If you are considering SWOOP for Yammer, then a trial is the way to go. There's nothing like seeing your own data through SWOOP. Before moving forward however, you need to revisit some key concepts regarding 3rd and 1st party applications.
Integration with 3rd party application is required when an external application seamlessly communicates with Yammer for its setup as well as operation. Yammer provides an option to enable 3rd Party applications however, this would allow integration of any 3rd party application, not just SWOOP. This scenario may not be feasible for some organizations.
To overcome this concern, 1st Party application can be used that gives you better, selective control of integration, however, at the cost of additional minor complexity layer. The 1st party application requires you to configure an application with all parameters needed to be fed manually, unlike that of 3rd Party application that relies on few clicks.
SWOOP Analytics can be integrated with your Yammer by either of 3rd or 1st Party access.
There are only a three simple steps involved:
Step #1: Check if 3rd party application access on or off
Step #2: Create your SWOOP Analytics site
|Ticked||Follow instructions: Setting up a Yammer Trial (3rd Party Apps Allowed).|
|Un-Ticked||Follow instructions: Create a 1st Party application on Yammer|
Once the above is complete please proceed to the next step.
Step #3: Create and activate a dedicated system account for data mining (recommended)
This step is not strictly required for the trial, but it is good practice as it helps ensure that the data mining process isn't interrupted by a person inadvertently being locked out of Yammer, and also means that the verified admin doesn't get annoyed by a very visible "Private Content Mode Enabled" alert in Yammer.
Create a dedicated Yammer account for SWOOP that is not associated with a person (call it say "SWOOP Data Miner"). It is very important that this account is assigned the rights of a 'Verified Admin" (does not need to be an Office365 Admin).
In order to activate the account you will need to log in to the SWOOP miner and set the account. To do this go to:
miner-<your SWOOP name>.swoopanalytics.com
After logging in, click on the 'Set Miner to Current User' button.