Features of a SharePoint Intranet
The integration of SharePoint with other applications means that it is possible to extend its functionality as an Intranet and deliver multiple features that benefit staff and simplify internal communication.
Depending on the specific functionality required in your SharePoint intranet, igroup can provide a range of extensions that deliver individual features. Typical features of an intranet include:
- Company and team news feeds to keep staff up to date with developments in the business
- Centralised document libraries of training and admin materials to ensure consistency and that any documents are up to date
- Integration with HR systems to handle holiday booking, absence management and structured training
- Integration with productivity software to aid in collaboration across departments
- Integration with accounts or time management software to handle purchases and billing services
Our approach to developing your intranet considers the needs you have today whilst recognising that those needs will evolve over time. As a result, we provide you with a platform that can be reviewed in the future to add the extra features you need as your business grows.
Simplifying the Intranet Development Process
Creating an intranet for your business will typically involve several stages as your needs are documented and a development plan is created. Our agile approach to developing a SharePoint Intranet allows us to build in phases so that as your business moves forward the solution can mature to support your changing needs.
Phase 1: Planning
During the planning phase, our consultants will review your needs to create a full specification for your SharePoint Intranet that considers the requirements of your different teams and budgets.
Phase 2: Development
From our specification, our team will work to configure SharePoint to meet those needs. Our fully project managed approach avoids bespoke development in favour of in-built functionality. This means that your Intranet is more stable and simplifies the support process.
Phase 3: Launch and Training
Our goal is to provide your organisation with a highly functional intranet solution. Thanks to extensive testing during the development process coupled with rigorous QA, we aim to deliver a solution that’s simple for your internal team to run. We provide you with full documentation to make working with your new SharePoint Intranet straightforward and offer training when required.
Phase 4: Ongoing Support
We provide ongoing technical support to ensure that your Intranet continues to work well over time as well as to add extra functionality, if required. Our experienced support team are available when you need them to apply fixes and software patches to ensure stability and security or allow you to take advantage of new features as they are released.