What is Yammer?
Yammer is a private platform for enterprise social networking. Originally developed as an internal communication system, the site allows for business users to easily collaborate with one another to meet business needs. Users are identified by their email domains and connected to others within a network.
Yammer is a social networking solution for the workplace. Often referred to as the “Facebook for business,” Yammer offers you many familiar tools for collaborating with others in your company. This includes Suggested Groups, Suggested People, Networks, a Feed, and much more.
Yammer may actually save you time.Here’s a scenario: You come into the office early to prepare for a meeting where you hope to have an opportunity to provide input on a current project; and ideally, you hope your coworkers have done the same.
The beauty of Yammer is that instead of getting out of bed early and driving in the dark to the office, you can do all of these things on the site. And, maybe, skip the meeting altogether. You can offer your insight on a current project, post examples, and post a topic for discussion, all without making that morning drive.
Yammer also allows you to create relationships with your colleagues that may otherwise be unlikely. In addition to that long list of projects to do and emails to return, who has time to be social? You may find that Yammer is a great tool for helping you find that social aspect in the workplace. You can also:
Post relevant announcements and events
Manage group projects
Manage private messages
Keep up to date with work relevant projects and news
Gain valuable input and feedback
Post files and allow editing of group documents
Staying connected is more important than ever
Share and collaborate with the right people
Communicate, share files, and work together in groups organized by project or topic. Extend the conversation by securely looping in external partners whenever needed.
Tap into knowledge across your organization
Use the Discovery feed to stay on top of what matters. Find and build on the work of others with a smarter search that delivers personalized results for better decision-making.
Connect and engage everyone
Take your collaboration to the next level with powerful, secure mobile apps that keep teams connected and part of the community, wherever they are.
Works seamlessly with Office
Enjoy the familiar interface and file-sharing features you already use. Yammer is your social layer across Office, integrating with your favorite apps to help you stay productive.