Yammer describes itself as a private social network for your company which gives your company the ease and convenience of social networking sites with the necessary capabilities and tools for your company’s needs.
Launched in 2008, Yammer says that they exceeded four million users in just three years, with more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies using their services, including Ford, Nationwide, 7-Eleven, Orbitz, and more, and is utilized by more than 200,000 companies worldwide.
Though there are other similar business platforms, such as Chatter or Jive, Yammer says that since they were established five years ago, they have been acquired by the Microsoft Office Division and their Board of Directors has been joined by Sean Parker, one of the founding members of today’s Facebook.
Though the program was designed to be as simple and familiar to use as popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, they also promise to help your company collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
You can also reach out to external customers, vendors, and business partners, as well as create, discuss, and share content and files without ever having to send an email.
Yammer also allows you to view and relate their content with that of other business applications like Sharepoint using their application programming interface (API) integrations.
Accessing Yammer only requires a basic internet connection, meaning that it is available from the office, personal home computers, mobile devices, and tablets – it can be accessed from anywhere.
Companies that are interested in demonstrations of what Yammer may be able to do for them can join some of the seminars called Yammer On Tour, where the company visits major cities across the country and discusses the new and innovative directions they are moving in.
Currently the Yammer Basic Network is free, and the Enterprise Network is $3 a month per user, the Sharepoint and Yammer plan is $4 a month per user, and the Office 365 and Yammer is $8 a month per user.
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