In a blog post on Friday, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Experiences and Devices Kirk Koenigsbauer said that after only a year since its release Microsoft Viva, the company’s employee experience platform, has more than 10 million monthly active users and over 1,000 paying customers.
Parts of Viva are included in the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suites, so it’s unclear what percentage of those users and paying customers are specific to the Viva Suite.
Koenigsbauer also stated that Viva customers will get access to a new “Viva-based objective and key results (OKRs) service,” later this year and powered by the company’s recent acquisition of Ally.io.
The platform, which the company describes as “an open and extensible platform that integrates with and enhances your existing HR systems, learning management systems, content providers, and employee workflows” is part of the company’s growing focus on various elements of the employee experience.
From Koenigsbauer’s blog post:
The pandemic has fundamentally changed how people value where they work, how they work, and most importantly—why they work. Both the Hybrid Work Paradox and the Great Reshuffle have made it a strategic priority for organizations large and small to transform their culture, values, and operating models to foster human connection, align on a sense of mission, ensure employee wellbeing, and retain their best people.1 Now more than ever, companies need effective tools that put their people first. One year ago today, we announced Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform (EXP) built for the hybrid era to help accelerate this transformation.