Top Features of a Successful SharePoint Online Intranet Portal
When deploying a SharePoint Online and Office 365 intranet portal, it is important that the features you deploy engage your people, are social, and enable them to contribute, like, follow, and share content. The intranet site must be device-responsive, and provide useful tools, workflows, and topical real-time information. It must be the “GO TO” place for people to see what is new, to get help, make suggestions, and make a difference.
At MessageOps, we have developed ROOT, the company intranet portal. It’s easy to deploy, inexpensive, and easily managed. It will contribute to a happier, more productive, and collaborative workplace.
Features of ROOT – Your SharePoint Online and Office 365 Intranet Portal
The ROOT user directory allows you to search for people by name, department, and title. The search capability uses a fuzzy search, so even if you don’t know the exact name or title, the directory will quickly connect you with the person you are looking for.
Search by Skillset
The ROOT intranet portal will allow you to search by skillset. In many cases, you are in need of not necessarily a person but rather a skillset that can help you accomplish a task or project. The skillset search rapidly searches the profiles of your teammates and delivers back a comprehensive list of people in your company that have the skills you are looking for.
Marketing & Corporate Events Calendar
Want to get your employees on the same page regarding upcoming marketing and corporate events? The ROOT intranet portal provides updated real-time content in a single dashboard location, that is easily seen and can be acted upon.
Monthly Employee Anniversaries and Birthdays
Everyone likes to be recognized on their work anniversary and birthday. The Employee Anniversary and Birthday widget provides monthly birthdays and anniversaries with a quick way to have people send greetings and salutations.
Shout Out Recognition
Your ROOT intranet portal will allow you and your teammates to give “shout outs” and recognition of jobs well done. Others can comment and “like” the shout out. Your team will enjoy the recognition.
Departmental Request Widget With Workflow
This completely configurable departmental workflow widget will improve your teams productivity instantly. ROOT will provide your team with a way to request something from a department by category. These requests will be routed to the appropriate department and can be automatically assigned to the appropriate individual. The user who brought up the request is updated to the progress of their request throughout the process. Managers by department can see open, in progress, and closed requests by category and person. ROOT’s departmental workflow request will drive the adoption of your intranet site.
Yearly Goals, Quarterly Objectives, Monthly Target
Keeping the company up to date on the progress against yearly targets, quarterly objectives and other targets is now easily communicated and managed. When logging into your company’s intranet site, your goals widget will be predominantly displayed. You can update your targets with RED, YELLOW, or GREEN status so your team knows how the company is progressing.
All of your companies social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) will be displayed on your intranet launch page. Employees can keep up with what is being communicated to the public on a regular basis. With one click they can engage in the social conversations that are happening.
Weather plays a huge part in many industries, or perhaps you have remote offices, stores, distribution centers, job sites, etc. ROOT provides a weather widget that can be configured to give you the weather for multiple locations. At a glance, everyone can get an understanding of the conditions in those locations.
Case Study/Win Search
ROOT provides a quick search capability of past wins. You can search by solution, industry, sales rep, location, client name, and much more. This will save huge amounts of time finding out who sold what, when, and to whom.
Using Bing maps, you can pinpoint client locations, job sites, offices, stores, delivery vehicles, etc. all on the homepage of your intranet.
Easy to Use Administration
Your ROOT SharePoint intranet portal is designed to allow anyone to administer the day-to-day tasks. You do not need a SharePoint guru to maintain a robust interactive portal. It’s simple and easy.
Encourage idea sharing and exploration by providing your team a blogging platform. Getting people engaged and willing to share is the first step to creating a culture of innovation and collaboration. The ROOT blogging platform is easy to use, and graphically eye-appealing.
You have other applications that run your business. Your Office 365 intranet portal can be the launchpad to capture the daily “company and industry news” and then connect to your business applications.
Have a question you need an answer to, but not sure who to ask? Do you want to share an idea of what’s working or not? ROOT provides a discussion board where questions can be asked and answered by the community and thoughts can be shared. Engaging people to help and achieve.