Researching intranet features can be confusing. If you’re evaluating intranets, there are many features to take into consideration. First, it’s essential to agree and align on the purpose of your intranet. Without a purpose, your intranet will eventually fail regardless of the technology. If you’ve already defined the purpose and you’re ready to find an intranet that can better streamline business processes and communications, there’s no better tool than today’s modern intranet.
Your intranet should serve as your virtual headquarters that allows all employees, remote and distributed, to connect, align, and engage with the entire workforce. This means your intranet should have essential features that help position it as the go-to destination for all employees to accomplish a variety of business functions whether it is internal communications, document management, team collaboration, content creation, or social advocacy.
The rule of thumb is: never consider an intranet by the number of features! The quantity does not determine the effectiveness and power of an intranet. In fact, it is oftentimes the opposite. There are many things to consider before choosing a platform and it’s even more important to evaluate intranet features and understand their purposes. You’ll find that an intranet with many features will fail if those features just exist for feature’s sake.
Backed by Simpplr Research, we put together a list of the 10 most important features of an intranet that will help you achieve your business goals and drive you to success.
- The 10 must-have intranet capabilities
- Requirements to consider when evaluating each capability
- How each feature ties back to the purpose of your intranet