Microsoft’s $1.2 Billion Acquisition Yammer Growth Sales Up 259% YOY

Posted on May 10 2013 - 11:51am by Editorial Staff

Microsoft’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer seems finally showing its true colors as the company reported that its enterprise social tool Yammer’s growth sales up 259% year-over-year, with addition of 312 new customers in most recent quarter and March marked Yammer’s best month to-date in terms of user engagement.

“[Microsoft] specified that to calculate the revenue spike, Microsoft considered only sales of standalone Yammer licenses, and left out revenue coming in from Enterprise Agreement volume licensing deals involving the ESN product,” Juan Carlos Perez at CITEworld clarified reports.

Here is what Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer said at the time of acquisition: “The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.”

And, with the numbers reported now without a second doubt, the company indicated that the decision to purchase Yammer is turning out into their favor.

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