mobile workforce has all the latest updates at their fingertips, operations speed up also. Gone are the days of individually tracking down employees to make sure they all received important information.

Unlike Yammer, Beekeeper includes features like chatbots that use the power of automation to simplify workflows. As another example, Beekeeper open Shift Schedules API allows companies to build their own shift management extensions within the platform!

Start Working Smarter

With Beekeeper, you’ll be able to improve employee productivity throughout your whole organization in a multitude of ways. While Yammer offers a digital communication platform for businesses, Beekeeper is one of the best alternatives to Yammer.

Our state-of-the-art functionality embraces the future of workplace communication. In the age of the mobile workforce, it has become increasingly important to give your employees the right mobile solutions to keep them engaged and connected.

Beekeeper’s employee app will keep your workforce connected, enable team collaboration, and boost worker productivity. These benefits apply to both employees and managers, and both non-desk and desk workers.

With Beekeeper, everyone wins!

Ready to give Beekeeper a try? Request your free demo!