Why your business probably needs an Intranet
When you think of an intranet – indeed, if you ever think about intranets – you probably think that the level of investment required is immense because of the complexity of the information it has to hold, distribute, and make searchable to and alterable by your staff. You may not quite see where an intranet would fit within your organisation or business because, at the moment, things seem to tick along nicely as they are, albeit with the odd interruption.
It may be time to think again.
For those who aren’t sure, an intranet is a private version of the internet available to your board, your staff, and any other stakeholders you wish to include (like contractors). Your intranet is a living, breathing database which constantly reflects your business through how your people use it. It has the capability contained within it to create major efficiency savings which, in turn, lead to a more profitable business better able to cope with the demands placed on it by workload, customers, and suppliers.
An intranet is, today, much more than a set of documents that staff can access via their desktops or mobile devices. It’s a tool which allows companies to grow, to manage change, to enable better internal communications, to engage employees, to foster productive collaboration, to protect company documentation, to increase sales, and to connect with staff and other stakeholders at all levels.
The 22PointSix team have significant experience in creating bespoke intranets for clients large and small in the public and private sectors. When building an intranet, which aspects of it do we tailor-make to improve your business or organisation?
As team members use the intranet more and more, it can start to predict better the exact type of information a staff member is likely to need. As well as making suggestions via their dashboard as to the knowledge they’re likely to benefit from, users can also tag the features and the files they use the most via their own dashboard including the people and groups they’re most likely to need to stay in touch with.
The intranet is for everyone – staff members based permanently within your premises and staff members on the road visiting clients and suppliers have ready and available access to it on the move with the mobile intranet. And your company’s mobile intranet is just as functional and easy-to-use as the desktop iteration.
Want help from an experienced member of the team? Employees can be tagged by area of expertise meaning that it’s easy for users to get the information they need from the right people quickly and efficiently.
Information retrieval and document sharing
Create productive communities
Like a control panel for your company
There are plenty of intranet software packages available to buy but, without specific personalisation and customisation to your business and its activities, the amount of value it will deliver to your practices and processes will be limited.
22PointSix design intranets that, over time, change to reflect the changes to your business and organisation. They deliver real efficiencies and cost savings and, best of all, they give you the information you need to make better management decisions. Call our business development team on 0330 332 3022 or email us today.