SOURCE: Yammer, Inc.

Yammer, Inc.

May 17, 2012 13:42 ET

Yammer Named a Leader in Activities Streams

Yammer Receives Top Score in Current Offering and Among the Highest Scores in Market Presence and Adoption Strategy by Independent Research Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Yammer, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, today announced it was named a Leader in Activities Streams by Forrester Research Inc., in a new May 2012 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Activities Streams, Q2 2012." Yammer received the highest scores for its current offering and was ranked among the highest scores in 16 out of 19 criteria, including adoption strategy and market presence with more than 5 million users.

According to Forrester, vendors in the Leader category have a strong current offering, proven strategic intent and significant market presence.

"Social activities streams are a bridge to enterprise social vision," wrote Rob Koplowitz, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research. "They connect workers to each other and to information. On its own, the information workplace lacks a mechanism that pulls together events, along with their context, background, and required actors, in a manner that is attractive and easily consumable for knowledge workers. This is where the activities stream comes in.

"In a well-designed information workplace, this stream can be placed anywhere (e.g., employee portal, email, or packaged business application), allowing an employee complete freedom in where and how they work," continued Koplowitz.

"We believe this evaluation from Forrester further underscores Yammer's market leadership and builds on our significant momentum," said David Sacks, founder and CEO, Yammer. "Enterprise Social Networking has gained mainstream acceptance, and companies are truly beginning to see the tangible benefits of transformation in their organizations. Yammer is changing the way companies communicate and collaborate and ultimately get work done."

Leading companies across industries use Yammer to drive company-wide collaboration -- uniting teams, empowering mobile workers and giving executives unprecedented visibility into their organizations. Through Yammer, employees across geographies and departments can share and discover information, content and ideas, rapidly get questions answered and collaborate more effectively on team projects.

Yammer integrates with a broad range of business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce.com and SAP, making it easier for workers to discover, share and act on relevant information within those systems to move business objectives forward. Offering access points from mobile devices, web browsers, desktops and within other business software, Yammer has the flexibility to deliver social functionality wherever employees are working.

A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave: Activities Streams, Q22012 is available here.

About Yammer, Inc.
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations from across the globe, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.