Summary: Three examples of how our customers have saved time and money with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software, including InTouch Credit Union, Rio Rancho Public Schools and Diversified Search. When our customers first come to us looking for an intranet solution, they usually have a list of items they want their intranet software to accomplish. They want to replace archaic business processes, improve communication, increase efficiency and, of course, save time and money. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, time is money. That is why its so important that your intranet software be able to save you and your employees time.
Summary: Looking to reduce communication overload and increase workplace productivity? Maximize your intranet potential with these top employee communication tools including; discussion forums, company news, event calendar and having a help desk ticketing system. Before I moved to Sales, I was on the support team at Intranet Connections. In Support, I worked with many companies who were looking to reduce company communication overload and increase workplace productivity. Here are some common reasons for communication overload and some ideas for quick solutions to resolve this issue plaguing so many:
Summary: What is intranet security? Top 5 considerations are; anonymous access, integration with active security groups, keeping control of social, support for temporary or volunteer staff and preventing misrepresentation. When evaluating different intranet software providers, prospective buyers often overlook a key component: intranet security. As the Product Manager here at Intranet Connections, I am here to remind you that intranet security should be top of mind when evaluating intranet software providers. Below are my top 5 key intranet security considerations you should keep in mind when searching for the perfect intranet solution.
Summary: What is an intranet page? Benefits of creative intranet pages include brand building, employee engagement, effectively managing intranet changes and improving company culture. Soar above a basic intranet by adding creative touches! Your intranet connects your employees to valuable company resources so it’s important to engage your employees with creative intranet pages. From your intranet’s Home Page to Team Sites, if you give some creative freedom to your intranet admins or department heads, you will see wonderful things happen, such as; brand building, employee engagement, effectively managing changes and encouraging a corporate culture.
Summary: How can your Employee Profile stand out during employee searches? Update contact information, add a photo, provide a status and attach relevant tags. Bonus, provide easy navigation to your Employee Directory. Having a complete list of employees is a great asset for every company and 100% of our intranet clients use the Employee Directory feature. That being said, not all employee profiles are created equal and after the Design Annual Report1 unearthed design trends that included up-to-date employee profile information, we’re sharing the best practices to make your profile shine bright during employee searches.
Summary: What is the Intranet Design Annual report? What trends were identified in the winners of the best intranet designs? Mobile access to intranet pages, agile development, mega-menu navigation, picture sharing, employee profiles and more! Each year the Nielsen Norman Group publishes the Intranet Design Annual1 which digs deep to select 10 winners in their intranet design contest. From the detailed case studies we have distilled the top 7 intranet design trends that will transform your intranet from diamond-in-the-rough to sparkling gemstone!
Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch.
When implementing a new intranet solution, many organizations focus on intranet ROI and how this new solution will benefit the organization in the long run. After a number of years though, ROI is still just as important as ever. Based on our current customer base, the average Intranet Connections customer has been using the software for six years. Many have been with us for over 10 years, and some since our foundation in 1999. So, how do these customers ensure they are achieving continuous intranet ROI for their business after this long period of time? The following 5 tips will help
I have to admit I am at fault. I am one of many who write about intranets saving the day when it comes to employees who are disengaged and lack corporate connection. This may sound strange coming from me, the founder of an intranet software company, but using intranet software on it’s own to fix a broken culture or to engage employees with fancy tricks and beautiful designs simply doesn’t work. I am going to bust this myth and here’s why:
Your company intranet is the central hub of information your employees need to complete their work tasks efficiently and effectively. It is likely the place your employees go to first to locate important resources, employee contact information, company updates and more. As an intranet admin, you want to ensure that it stays that way. In order to achieve this, you need to make sure to optimize your intranet so that your users will continue to use it. Below are five simple ways you can optimize your company intranet: