Summary: It's a brand new year, time to start with fresh suggestions for office improvement and eliminate ineffective processes with a brand new intranet. If you’re like the hundreds of organizations I’ve worked with over the years, discussions of a new intranet or an intranet upgrade have probably been on the table for a while. Email overload, frustrations of locating documents on the shared drive, and lengthy approval processes have all created grumbles from staff and the consensus is “we need a better way to do this.” So why haven’t you implemented an out-of-the-box business intranet that can easily
Summary: When looking for a new intranet, most bank customers I speak with are looking for the same thing: An internal communication software which is easy to manage and update, that IT can delegate out to other departments to add content to easily. Ease of use is extremely important, and something baked into the foundation of our software. However, the real magic happens when I start to inquire about other areas that they feel efficiency could be improved. From this I often hear that the biggest challenges are: HR time spent on managing internal policies and tracking read confirmation
Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is 'What does an intranet cost?' We get it, 'non-essential' software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet. You’ve heard it time and time again – employees grumbling in frustration as they struggle to find that document or form; sending emails to their colleagues asking if they know where it might be. When they
Summary: When presented with an out-of-the-box intranet which rivals SharePoint functionality for a one-time license fee – many organizations are eager to make the switch to a SharePoint Alternative. We've provided 7 tips on how to successfully migrate from SharePoint to your new Intranet. Hundreds of organizations each year look to make the switch to a SharePoint alternative. The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include: “Employees can’t find anything, it’s outdated, unengaging and no one uses it” “It’s too expensive” “It’s too hard to update and manage, and the IT team doesn’t have time to devote
Summary: Microsoft has recently announced the SharePoint Foundation 2016 is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release, which has many organizations scrambling to uncover some suitable SharePoint Alternatives. SharePoint Foundation 2013 is a limited free software provided by Microsoft as a SharePoint alternative. That being said, Microsoft will no longer support Sharepoint Foundation 2013 nor will it sell Sharepoint Foundation 2016 (or the licenses for it) unless your company already has Exchange or Office365. Can we say 'uh-oh'? Sharepoint Foundation 2013 provided a basic collaborative document management system that integrates with Microsoft Office. Primarily best for small
Summary: When pursuing a new intranet project, it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the features and functionality that you need to resolve your immediate business needs. However, it's important to consider effective intranet scalability in order to continue evolving. Perhaps the in-house intranet your IT admin built out 10 years ago and has slowly fallen to pieces; creating more frustration than it is helpful. Or maybe it has finally become apparent that the shared drive is not an effective document management tool and employees are at risk of utilizing outdated policies due to lack of version control. Whatever the
Summary: To ensure you are getting the most out of your intranet solution, this blog covers 7 lesser known intranet features that have a big impact. I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of organizations each year to assist with their intranet evaluation process, as well as assess the benefits that an Intranet Connections’ Intranet Solution can provide. Our process begins by gathering a firm understanding of our customers current business challenges, then conducting a product demo that features the specific intranet applications built to meet those needs.
Summary: Ensure you’re using your Credit Union Intranet to it’s full potential, benefiting from the below features. Since 1999, Intranet Connections has worked with over 1,600 customers worldwide to implement an out-of-the-box intranet solution. A large portion of these customers are in the finance industry, many of those credit unions specifically. Just this past year, I personally helped to evaluate and implement intranet solutions at 12 credit unions across the United States, including OE Federal Credit Union, Northwest Community Credit Union and Hughes Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
Summary: Streamline and organize projects with Project Management Tools on your intranet using the following 5 tools. The intranet is an amazing way to help streamline communication and share information within an organization through the use of applications, such as Company News, Blogs, Shared Calendars and Automated Alerts. Most of the time, this information is shared both globally on the home site, and through other intranet sites built out for various departments or locations.
Summary: 4 tips for reducing email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication. Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable. “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”