Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Intranet Connections

Founded in 1999, Intranet Connections has built simplicity and creativity into our intranet software from the beginning. Simplicity is ingrained in our core values, seen through our intranet software, our pricing model and our ongoing product development. Our customers aren't just another number or contract, they are truly a part of the Intranet Connections family. We connect, collaborate and create with them to improve our intranet software and services with every new release.

What is the Difference Between Us and SharePoint?

Summary: We highlight 7 reasons organizations make the switch from SharePoint to an intranet software alternative; including price, complexity, and resources!
Many Intranet Connections customers have made the switch from SharePoint. When asked why they made the switch, common answers we receive is that SharePoint is too difficult to use, too expensive and requires too many resources to maintain. Aside from that, though, how does Intranet Connections differ? We’ve put together this helpful comparison list showcasing the main differences between SharePoint and Intranet Connections.

3 Ways You can Leverage Your Intranet for Employee Collaboration

Summary: Do you want to improve employee collaboration in your organization? Leverage your intranet using these 3 tools.
Intranets have come a long way since its early beginnings as a glorified filing system. Today’s intranets have much more functionality and resemble visually appealing websites we use in our personal time. Despite intranets becoming more modern in both functionality and appearance, many organizations are still using intranets the same way they were 10+ years ago. Organizations aren’t using their intranets to its full potential, and are missing out on the plethora of collaboration tools within the platform. Because of this, employee collaboration is suffering.

By |February 14, 2017|Collaboration, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Top 3 Features in a Bank Intranet

Summary: Get more out of your Bank Intranet by utilizing these top 3 features as specified by our happy bank customers.
Not all financial organizations are built the same way. What a credit union requires can be totally different from the unique needs of a bank. That is why we worked closely with our many bank customers to deliver a bank intranet that caters to the specific needs of a bank.

3 Best Practices for Implementing Your Bank Intranet

Summary: Ensure your bank intranet is successful by implementing these 3 best practices.
All organizations have a specific set of needs, so it’s important that not all intranets are built the same. That’s why we worked closely with our bank customers to deliver an effective bank intranet that answers the pain-points experienced by banks. However, knowing that you need a bank intranet is half the battle. You also need to know how to implement your new intranet. Below are 3 best practices for implementing your bank intranet:

By |January 24, 2017|Best Practices, Finance Intranet|0 Comments

3 Examples of Useful Online Forms to Build on Your Intranet

Summary: Move paper-based processes online with Online Forms and Automated Workflows. Use these 3 simple online form examples to get started.
Online Forms and Automated Workflows are powerful tools built into our intranet platform. This robust feature helps move paper-based processes online – you can simplify, streamline and automate many of the business processes within your organization. By moving your paper forms into the online realm, we also give you powerful tools to easily customize the forms, all through a simple interface. You can use conditional triggers, formula calculations, GPS mapping for mileage and other tools to make your online forms work best for you.

Make the Switch from Discontinued Microsoft FrontPage

Summary: Discontinued Microsoft Office FrontPage left a gap in functionality. From SharePoint to out-of-the-box intranet software, we determined the best alternatives for you.
Microsoft Office FrontPage is a (tech talk) WYSIWYG HTML Editor or a (real talk) computer program for editing the markup of a website. It’s used primarily in creating an internal communications site for your organization.

5 Tips for Creating a Connected Workforce to Improve Employee Engagement

Summary: Having employees that are connected to your organization will skyrocket your employee engagement levels. Find out how you can ensure your employees are connected with these 5 tips.
When an employee feels connected to his or her workplace, amazing things happen! Your workforce becomes more engaged, more productive and better retained. The tricky part is making sure your employees feel connected to your organization and the work that you do. How do you make sure your employees are connected to your organization’s vision, culture, work and people? We have the 5 keys to successfully connecting your employees to your organization to improve employee engagement.

By |January 5, 2017|Collaboration, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

4 Ways Your Intranet Can Support Charitable Initiatives

Summary: With The Holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give back. Your intranet can assist with charitable initiatives, from picking a cause to planning the details.
The Holidays are the perfect time for organizations to share their success and give back. Many organizations do this by getting involved with charities. Participating in charitable initiatives is a great way to get involved in the community. However, it can be difficult for large organizations to seamlessly organize, and involve every employee, in an initiative. Don’t worry, though, your intranet can help! Continue reading for 4 ways your intranet site can support your charitable initiatives.

By |December 8, 2016|Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

4 Ways a Business Intranet can Improve Customer Service

Summary: 4 ways your front-line employees can better utilize a business intranet to support your customers.
In nearly every organization, there is a team dedicated to talking to customers and improving the customer experience. These are your front-line employees, either selling your product, offering support or managing your accounts, and they are critical to the success of your organization.

3 Ways HR can Improve Employee Engagement with an Intranet

Summary: 3 ways HR can use the intranet to support key initiatives and better serve employees.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve worked with enough organizations to know the impact human resources has on a company. An HR department plays a critical role in managing any organizations most valuable asset – its employees. And many don’t consider how important HR’s role can be in their intranet implementation, despite the department being a core business function to serve employees.

By |November 21, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments