SharePoint vs Slack vs Yammer System Properties Comparison

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NameSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonSlack  Xexclude from comparisonYammer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Slack is a web-based platform for team communication.Yammer is a collaboration platform, that can be used standalone or integrated into Office 365.
CategoryProject Collaboration, ranked #1Project Collaboration, ranked #11Project Collaboration, ranked #6
DeveloperMicrosoftSlack TechnologiesYammer, owned by Microsoft
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointslack.comyammer.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­dn833469.aspxdeveloper.yammer.com/­documentation
Social network pages
Facebook78,400likes
LinkedIn60,845followers
Twitter183,331followers
Facebook24,574likes
LinkedIn25,053followers
Twitter188,136followers
Facebook56,769likes
Google+857followers
LinkedIn17,549followers
Twitter61,611followers
Initial release200120132008
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)SharePoint Online
Web-based service (SaaS)Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroidnumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSnumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phonenumerous 3rd-party apps
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
Windows Phone
APIyesseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.yesHTTP RPC-style methodsyesREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
User rolesyesyespredefined rolesyesuser groups
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
PasswordPassword
LDAP
SAML
Active Directory
NotificationsEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
Email
Instant messaging
SMS
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesSharePoint pagesnoyes
Discussion forumyesyesyes
Online chatyesyesyesrealtime messages
Audio conferencingnoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsnono
Video conferencingnoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsnono
Screen sharingyesnono
Calendar sharingyesnono
Contact sharingyesnono
Document sharingyesyesyes
File versioningyesnoyes
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