Is Kaizala part of Office 365?

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I got recently introduced to Kaizala. But am at a loss to understand it's connection with Office 365.

 

As I see, Kaizala management portal is separate and Kaizala is not listed in the admin centers section and also not visible as an app/component anywhere inside of O365 admin center. We have nonprofit E2/E3 subscriptions and do not see Kaizala as part of the subscription. Does this mean this is a completely separate app? Is Kaizala Pro not part of O365? I also see Kaizala Pro in the purchase services but with a cost?

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My understanding is that if you have Office 365, you can use Kaizala at no cost...by the way, there is also a free Kaizala edition. Also, Kaizala can be considered as a separate App from Office 365, but I would expect Microsoft will integrate at some point in the platform
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Agree with Juan,

Some things you can check

1.) Do you see Kaizala in the App Launcher when you login to https://login.microsoftonline.com
2.) In the 365 admin centre, under users select a user licence - does it show as Kaizala for Office 365 here?
3.) Login to https://manage.kaiza.la/Home
4.) It could be disabled in your tenant - see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/kaizala/enable-disable-kaizala

I am not 100% sure if Kaizala Pro is in non-profit but like Juan, my understanding is Microsoft are rolling out to all Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscriptions. It is not very clear currently on any exceptions but the answer is yes, it is now part of 365. You can pick up the Kaizala App on the Apple/Google stores and what makes it Pro is enrolling an Office 365 user which opens up added functionality such as organisational groups and controls.

Let me know how it goes after checking the steps above.

Best, Chris
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Thanks @Juan Carlos González Martín  and  @Christopher Hoard .

 

@Christopher Hoard regarding the checks:

 

1.) Do you see Kaizala in the App Launcher when you login to https://login.microsoftonline.com

No. It is not listed in the app launcher. 

 

2.) In the 365 admin centre, under users select a user licence - does it show as Kaizala for Office 365 here?

No. It doesn't show in the licenses either.

 

3.) Login to https://manage.kaiza.la/Home
4.) It could be disabled in your tenant - see here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/kaizala/enable-disable-kaizala

Yes. As an admin I did disable Kaizala for our users until we have a clear understanding and we develop governance and training plans. However, Kaizala wasn't visible anywhere inside of O365 even before the Pro was disabled. Am not sure if that is the reason. It shouldn't be.

 

I am not 100% sure if Kaizala Pro is in non-profit but like Juan, my understanding is Microsoft are rolling out to all Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscriptions. It is not very clear currently on any exceptions but the answer is yes, it is now part of 365. You can pick up the Kaizala App on the Apple/Google stores and what makes it Pro is enrolling an Office 365 user which opens up added functionality such as organisational groups and controls.

Yes. It seems you are right. I could not find it under "purchase services" - "nonprofit plans".

 

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However, there are two products under "purchase services" - "commercial plans":

 

Under "Other Plans" - "Kaizala Pro", and

Under "Add-ons" - "Kaizala Pro (O365 offer). 

 

 

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One is with a cost, while the other is without cost. Although the moniker (O365 offer) indicates that as an add-on to O365, it would be free), but I am not too sure. 

 

I am inclined to click "buy now" for the free add-on, but am wary unless I am confident with some documented explanation from Microsoft which seems to be missing at best, or I am not able to find it.

 

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Thanks @Abhimanyu Singh

I understand. It is most likely that they have just not added it into the explicit non-profit plans at this current time but have made this available to access it. From this it looks like simply a case of adding it on in a separate SKU for a temporary period of time similar to Power BI Free - and this is likely the case until Microsoft consolidate it in those plans.

So I would advise

1.) Buy Microsoft Kaizala Pro (Office 365 Offer) for free
2.) Enable/Activate Kaizala https://manage.kaiza.la/Home
3.) Download Kaizala from the IOS/Android store depending on your device
4.) Connect your Office 365 account

Then I think you should have the full experience.

Best, Chris