Yammer is known as the “Business Facebook” for its easy-to-grasp interface and intuitive tools. The social collaboration platform acts as an internal communication network for companies big and small. It is deployed on-premise and suitable for any device including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Note that Yammer only allows work email to register.
The private business social network can increase communication and team play at the office. For one, conversations and data are centralized--everybody is kept in the loop--meaning, any vested party can join in the discussion or meeting and share inputs. Since the app is accessible via mobile, promoting a culture of BYOD (bring your own device) not only saves you money on hardware but ensures collaboration can happen anywhere and anytime team members are connected.
Furthermore, Yammer allows for storing large files. Collaboration can involve sharing of files and rich media, key elements in your corporate undertakings such as creative brainstorming, presentations, and strategic planning. The vendor plans to introduce synchronized sharing and real-time group editing soon.
Meanwhile, the vendor assures a secure network to protect your sensitive data. You can set permissions and exclude outsiders from accessing your Yammer workplace.
The software has an open API that helps you integrate it with custom or third-party apps. Key integrations include apps for document management, analytics, social media, file storage, chat, and help desk. Apps such as Zendesk, GoodData, Hootsuite, and Slack work smoothly with Yammer. Moreover, its Zapier integration brings in more apps to plug into the software, greatly extending your collaboration toolkit.
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The main benefits of Yammer are nurturing teamwork, capturing best practices and generally increasing workplace productivity. Here are its benefits in detail:
Promote collaboration in your company
When employees can easily get into the discussion and are kept in the loop, chances are they are more receptive to share ideas and opinion. Yammer provides a centralized platform that anyone in the organization can access (permission-based) from any device. The software supports popular platforms such as Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. That means location and time are less of an obstacle to collaborate–team members using their smartphone or laptop can meet anytime, anywhere.
Make smarter decisions
Collaboration breeds sharing of ideas and experiences. It lets you capture the best practices in the various aspects of running your organization, such as in operations, project management or management. As you build a knowledge bank culled from your employees’ experience and insights you tend to make smarter and evidence-based decisions.
Likewise, this knowledge bank is centralized, that is, any vested party can access it where necessary. Yammer also features analytics that lets you pull reports for insights or updates. The reports can also tap into a database of historical conversations stored in the software’s database.
Corrolary to teamwork and smart decisions is the tendency to increase workplace productivity. When collaboration is nurtured, employees feel empowered, thus, they tend to work with more passion and sense of ownership. The result can only be an improvement in overall organizational productivity.
Yammer assures users that its social networking platform is private and your confidential data is protected from spying eyes. It has permission-based rules that shun off unauthorized access, whether perpetrated by outsiders or insiders.
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The following Yammer integrations are currently offered by the vendor:
Yammer pricing is available in the following plans: