to provide download statistics for files
Yammer should provide download statistics (no. of downloads over time) for files uploaded. These statistics should be available also to the end user in a simple way. All details could be available to admins.
Phil Thomas commented
Our workforce is highly mobile and spread across multiple locations. Today, we mainly use email, SharePoint and Yammer to provide information to that team.
Some of the information is "push out" of leader style communications, but more important is the publication of presentation materials and general reference materials. Specifically, presentation materials (aka webcasts) are uploaded to Yammer and "announced" with post.
We can get detailed statistics for SharePoint usage, decent statistics for email announcements, but next to nothing for Yammer access. Not only would we like to understand who has seen a specific post (separate requirement), but also who has accessed the webcast files.
Yammer fails miserably with the availability of detailed usage data compared to other collaboration tools.