SOURCE: Yammer, Inc.

Yammer, Inc.

October 03, 2012 09:00 ET

Yammer Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Yammer, Inc., a leading Enterprise Social Network, today announced that Gartner has named Yammer a Leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. Microsoft, which acquired Yammer recently, was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant.

According to Gartner, vendors in the Leaders Quadrant are well-established vendors with widely used social software and collaboration offerings. They have established their leadership through early recognition of users' needs, continuous innovation, overall market presence, and success in delivering user-friendly and solution-focused suites with broad capabilities.

According to the report: "Enterprises continue to invest in social software because they need to support more fluid communications, improve visibility across their organizations, stimulate idea sharing, and support expertise location and information sharing within teams and around projects." 1

Leading companies across industries use Yammer to drive company-wide collaboration and unite teams, empower mobile workers and provide executives with 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 connects with with a broad range of business applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, HootSuite, Zendesk, Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, 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 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace is available at www.yammer.com/about/gartner/

Comments On The News

"Enterprise social networking is fast becoming the most effective way for companies to collaborate, drive employee engagement and transform their businesses. We believe this Gartner evaluation further affirms Yammer's approach of developing software that delivers a superior user experience. Social software usage cannot be mandated and requires voluntary adoption by employees to be successful. Yammer's development methodology enables us to test ideas and bring to market functionality that users value most."
-- David Sacks, CEO, Yammer

"We are thrilled to have Yammer join Microsoft as a Leader in Workplace Social Software. As Yammer integrates more deeply with Microsoft products, our combined offering will deliver a transformational experience to organizations large and small, enabling them to get work done better and faster."
-- Jared Spataro, senior director, Microsoft

About the Magic Quadrant
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About Yammer
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is a best-in-class Enterprise Social Network used by more than 200,000 organizations worldwide -- including 85% of the Fortune 500 -- to foster team collaboration, empower employees, and drive business transformation. Yammer's freemium business model lets customers see the value of Yammer before upgrading to the premium offering. Founded in 2008, Yammer is now part of the Microsoft Office Division.

1 - Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant, Social Software in the Workplace, Sept. 2012