Businesses looking to reap the benefits of a company intranet should talk to an Abel Solutions SharePoint consultant. With our help, clients can improve their communications processes and find the efficiency their systems have been lacking.
Reasons to Adopt a Corporate Intranet
In order to combat some of the inherent communication difficulties that present themselves in a growing business, many choose to implement a corporate intranet system. An intranet is a secure portal through which workers can find company information and use it to complete their day-to-day tasks.
An effective corporate intranet confers the following advantages to a company:
- Centralized, accessible information
- Broadcast announcements and other updates
- Encourage collaboration
- Document and version control
- Automate processes
- Enhance quality management
- Improve communication overall
While these benefits are certainly worth pursuing, many businesses also face hurdles during the implementation and adoption of a new intranet system.
Difficulties Facing Intranet Use
A good intranet needs to address the needs that employees are facing. For instance, if HR is facing difficulties keeping track of personal time requests due to the amount that they are receiving, introducing an intranet that does not provide them relief is not an effective investment — the department has no incentive to use it. Implementing a system that does not enable the improvements for which it was designed is a major pitfall best avoided during the intranet adoption process.
Furthermore, human resistance to change in our environment is as inevitable as change itself. To actually receive the advantages of an effectual intranet, employees must use it. If the system is not user-friendly, employees don’t know how to use it, they cannot find their important information and tools, and no one finds it visually appealing, your intranet will sit unused and irrelevant, no matter how effective it could be. A sluggish employee adoption delays the immediate benefits that companies should derive from their implementation of a quality intranet.
When Abel Solutions designs a SharePoint-based intranet system, our consultants take these challenges into consideration before they begin designing the clients’ solution.
The Role of Your SharePoint Consultant
Designing a solution that serves client needs requires insight into the struggles that their company is facing. To deliver a tailor-made response to the communication difficulties they face, an Abel Solutions SharePoint consultant will first analyze the business’s day-to-day operations. Once the consultant identifies room for improvement, they will begin designing a system that addresses these hurdles.
A fully-realized, custom-built SharePoint intranet system that Abel Solutions builds may include any or all of these features, depending on the needs of the client:
- Document lists full of procedures, standards, and company expectations
- Aesthetically pleasing home page with links to regularly-used resources
- Highly visible corporate announcements board
- Pages dedicated to individual departments — for posting notices, highlighting upcoming events on a shared calendar, etc.
- Project collaboration pages, assigning tasks, and keeping track of deadlines
- Workflows to automate processes related to personal time requests, recruiting and onboarding, and product deviation response
- Versioning controls for all document libraries, making it easier to retrieve an old version for recovery or audit
- Intuitive navigation scheme
SharePoint can deliver all these features and more; talk to your consultant about what you need your system to accomplish. For a faster SharePoint solution that still offers potent results, consider implementing Share|Net — Abel Solutions’ pre-configured intranet software that includes many of the above features.
Abel Solutions: Intranet Experts
For more than 20 years, Abel Solutions has provided SharePoint-based solutions to clients’ IT struggles. Our system consultants, solution designers, and SharePoint implementation team have made a name for themselves across the country by delivering impactful changes to our clients. We also provide supporting IT services such as IT security services, network administration, and helpdesk support. Abel Solutions has the expertise to design you an intranet system that fits your company’s needs — trust us to implement the solution that gives your business a boost in efficiency.