It can be challenging to establish and maintain an intranet that streamlines internal communication and improves employee engagement. Small businesses and mid-sized organizations often have limited budgets and resources, which can make it even more challenging. However, there are various intranet add-ons available through Klarinet that enable organizations to modernize their intranet and connect employees across their business, one of which is Omnia.
Intranet Add-On for Small Businesses
By leveraging third-party intranet-in-a-box solutions, you can build and launch an intranet that truly meets your organization’s needs. Omnia Express gives you a fixed-price implementation of an intranet customized to your needs in only a few weeks, with your subscription including successful deployment of an intranet, services to ensure your solution works smoothly, and product updates to help your solution scale and grow moving forward.
With the Omnia intranet add-on from Klarinet Solutions, you can brand your new intranet with your colors, display your logo, and pick a name of your choice. The solution will deliver an intuitive, personalized and task-oriented experience for your SharePoint Intranet that will help you drive adoption and user buy-in.
Essential Intranet Features for Small Businesses
For small business intranets, we believe it is essential to focus on the start page and Microsoft Teams integration. The intranet start page is where users likely land first, and it should help end-users stay on top of what is going on with the organization. Since it is often the location for promoted news articles, upcoming events, navigation to highlighted topics, documents, and applications, you should take some time to design and optimize your start page to fit the needs of your employees.
Another essential feature is integrating your intranet with Microsoft Teams. With the Omnia add-on, you can deliver the intranet not only as a browser experience but also as an integrated part of Microsoft Teams. You can display the start page, navigation, search, and access to all content right from within Microsoft Teams, and make it available from the Teams mobile app. By integrating your intranet with Microsoft Teams, you can drive the adoption of your new solution.
Improve Internal Communications Within Your Organization
Using intranet add-ons is a great way to improve internal communications, and with Omnia, you will have access to tools for publishing news, events, and important organizational information. By utilizing these tools, you can ensure that content stays relevant and updated and users stay informed. Right out-of-the-box, your solution has a news center set up.
The news center makes it easy to publish articles and is mobile-friendly so users can access it from any device to stay in the know. Social features can also be added to news articles, making it possible for end-users to like, comment, and share articles that they deem relevant. The notification panel informs users when new articles are published, and important news articles can be tagged as promoted so they are displayed on the start page.
Another way to improve internal communications is to make use of calendars that display upcoming meetings and events within your organization. These upcoming events can be displayed on the start page, making it easy for users to track what is going on across your business. You can also make use of information pages to publish organizational information about vision, objectives, procedures, and other directions that might be useful for users to know. Media and images for use on these pages and across the intranet can be stored in a central image bank included with the solution.
Elevate Collaboration and Engagement
By implementing a new intranet, your users will be able to connect and interact with each other more easily and feel more connected to the workplace. You can use the solution to highlight employee achievements and milestones, which will improve employee satisfaction and productivity.
You can use your Omnia intranet to:
- Highlight employees
Create polls and surveys to learn more about employee preferences, as well as highlight new colleagues, upcoming birthdays, work anniversaries, employee of the month achievements, and more.
- Personalize navigation
Use Teams, SharePoint, and Planner to help your organization collaborate more productively, and personalize navigation for users to show them their teams, recent notifications, and news updates or documents relevant to them.
- Deliver a world-class experience
Make use of an intuitive and user-friendly interface that helps provide a good search and user experience, with outstanding performance on all screens and an impressively fast loading time to elevate your users’ experience with your intranet.
Implement an Intranet for your Small Business
The experts at Klarinet Solutions have the expertise to help you build and launch a modern intranet that works for you. Take advantage of our unparalleled knowledge in the digital workplace solutions space and our ability to deliver Omnia, and various other intranet add-ons, to solve the problems you face every day.
Let’s work together to design a modern, custom intranet for your organization, and select the solution that makes the most sense for your organization. Contact us today!