Microsoft acquires Ally.io to improve employee experience by aligning people’s work with team goals and company mission

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Kirk Koenigsbauer

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Ally.io to help revolutionize how organizations use technology to bring deeper connection to work, purpose and results in the hybrid world. Ally.io, a leading OKR (objectives and key results) company, will join the Microsoft Viva family as part of our employee experience platform (EXP) designed to help companies embrace the new digital work life.

Aligning employee work to the company’s strategic mission and core priorities is top of mind for every organization. To do this, leaders need to invest in tools that communicate transparency around big company bets and create ways to cascade aspirational goals and report results at all levels of an organization. When teams see how they are delivering impact, employees stay more engaged, focused and driven in achieving both company growth and their own personal fulfillment.

Flexibility and remote work have always been important, but so is the desire to do meaningful work. The shift to hybrid has made it more challenging to keep every leader, team and individual aligned and moving to the same rhythm. Ally.io helps give everyone in the organization visibility and clarity into the entire work process, connecting everyday work to the company’s strategic objectives.

The OKR category is a fast-growing and emerging space. Ally.io is leading the way as one of the most loved tools on the market. Customers find the Ally.io experience flexible, easy to use with quick time-to-value. They appreciate its broad set of integrations with existing work systems. Since its launch in 2018, Ally.io has been adopted by over 1,000 leading high-tech, manufacturing, financial services and healthcare businesses across more than 80 countries.

Ally.io will power a new Microsoft Viva module. Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources and insights – from anywhere you work. Powered by Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, Viva helps organizations foster a culture of human connection, growth, well-being and success. Today, Viva has four connected modules – Connections, Insights, Topics and Learning – that deliver a holistic experience with intelligent and actionable insights in the flow of work. We look forward to bringing Ally.io into the Viva family.


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Ally.io and Microsoft Viva will enrich how people and teams come together to build alignment and achieve better business outcomes. Over the next year, we’ll be investing to bring Ally.io into the Microsoft cloud, evolve the existing integrations with Microsoft Teams, and weave Ally.io into Viva, Office, Power BI and the broader set of Microsoft 365 apps and services. Until then, current customers can continue to expect the same great support and service, and new customers can continue to purchase the existing service through Ally.io. We are deeply committed to a smooth transition for all customers as we bring Ally.io into the Microsoft cloud.


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We welcome the Ally.io team to Microsoft! And we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to help customers drive mission alignment and bring increased meaning and fulfillment into the employee experience. Learn more about the Ally.io solution.



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