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Unlocking Organisational Knowledge with Viva Topics

Date Published 05/12/2023
Author Jamal Gordon
Category Technology


In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, effective knowledge management is crucial. Organisations that harness their collective knowledge gain a competitive advantage, and one of the key tools to achieve this is Microsoft Viva Topics. This innovative platform revolutionises how businesses organise, discover, and utilise their information, making it a game-changer for organisations of all sizes. In this blog post, we'll delve into the benefits of Viva Topics and how it can transform your organisation's knowledge management strategy.


What is Viva Topics?

The core function of Viva Topics is to automatically detect and generate topics, by ingesting content from various sources within an organisation. This content can include documents, emails, chat conversations, and more. It uses natural language processing and AI algorithms to analyse the content it ingests. As it processes the data, it identifies keywords, key phrases, and patterns to create topics that represent specific subject matters.

Once topics are identified, Viva Topics creates dedicated "Topic Pages" for each topic. These pages serve as hubs for all relevant information related to that topic. They include documents, conversations, subject matter experts, and other content that pertains to the specific topic.

Viva Topics builds a knowledge network within the organisation. This network links topic pages to one another based on related content, creating a web of interconnected information. This allows employees to easily navigate through the knowledge within the organisation, moving from one topic to another as they explore related subjects.

Viva Topics seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365 applications like SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook. This means that employees can access and interact with the topics, content, and experts directly from their familiar Microsoft 365 tools.

Knowledge Discovery Made Easy

One of the most significant advantages of Viva Topics is its ability to simplify knowledge discovery. It is common that employees struggle to find the right documents, resources, or subject matter experts. Viva Topics uses AI to automatically identify and organise information into topics, making it easier for employees to find the information they need quickly. This not only saves time but also enhances overall productivity.

Improved Collaboration and Communication

Effective collaboration is at the heart of any successful organisation. Viva Topics helps break down silos and fosters collaboration by connecting employees with the relevant information and experts. It creates a network of knowledge within your organisation, making it easier for employees to share their expertise and connect with others who have valuable insights. This leads to better decision-making and a more cohesive work environment.

Enhanced Onboarding and Training

New employees often face a steep learning curve when joining an organisation. Viva Topics can streamline the onboarding process by providing easy access to essential information and training materials. This accelerates the integration of new hires, reduces the time it takes for them to become productive, and ensures that they have the knowledge they need at their fingertips.

Compliance and Risk Mitigation

Many industries have strict compliance and regulatory requirements. Viva Topics helps organisations maintain compliance by ensuring that all employees have access to the latest policies, procedures, and best practices. This not only reduces the risk of non-compliance but also simplifies audits and reporting.

Knowledge Preservation

Organisations often struggle with knowledge loss when employees retire or leave the company. Viva Topics helps preserve institutional knowledge by capturing and organising information. This knowledge repository ensures that vital knowledge is retained and can be passed on to future generations of employees.

Scalability and Adaptability

Viva Topics is highly scalable, making it suitable for organisations of all sizes. Whether you're a small startup or a large enterprise, this platform can adapt to your specific needs and grow alongside your business.

Integration with Microsoft 365

Viva Topics seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365, making it a natural choice for businesses that already rely on Microsoft tools. This integration ensures a familiar user experience and simplifies adoption for employees who are already comfortable with Microsoft's productivity suite.


In the digital age, information is power, and Viva Topics empowers organisations to harness this power effectively. By simplifying knowledge discovery, improving collaboration, enhancing onboarding and training, ensuring compliance, preserving knowledge, and providing scalability, Viva Topics is a valuable addition to any organisation's knowledge management strategy. Its integration with Microsoft 365 further cements its position as a top-tier knowledge management tool. Invest in Viva Topics and watch your organisation thrive in the knowledge-driven economy of today.

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Jamal Gordon
Jamal Gordon
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