SOURCE: Yammer, Inc.

Yammer, Inc.

May 17, 2011 14:30 ET

Yammer Announces Suite of Integration Products

Connects Yammer to Systems of Record, Socializing Business Data

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Yammer, Inc., the leading enterprise social network, today announced a suite of products that will enable customers to integrate Yammer with their systems of record, such as document management systems and line of business applications including CRM, HR, finance and supply chain solutions. The new products include:

  • Yammer Activity Stream: A new "Activity Stream" tab on the Yammer website aggregates stories about coworker actions in their enterprise apps, making it easier than ever before to discover -- and collaborate around -- relevant business data. The Stream is automatically populated with activity stories generated in Yammer, such as when coworkers join groups and follow topics, and activity from other apps can be added via an API (see below). Yammer's Activity Stream includes roll-up logic, which batches related stories into a single item in the feed, reducing noise and enhancing the user experience. The Yammer Activity Stream is available immediately.
  • Activity Stream API: The Yammer Activity Stream API will enable third-party developers to publish activity stories from business applications into the Yammer Activity Stream, accelerating the availability of new integrations. Last week, Yammer announced Activity Stream integration with NetSuite, the leading vendor of cloud-based ERP, making NetSuite data available in Yammer upon customer request. With the availability of Yammer's Activity Stream API, any source of enterprise data can flow into Yammer, enabling recipients to quickly and easily collaborate with their colleagues around this information. A draft spec for the Activity Streams API is now available for comments on the Yammer developer site and is expected to be finalized in early June after the comment period.
  • Enterprise Extensions to the Open Graph Protocol: Yammer extended the Open Graph Protocol, which was developed by Facebook, for the enterprise to include extensions for business-specific objects such as employee, customer, office, and document. Leveraging the Open Graph Protocol enables Yammer to treat any resource on the web, on company intranets, or within enterprise applications as objects within the Yammer Social Graph. This results in efficient linkage of information and roll-up of related feed stories -- reducing noise from feeds. A draft spec for Enterprise Extensions to the Open Graph Protocol is now available for comments on the Yammer developer site and is expected to be finalized in early June after the comment period.
  • Yammer Embed: As its name suggests, Yammer Embed allows Yammer feeds to be embedded inside virtually any business application through the simple use of an embed code (similar to how YouTube videos can be embedded in any webpage). This enables employees to easily view and participate in relevant Yammer discussions without leaving their business applications. Yammer Embed will be compatible with any HTML or JavaScript-based business system that supports extensibility and will function similarly to Yammer's existing Microsoft SharePoint integration.

"Enterprise social networking has moved beyond early adopters and is becoming part of the fabric of how we work," said David Sacks, CEO of Yammer. "Yammer is adding a social layer to the applications that employees use every day in a way that breaks down silos, fostering productivity, collaboration and improved decision making."

In addition to the integrations announced today, Yammer currently integrates with Microsoft SharePoint 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Active Directory and Single Sign On.

About Yammer, Inc.
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leader in enterprise social networking, providing a secure way for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share information. 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 across the globe, including more than 80 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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jessica Halper
    Communications Manager
    Yammer, Inc.
    (415) 796-7418 (office)
    (206) 965-0585 (mobile)
    jessica@yammer-inc.com