If you want to discover the secret of good internal communication within the organization and greater employee satisfaction level, Intranet is something that you can't afford to overlook. In majority of the surveys conducted among staff of small companies that have less than 30 members, it was discovered that internal communication is the major cause for dissatisfaction.
Extranet is also very similar to Intranet with the only difference being the fact that intranet is not connected to the web, while extranet operates over the Internet, yet both are private to the closed user group of members within an organization, and not open to general public.
At Delight Informix, we've built dozens of Intranet and Extranets for companies of varying size, and the results have always been more than satisfactory.
Well, if your staff members require access to the contents of the repository from a non-business browser, such as a mobile device, home PC or a shared kiosk, then they'd need an extranet, because Intranets don't work over the web.
On the other hand, if majority of the work is done within the office premises, and you just need a platform to connect the employees, and allow them to communicate with each other and the management in an effective manner, then Intranet would suffice.
Gone are the days of traditionally printing the newsletters, HR policy documents, staff handbooks, Holiday request forms, staff telephone directories, expenses forms, Internet reports, holiday request forms, surveys and similar documents, and you could be wasting a lot of time, efforts, and paper on that.
With the power of intranet/extranet, you can do everything over the web in digital form, and do your bit to the environment too. These days even banking and financial institutions are requesting their customers to switch over to e-mail statements, and digital communication, and in this digital era, it's simply ridiculous to survive somehow with pen and paper. Plus, you'll have to live with the guilt that a lot of trees had to be cut down for the paper that you wasted on printing such stuff!
Today, any form of document, no matter how large it may be, can be uploaded as a PDF and all the stay members can access it from a central repository with great ease. Additionally, you can back-up all such important documents on the cloud, and retrieve it even in case it gets corrupted in local machines, which isn't possible in case of physical documents.
Of course, these are just a few benefits of intranet and extranet, and the biggest benefit is that the whole workflow process becomes a whole lot smoother, because human intervention isn't required at each level; just electronic notifications can accomplish most of the functionality.
So, it's time to come out of the Dark Age – just allow the expert developers at Delight Informix to assist you in the process, and you can rest assured that your business productivity will improve significantly over the coming months.