News is one of the most popular and useful apps used in any company intranet. Read more »
Category Archive: Maximizing iD
Nav-i-ga-tion: the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route.
Intranet Navigation comes in a number of forms – it is not just the menu bar across or down the page – there are many other functions within your intranet that aid navigation including Search, Breadcrumb Bars, Quick Links, Banner Ads and Navigation Bars.
As intranet consultants, we have come across many sites that are cluttered with an abundance of menu options and links to different pieces of content. The homepage becomes very text-heavy and as a user, it takes a huge amount of time to find the information you need and becomes a very frustrating exercise! Good navigation is essential to the success of an intranet.
Good intranet navigation enables a user to reach their destination with minimal clicks, and therefore deliver good usability for the company intranet. Read more »
Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) is a flexible intranet software product that can be customized and tailored to suit specific needs. The layout of the News application can be uniquely customized using iD’s powerful CMS. The possibilities are endless allowing you to define your own style and Look and Feel, creating a really beautiful layout for your company news.
As a default setting, iD provides both a thumbs up Like and thumbs down Dislike option for content pages.
However, using the configuration settings, you can hide the Dislike option, so that users can only choose to Like a page, similar to Facebook.
iD features an incredibly robust Enterprise Search functionality to assist users in locating content. One of the most popular features is Sponsored Links. While these are generally used for advertising purposes, Sponsored Links are also useful to guide users to commonly used content, where there may be multiple definitions or misspelt search queries. Read more »
iD Desktop Assistant is the perfect companion for administrators. It provides notifications for all items which require approval, making it easy to stay on top of requests. Read more »
iD has a great feature which allows users to be kept in the loop when content is changed on any intranet page. Read more »
In addition to iD serving as a site for staff on an internal network, it can also serve the same or different content as an internet accessible platform for external users. This is commonly known as an extranet. Read more »