Which companies can benefit from SharePoint intranet development
Due to modern working, over 80% of Fortune 500 companies are now using Microsoft SharePoint for their intranet. Meaning, the future of the digital workplace is clearly SharePoint, but are you ready for the shift? Moreover, did you include SharePoint intranet development work as part of your plans? As it’s becoming more and more important. SharePoint has also been the recognised leader in this space by Gartner, for many years now. More importantly, our SharePoint development company is also a leader in maximising the features of your SharePoint.
Staff training is important for user adoption
SharePoint has often had a bad rep in the past. Less glamorous, older versions have often struggled to drive user adoption. Users have often described older versions as ‘clunky’, hard to navigate and not user friendly. As a SharePoint development company, it is our job to understand the platforms drawbacks, in order to make them better.The most regular criticism we hear from end users, is that they don’t know how to find the features they need. Users often realise the benefit of SharePoint, but they just don’t know how to get there. This is why you need a SharePoint development agency. We use tried and tested training methods, to provide user specific training, based on job role and technical knowledge. This helps to get staff to adopt the platform quickly and reduce confusion of how to use the platform.
Design, branding & User experience
It’s important to realize that people respond to tools that look good, are slick, modern and simple to use. From years of providing intranet consultancy services, this is what building a truly great tool comes down to. Specifically, a simplistic, modern design is what research shows us drives user engagement.With this in mind, our SharePoint development agency prides itself on excellent, well thought out design. Our user experienced designers, are focussed on making sure the tools we build are as easy to use as possible. Furthermore, our SharePoint development company will take time provide an experience based on your specific companies needs.
Include the whole Microsoft family in your SharePoint intranet development
Your intranet is just the start! Microsoft 365 is the full suite of tools that will complete your digital workplace. These tools are designed to work in unison with each other, to help get the most out of your company intranet and beyond.
All companies have those mundane, repetitive tasks they have to complete on a daily, or weekly basis. The time it takes for staff to complete these tasks adds up (often costing a fortune), not to mention the risk of human error involved. Power Automate is Microsoft’s digital solution. It is a way to automate these business processes, giving your staff time to focus on more important tasks.
One of the most important assets for each company is its data. Crucial information every company has built up since its launch and stored for later use. Crucial insights on staff, customers and a companies past and future can be provided using this data. However, this data is often hidden, deep within files systems. PowerBI is a reporting tool that surfaces a companies data in easy to understand and visual dashboards. Giving analytics and insights into your companies data.
With Microsoft PowerApps, everyone can be a developer. It is what Microsoft describes as a ‘low-code’ solution, which basically gives everyone the power to build custom apps, without having to write much code. These apps can be used across mobile, desktop and tablet devices and can be accessed through platforms like SharePoint and Teams.
Microsoft Teams has very quickly become the backbone of the Microsoft 365 family. With the shift to remote and flexible working and a need to centralise the M365 suite, Teams has become the interface for most of the tools. As most companies now Microsoft Teams for their internal chats and meetings and most staff have the app open most of the day, it seems the logical place for people to access files, the intranet, and other tools.
Think ‘Facebook for your business’, Yammer is Microsoft’s social media offering. Providing a way for employees to be social, share, post and create communities. This platform can be used as a standalone app, or integrated with SharePoint and Teams.
The default email provider for most companies, we are going to assume that you know what Outlook does. The great thing about Outlook being part of the Microsoft 365 suite, is the fact that you can integrate you emails with the other apps. Whether it’s automating the sending of regular emails with Power Automate, or easily sharing files with proper security access granted through SharePoint. Outlooks is a great addition to the suite.
How to integrate your SharePoint intranet development with Microsoft 365
Integration between tools is the cornerstone of the Microsoft 365 platform and what makes it so powerful. However, it can be hard to know how to optimise your intranet to take advantage of these integrations. Our SharePoint development agency can review your intranet and highlight areas that can optimised for integration. As part of this intranet consultancy service, we will also review the performance and security of your SharePoint intranet.
Introducing Microsoft Viva
Improve office wellbeing, get insights on how staff are feeling and AI that learns your business. This is a brand-new experience from Microsoft to further unite the features available in the Microsoft suite. Branded as an ’employee experience and engagement’ platform, Viva consists of four elements: Connections, Insights, Topics & Learning.
Get your SharePoint intranet accessible through Teams. Explore news, company updates and important info all from within your Teams app.Read more
Harness the power of AI to gain knowledge on your company. Topics uses artificial intelligence to learn about your business and builds a knowledgebase of information that gets displayed to your users.Read more
Wellbeing is becoming more and more important and is a hot topic right now. Insights does what it says on the tin, it provides insights on your staff, their wellbeing and engagement, which can then be evaluated by the management teams.Read more
Integrate multiple learning platforms, like Microsoft Learn, LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight in one place. To enhance your employees growth and development.Read more
What Intranet Consulting Can Offer Your Company
An intranet is a central location from which a company can view and update their internal comms. Most companies choose Microsoft SharePoint to host their intranet (often without any intranet consulting), as it provides the security, integration and services needed for most companies. The out of the box UX isn’t often liked, however. Which is where our SharePoint development agency comes in. Our UX designers and intranet development team, can provide that extra level of design needed to make your intranet user friendly.