Intranet Connections Intranet Software will be releasing the latest version of its intranet 2.0 software suite in September 2009. Version 9.5 will feature a more robust Document Management module that incorporates 2.0 tools such as Ajax tree navigation, tagging, breadcrumbs, versioning, approval workflow, user subscriptions, document comments and a ratings voting system. The new Document Management utility will provide the simple user experience that is the hallmark of the Intranet Connections software.
“There is an overload of information on social media and the 2.0 enterprise right now, and how that fits in with your corporate intranet,” states Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “Our goal is to merge the social and collaborative networking that employees gravitate towards with the practical intranet tools that are necessary in assisting employees in their day-to-day duties.”
In surveying incoming leads for their intranet software, it became apparent that high on the corporate wish list was not a Facebook social networking component, but a document management system, and a way for employees to find and submit electronic forms. Respondents wanted to leverage an intranet for cost savings, to reduce resources, help employees to function at a higher productivity level and to provide a central hub for all corporate information.
“Enterprise 2.0 tools that encourage communication, collaboration, knowledge and information sharing will enhance the use of an intranet site, but it doesn’t make an intranet site. Social media that is regulated and private on the internal corporate network can be a great add on to the core applications that are the backbone of an intranet, such as Document Management, Policies & Procedures, a Form Builder utility, Job Postings, Calendaring, Support Desk Ticketing, a Knowledgebase, and Employee Training.” says Carolyn Douglas.
In addition to Document Management, Intranet Connections v9.5 provides employee social profiles with a mini photo gallery of your co-workers, and an application where employees can go to share ideas, comment and vote. The Training Calendar application provides more admin control over email notifications and registrations, and streamlines the management of students. The Discussion Forum has become more transparent and employee profiles and photos are featured with topics, and the intranet home page offers content feeds and widgets that can be moved and positioned to create a portal gateway.
Intranet Connections Intranet Software is a feature-rich, out-of-the-box intranet solution with content and document management that focuses on ease of use, collaboration and employee ownership. Over 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections to improve their employee communications, centralize their corporate information, save costs and increase productivity.
If you’d like more information about this topic, please contact Rachel Lai at 604-924-9770, visit the Intranet Connections blog or request a free evaluation through the Intranet Connections website at www.intranetconnections.com.