Associative Trails

Intranet application development

We develop and maintain intranet applications for clients based in the UK.

We can help out during all the stages of intranet application development - from strategy, requirements capture, paper/html prototyping, specification, information architecture and usability; to server and client side development, SQL Server, Oracle or open source databases, accessibility, web standards, hosting and technical deployment.

An intranet application development project will include some or all of the following steps:

1. Kickoff

Initial discussions about the goals of your application, who the intended audience is, etc. From our base in Kent, the high-speed rail link gets us to anywhere close to London in double-quick time.

2. Proposal

We write a proposal document, sketching out general ideas for the intranet application and estimating costs and timescales.

Sketches of ideas for intranet application development
Sketches of ideas for intranet application development

3. Contract

We sign a contract (between client and developer) to ensure all parties know their responsibilities and what is expected of them.

We often like to use a secure extranet to improve communications during the project and will provide a project programme setting out key stages and deliverables.

Project programme for intranet application development
Heatherwick Studio Intranet
Heatherwick Studio Intranet

A bespoke company intranet for one of the UK's top design studios. A bespoke intranet developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more
Scott Brownrigg Compass
Scott Brownrigg Compass

An updated bespoke company information portal. Fully responsive, very well-connected. A bespoke intranet developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more

4. Prototype

A prototype is a quick and efficient way of working out the key templates and important workflows of the intranet application.

Depending on the project requirements and budget, a static HTML prototype will allow us to explore a handful of key pages (e.g. home page, listing page, item page, search results, etc.) and lay them out exactly how they will appear in the final application. This enables good quality feedback on visual design, content hierarchy, layout for different devices (responsive design), etc. which can then be fed back into the design process.

HTML Prototype for intranet application development HTML Prototype for intranet application development
HTML Prototype for intranet application development HTML Prototype for intranet application development

Sometimes, a project's programme or budget may mean we also produce a paper protoype - this allows us to consider a larger volume of sample screens and explore workflows more fully.

Paper prototype for intranet application development
Paper prototype for intranet application development

5. Written specification

If the project would benefit, we will also provide a written functional specification document.

6. Development

Once the prototype and functional specification are signed off, we retreat to our Kent-based lair to develop the intranet application. We provide regular progress updates during this stage.

Project progress report for intranet application development
Grant Thornton Events Management System
Grant Thornton Events Management System

Full lifecycle event management - attendee registration, mailshots, table plans and name badges. A bespoke intranet application developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more
Scott Brownrigg Spider
Scott Brownrigg Spider

Building a bespoke CRM system to sit proudly at the centre of an award-winning architecture practise. A bespoke intranet application developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more

7. Testing

When it is ready, we distribute links and security access to the intranet application to key client stakeholders for testing.

8. Launch

When everyone is happy with it, we launch the intranet web application.

9. Ongoing support

We can provide ongoing support for intranet application via secure remote access to the client's network.

Sheppard Robson Intranet
Sheppard Robson Intranet

How we delivered a fully-featured company intranet with Active Directory integration in double-quick time. A bespoke intranet application developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more
Scott Brownrigg Intranet
Scott Brownrigg Intranet

A vibrant, design-led company intranet that is viewed and maintained using a standard web browser - no technical skills required. A bespoke intranet application developed by Associative Trails.

 Read more

Interested?

If you would like to discuss the development of your intranet application with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


 Contact us
 Jump to top