It has been just over a year since its debut and now Microsoft Viva is celebrating more than 10 million active users. The platform, which is built to help facilitate employee wellness and collaboration in the hybrid era, has seen major accomplishments during its first year for Microsoft. Here’s just a reminder of what each of the Viva modules do:
- Viva Connections – Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern engagement experience designed to keep everyone engaged and informed.
- Viva Topics – Topics automatically organise content and expertise across your organisation, making it easy for people to find information and put knowledge to work.
- Viva Learning – Microsoft Viva Learning empowers employees with formal and informal learning when and where it’s needed, making it easier for people to learn while working.
- Viva Insights – Microsoft Viva Insights helps people and businesses thrive with data-driven, privacy-protected insights and recommendations to improve productivity and wellbeing.
In a recent announcement Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer and VP of Experiences and Devices stated: ‘Viva now has over 1000 paying customers including Blum, Nationwide, Old Mutual, PayPal, REI, and Unilever who are using Viva to build better employee experiences.’
In the announcement it was also highlighted that more than one million topics have been generated by Topics users and an average of 48 million focus hours per month were booked by Insights users.
Koenigsbauer further indicated partner efforts associated with Viva. Notable partners building apps or services for Viva include “ServiceNow, Qualtrics, Headspace, Cornerstone OnDemand, Workday, Espressive, OpenSesame, and EdCast,” he stated.
Microsoft also has “more than 200 Viva solution partners,” including “Accenture/Avanade, EY, KPMG, PwC and Tata Consultancy Services,” Koenigsbauer added. Additionally, Microsoft has trained more than 5,000 individual partners on Microsoft Viva.
Looking to the future
Since the initial announcement a year ago, Viva Connections, Viva Insights, Viva Topics, and Viva Learning are all generally available. Later this year, Viva customers will also benefit from a new Viva-based objective and key results (OKRs) service powered Microsoft’s acquisition of Ally.io.
To read more from the announcement you can head to the Microsoft blog here or to find out more about Microsoft Viva and how it can benefit your organisation contact our team.