Monday, January 22, 2007

common intranet services

Here is a sampling of typical intranet applications, which may or may not be desired by your intranet users:

1. collections of web links
2. company news and department newsletters
3. organization charts
4. manuals, documentation, policies
5. basic collaboration tools (groupware)
6. directory services (gateway to phone and other staff contact info)
7. human resources information
8. threaded discussions on current company topics/issues
9. web--based email access (similar to Hotmail)
10. web--based discussion list management and participation
11. access to company databases -- sales, inventory, pricing
12. calendaring (company--wide events calendar)
13. scheduling (meetings, personal scheduling)
14. document management
15. search engine of company documents
16. employee time logging
17. employee expense reporting
18. forms to help automate other business processes - work orders, job descriptions, mileage, maintenance requests, etc.