OrangeMantra’s client, a large manufacturing company, was looking to have an intranet portal that connected the workforce across the entire levels. The portal was meant to be accessible to the employees of the organization, with the objective of allowing the dissemination of disparate information and news quickly and consistently across the entire regions, departments and lines of business. Further, it was aimed to serve as the first level of information go-to source for the organizational workforce as a whole.
The client wanted to create a connected workplace. For an organization that is used to siloed structures, limited communications between workers of different departments and frontline staff with information in disparate areas are a norm. The organization was also looking for essential tools to aid problem-solving and improve productivity, making it vital support for business. The key challenges that the client wanted to resolve were:
Based on the mandated provided by the client, team OrangeMantra conducted a discovery workshop with the representatives of the various business units of the client. This was followed by group discussions with a random group of the employee to ascertain their expectations, get their suggestions, and identified the issues they faced on a daily basis and in the long run. These points were translated into business requirements that were finalized and prioritized by the project sponsor. A SharePoint-based custom intranet portal was ideated as the solution, with the aim to keep the development expenses minimal and maximize the usage of the out of the box functionalities offered by SharePoint. The focus was also on minimizing the coding requirements while developing the application that could be created by assembling, connecting, and configuring the main building blocks of functionality available in SharePoint.
OrangeMantra developed a fully-fledged bespoke Intranet portal with multiple subsites and pages. The following are the distinctive features of the portal:
The project has resulted in a simple to use, highly searchable intranet portal that is aligned with the corporate branding guidelines. This has led to the creation of a sense of community within the organization and communication across different departments & groups. The implementation of the new portal has significantly increased its usage by more than 15%, after the initial usage surge, on the portal launch.