REDWOOD SHORES, CA — November 20, 2019: Simpplr, an employee communication and engagement platform that markets itself as today’s modern intranet, today announced that it has already surpassed 100% annual bookings growth during the first three-quarters of its fiscal year and has added nearly 100 new customers. Simpplr is helping companies connect, align, and engage their workforce by reinventing the employee intranet, an industry that is showing resurged interest.
Nearly 9 out of 10 organizations with over 200 employees have intranets but many of them continue to be sparingly used according to Simpplr Research. Historically, intranets have been built on platforms that require considerable configuration and technical dependencies from the IT department which has caused them to lag behind the speed of business. Today, the majority of intranets remain on technology built with traditional platform approaches or were custom-built in-house, but companies like Simpplr are creating a shift with an intranet-as-a-service approach that can be easily administered by non-technical users, leverages contemporary design standards, and integrates with other best-in-class cloud technologies.
“Originally the focus of intranets was to connect systems and access information. This explains why most intranets are overly complex,” notes Dhiraj Sharma, Founder, and CEO of Simpplr. “Today, employees are overloaded with information and find it difficult to filter through the noise. So today’s intranets put more emphasis on critical information, curation, and personalization. They’re also seen more as a company’s virtual headquarters than as a company’s stale, clunky document repository. To accommodate this shift, we’re working with the internal communications, people operations, and leaders so they have more control to better connect, align, and engage employees.”
When Simpplr started, most of the early adopters were fast-growing technology startups and the company continues to grow in this industry. Additionally, more traditional and established industries, who also care about company culture and employee engagement, are beginning to adopt Simpplr. These customers include multiple well-known media providers, insurance companies, manufacturers, and professional services firms.
Earlier this month, Simpplr released the intranet industry’s first Auto-Governance Engine – a backend technology that uses AI to protect intranets from becoming content dumping grounds by surfacing stale, redundant, or useless content.
Simpplr is venture-backed by Norwest Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.