Leading UK Developer Of SharePoint Intranet & Communication Site Solutions
Discover new cloud working efficiencies and streamlined communications with a Microsoft SharePoint intranet or communication site solution.
Our experience in developing SharePoint as an intranet spans organisations from SMEs to major brands and institutions. And we take care of all aspects of implementation: from initial consultancy to final data migration and even post-go-live support.
So whether you’re considering a traditional intranet, a company-wide storage platform, a communication site or a custom solution, contact us to discuss your requirements.
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SharePoint Intranet Development Service
Our SharePoint intranet development team tailor each project to customers’ specific requirements and challenges.
Through scoping and stakeholder engagement, we’ll determine exactly what your organisation needs to achieve with your intranet or communication site, and provide suggestions as to the best way to achieve them. With our wider business experience, we can also suggest broader SharePoint and Microsoft 365 functionality that may benefit your organisation as you grow.
Once an approach is agreed upon, we’ll then design and deliver your intranet solution upfront or in phases as per your requirements. This includes establishing user access matrixes and ensuring that only users with the right permissions can access files and information relevant to their position.
We’ll also brand your intranet or communication site to keep the look and feel coherent with the rest of your brand, making your SharePoint instance both attractive and easy to use for your users.
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Benefits Of SharePoint Intranets & Communication Sites
Microsoft SharePoint is the leading solution for creating company intranets and communication sites. Utilised by over 200 million users worldwide, SharePoint supports both office-based and remote users.
An intranet can be thought of as an internal-facing website. It’s a central location for all information relating to an organisation’s operations – from useful template documents to training, to staff HR records and company policies.
They can also be used to share company culture and communicate values – the latest charity work or sustainability goals, for example. And they can also support remote collaboration on files and projects.
Many organisations will find they have access to SharePoint through existing Microsoft 365 licensing. This makes it cost-effective to develop a new intranet in SharePoint.
View our video for more on the benefits of a SharePoint intranet:
Using SharePoint As An Intranet Or Communication Site
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Smarter Internal Communication
Intranets are an effective tool for communicating internal information across a company, and is a great way to a great way to keep all users engaged – particularly if the workforce is spread across a variety of locations
Setting up a SharePoint intranet (or a communication site as part of a wider SharePoint setup) can be the ideal way to share key organisational announcements, policies, and employee notices. Organisations can communicate in a variety of formats (news pages, links, images and videos) to get their message across – more effective and longer-term than email or other messaging solutions.
SharePoint as an intranet can also become the home of workplace calendars, holiday booking forms and resource scheduling tool, providing a truly centralised location for your organisation’s operations.
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Intranets For Document Sharing
A SharePoint intranet can also be configured for storing files and documents. By pooling resources within SharePoint, an organisation can reduce duplication of effort and standardise output, creating efficiency gains in the process.
As a document or file management solution, SharePoint can support collaborative working on documents, allowing users to collaborate on Excel, Word, PowerPoint files simultaneously. This reduces time spent on projects and reduces issues of version control.
SharePoint also provides organisations with 1TB of free cloud storage, making it the ideal solution to replace file servers.
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SharePoint Intranet FAQ
Some of the most common SharePoint intranet questions we're asked as part of development:
Many organisations will have access to SharePoint through their Microsoft 365 licensing. While organisations can try and develop an intranet themselves, we often find that the relevant structure and controls are not implemented, leading to user abandonment. This is why we recommend working with a SharePoint intranet developer such as Akita.
Our SharePoint solutions start from as little as £600. SharePoint intranet pricing then depends on the setup, level of functionality, integrations and any wider development required. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch:Get A Quote
Typically, an intranet can contain a team site (linked or unlinked), a communication site or a hub site. View more about the types of SharePoint site in our blog:View
Yes and its encouraged for improved use and user adoption. We can configure your intranet based on your company structure, locations or function (HR, Marketing etc). We can also fully brand SharePoint intranet solutions to include company colours, logos and much more.
Access to SharePoint intranet - and data within it - is protected first by password (and additional Microsoft MFA if you choose). We can then construct a user access matrix that restricts access based on role or requirement. We can also link to any existing Microsoft 365 security setup an organisation may have (such as Azure AD).
Yes. SharePoint links indigenously to applications including Microsoft Teams, Dynamics 365, Power Platform applications as well as the Office 365 suite. Each integration can add a wide range of business enhancements – our consultants will be happy to explain more on a demo:Book A Demo
Yes. While we will undertake ad hoc SharePoint intranet support projects, we find many organisations benefit from our SharePoint support managed service. Find out more:View
Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Integration
As a Microsoft solution, a SharePoint Online intranet can be configured to work seamlessly with Microsoft 365 applications such as Microsoft Teams or Dynamics 365 and your wider Microsoft tenant.
SharePoint makes live collaboration on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents simple, with easy sharing and version control as well.
We also regularly develop Power Platform solutions alongside intranets as part of wider digital transformation projects. And a SharePoint intranet also makes the ideal location to host relevant Power Apps and Power BI reports that your organisation may rely upon.
By default, all intranets built with SharePoint Modern Experience are mobile-device friendly, meaning that they can be accessed by users on-the-go without any loss of features or experience.
In addition, our SharePoint Online intranets can now be linked to Microsoft Teams, allowing users to access key information alongside messages, chats and calls – a true unified communication solution.View Our Work
About Akita Intelligent Soltutions
With over 20 years of experience in digital success solutions, we design, develop and support business intelligence technologies for organisations across the UK and internationally.
Our Microsoft SharePoint intranet solutions serve organisations at all phases of their requirement and development, from first adoption through to global, multi-site intranet requirements.
And with in-house expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform as well, we can partner with your business to deliver advanced digital transformation solutions.
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