Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Uh Oh InfoPath! How To Find Your Online Form Builder Replacement

Summary: Online form builder, InfoPath with Office 365 has been discontinued. We discuss issues with the solution and alternatives for you to try.
InfoPath is an online form builder solution that was released with Microsoft Office in 2003 and could be used in conjunction with SharePoint. We’ve previously discussed some great all-in-one SharePoint Alternatives on the blog.

By |July 18, 2016|Intranet Applications, Product News|0 Comments

Understanding the Difference Between Intranet Sites, Pages & Apps

Summary: A breakdown of the difference between intranet sites, pages and apps, including examples.
Since I started working on the Support Team at Intranet Connections, I have noticed that many of our new customers need help understanding the difference between sites, pages and apps. When first starting out with your intranet, it may be difficult to figure out where things should go and who should have access to those things. In this blog, I’m going to provide examples of sites, pages and apps so you can better understand the difference.

Intranet Software Designed for the Creative User

Summary: 3 ways your intranet software caters to the creative user rather than to the technically-savvy.
Intranet software is often thought of as an IT-only tool. However, with the addition of Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) tools, intranet software is no longer just for the technically-savvy. It is a business tool that also improves communication and collaboration. Many of our customers who first sought us out during their evaluation process are in the communications, marketing or community engagement departments.

By |April 25, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Engage Employees by Celebrating Personal Milestones

Summary: Engage employees on your intranet by adding 3 easy-to-implement personal milestone tools which include; anniversaries, birthdays and employee recognition.
Your intranet is a crucial connection between resources and employees. That being said, once you’ve driven employees to the intranet to retrieve a document or complete an Online Form, there are a variety of ways to engage employees and open up lines of communication regardless of department or location.

Helpful Tips for Building Intranet Applications

Summary: How to create intranet applications using pre-existing templates, or from scratch.
In working as a support technician for Intranet Connections, I find many of our new customers come to me for guidance in creating intranet applications. To make this process easier for you, we have several pre-built intranet applications available. However, we also give you the option to create your own applications from scratch. Or to make it even easier, you can copy an existing intranet application but re-structure it to create your own application.

By |March 14, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

What’s in a Financial Intranet?

Summary: An overview of what our Financial Intranet Software has to offer from Employee Communication tools to E-Learning & Onboarding tools.
We worked closely with our current financial customers to discover what pain points they were experiencing, and how we could solve those issues with our Financial Intranet Software. As a result, we delivered Financial Intranet Software stocked with over 100 finance-focused features to help your bank, credit union or other financial institution better connect, collaborate and create. With so many features available, knowing what to do with them can be a challenge. Luckily, our brand new Financial Intranet Whitepaper will walk you through what each feature has to offer!

Does Your Intranet Have a Killer App?

Summary: What is a killer intranet app? Examples of Killer Apps. What is an Anti-Killer app?
Previously we discussed intranet usability as it relates to your navigation, Jar Jar Binks and your content. Having banished Jar Jar from your intranet, you will be relieved that he also had no place in the latest Star Wars saga. The role of comic relief went largely to the plucky little ball robot, BB-8. He became the killer app, if you will, at the heart of the new series. Whether he was carrying the map to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, or making people ponder how it is he can roll about without his head being flung from his body, he captivated audiences of all ages. 

How to Facilitate Online Training with Your Intranet

Summary: How do you make training more effective and consistent? Facilitate online training with your intranet. We cover how to get started, plus tips and examples from real organizations.
No matter what organization you are apart of, there is always a strong need for training employees or volunteer staff. Effective training is imperative, however, training takes up time and resources. The solution? Putting them through training courses using your intranet.

By |January 11, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

3 Intranet Features to Build Excitement about the Holidays

Summary: Build excitement about upcoming holiday festivities with various intranet features, such as: Events Calendar, Online Photo Album and Blogging.
With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is in the mood for fun holiday festivities. To get your employees into the holiday spirit, you can utilize various intranet features! Below are just a few ways you can leverage the power of your intranet to build excitement over the holiday season, and improve overall intranet adoption.

By |December 17, 2015|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

3 Ways To Promote An Internal Job Posting

Summary: What is an internal job posting and how does it benefit your organization? We cover the top 3 ways to promote an internal job posting on your intranet which include: Job Opening Application, Home Page feed and Company Announcements.

What is an internal job posting?
Promoting a job opening from within a company helps retain top talent and grow your organization. One way to ensure job openings acquire knowledgeable and qualified candidates is by opening them up to pre-existing employees. An internal job posting on your intranet allows ambitious employees to grow by stepping-up instead of stepping-out of your company.