The best Intranet design and development platform for your business is the one that best connects your business objectives, with your colleague needs. As more and more companies are investing in Office 365 for remote and hybrid working, its in-built SharePoint application is a perfect place to start building a colleague intranet.
The benefits of an Office 365 intranet is that Microsoft have made connected working part of its DNA. Through its SharePoint platform, businesses are able to deliver content to colleagues wherever they are based on their location, their role, and their own individual preferences – all within a single ecosystem.
There are lots of alternatives to intranets in the market, such as Google Sites, Blink Intranets, and Workplace by Facebook. At 44, we’re technology agnostic. What matters most is understanding which platform fits best with your company’s culture and objectives. If that doesn’t exist, we can help build it.
Our approach to technology starts with the human angle. Every business is different and so are the people within it. Designing intranets from a user experience design perspective means we can get to the root of what part your intranet plays in the success of your business.
More than ever, workforces are mobile. Whether they are in the field, working remotely, or working in a hybrid and virtual world – your colleagues will be accessing your intranet through their mobile device.
At its heart, a responsive intranet is one that reflects how a colleague wants to use it. Historically, this means resizing for the user’s device – but we can go further, and target content based on a user’s location and their role.
As technology continues to adapt, there are more and more opportunities for intranets to keep up with the latest best-practice. Even on-site premises intranets, and those using bespoke custom code, can benefit from development. This keeps the platform fresh, colleagues informed, and business communications effective.
At 44 Digital, we’ve developed a way of working that helps businesses get to where they need to be; no matter at what point they are starting. Through Strategy, Design, Development, Deployment and ongoing support, we can help you communicate with your colleagues smarter and more effectively.
Based at their Milton Keynes head office, Volkswagen Group UK wanted to improve their internal colleague platform from one that was perceived as tired, out-dated, and slow. They wanted a digital platform worthy of their team who put their life and soul into their work. We called it ‘LIFE Online’.
Through strategic content planning meetings, we’ve been able to suggest and deliver ongoing improvements to the site, its content, and its measurement. By becoming a trusted partner, we’ve become part of the Volkswagen Group UK family.
If you would like support on a journey like this, or if you’re already on your way and would like some guidance, feel free to get in touch.