Microsoft and HR software company Darwinbox announced a collaboration with the intention to work together on HR solutions in the future. Founded in 2015, Darwinbox’s cloud-based HCM platform serves HR across the entire employee lifecycle with new employee experiences and AI -powered technology.

Together, the companies believe their collaboration will help organizations “leverage the right tools to succeed in the evolving world of work.” The collaboration will include integrations, according to the companies, as well as co-innovation on solutions to enhance employee experience.

Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said, the collaboration with Darwinbox “builds on our focus of co-innovating with our customers to empower organizations across India to do more with less.”

The companies said the goal of the new partnership is to help organizations better utilize their workforce through Microsoft’s solutions with Darwinbox’s HR technology.

Integrations, Wide and Deep

Deep integrations and multiple lines of co-innovation between the companies will allow Darwinbox to deliver a “unique and differentiated value proposition” to customers worldwide. As part of the collaboration, Darwinbox will adopt Microsoft Azure in order to enhance its Human Capital Management SaaS platform.

Darwinbox said its mobile-first platform will enhance and personalize employee experience by bringing HR transactions and experiences into the flow of work with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 platforms like Teams, Viva and Azure Active Directory. The company has taken advantage of Microsoft’s Power BI to augment its AI-based predictive analytics engine so it can build visual analytics dashboards to help employees use data more effectively and enable faster business decisions.

In addition, strategic product and engineering collaborations between the two companies will improve innovation around workforce management, payroll management, benefits, talent management and acquisition, they said.

Meanwhile, Microsoft made an equity investment in Darwinbox to facilitate their joint mission of helping organizations unify their employee lifecycle, according to media reports.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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