Sift Debuts App to Enhance Microsoft Teams

Sift, a modern people directory focused on humanizing and connecting enterprise organizations, announced the availability of its enterprise software for Microsoft Teams. Sift’s application brings critical people details into Teams to enrich remote collaboration and organizational understanding.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 58 percent of U.S. workers are working either fully or partially remote. With this rise in remote work, organizations have placed additional emphasis on strategic technology initiatives to improve collaboration. This integration comes as many businesses and organizations continue to grapple with the complexities of a remote-first workforce.

Sift bridges the engagement gap for distributed workforces by demystifying enterprises and highlighting the humans behind the job titles.

“Organizational knowledge, like who does what and how to find them, is business-critical. It’s also increasingly difficult to come by as workforces grow and become more distributed and remote,” said Larry Angeli, CEO of Sift. “With Sift, that people knowledge is just a simple search away.”

Sift provides the ability to enrich employee profiles, develop a comprehensive employee directory search, and create a dynamic automated org chart all within Teams. The application delivers new capabilities into the Teams environment including:

  • Search for employees based on name, skill, location, interests or education directly from the Teams search bar
  • Share Sift profiles with others via Teams chat
  • Access a comprehensive company-wide org chart
  • Sync directory information from Azure Active Directory with a standardized API

An added benefit with Sift is the ability to aggregate data from different systems like Microsoft Azure Active Directory and large HCM systems into a centralized and data-rich employee profile, ensuring the right information from the right systems is available. This reduces time from having to manually update employee directories and org charts.