Diversified Search Finds Simplicity and Productivity with Intranet Connections, Fully-Deploying Their New Corporate Intranet in Just 90 Days

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After a frustrating run with a previous intranet, Diversified Search went back to the drawing board in search of a simpler, less expensive intranet they could administer themselves. Finding Intranet Connections, Diversified Search was able to full-deploy their employee intranet in just 90 days to boost employee engagement and intranet adoption.

Choosing Intranet Connections was a no-brainer. The price was extremely competitive, their support was outstanding and the software was incredibly easy to use.

Diversified Search has grown and evolved since its inception 40 years ago. With eight offices in the United States and over 100 employees, Diversified Search now has global searching capabilities. As Diversified Search grew, so did their need for an intranet that could help employees share information across their eight geographic locations. That’s when the organization purchased their first intranet, hoping it would meet their needs. However, after a rocky 18-month run, Millie Francis, Vice President of Database & Technology at Diversified Search, was frustrated with the extensive time, money and resources required to administer their intranet and she was never able to get it to operate the way she desired.

When their intranet became too expensive to continue administering, requiring a third-party resource, and lacked the specific functionality Diversified Search desired, Francis knew she must find an alternate intranet solution that could provide communication and resources to help employees perform their tasks more productively. “Our previous intranet simply became too expensive to administer. We found ourselves putting off updating certain sections of our intranet because of the exorbitant costs associated with hiring a third-party resource to make simple changes to our intranet,” Francis explained. Francis evaluated a number of intranet solutions including close competitors of Intranet Connections. However, she ran into the same problem she had encountered with their old intranet – they were cost prohibitive and couldn’t deliver the ease-of-use Diversified Search needed.

When Francis found Intranet Connections, it was an exact match for the resource and budget constraints she faced and most importantly, it delivered the ease-of-use and functionality she required. “Choosing Intranet Connections was a no-brainer. The price was extremely competitive, their support was outstanding and the software was incredibly easy to use. Intranet Connections’ intranet software delivered an intranet that was simple and concepts that were easy to grasp,” Francis reported.

Francis was up and running with Intranet Connections from day one. Working with the preconceived intranet planning and documentation Diversified Search set out from their original intranet, Francis was able to fully deploy their Intranet Connections’ intranet within 90 days.

“The set-up and implementation process with Intranet Connections was simple. Modifications that would previously take me a half day to perform on our old intranet or the hiring of a third-party development resource, I could now make in two minutes with Intranet Connections,” Francis described.

Since deploying Intranet Connections, intranet adoption at Diversified Search has skyrocketed. Employees are able to find what they are looking for and share resources between offices has been made easy. In addition, Diversified Search has experienced significant time-cost savings. Making changes on their new intranet, freshly named DivShare, takes minutes and has eliminated company-wide emails.

“We saved $11,000 in the first year alone using Intranet Connections and that factors in the initial purchase investment of the software. All cost savings reaped after our first year with Intranet Connections will continue to add to our already significant return on investment,” Francis explained. Read more from Francis in the Diversified Search Case Study: http://www.intranetconnections.com/documents/Intranet-Connections-Diversified-Search-Case-Study.pdf

Francis sums up their success with Intranet Connections saying, “Our previous intranet became too much of a burden to manage in-house and paying someone to do it proved to be too costly. Intranet Connections has been extremely easy-to-use, everything is so seamless – it just works! Plus, it is easy to maintain going forward, I can’t imagine using anything else. Not only that, but their support is outstanding! If I ever have a question or encounter a problem the Intranet Connections Technical Support Team fixes it immediately so I can move forward. Intranet Connections simply delivers in every way we were searching for.”

Intranet Connections has welcomed Diversified Search to the Intranet Connections family of more than 1,600 customers worldwide. To find out more about Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software, visit the website: http://www.intranetconnections.com/intranet-software/

Or request a guided tour of Intranet Connection’s Intranet Software: http://www.intranetconnections.com/take-a-guided-tour/

About Intranet Connections: Intranet Software
Intranet Connections is a leading provider of low-risk intranet software that helps you connect, collaborate & create to improve productivity, streamline employee communications and facilitate seamless collaboration yielding significant time-cost savings.

Established in 1999, thousands of organizations worldwide have chosen Intranet Connections, including: the Mayo Clinic, UNICEF, NASA, Pittsburgh Pirates, Standard & Poor’s, Nintendo and many more.

Discover an intranet that was made for you with our Corporate Intranet, Financial Intranet or Healthcare Intranet. Visit the Intranet Connections website (http://www.intranetconnections.com) to discover our simply powerful intranets or contact us at 604.924.9770 or connect(at)intranetconnections(dot)com for more information.

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