Microsoft has recently announced the acquisition of Ally.io, a global leader in the OKR (objectives and key results) landscape. Ally.io will be joining the Microsoft Viva family and will be part of Microsoft’s employee experience platform (EXP). The EXP platform is intelligent in its design and execution to help organizations transform and adapt to the new digital world.
Ally.io uses technology to help transform organizations by establishing deeper connections between the work done, results and the overall purpose. Ally.io makes the entire work process transparent by connecting everyday individual tasks to the organization’s most important objective. It offers the leaders, teams, and the individuals’ visibility to the whole system. When teams/individuals see their own work’s impact, they maintain their focus, engagement and achieve better results.
Ally.io will continue to empower leaders, teams, and individuals the ability to engage and focus everyday work to the organization’s mission objectives. It will extend goals and purpose on any systems they use including Teams, Outlook, Slack and others. More details on the exciting new integrations and features are expected over the coming months.
The OKR industry vertical has become an emerging and fast-growing sector, especially in the last couple of years. The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new digital world wherein flexibility and remote working became the new norm. Ally.io provides one of the most systematic and loved software to achieve company objectives. It can easily integrate with existing business systems to achieve better productivity and transparency between different teams. Ally.io was launched in 2018 with an aim to bring happiness, productivity, and purpose to work. Since its launch, the company has grown to over 1000 happy customers spread across 80 countries all over the world.
With its addition to the Microsoft family, Ally.io will help create a new module on the Microsoft Viva platform. Microsoft Viva is an employee experience which combines knowledge, learning, communications, resources, and insights. Infused with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365, the Viva platform helps organizations to build a culture of growth, human-connection, and success.
At present, Viva has 4 interconnected modules which are – Insights, Topics, Connections, and Learning. These 4 connected modules help deliver a holistic work experience with better and actionable insights. Microsoft aims to further this holistic work experience for organizations using Ally.io’s superior and easy-to-use OKR software.