12 smart add-ins to build up your SharePoint Intranet quickly
and save your time like never before
If you are looking for a comprehensive Microsoft SharePoint Intranet for your company, it needs to fulfill some basic requirements. It should be able to keep employees engaged and informed, support daily initiatives, reflect company values and ultimately help people get work done effectively and efficiently. We, at Beyond Intranet, recommend that as the company SharePoint Intranet administrator you should review following 12 add-ins which can be used to quickly setup a really effective and comprehensive intranet for your company.
Before installation of add-ins, sign up with your Office 365 account with Microsoft SharePoint subscription plan. Now start adding ‘Beyond Intranet’ apps by finding them on Microsoft AppSource store and subscribing to them one by one.
Images have a remarkable capacity of communicating more in less time. Our Slider add-in can be impressively used to make a rotating banner of your SharePoint Intranet home page. Either showcase your company’s new launches, events pictures or anything else, a dynamic slider will ensure that it creates an attractive landing page of your Intranet.
Metro Tiles is one of the ‘never miss out’ kind of add-in which not only makes navigation to all the important web pages handy but also adds to the beauty of your SharePoint Intranet page. Absolutely colorful clickable tiles can bring any dull/ pale looking Intranet page into vibrant page which your employees would love to visit again and again.
To display any type of company news, announcements or even sharing blogs, News Ticker is absolutely a ‘perfect’ add-in on any company intranet page. Adding news items, announcements or any such information is extremely simple with this add-in. Since you can also adjust the dimensions of the New Ticker window, it can easily adjust to the layout of your SharePoint Intranet. Make a table in the extreme right or left had side of the page or lay it at the bottom. It’s your choice. Moreover, it’s also available as a mobile app. So your employees are connected on the go as well!
Beyond Intranet’s Knowledge Management add-in acts as a central repository for loads of information which can be used by any employee having access to it at any point of time. Employees keep on constantly adding new information in the form of comments, discussions, blogs, documents on the SharePoint Intranet. If they do so with Knowledge management tool, the information will get saved on it and this will act as a hub of information which can be used anytime, anywhere with designated people.
True saying. Employees are the key asset for any organization. Beyond Intranet’s Employee Directory add-in is an absolute must to have for large organizations or office with remote staff. Employee Directory allows employees to recognize who’s who as well as it brings easy engagement of the staff. While planning your company intranet, make sure to give a small search box of Employee Directory add-in so people can quickly find contact details of the co-workers. This add-in is built to be fully responsive for any android or iOS phone as well so enjoy connecting to employees whenever and wherever you are!
Deadlines keep the momentum of work moving in positive direction. They force you to organize your tasks in order of priority. Task Manager helps your employees by prioritizing the work and marking its schedule on Task Manager. Automated email alerts are sent as soon as new task is created or deadline is missed. Task Manager becomes extremely important component of your company’s intranet page to help employees’ catchup with the growing pace of work.
Employee love to see if they are appreciated and that too when it is on your company intranet. Simply appreciating employee thorough an email is not enough. Your employee appreciation can be highly impressive when you give recognition to any employee on Employee Spotlight add-in. Make sure to give a well deserving space to this add-in on your company intranet page. Employee will surely visit to the see the shining star every day here.
Birthday Reminder is another attractive add-in which has all rights to grab a small place on your company’s intranet. The add-in picks up birth date of the employees from the SharePoint/ Office 365 database and displays it in a beautiful template with employee profile picture on his/ her special day. Even the other office colleagues can send quick links with birthday greetings to the employee having his/ her special day without investing lot of time. Your employees feel important on their special day with this little gesture through your company intranet.
Planner or Event calendar is a crucial add-in on any SharePoint Intranet page which can be extremely handy when you have a project with high level deadlines. Employees can mark their schedules on the Events Timeline and it also gives complete transparency within the teams with regard to other’s availability. Employees can also switch between the timeline view and calendar view with default view of 2 weeks and zoom out to years.
Most of the employees have admitted that they want to keep irregular check on news items for information as well as it’s a good way to recharge the mind and prevent burnout. For providing real time news items to the employees, it’s a great idea to have RSS Viewer add-in on your company Intranet page. Employees will save time as they will get all the important news item on their intranet only.
What if there are thousands of documents lying on the combined space of your intranet and employee wants to get the relevant document from this pool of information. Search Analytics add-in has a capability to search loads of documents, people, sites and other content from your loaded SharePoint Intranet to find the relevant information for you. Just install this add-in and don’t forget to give it a top space on the page to be easily located by your employees.
Discuss, chat, spread ideas and innovate and express yourself inside your SharePoint Intranet through an extremely simple application of Chat Board. Information radiators help your employees to communicate easily.
Ask for help!
Just try the simple add-ins on your Enterprise Intranet and let us know how it went.
Even if you face any challenges, the Beyond Intranet SharePoint team of expert developers is always there to help. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as we can.