If you’ve put deploying a company intranet in the too hard basket, then it’s time to think again! Although many businesses have realized that there are distinct advantages to be had with a company intranet, many haven’t been able to get over the mental hurdle that they are too difficult to implement. Well, in this post we will put paid to that myth! The truth is that it is possible to deploy a simple intranet that comes with low stress and a low cost, here’s how.
Utilize Pre-Built Modules
Cloud intranets such as MyHub’s come with pre-built intranet page templates and a range of powerful business modules and tools, all out of the box. What this means for you is that there’s no complicated software to install and configure and no company server required to host the intranet.
And far from being a one-size-fits-all solution, your intranet template is capable of being fully customized. So whether it’s your company colors, logo and branding or customization in terms of the business modules you require, the end result will be a totally unique cloud intranet that is in keeping with your company image.
The basic design, sitemap and layout is all provided for you – all you need to do is put your own stamp on it. Why waste valuable time and energy on designing and organizing your company intranet when you don’t have to? With a drag and drop page builder, the intranet template option allows for a flexible layout and you can easily insert text, images, videos, iframes or widgets to really make it your own.
What’s more, you don’t need any great technical know-how either. Your company intranet could be up and running in a just a matter of hours. The intuitive, five-step builder process means that no IT resources are needed – a complete technology novice such as Mary in Marketing or Guy in HR – can confidently go about building the intranet. What’s more, help is available in the shape of ongoing support from your cloud intranet provider who can hold your hand through each step of the process if required.
Eliminate The Need For Testing
Another factor that has influenced companies’ reticence to deploy an intranet solution is the time and hassle involved in piloting and testing the software. This is particularly the case for small to medium sized enterprises that may lack a dedicated internal IT resource. It’s a difficult enough process building an intranet from scratch let alone the added complication of going through the necessary testing and piloting. For most companies, time is always in short supply and if you’re wanting to deploy an intranet in response to a particular issue or pain point, then time is probably a luxury you can’t afford.
With a cloud intranet, all the modules have undergone extensive testing already. In fact, they are being used on a daily basis by a number of companies just like yours. You can have absolute confidence, therefore, in your intranet’s functionality and ability to do the job.
Most cloud intranet providers will be happy to give you a free demonstration or shared screen tour of their software so you can get your hands dirty with a free trial. In that way, you can be certain the cloud intranet is a good match before you even sign that bit of paper. Why bother re-inventing the wheel if you don’t have to? The pre-tested and quality assured nature of the cloud intranet provides peace of mind that you’re making the right investment for your business.
Greater Cost Certainty
Of course, you want to deploy an intranet at the most cost-effective price. Of course you want value for money and of course you want a good return on investment. Those things really go without saying, but the only way to guarantee them is by utilizing a simple to use cloud intranet. Try building your own simple intranet from scratch or downloading do-it-yourself software from the web and you may as well be signing a blank cheque. With those options, it’s very hard to maintain control of the costs which can quickly escalate as you discover you need this add-on or that plug-in to supplement the functionality.
By comparison, cloud intranets provide greater cost certainty. Once you sign up with a provider, you’ll know exactly what it will cost and what you’re getting. Here at MyHub, for a fixed monthly fee, we offer unlimited data and unlimited numbers of users. There’s no to need to pay per user, all of our pricing plans include unlimited users, unlimited data storage and ongoing support. This makes a cloud company intranet a very affordable and cost-effective solution.
If you don’t know your spyware from your malware and you thought phishing was something you did on a boat, then you probably need help when it comes to intranet security. There’s no doubt about it, intranet security is a complex and constantly changing subject. Keeping on top of the latest viruses and new ways to combat security threats is almost a full-time job in itself.
Do you want to have that responsibility in your company? No, thought not. It’s no wonder then that many businesses have been reluctant to implement a company intranet because of concerns around online security. Well, with a cloud intranet it’s the provider who retains responsibility for assuring the security and integrity of all the data and information on the intranet. Now, that’s one major migraine-sized headache taken care of for you!
Intranet Design Services For Busy People
And for those of you that have read this post but still feel as though you just haven’t got the time to time to get started on deploying an intranet, then we offer a complete design service. We will set up for you a fully functioning, totally customized company intranet that meets your needs and requirements. From developing the scope of works and the intranet’s aims and objectives through to site design and launch, we will take care of the whole process for you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the benefits that a well-designed, effective intranet will bring to your business.
And so introducing a company intranet really doesn’t have to be too hard. If you’re looking for a low-stress, low-cost, simple intranet deployment then contact us at MyHub today.