Feature catalogue and roadmap
Total integration with Office 365
Kira is extremely closely integrated with Office 365. This helps drives value from your investment in Office 365 by encouraging user adoption of the wider platform.
You’ll see throughout our feature list how closely Kira is wedded to Microsoft’s cloud software and roadmap.
Powered by built-in Office 365 sites
Unlike most intranet platforms, Kira is built directly on Microsoft’s own Hub, Team and Communications Sites.
This gives your intranet an unprecedented level of integration with SharePoint Online; you’ll gain new features more quickly, and won’t be impacted by any unexpected changes to SharePoint.
Supports access for external users
Kira lets you securely give guest users from other organisations limited access to your digital workplace.
This allows them to read pages and participate in conversations in selected areas of your intranet, without compromising the privacy and security of your internal corporate information.
Easy to use for everyone
We’re proud of how easy-to-use Kira is. Whether it’s crafting a news post, changing a page layout, altering the navigation or making things findable with metadata, you will be able to get it done with virtually no training.
Kira has been created with the input of communications, IT and business users, and literally hundreds of user tests. And each time we work with a new customer, their feedback informs its future development, ensuring it’ll stay great.
Branding and customisation
While we like to keep Kira simple, we know it’s important that your staff feel at home on your intranet, too. That’s why we provide opportunities to apply your brand and personality.
This includes areas to add your logos, customised brand colour schemes, and customisation and styling of individual components.
Support for multiple sub-brands
Not every organisation has sub-brands, but if yours does, Kira can handle them. Each one can have its own Hub Site within Kira, complete with its own colour palette and branding.
The Kira navigation remains on every page, unifying your intranet, and ensuring a sense of continuity across all your brands.
Kira’s mega-menu navigation is clear and intuitive.
The top two levels are managed directly by the administrator, so there’s no risk of them growing wild. The third level is drawn in from each site, letting you retain control of a top-level information architecture, while still allowing teams to manage their site navigation.
Publishing / Content management
Take your content to the next level by embedding interactive content from your digital workplace and beyond.
Kira lets you embed files (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF), streaming videos, maps, forms and event listings in seconds, creating a richer experience for your staff to enjoy.
Metadata – small bits of data about pages and users – is what drives information on Kira. Our metadata panel is designed to enable your staff to create and manage it with ease.
Every piece of content can be tagged with keywords and optionally targeted at a particular department, location or role. Kira takes care of the rest.
Show your organisation’s Twitter feed directly on the homepage – a window onto your organisation’s external messaging.
Search and discovery
Live document previews can be shown for more than 50 file types, including Word, Excel, PDF and even Adobe Photoshop documents.
Full SharePoint integration
As part of our commitment to Office 365, Kira and SharePoint Online are tightly integrated, giving you fast access to your teams, groups and files.
Everyone on the same page
Kira with Office 365 lets you share and collaborate on the same copy of a document – meaning no more multiple, competing versions.
Enterprise Social Network integration
We recommend Yammer as an enterprise social networking platform.
Yammer enables your staff to ask questions, share knowledge and participate in a wider corporate community, straight from within Kira.
Instant messaging with Microsoft Teams
Kira is fully integrated with the Office 365 Teams platform for instant messaging.
If your organisation’s Office 365 tenant has Microsoft Teams enabled, you can launch a conversation from within Kira, or attend an online Teams meeting with video chat by clicking one of Kira’s event components.
Communities of practice
Bring staff across your organisation together with external partners to get things done with communities of practice.
Based on a particular theme or area of your business, CoPs enable closer collaboration.
Fully-aligned with the future of Office 365
Kira’s roadmap is constantly evolving. Because we follow Office 365 so closely, our roadmap combines our own innovations with ones on the Microsoft roadmap for Office 365.
At present, the following items are being actively developed, and we expect to enable them in Kira: