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Published 02/14/2011 and rated Ratingstars5 c21e7556dea405c4c617ae7912790fddc1528d86b37e21662acd09b1a692fdcc 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Yammer is an enterprise social network designed to help drive business objectives. It is very similar to Twitter and Facebook, however it focuses on the needs of companies. Businesses can keep their communications private and secure while giving employees a centralized location to network.

Yammer provides enterprise micro blogging that enables users to begin conversations, collaborate and read posts made by others. Employees can build profiles complete with images, experience, work history and contact information. Yammer also allows users to form and join groups that can be set to public or private so that only specific members of the company can join. Direct messaging feature area also included and can be sent to one or multiple co-workers. Additional features include a company directory, knowledge base, file sharing capabilities, community creation for those outside of the company network and administrative tools.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Yammer was founded in September of 2008 by David Sacks and Adam Pisoni. Based out of San Francisco, California, the Yammer team consists of around 100 individuals, including CEO Sacks, CTO Pisoni, Vice President of Marketing Steve Apfelberg, board members Sean Parker, and George Zachary, Director of Platform James Patterson, Recruiting Director Joseph Cheung-Seekit and Generalist Matt Knopp.

In June 2012 Yammer was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in cash.

What are the differences to other apps?

Yammer stands out because it offers a list of in depth tools designed specifically for companies. Users can remain in control while providing a diverse social network for employees and other relevant individuals. The application makes it easy and less time consuming to collaborate, communicate and seek out co-workers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Yammer website greets visitors with a light background and pleasant blue and black color scheme featured in the site’s header. The layout is very neat and tidy with no clutter at all. The homepage prominently displays the sign up are along with three main navigational links positioned in the upper right hand corner for easy access. Each feature is very well organized and encourages efficiency and productivity through a clean design.

How does the registration process work?

Users who want to purchase premium access for their business can click on the white “Contact Sales” link in the top, right hand corner of the page. A small form will appear asking the user for their name, email address, job title, phone number, company name and any comments they might have. A sales representative will contact the user to offer a quote for access. Once a company has a Yammer network set up, employees can visit the site and enter their company email address into the large data entry field provided on the homepage to sign up for an individual account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Yammer offers two types of company accounts to users. The first is a free basic membership. The free account includes security and privacy features, micro blogs, status updates, employee profiles, file sharing with unlimited storage, groups, external communities, Yammer desktop and mobile apps, event listings, polls and questions, unlimited API access and the ability to deactivate former employees. A premium membership costs around $5 per user per month and upgrades to include advanced admin and security controls, custom branding, custom usage policy, ActiveDirectory sync, single sign on, broadcast messages, priority customer support, SharePoint integration, customer success manager access, keyword monitoring, data export, crisis communications and a virtual firewall solution. The site offers volume discounts as well as special pricing for non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Yammer is a helpful tool for businesses. The application allows business owners to provide their company with a functional social network that is secure and effective. The many features included can nurture productivity and help co-workers communicate better.

  • Allow employees to set up your own individual profiles
  • Manage micro blogs and status updates
  • Share files with unlimited storage
  • Create public and private user groups within your network
  • Set up polls and ask co-workers questions

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