Yammer

Yammer is a social network for your business - it connects your team and facilitates social interactions, collaboration, and information discovery. By linking up Yammer with AffinityLive, you can keep everyone in the loop about clients, jobs, issues and sales by publishing a steady stream of key activities from AffinityLive across into Yammer's stream feature.

There are four different things that are published from AffinityLive to Yammer's activity stream. These are:

  1. When an AffinityLive user sends a non-private or non-confidential email to a client which gets captured in AffinityLive.
  2. When an AffinityLive user logs time through the work screen or an activity.
  3. When an AffinityLive user creates or updates a company, sale, project, or issue.
  4. When an AffinityLive user uses a status progression to update a company, sale, project, or issue.

 The benefits of this include:

  • Yammer users can more easily discover the other things going on in your business, and follow links quickly and easily back to AffinityLive.
  • When users perform a search in Yammer, objects within AffinityLive - things like client accounts, sales, projects, etc - are returned in the index of results.

 

Connect Yammer to AffinityLive

Navigate to the Integrations page by clicking on your username and choosing Integrations from the dropdown.

username dropdown integrations

On the following page, select the Yammer tab and click the Connect button at the top right.

connect to yammer
If you're not already logged in to Yammer, a window will appear prompting you to sign into your Yammer account. If you're already signed in to Yammer, our system will skip this step.

log in with yammer

Once you've chosen to log in, your AffinityLive deployment should automatically be connected to your Yammer account - whenever you do one of the four things listed in at the top of this page, you'll see a notification pushed to the Yammer activity screen.

 

Special Note for Admins of Paid Yammer Domains

If you've claimed your domain on Yammer (using the paid, not free version), when you connect your AffinityLive account to Yammer you'll actually be connecting with special powers.

To help improve the usefulness of Yammer across your company, even if not all users have connected their AffinityLive and Yammer accounts, we're able to use the additional powers of your administrator level Yammer account to post to the Yammer stream on behalf of other users.

So, if you're an admin and you just connected your account, good news - you've just effectively connected all of your AffinityLive users to Yammer!