Yammer is an enterprise social network with a wide range of features that have been designed to improve communications across your entire organization. With Yammer you can create groups, and provide a collaborative workspace for teams to share files, organize project deadlines, and gather feedback.
Yammer can also be used as an instant messaging service, with a place to conduct private conversations with two or more people. With Yammer, you can see who is online at any time and use the @mention function to tie in more people to the conversation. All communications are stored and organized in the Yammer inbox. With Yammer you can follow all your @mentions, conversations, group announcements and private messages. There is also a Priority Messages tool, which allows you to focus on the most important communications before turning your attention to anything else.
Yammer is a great tool to identify experts within the company and locate relevant people within the Member Directory. Users can create a company profile with some basic info, a photo, and information on the various skill set they have.
Yammer integrates with the following apps and services: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SharePoint, Badgeville, Scoop.it, Gooddata, Twitter, Zendesk, Hootsuite, Mindflash, and GitHub. Yammer also has an API available as well, and it comes with English and Spanish language support. Yammer supports Windows Phone, and Android, and iOS devices.
Yammer uses a freemium subscription pricing model with plans starting from $3.00 per month for the Yammer Enterprise Standalone plan. Next up is the Office 365 For Business plan, which starts at $5 per user per month. There is also an Office 365 For Education plan available as well. Yammer offers a free trial available (no credit card required).
Yammer can be used by businesses of all sizes, from large enterprises through to small firms, and everything in-between. With stand out features such as mobile compatibility, integration with a wide variety of apps and services including Office 365, and the ability to share files, links, and images across private conversations and public groups, you can see why businesses from all sectors are using Yammer.