HipChat vs Yammer: What are the differences?
What is HipChat? Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM. HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.
What is Yammer? Yammer is a Private Social Network for Your Company. Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
HipChat and Yammer are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Enterprise Collaboration" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by HipChat are:
- Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- Mobile apps
- Web app
On the other hand, Yammer provides the following key features:
- Accessing Yammer- Access Yammer from anywhere with an internet connection. Stay connected from your web browser, mobile device, or tablet. You can also view and interact with Yammer content within other business applications -- such as Sharepoint - using our API integrations.
- People and Conversations- Whether your company spans seven cubicles or seven continents, Yammer helps your team collaborate on content, ask questions, share knowledge, and get work done.
- Content Collaboration- Create, discuss, and share content with coworkers without sending a single email. Store large files, post documents to team workspaces, and collaboratively edit Pages in real time.
According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Yammer, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.
Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search
And of course integrations.
We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/
I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.
Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.
Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.
Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.
I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.