If you’ve got content on other social platforms and would like to move it onto your Yammer network, we can help! WM Reply’s custom Yammer migration tool makes it easy to shift social content and keep the most valuable conversations.
From migrations of just a few hundred employees to large scale transfer of Yammer data for over 100,000 people – WM Reply can tailor our formulated process to your requirements.
It’s the Year of Yammer! Microsoft has heavily invested, not only in Yammer, but also in the connections to make sure Yammer, Teams, and SharePoint function better together. It is, however, important to understand whether a Yammer migration is the best option for you, as migrating content can be a considerable undertaking depending on the size of your existing network.
An automated Yammer migration, facilitated by WM Reply, means content moved from other social platforms will appear on your Yammer network as if posted by individual users. We’ll duplicate content (including attachments), permissions and groups.
There are two main Yammer migration categories:
WM Reply’s migration tool does both.
WM worked with a luxury British fashion house to migrate existing content from Chatter (a Salesforce product), to Yammer.
“With our assistance, they prepared migration metrics to determine what groups should be migrated. Then linked in with owners of the groups that weren’t included in that scope, so they had a chance to appeal their case. This was useful to catch seasonal groups, (for example, Employee Awards are run in November, but the associated group is dormant the rest of the year).” Alex Gibson, WM, explains.
WM wrote emails to communicate this, with targeted groups within the business, leading up to the migration. The whole thing took about three months.
“Enterprise Social Media is a core part of their day-to-day operations. It’s how they bridge the gap between their front-line workers (trade shows, store workers, etc.) and their office and executive staff.” explains Alex. “Much of the data also has value on a long-term basis. Catwalk photos and records of counterfeit clothes were captured and stored on Chatter.”
Being able to migrate to Yammer meant they didn’t need to lose that valuable content, or run two platforms side by side, confusing employees and increasing costs.