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Simplicity

Focussed simplicity is at the core of our approach.

Simplicity

Surprising simplicity via our Message Wall

I must admit when a client came to us asking for an Intranet Message Wall feature, I didn't get it at all.  

Frankly I was quite lost as to the reason for the idea, Jamie Garret pushed and pushed and we built it, but I still didn't get the purpose and I just let it run its course through the delivery pipeline and suddenly it was live.

We eat our own dog food so this meant it went live internally on 42 (our intranet name) as well, to very little fanfare of note.  

Surprising simplicity via our Message Wall

I must admit when a client came to us asking for an Intranet Message Wall feature, I didn't get it at all.  

Frankly I was quite lost as to the reason for the idea, Jamie Garret pushed and pushed and we built it, but I still didn't get the purpose and I just let it run its course through the delivery pipeline and suddenly it was live.

We eat our own dog food so this meant it went live internally on 42 (our intranet name) as well, to very little fanfare of note.  

What a good intranet provider delivers

Today I was discussing what are the key things that a good Intranet provider (SaaS or old school) delivers for clients and here are the 5 key areas we believe are critical.

Engaged

Great providers will be completely engaged in all the areas they are needed in, they have a great understanding of not only the systems but the environment within with the client is working in.  They will spend time getting to deeply understand the organisation, its people and its challenges as well as its ambitions.

What a good intranet provider delivers

Today I was discussing what are the key things that a good Intranet provider (SaaS or old school) delivers for clients and here are the 5 key areas we believe are critical.

Engaged

Great providers will be completely engaged in all the areas they are needed in, they have a great understanding of not only the systems but the environment within with the client is working in.  They will spend time getting to deeply understand the organisation, its people and its challenges as well as its ambitions.

Working with workflows

Workflow is a common term that’s thrown around in business. Many people are scared of the mere thought of trying to iron out a workflow, and start asking questions such as ‘How do I account for such a magnitude of people?’, ‘How do I align every step of this process to work for everyone?’, ‘How do I make sure people follow the process in the first place?!’. It’s at this point you need to stop yourself and begin thinking about the most important factor around workflows in general. The answer: simplicity.

Working with workflows

Workflow is a common term that’s thrown around in business. Many people are scared of the mere thought of trying to iron out a workflow, and start asking questions such as ‘How do I account for such a magnitude of people?’, ‘How do I align every step of this process to work for everyone?’, ‘How do I make sure people follow the process in the first place?!’. It’s at this point you need to stop yourself and begin thinking about the most important factor around workflows in general. The answer: simplicity.

Defining a Modern Intranet

A modern intranet is by no means a stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s rather a lot less complex and thought provoking as you might first anticipate. Every modern style intranet definition will rightly include a social element...but how this social feature functions is the true test of its place on your intranet. By social, we want an intranet to encourage frequent collaboration with others on tasks, projects and documents etc.

Defining a Modern Intranet

A modern intranet is by no means a stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s rather a lot less complex and thought provoking as you might first anticipate. Every modern style intranet definition will rightly include a social element...but how this social feature functions is the true test of its place on your intranet. By social, we want an intranet to encourage frequent collaboration with others on tasks, projects and documents etc.