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How To Reduce Paperwork & Get Excited About Online Forms

Summary:  If you're one of the progressive individuals working hard to reduce paperwork in the office, we've got some exciting news for you! There's a reason why general 'paperwork' has a derogatory feeling associated with it. 'Staying late at the office again, to finish my paperwork' 'working overtime to file this paperwork.' Paperwork is the epitome of monotony. So why not shake things up this year? Although we at Intranet Connections get excited about online forms and all they can do, (in fact over a third of our office favors the inline forms application over all others!) we realize

16 Must Have Tools of a Content Management System

Summary:  A content management system goes far beyond simple document storage. Check your intranet toolbox to make sure your organization's document management software has your team set up for success. One of the main functions of a successful intranet is to have a well-organized content management system. Going beyond a simple central repository to store documents, a proper content management system is structured to foster collaboration amongst your team, while keeping the correct documents up to date and simple to retrieve. Below we’ve listed 16 must-have features to simplify document management. Document Management Storage and retrieval of documents can

What’s in the Out-of-the-Box Intranet?

Summary:  While you're unwrapping your 'in the box' purchases on Boxing Day, we'd like to let you know how we've made our software an out-of-the-box intranet, with ready-made applications ready to go. We know for a fact that Boxing Day is both a bank and civic holiday observed in the commonwealth nations, but where did this tradition originate? Boxing Day is in many opinions that “extra” day when people take advantage of discount prices and shop (and shop and shop) until they drop. This modern treatment for Boxing Day is so popular the discounts are sometimes extended for a

Why Would A Company Have An Intranet?

Summary:  Most of our customers have switched to us because they are fed up with their previous intranet solutions being too expensive, too difficult to use, and too time-consuming. However, for the few that take the leap to get an intranet without a previous solution, why did they make the switch? In this blog post, we will answer the big question: why would a company have an intranet? We've spoken to a few of our clients who've had no previous intranet to gain some insight into why would a company have an intranet. Before we begin, we should explain what

6 Tips To Float Your Boat During A Successful Intranet Launch

Summary:  One of the questions we frequently hear from new customers is ‘What can make my Intranet launch successful?’ Before diving into these tips, let’s review the foundation as to why you chose to use an Intranet software in the first place. Identified Pain Points Some first pain points resolved should be related to the original reasons you sought out an Intranet in the first place. For example: Policies are incorrect or outdated Documents are scattered Lack of employee engagement Important information lost in emails These may not list all of your pain points, but these are the common

Does Your Bank Need An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet?

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

Relieve Credit Union Pain Points With an Intranet Solution

Summary: Intranet Connections has helped over 100 Credit Unions by providing a private cloud or on-premise company intranet. We aren't going to overwhelm you by listing the 100+ features and functionalities we offer. Instead, we've identified the 3 main pain points that our credit union customers have experienced prior to getting their intranet: Cyber Security, Compliance, and Company Expansion. In an industry that’s highly regulated, there’s bound to be a few pain points when it comes to daily operations. And while we can’t eliminate your compliance burden, or eradicate of human error, we can certainly help you develop measures to

Credit Union Mergers and Acquisitions: Insights and Solutions

Summary: Over the last few years, Credit Unions have been steadily growing with regards to employees, clients, and revenue, as well as a series of credit union mergers and acquisitions. We provide insight to some challenges faced during acquisitions, and 5 solutions to ease the aches of growing pains. Mergers and acquisitions are incredibly beneficial with regards to market penetration, diversification of skills and growing their economies of scale. That being said, there are a number of challenges as well. Complications such as organization acceptance, technology, and remote management are high-risk factors that can be deterred with the proper integration

3 Organizations That Benefit The Most From A New Company Intranet

Summary: We've reviewed case studies from the three types of organizations that benefit the most from a new company intranet. When it comes to improving efficiency, keeping staff up to date on policies, automating processes and improving communication, a company intranet is a vital organ to the heartbeat of many different types of organizations. So what happens if it’s your first time seeking a company intranet? Or if your homegrown solutions have become too draining for IT, or too expensive to maintain? Whether you’re experiencing any of the following, Intranet Connections has can help you solve your problems! A small to

Essential Widgets to Generate Intranet Engagement on Your Homepage

Summary: Improve intranet engagement by arranging your widgets to promote ease of use and navigation. Coming from a web and graphic design background, I believe design is a crucial element in creating an effective intranet. The homepage is the first thing employees see when opening the intranet, so it’s important to use this coveted space wisely. Keep employees engaged while ensuring they get important updates and to find the information they seek. This may sound like a tricky endeavor, but with over 100 out-of-the-box applications available on your intranet, it’s easier than you think. You may be wondering what the connection