Employee Experience software

Updated: October 08, 2021

2021. Microsoft acquires OKR startup Ally.io



Microsoft has acquired Ally.io, a software service that helps companies measure their progress against OKRs (objectives and key results), a common way that management measures both individual and company progress. Microsoft plans to incorporate Ally into its Viva family of employee experience products. Microsoft says the idea behind Viva and the Ally acquisition is to provide a more transparent way to communicate company goals and objectives to employees. The exit of Ally to Microsoft could signal the start of a round of consolidation in the OKR-focused software market. There are many players competing for the lead, including WorkBoard, Koan, Gtmhub, Perdoo and WeekDone.


2021. Employee IT Experience monitoring provider Nexthink nabs $180M



Nexthink, a late-stage startup that wants to help IT serve its internal clients better, announced a $180 million Series D. Nexthink takes the IT monitoring problem from a completely different perspective. It gives IT department a real-time understanding of how employees are experiencing IT. This could involve querying the user base in the same way that HR and marketing survey tools allow companies to check the pulse of employees or customers. By gathering this type of data, it helps IT understand how employees are using the company’s technology choices. This software is aimed at larger organizations with at least 5,000 employees.


2021. Microsoft launches employee experience platform Viva


Microsoft today launched Viva, a new “employee experience platform,” or, in non-marketing terms, its new take on the intranet sites most large companies tend to offer their employees. This includes standard features like access to internal communications built on integrations with SharePoint, Yammer and other Microsoft tools. In addition, Viva also offers access to team analytics and an integration with LinkedIn Learning and other training content providers (including the likes of SAP SuccessFactors), as well as what Microsoft calls Viva Topics for knowledge sharing within a company.


2020. Employee experience SaaS startup InFeedo raises $3.2M



“People analytics” SaaS startup InFeedo, that is helping major companies efficiently listen to how happy — or unhappy — their employees are just raised a new financing round from some high-profile executives, has raised $3.2 million in a new financing round. As a business grows up and the headcount balloons over thousand, ten thousand, and tens of thousands, it becomes impossible for the chief executive to engage meaningfully with employees to gauge their morale and understand if there is anything they wish the company changed. InFeedo is tackling this challenge through Amber, a chatbot it has built that touches base with employees periodically to quickly check how things are going