Yammer Enterprise Social is a web-based SaaS solution.
Yammer is used by clients in various different sectors including 85 percent of companies in the Fortune 500.
Deloitte, 7-Eleven, Intuit, Rakuten, DHL, Shell, eBay, Pitney Bowes
Yammer Enterprise Social acts as a private social network for use in a company environment. As a cloud-based solution, Yammer can be accessed from many different platforms including desktop PC, smartphone, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Boosting productivity and team efficiency are the solution’s primary goals. Interdepartmental collaborations are made easier through the conversation system, and information is kept uniform across the network with organizational charts, global announcements, and built-in directory sync capability. Employees can tap each other for information and assistance using a Twitter-style @mention function.
Yammer in conjunction with Deloitte Australia was chosen in the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Awards as the winner in the Management: Collaboration System category.
Launched in 2008, Yammer quickly became a pioneer in the area of enterprise social networks, raising $142 million in venture funding from various sources and occupying an overwhelming market share. Today more than 80 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 use Yammer with 200,000+ user companies worldwide.
In June 2012 Microsoft acquired Yammer at a cost of $1.2 billion, integrated as part of the Microsoft Office Division under David Sacks. Since the acquisition Yammer has stated plans to develop further integration with SharePoint, Office365, Dynamics, and Skype.