This fully-featured intranet helps with a broad range of important responsibilities - from technical knowledge capture and dissemination to alerting staff to freshly-cut birthday cake.
The fully responsive interface can be used on screens of all sizes - from phones to the biggest desktop monitor.
Eckersley O'Callaghan initially approached us to build a searchable library of their technical documentation. The brief quickly explanded to encompass a comprehensive intranet for all their staff.
We started by building an automatic process that spiders through network drives, searching for technical documents. These documents are thumbnailed and analysed for popular keywords before being added to the library. Potential duplicate documents are flagged for review and users can add their own metadata to improve discoverability.
With the library being tested and populated, we then turned out attention to helping Eckersley O'Callaghan improve staff communication and knowledge sharing.
Using the technical library as a foundation, we then developed a fully-featured intranet for comprehensive knowledge sharing within the practise. Features such as rich text editing, granular administration privileges, controlled items with read receipts, staff skills assessment and office skills rosters were all feature in the new system.
We used the Bootstrap framework and a modular front-end coding approach to build a rich interface that is responsive across all screen sizes. Having the solid foundation of a formal framework helped us achieve some complicated user intractions for cropping images, embedding dynamic item lists in body text, sorting and reordering lists of linked items, etc.
The new system includes a number of features to help staff in their day-to-day professional lives:
“Matt has been able to deliver an easy to use, customised product... Communicative, concise and creative. It been great to collaborate with him and I'll continue to do so.”
The new intranet is available to all client employees using their web browsers. They are automatically recognised from their windows domain login. The new system has gone down well with staff, and we look forward to future development.