We are always happy to help and we think the best way is to get the answer directly from the vendors.
That’s why we decided to open this new section: Vendor Scanner
1. Who are you (company) and how long have you been around?
Intranet Connections is a 14 year veteran of the intranet software industry. After launching our first intranet solution in 1999, our company has continued to grow and refine our business intranet software, serving over 1,600 clients in a variety of industries – specializing in intranets for healthcare and financial organizations. Find out more about Intranet Connections.
2. What does your product do?
Intranet Connections is a low-risk, simple intranet software platform that provides smart delegation, e-form builder and automated workflows in an out-of-the-box, turnkey intranet. At Intranet Connections, we place an emphasis on providing value through business workflow, delegation and automation as well as supporting company culture through a social community.
3. What makes you unique in this industry that I am not able to get with other vendors?
What makes Intranet Connections truly unique to the intranet software industry is our rich history and core values that have kept our intranet simple, intuitive, creative and truly out-of-the-box.
When many of our competitors were modulizaring their solutions and requiring customization and consulting for deployment, we kept our intranets easy-to-use and self-deploy. Still to this day, all of our intranets are deployed in-house by our clients, no implementation consultants required.
Beyond the basics of our intranet, we have a number of key features that are unmatched in the industry today, including:
Enhanced Form Builder
Contextual Tutorial Builder
Simple Theme Builder
Powerful Application Builder
Smart Site Delegation
And those intranet tools just scratch the surface of what Intranet Connections offers in our all-inclusive, one-time priced intranet software.
4. Who are your 3 main competitors?
5. Which are your existing customers?
With over 1,600 customers, including NASA, the Mayo Clinic, Sandals Resorts, Standard & Poor’s , Pittsburgh Pirates, YMCA, Unicef and many others, our intranet software serves a variety of industries. However, we also tailor our intranet software to our industry specific specialities we have been working with for almost 15 years – healthcare and finance.
6. Is it possible to customize the environment?
You can absolutely customize Intranet Connections, it is one of our product’s greatest strengths. We offer a variety of customization options, all out-of-the-box and can be done without an intranet consultant.
Geared for simplicity and ease-of-use, you are also given granular control of your intranet design elements, including the ability to create your own applications with our robust Application Builder tool.
We have built Intranet Connections for business workflow, delegation and automation to cater to IT departments who want to be able to delegate off tasks to other departments. Everything is front-end and very simple, no technology nerd knowledge required.
7. What do you bring to the table in terms of top benefits versus us simply implementing it ourselves?
We provide the simplicity and design to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - implement Intranet Connections on your own, no intranet consultant necessary. If you have questions along the way, we have a stellar support team that can help you answer any questions that may pop-up.
On the other hand, if you want to fast-track your intranet implementation and leverage the success of other customer intranets within your industry, we have established intranet boxes that contain industry best practices and insights, along with coaching from our Intranet Engagement Specialists that provide more specific one-on-one guidance if you prefer the hand-holding, guided method of implementation.
If you are looking for best practices, tips and advice on intranets, check out our blog.
8. Are there any differences between hosted and on-premise versions of the software?
Again, based on our value of simplicity we only offer on-premise deployments of our intranet software, ensuring that your intranet is bought at a one-time cost, self-deployed and managed in-house.
9. Who owns the data we’ll share on the platform, you or us?
Our clients own their data, no question.
10. Can we monitor and track usage?
With Intranet Connections’ Stats Software you can easily monitor and track usage, including a full breakdown of site traffic by users and popularity of applications/items by ranking.
11. How can I get my data out at the end of our relationship?
While it is quite uncommon for clients to leave our Intranet Connections family, there is no issues as our clients own their data, no strings attached.
12. What are your best practice approaches to gaining adoption of your product?
Our belief is you must engage your users and the best way to do that is to provide business related tasks on the intranet where there is a material benefit to leverage and interface with the software. Ensure that there are areas of the intranet upon launch of your intranet, where employees can contribute and participate. You must show value on your intranet, and tap into their emotions of your employees. Share employee birthdays, milestones and kudos. Employees connect to people, not data. To get more ideas on how to leverage intranet adoption, check out 101 Ideas eBook.
13. Which languages does your product support?
Our intranet software is English-based.
14. What kind of support can we expect from you after implementing your product in our organization?
Our clients are blown away by our stellar support team. Included in the purchase of our intranet software is a full-year of product upgrades and support services (unrestricted). If you need us, we will be there.
15. Do you have a community of customers that we can participate in to share experiences and approaches?
We have a tight group of our stellar intranet clients that actively participate in our Customer Advisory Board. Our Customer Advisory Board is formed by some of our lifetime customer, of more than 10 years, and customers that help us specialize our product in their industries – including healthcare and finance. This close-knit group of stellar clients help us stay challenged and focused on what is really important to their business.
16. What is the model for upgrades and releases?
On average we release two upgrades per year to our customers in which we provide ample support documents and webinars to support deployment of new features and functionality.
17. What is your pricing model?
Our pricing model is simple – all-inclusive, one-cost pricing for the life of the product.
18. Who should our readers get in touch with for more information?
For more information about Intranet Connections please visit our website or contact us at (604.924.9770 or [email protected]). Or complete the form below to request a FREE 20-minute personal demo of our low-risk, simple intranet software.
19. Is there something else you would like our readers to know about you?
Yes, we will be releasing am exiciting, new version of Intranet Connections this fall, appropriately dubbed the MEGA release. To stay informed about our release, subscribe to our blog http://blogs.intranetconnections.com/ and follow us at @IntranetTips on Twitter.