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Keka now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

  • Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Keka to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.

Keka, the SME HR tech leader based out of Hyderabad, today announced the availability of its software in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Keka’s customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

Keka entered the HR tech space as a bootstrapped company in 2016 and has now established itself as a leader in the SME segment. It has built a highly innovative product that was continually shaped and optimized to suit the practical requirements of the industry. Keka is now expected to increase brand awareness and generate qualified leads by attracting companies looking for cloud-based HRMS solutions.

“We are delighted to join Microsoft Azure Marketplace. By joining this marketplace, we will get exposure to a space that will help us enhance our marketing and sales benefits. We have been the fastest-growing company in the HR tech space and always look forward to opportunities to expand our business. With Azure, I am certain that we will be able to drive more awareness for the brand,” said Vijay Yalamanchili, CEO of Keka.


“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Keka solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

‘Keka’ means ‘awesome’ in Telugu, something the HR automation software company seeks to symbolize when it comes to empowering HR function and employee experience. Keka grew exponentially in just a couple of years, crossing the $750K ARR in 2017 and achieving a 7X sales growth in 2020. By 2021, it had crossed the 5500-customer landmark. Recently, the HR automation service provider secured India’s largest Series A SaaS funding of $57 million.

About Keka

Founded by Vijay Yalamanchilli in 2015, Keka is the leading HR tech platform in India for small and medium-sized companies with 20-5000 employees. Keka was incepted with a mission to create awesome employee experiences by shunning clunky interfaces and offering easy and simple software solutions. The company started as a squad of 5 and ascended to become a stellar team of 550+. From automation of people processes to creating an engaged and driven culture, Keka is everything businesses need to build a good-to-great company. The software helps HR teams spend less time on mundane tasks and focus more on the vital assets of any organisation: the people. Keka streamlines and automates payroll, recruiting, leave & attendance, performance management and more with ease. It has managed to leave an indelible mark with a reach of 6500+ customers across various sectors, including IT services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, professional service organisations, accounting, taxation, fin-tech and others. It currently runs the payroll of 1.5M employees across the world.

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