Two new modules are being added to the VIVA family of 7 products

Microsoft Commercially Releases Viva Goals and Previews Viva Sales —

Microsoft on Monday announced the “general availability” commercial released of Viva Goals, plus a preview release of Viva Sales.  The two products are new “modules” (or Web applications) in the Microsoft Viva suite, which Microsoft bills as its “employee experience platform.” Viva modules get accessed within the Microsoft Teams collaboration service, and there are currently about seven of them, namely:

  • Viva Connections, which provides a news feed and permits content sharing.
  • Viva Insights, which is designed for employee time management.
  • Viva Learning, giving employees access to learning libraries.
  • Viva Topics, used to surface information within organizations.
  • Viva Goals, the Viva Sales Preview and the LinkedIn Glint add-on for getting employee feedback.

Viva Goals — integrates with Azure DevOps. Additionally, it works with other work management and data tools, and you can expect to see even more integrations with other Viva modules, Power BI, GitHub, and more Microsoft 365 apps over time.

Viva Sales — promises to take away the drudgery of having to manually enter sales information using Microsoft 365 Office applications, and is designed to work with customer relationship management (CRM) systems.  The drudgery work is taken away, in part, by artificial intelligence that works to find sales information. Specifically, Microsoft’s Context IQ solution is used for that purpose. Context IQ is associated with Office 365, Teams and Dynamics 365 services.