It’s a Wrap! Valo’s 2021 Highlights

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What an incredible year we’ve had! From a new CEO to a new parent company, it’s been all change here at Valo. We’re incredibly proud of our achievements as we continue to go from strength to strength.

Of course, we couldn’t do it without our incredible 300-strong Partner Network – many of whom are now collaborating directly with us to improve and launch new product features. Plus, our amazing Valo Team who have risen to the challenges with enthusiasm and grace, making us stronger and more united than ever before.

But before we look ahead to the new adventures in 2022, we take a look back at the highlights from the last year.

Valo Solutions joins forces with Staffbase

We’re delighted to be joining forces with Staffbase from January 1, 2022.

We ended the year with exciting news that Valo is joining forces with the German internal comms company Staffbase from 1 January 2022. This means collectively Valo + Staffbase will become the global leader in employee comms tech. Find out all about how the acquisition makes us the world’s largest and fastest-growing internal communications company.

New CEO steers Valo on a new course

Marc Josefsson joined the team in February bringing with him his extensive international sales, marketing and management experience. Since he’s arrived he’s kicked started new ways of working and doing business – including spearheading the new partnership with Staffbase.

Once again Valo Intranet was named ClearBox’s “Intranet Choice – Global 2021”

Once again Valo Intranet was recognized as the “Intranet Choice – 2021” by Clearbox Consulting.

For the fourth year in a row Valo Intranet was globally recognized as best in class by the prestigious Clearbox Consulting report. We are very proud of our original product that continues to evolve and grow. Check out all the latest innovation, including the new two-way commending inside Microsoft Teams, in our latest Valo Intranet 3.0 release.

Continued commitment to our Partner-first strategy

We’ve developed new opportunities for business-driven collaboration and co-innovation with our Premium Partners. Many are now working with us to innovate new product lines and features. Plus, we’ve recruited new proactive partner managers to give them dedicated support.

Aligned our vision with Microsoft Teams

Our aim is to provide the complete digital workplace inside Teams. As Microsoft Teams usage skyrocketed in 2021 – now with more than 250 million daily active users – we adapted our solutions so that they perfectly fit within Teams. This helps our customer to improve their collaboration and productivity within this platform.

Hosted #ValoFest

Valo Fest a touch of Love
We love to inspire our wonderful community with our annual #ValoFest conference.

We loved hosting our annual online festival. The aim of this year’s event was to inspire and educate digital and hybrid workers around the globe. We had amazing keynotes, including David Burkus who taught us all about leadership and how to build a team culture in a hybrid/digital workplace setting. The good news is you can still access this content on demand now!

Valo Connect celebrated its first birthday

We couldn’t be prouder of our Valo Connect product and product team.

Our much-loved solution Valo Connect – which brings Valo Intranet and other Valo products into Teams personalizing the user experience – turned one in October. In the last year, we’ve sold more than 100 customizable units to large enterprises around the world. But we’re not resting on our laurels, find out all about the latest Valo Connect 3.0 updates on the way.

Introduced a new analytics add-on feature

Find out all about our latest analytics add-on in our Q&A with Ed Senez.

We’ve formed a new strategic alliance with UnlimitedViz Inc. to provide Valo customers with an advanced analytics package called tyGraph. Read all about what tyGraph is, what you can use it for, and how data can improve the employee experience. We know you’re going to #ValoLove it!

Spreading the #ValoLove in person again

We were finally able to attend in-person events again! We loved seeing old friends as well as meeting new ones at the European Collaboration Summit in Dusseldorf in Germany (where we had a stand-alone booth due to the pandemic), the M365 Collaboration Conference in Las Vegas, USA, as well as at the EduCon DC in Washington DC, USA.

A look ahead to 2022

We look forward to working closely with all our new Staffbase colleagues and new team members joining Valo next year! We will continue to innovate, bringing you the best digital workplace and internal comms products out there!

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Thank you to Staffbase, to all our Valo Partners and friends for making 2021 a great year.

Have a happy and safe holiday season.

See you in 2022!

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