Today’s organisational structures mean that it is rare for and entire team to be based at a single location. Instead, staff can be working in satellite offices, in partner organisations, from home or out in the field. This makes technological intervention to bridge the physical, knowledge and cultural gaps more important than ever. Using Microsoft SharePoint, SFW delivers attractive, secure and effective intranets and extranets that exploit technology for improved communication, knowledge sharing and business efficiency.
Effective use of social features, personalisation and integration with real time communications (Microsoft Lync for example) help connect and engage individuals in your organisation.
SFW also understands that a successful intranet is more than content and technology: we will help you to assemble the right teams and processes; support you in seeding strong user uptake from the outset; and guide you in governance, monitoring and evaluation best practice. We actively promote early access to technology, advertising change, consulting the right stakeholders at the right time and engaging with solution champions to ensure your intranet is a success.
Intranets that work for everyone, and endure
Each intranet we build is tailored to sympathise with your corporate content management culture and team working preferences: we design flexible, long-lived and extensible architectures. SFW can also help you collate, search and leverage information from other systems (e.g. SAP or Dynamics) giving your staff a single, cohesive view of the enterprise.
We always employ user-centric design principles and best practice content modelling to ensure ease of use, high ‘find-ability’ and efficient searching.
An essential part of an intranet implementation is the creation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework. We can help you understand usage patterns and user behaviour as well as highlight areas where there is room for further content improvement and user journey optimisation.
Real Business Applications
Intranets also provide excellent platforms for your business applications such as expense claim processing, controlling assets and case management. Using native SharePoint features such as Workflows, Forms and Visio Services, or by extending the platform if required, SFW can assemble effective business applications and automated processes for a wide variety of common intranet functions. These solutions minimise administrative overhead, increase end-user productivity and free up time for higher value tasks.
SFW – your Intranet Partner
SFW has broad and longstanding experience of implementing successful web based solutions for the enterprise. We can work in partnership with you to deliver an integrated, end-to-end implementation and roll out, a quick audit of your current facility, or anything in between. Get in touch with the team to discuss your requirements further.