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Microsoft Worldwide Learning Adopts AI-Powered Explorance MLY to Help Close Skill Gap

Optimizes customer experience for its technical learners

Montreal, December 6, 2023 – Explorance, a leading innovator in feedback analytics, is thrilled to announce a new milestone in its partnership with Microsoft Worldwide Learning, a global leader in technical learning and certification. Microsoft integrates MLY (pronounced as mi-lee) – Explorance’s cutting-edge AI technology to transform 300,000+ learner comments a year into data-driven actionable insights, enhancing the learning experience across its global Training Services Partner network. 

The global corporate training is projected to reach $487.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8% in the forecast period (2023-2030). Driving this demand for remote, flexible, and collaborative learning options, individuals today are increasingly turning to online courses for the skills they require to navigate the dynamic labor market. But as the workforce evolves, so must training. However, meeting learners’ need for personalized and adaptive learning remains a moving target for the industry.

MLY by Explorance represents a revolutionary approach to enhancing the learner journey. It enables Microsoft Worldwide Learning partners to harness the power of learner feedback offering a data-driven approach to shaping the learning experience. Traditionally, feedback surveys played a supplementary role in defining learning priorities. MLY expedites action items derived from learner feedback to help inform Microsoft Worldwide Learning’s global learning priorities. This ensures that the learning experience evolves to meet the changing learner needs, delivering the best user experience on Microsoft Learn.

Commenting on the partnership, Samer Saab, CEO and Founder of Explorance said, “Explorance remains dedicated to empowering organizations through AI-powered feedback analytics. Building on the two decades of partnership, our continued collaboration with Microsoft, highlighted by the integration of MLY, signifies a new chapter in our journey. With MLY, Microsoft Worldwide Learning Training Services Partners are poised to deliver personalized and impactful learning experiences that resonate with a global audience. Explorance is honored to be part of Microsoft Worldwide Learning ‘s mission to enhance the learner experience and drive quality customer engagement.”

Microsoft Worldwide Learning ‘s integration of MLY represents a significant step forward in the training industry’s evolution. It sets a new standard for learner-centric education, harnessing the power of data-driven insights to create personalized and impactful learning experiences. MLY combines advanced analytics, sentiment analysis, and natural language processing to transform raw feedback data into actionable insights; leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to provide real-time recommendations for improving the learning journey.

“We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Explorance to enhance world-class learning experiences. The integration of MLY into Worldwide Learning’s data driven approach is a significant step forward in our journey towards learner-centric training.  MLY helps us amplify the Voice of Customer (VoC) and enables personalized and engaging learning experiences that reflect our commitment to our global learner community.” adds Christian Wylde, Sr Director of Product Management, Microsoft Worldwide Learning.

About MLY 

Noun. Pronounced as mi-lee. Means gentle strength and hard at work.

Explorance MLY, an intersection of ML and asking questions through feedback, represents a significant advancement in the field of feedback analytics. Tailored for use in both Human Resources (HR) and Higher Education (HE) domains, it streamlines feedback analysis from various sources, including course evaluations, student satisfaction and engagement surveys, reviews sites such Glassdoor, Google and more; providing timely and actionable recommendations. MLY empowers users to pinpoint trends and filter feedback by demographics, facilitating comprehensive data-driven decision-making delivered through a user-friendly, cloud-based platform featuring easily accessible dashboards. Whether applied in educational institutions or the corporate world, MLY serves as an indispensable tool for extracting valuable insights from qualitative feedback, optimizing institutional initiatives, and enhancing the overall experience of employees and students.

About Explorance

Explorance empowers organizations with next-generation feedback analytics to accelerate the insight-to-action cycle, encouraging the philosophy of “Feedback for the brave” to drive purpose, impact, and growth.

Bringing 20 years of expertise, Explorance, a member of the World Economic Forum and a trusted partner for 35% of Fortune 100 companies and 25% of the world’s top higher education institutions, has influenced over 25 million individuals with award-winning solutions like Blue, Metrics That Matter, and MLY. 

Consistently among the top employers by the Great Places to Work Institute®, Explorance, a Brandon Hall AI award winner, is also a two-time Global Leader in the 360-degree feedback market by Fortune Business Insights.

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About Microsoft 

Microsoft Corp is the world’s leading developer of software products and services for personal and professional use. Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft has revolutionized the computing industry with its Windows operating systems, Office productivity suite, Internet Explorer web browser, and other popular applications. Microsoft also offers cloud-based solutions, such as Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform, that enable individuals and organizations to achieve more in a digital world. Moreover, Microsoft designs, manufactures, and sells devices that integrate with its software and cloud services, such as Surface tablets, Xbox consoles, and HoloLens mixed reality headsets. Additionally, Microsoft provides online advertising, gaming, social media, search engine, and e-mail services through its platforms such as Bing, LinkedIn, Skype, Outlook, and Xbox Live. Microsoft is committed to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more through its mission, vision, values, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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