THINKING OF A YAMMER TO YAMMER MIGRATION?
If you currently have more than one Yammer network that needs combining or have just experienced a merger and have need to consolidate your Yammer tenants, 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.
BENEFITS OF A YAMMER MIGRATION
One network means more comprehensive content and search capabilities that can make things easier for employees – especially new hires
The cost of a migration from separate Yammer tenants to a combined Yammer tenant typically pays for itself in within the first year
WHAT DOES A TOOL MIGRATION LOOK LIKE?
An automated Yammer migration, facilitated by WM Reply, means content moved from Facebook Workplace will appear on your Yammer network as if posted by individual users. We’ll duplicate content (including attachments), permissions and groups.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
1. Understand Your Current Network
We run a script to understand how much content needs to be moved
2. Create Migration Criteria
We work with you to bring the right stuff across and leave irrelevant or duplicate content behind
3. Create Automated Processes
We’ll confirm sites, groups and conversations content owners are happy to exclude from migration
WHAT WARRANTS A YAMMER TO YAMMER MIGRATION?
There are several reasons to do a Yammer to Yammer migration:
WM Reply’s migration tool can help
Migrating content from other Yammer networks onto yours
Following a merger or acquisition between organizations with separate tenants
Consolidating siloed Yammer networks to cultivate a more interactive and productive workforce
Combining Yammer tenants that operate in different countries
WM REPLY CASE STUDY:
CHATTER TO YAMMER MIGRATION
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.