What Kind of Intranet Software is There?

What Kind of Intranet Software Are There?

Among the many considerations when building an intranet is which type of intranet software to choose. There are 4 different ways to approach your intranet software foundation: platforms, intranet packages, cloud office and business applications.

  • The platform approach uses a foundation such as a Content Management System like SharePoint, Drupal or WordPress to build an intranet on

  • Intranet packages or Intranet-in-a-box is pre-built software designed to enable organizations to quickly launch an intranet due to its offering of out-of-the-box features and functionality. Intranet packages may come either as standalone offerings or with various offerings

  • The cloud office approach enables organizations to build basic intranets on existing O365 or Google G-Suite implementations

  • Business applications can also be used to fulfill the basic responsibilities of an intranet, such as displaying HR notifications in an organization's HCM system

A typical intranet may use several components together, such as a content management system for the homepage that links to social software for additional functionality. But, the ultimate goal is for the experience to be seamless for employees.


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