Ask most employees what they think of their organisations’ Intranet and you will be met with a collective shake of the head and roll of the eyes. Difficult to navigate and poorly designed, it is not surprising that many Intranets are places to avoid with poor adoption and low workforce engagement.
With the emergence of new digital collaboration tools, are Intranets losing their appeal as the central point of corporate communications, collaboration and centralised document storage?
At Bridgeall, we would probably answer yes to that if the question was about ‘traditional’ Intranets as described above. However, it doesn’t need to be like that. The solution is to modernise rather than dump your existing site.
Requirements of a Modern Intranet
The main requirements of a modern Intranet were clearly listed in a recent article on CMSWire entitled What to look for in a modern Intranet.
To deliver value in a rapidly changing business environment, the modern Intranet requires the following features:
- Speed of Implementation
- Convenient UI and UX
- Content Personalisation
- AI-Powered Functionality
- Integrated Working Environment
- Social Emphasis
- Advanced Analytics
SharePoint in Office 365 Provides a Solution
Deployed effectively, recent improvements in SharePoint provide organisations with an attractive option for building agile, modern, user-centric Intranets delivering personalised user experiences. Intranets that become the flexible hub supporting your digital workplace strategy.
As shown in the images below, modern SharePoint Intranets can deliver fast, agile, customised user experiences that work seamlessly across all platforms and devices; providing the tools, systems and capabilities to design and build sites that help people and business achieve more.
Get inspired by looking at these very useful resources from Microsoft for organisations wishing to modernise their Intranets.
Design beautiful and performant sites, pages, and web parts with SharePoint in Office 365
SharePoint Look Book Get inspired: Discover the modern experiences you can build with SharePoint in Office 365
As a Microsoft Gold Partner x8, Bridgeall have successfully implemented modern Intranets for a broad range of public and private sector organisations. We would be more than happy to talk you through the process – Contact Us. You can also find out more about SharePoint by downloading our complete guide below.