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.
With that being said, our intranet software caters to the creative user, no IT experience necessary. There are over 100 features pre-built into our intranet software, making it easy to use. You don’t have to build anything yourself, but we give you the flexibility to completely customize features the way you want so that you can get creative with it. Below are a few ways you can get creative with your intranet software:
1. Intranet Design & Theme
When the intranet is left in the hands of IT, creative design is usually overlooked. The way IT sees it is as long as the intranet works, who cares what it looks like, right? Wrong. Having an attractive intranet design greatly improves employee engagement and intranet adoption.
With the Simple Design Builder and Advanced Theme Editor, you can easily adjust the design of your intranet, completely personalizing it. You can get as creative as you want with your intranet design and theme. We gathered several of our creative customers intranet design examples to help draw inspiration for your own intranet designs, see: Creative Intranet Design Examples.
Your intranet comes stocked with a number of intranet applications, all of which are pre-built for maximum ease-of-use. Within these apps, you can customize them with your own headings, images, fields, etc. You also have the option of building an application completely from scratch for the ultimate customization. You can get as creative with it as you want, no background in IT or Graphic Design necessary.
Our lead Support Tech recently wrote a blog discussing what you can do with various pre-built apps, as well as how to create one from scratch. I encourage you to check it out if you’re looking to learn more about how you can get creative with your intranet software.
How you choose to display content on your intranet is entirely up to you. We give you several options with our intranet software, including displaying content via uploaded documents or files, intranet applications, content feeds, intranet widgets, images, video, custom code, etc. It is important to mix up how you display content on your intranet to keep it engaging.
Often, the way you display your content depends on the type of content it is. For example, Sharing newsworthy content through the Company News application or the What’s New Feed on your intranet home page so your users can see important information immediately upon signing in. For more ‘fun’ content, you can utilize more social applications such as the Recipe Exchange, or through the use of photos with the Online Photo Album. You can really get creative with it.
Creative Intranet Software
There is no limit to how creative you can get with your intranet software. And the best part is, you don’t need IT or Graphic Design experience, or a third-party resource to administer your intranet for you. The above example are just a few ways our software caters to a more creative user. To see more real-life examples of how our customers have gotten creative with their intranet software, check out some of our case studies.