October 29, 2012 – PALO ALTO, CA – Mindflash, the leading online training platform for businesses, today announced that its Yammer application has been selected for inclusion in Yammer’s new Apps Directory, launching today. The Apps Directory introduces Yammer’s nearly 8 million users to a short list of Yammer-reviewed and approved third-party applications. Mindflash is one of just 25 applications selected as launch partners for the Apps Directory debut. The company’s deeply integrated experience was introduced in August and is the first and only Yammer application designed to make employee training easier, more social and more accessible right from the user’s Yammer network. Yammer users can download the Mindflash app from the Yammer Apps Directory today.
“We’re honored to be among the select few apps featured in Yammer’s Apps Directory at launch,” said Donna Wells, CEO of Mindflash. “Since introducing our social training app in August, Yammer users have told us that they’ve been looking for a way to integrate their critical training programs into their active Yammer networks. With the introduction of the new and highly discoverable Apps Directory, it will be easier than ever for Yammer users to find and explore the powerful training tools that Mindflash provides.”
Yammer users can create a free, 30-day Mindflash trial with one click from the Apps Directory. The Mindflash app fully leverages Yammer’s powerful feature set to make it more effective and efficient for businesses of any size to create, share and manage training. Key Features of the Mindflash/Yammer integration include:
- Increased Awareness of Courses: Trainers can take advantage of the Yammer activity stream Ticker and notifications to publicize courses and get trainees started.
- More Engaging, Social Training Experience: Trainees can share their scores, comment on courses, and start conversations on new training needs.
- More Efficient, Timesaving Platform: Trainers can identify and invite trainees right from their always-current Yammer contacts list. Utilizing Yammer Pages, trainers can create easily discoverable catalogs of courses for their colleagues.
“This launch partnership is the latest step in a long-standing relationship between Mindflash and Yammer. Yammer has used Mindflash since 2011 for their own employee training,” added Wells. “They also use the Mindflash integration to deliver their popular Customer Certification training. We now look forward to helping launch online training programs for Yammer users worldwide.”
Over 300,000 courses have been completed by hundreds of thousands of trainees on Mindflash since its September 2010 launch. This rapid growth has been driven by the software’s award-winning ease-of-use, and by 2012 enhancements including 100% capture of animations in PowerPoint training materials, ensuring a flawless conversion from document to course. To try Mindflash free for 30 days visit www.mindflash.com.
Mindflash provides the leading online platform for employee and customer training. Its cloud-based, simple-yet-powerful design allows businesses to more easily create and manage critical company training programs --- saving them significant time and money. No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to install or maintain. Courses are available securely anytime, anywhere that employees have Internet access. Courses are created using the files types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio). Trainers simply upload and organize files using an intuitive course dashboard, add quizzes, and then publish to the web to create self-paced new hire training, sales training, customer certification courses, etc. The software scales to support thousands of simultaneous training sessions, as needed. Mindflash customers include Hilton Hotels, Dartmouth College, LoanDepot, Spectrum Healthcare, Ericsson, Airbnb, Inc., Direct Energy and Transocean.
Mindflash is a privately held company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. To learn more, please visit www.mindflash.com.