Intranet portals are usually used by big companies, but small and medium enterprises can benefit from having them as well. Even if your company is not big yet, this blog post will show you five advantages of having an intranet portal.
1. Improved communication
With an intranet portal both staff members and managers can easily share appointments and alerts. Ideas can be posted on discussion boards along with relevant information. Also, when many people from different departments work on the same project, an intranet portal will help keep the information up-to-date. The intranet portal is a good place to recognize performers.
2. Streamlined processes
A good intranet platform improves internal processes. The accessible nature of an intranet portal will reduce questions and phone calls regarding common issues that may not be available (or hard to come by) otherwise.
3. Managed data
The intranet portal is a place where you can update corporate documents, procedures, guidelines, protocols, and resources in one click. The intranet website can serve as a place where online training content is hosted and served. You will see that knowledge is easily maintained on intranet portals. An intranet website significantly reduces print and distribution costs.
4. Cross-platform usage
Intranet websites can be easily accessed from different operating systems and browsers which is a tangible advantage especially if your IT team uses PCs that operate on UNIX, while your designers use computers that work on Mac.
5. Gradual growth
You don’t need to have something sophisticated right from the start. Your intranet portal can grow along with your business. When there is a need you can invest in a robust web-server and have more information and software available on the intranet.
If your company does not use this tool, think about how it can solve communication or document storage issues in your company. Also consider giving your intranet a different image and structure from your customer-facing website. It will give your internal communications team their own identity and will strengthen the company’s culture.
It is important to handle the implementation and adoption of the intranet with the help of professionals. Get in touch with us and we will help you go through the process of getting an intranet portal.
DAS Solutions Team.