Introduction to Intranets
Prescient's particular strength and focus pertains to intranet and corporate portal business requirements such as strategy, planning, communications and content.
In large corporations and small non-profit associations, intranets and corporate portals are being used to…
- Enhance communications
- Drive collaboration
- Streamline operations and business processes
- Deliver significant cost savings
- Enhance organizational knowledge (Knowledge Management)
- Improve revenue / sales opportunities
- Improve HR management
People and Process
Intranets and corporate portals can be expensive endeavours.
Despite the expense, many organizations understand the implicit
and/or explicit value and are therefore willing to make notable
According to the META Group, more than 85% of Global 2000 companies have implemented or are developing intranets. However, it’s not only large multi-nationals that understand the benefits and potential reward of a well-funded and high-value intranet.
According to Modalis Research, more than 70% of all small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), including government agencies & non-profits, believe that having an intranet is important and either have intranet or plan to deploy an intranet. (2001 study).
Corporate & Enterprise Work Portals
An enterprise work or corporate portal is a primary website on the enterprise intranet. A web-based gateway to most, if not all, tools and information on the enterprise intranet. The portal can be a ‘catch all’ for all of the intranet, or a business unit or function specific portal (i.e. Sales or HR portal). A portal aggregates tools and information, serves as the principal gateway to the intranet, and can provide a highly personalized user experience.
Portals are Prescient's primary strength and focus. We provide a host of portal strategic services - many listed above - ranging from assessment and user research, to business case and ROI planning, to building the actual information architecture.