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Product Review: Yammer

Product Review : Yammer.com “The Enterprise Social Network”

What is Yammer?

Yammer, Inc. is a freemium enterprise social network service that was launched in 2008 and sold to Microsoft in 2012.

Yammer is used for private communication within organizations and is an example of enterprise social software. The tool was originally developed as an internal communication system for the genealogy website Geni. Access to a Yammer network is determined by a user’s Internet domain so that only individuals with appropriate email addresses may join their respective networks.

Why Yammer?

“The world is constantly changing – and companies are discovering that they need a new way to work together to succeed. At Yammer, we’ve helped more than 200,000 leading companies – including 85% of the Fortune 500 – on their journey to working social. Engage, collaborate, and innovate with Yammer at every step of the way.”

Features

  • Internal communication system
  • Secure system
  • Files sharing
  • User Profile
  • Groups
  • Organizational Chart
  • Announcements
  • Instant chat / Online now system
  • Mentions
  • Shared conversations
  • Private messages
  • Assigning tasks and message
  • Polls
  • Events
  • Document collaboration

Plus much more (https://about.yammer.com/product/feature-list/)

How much does it cost?

Yammer is a FREEMIUM product, which mean you can start using Yammer today for free! There are optional features that you can add which will cost anywhere from $3 to $20 per month / per user / per feature, but the free service will be more than enough for most small and medium company out there.

Yammer

What do we think?

We have several clients who use Yammer to manage their internal communications, assigning tasks and collaborate on projects. Overall the basic freemium service offer a solid foundation with some great features and is easy to use. The system is easy to setup, and you will have your team ready to use their new tool within minutes.

If you are looking to collaborate on documents, the office 365 option is great.

Overall this is a good “Internal / Enterprise Social Network” solution for the price range and by compared with other services out there.

Try it, there is not risks, It’s free!  

 


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