harmon.ie, provider of the first user experience tools for the digital workplace built to deliver information by topics, the way people think, today announced that its flagship solution is one of the first enterprise applications that uses the power of the Microsoft Graph to identify topics from Office 365 apps, thereby creating natural workflows that promote deep work and increase productivity. By focusing on topics, harmon.ie is able to deliver the most important information directly to a worker’s top digital workspace, Microsoft Outlook.
“We are excited to see innovative companies like harmon.ie use the Microsoft Graph,” said Microsoft Director of Office & SharePoint Ecosystem Marketing Mike Ammerlaan. “harmon.ie’s solution is an excellent example of how partners can solve major enterprise problems by providing rich context and deep insights around information maintained by the Microsoft Graph. The company’s powerful analysis and extension of the Graph enables knowledge workers to focus on the most important tasks.”
Microsoft has seen a significant increase in Office 365 and SharePoint users in the past few years due to the company’s focus on the cloud and its robust app ecosystem including Teams, OneDrive, Calendar, SharePoint and many others. The Graph creates a unified infrastructure for these apps’ data that allows harmon.ie to enable Topic Computing, the ability to present critical information to workers with context and by subject. The Graph’s intelligence rates content based on a person’s role and the data they regularly create and share with colleagues. This enables harmon.ie to deliver highly relevant information in an intuitive interface within Microsoft Outlook, allowing people to carry out deep work.
“Employees are overloaded with too much information coming from too many channels. This leads to inefficiencies, inconsistences, mistakes and frustration,” said Constellation Research Vice President and Principal Analyst Alan Lepofsky. “One of the ways to overcome these issues is to aggregate content from multiple sources into a single user experience, then prioritize and personalize that information. harmon.ie 10 is a great example of this, and I’m impressed by the way they are leveraging the Microsoft Graph to create a visualization of the top items people should be paying attention to spanning across Office 365’s email, calendar, documents and more.”
The False Promise of the App Economy research study found that knowledge workers are increasingly frustrated by app overload at work. The study found that an average person uses nearly 10 apps a day to perform their daily tasks, which makes it difficult to focus due to context switches and distracting alerts. harmon.ie creates a more human-focused workflow that incorporates the Graph’s ability to provide rich context and deep insights.
“We immediately recognized that the Graph’s potential overlapped with our own mission for creating human-based workflows,” said harmon.ie CEO Yaacov Cohen. “We’ve felt that Topic Computing was the future and the Graph is proof that Microsoft shares that vision because it lets us take the user experience to a whole new level. Enterprises can now truly realize the promise of the intelligent cloud when they use the Graph to identify topics from Office 365 apps, thus facilitating deep work and greater productivity for knowledge workers.”
harmon.ie makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information by topics, the way we think. The company is a pioneer in Topic Computing; its flagship harmon.ie solution breaks down data siloes from Office 365 apps by grouping information by topics, thereby surfacing what’s most important to knowledge workers. harmon.ie provides a cohesive, people-first user experience supported by cognitive science and powered by machine learning to enhance employee productivity and help organizations overwhelmed with data. The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.
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