In the past, if you went out looking for a new Intranet solution the options were limited. You could opt for a highly customized solution that took six months (or more) to build and hefty upfront costs. Or you could select a feature-poor out-of-the-box Intranet.
Recently these options have changed dramatically. There has been a shift in the marketplace, and alternative turnkey intranet solutions can now deploy quickly with lower upfront costs.
Just a few years ago the only ready-to-go intranet solutions available were feature poor. In the last year, a new field of feature rich, turnkey intranet solutions have become available. These solutions offer the capabilities that many businesses need without the hassles of building and customizing a platform.
The speed of implementation and delivery counts for a lot in today’s fast-paced business world. Instead of a lengthy 4-6 months custom build, you will find that a turnkey solution can be ready-to-go in just 30-60 days.
At about a third of the upfront cost compared to a custom solution, ready-to-go Intranet means a smaller hit to the budget to get it implemented. Instead, you will pay an annual cost over a period of time. A turnkey solution can be an inexpensive way to going quickly.
A turnkey Intranet solution is cloud-based and doesn’t have the kind of customized features that require ongoing maintenance. Fewer people and fewer servers result in lower costs. Without these extra costs, your business will be able to enjoy long-term savings.
Traditionally Intranet solutions have a hard time keeping up with new technology and features. Simply for the fact they’re customized. With a ready-to-go Intranet, new feature capabilities continue to be rolled out continuously.
The Bottom Line
A ready-to-go Intranet solution has many advantages but most importantly it will allow your business to focus on the content and not on the technology.
Ultimately any Intranet solution needs to have the capability to be a self-serve resource for employees to answer fundamental questions themselves. Intranets are judged on their ability to solve communication issues, allow users to collaborate and create access to other systems and people.
A successful turnkey Intranet solution should provide a central point— that single window of access—to content and information that employees can utilize from anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
With the right ready-to-go Intranet in place, your business can focus on capturing the knowledge employees need in order to increase engagement and participation.
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