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Interact 4.0 - The Intelligent Intranet

the flexibility and control of a bespoke intranet in an out-of-the-box solution that is quick to implement and easy to use

Large, global organisations dominate the winners of the Nielsen Norman Group’s report of the ten best intranets of 2009. The winning intranets were more strategic with increased collaboration support.

However, you don’t have to be a multi national organisation with 40,000 plus employees to implement an intranet solution that incorporates these features. Good user experience doesn’t need size or enormous budgets, it requires skill and emphasis on meeting the users’ needs. Interact 4.0, a powerhouse in intranet technology, offers the flexibility and control of a bespoke intranet in an out-of-the-box solution that is quick to implement and easy to use. It is a next generation, intelligent intranet with a user-centred design.

Notably, this year’s winners showed a substantial increase in both collaboration support and social networking features, a trend that was predicted by Odyssey Interactive Ltd, the creators of Interact 4.0, and formed the basis for the latest version of the software.

Interact 4.0 helps an organisation establish a sense of community and improves collaboration and knowledge sharing. Facebook-like features in the staff directory means that users can create their own profiles, including photos and videos, which spell out their skills and areas of interest or expertise.

The vast majority of the winning intranets also featured CEO blogs, Interact 4.0’s blogging tool allows you to give your senior management the platform they need to engage employees, share ideas and ‘walk the floor’.

Commenting on the Jakob Nielsen report, Nigel Danson, Managing Director, Odyssey Interactive Ltd, said:

“The features found in the winning intranets of 2009 endorse our decision to invest in developing an intranet solution to reflect the intranet’s growing strategic role in supporting work processes and incorporating collaboration and social networking features. Interact 4.0 can accommodate rich media and, best of all, can identify organisational information gaps. Interact 4.0 is a fourth generation intranet that allows users to rate and rank information, in effect expanding ownership for content management from a few intranet champions to all users.

“Many organisations may feel that strategic intranets are out of their reach, but Interact 4.0 has been designed for companies of all sizes, not just large multi-nationals. Businesses of all sizes can take advantage of the powerful features in Interact to streamline their processes and drive employee collaboration.”

Jakob Nielsen predicts that “traffic statistics and search log analysis will be beefed up and integrated in future releases of the main intranet software platforms.” Interact 4.0 is ahead of the game with its comprehensive Statistics and Search Analytics module. This enables organisations to identify ‘black holes’ of missing information and improve the taxonomy of their intranet.

About Odyssey Interactive:

Founded in 1996, Odyssey Interactive Ltd are intranet experts and one of the UK’s longest established internet companies. Based in Altrincham, Cheshire, the company specialises in providing the UK’s leading intranet product, Interact.

With over a decade of intranet expertise Odyssey has built a reputation for both product excellence and outstanding customer support. Odyssey’s customers report tangible benefits resulting in considerable cost savings and rapid return on investment. Interact is used by over 150,000 people across all sectors - clients include HMV, Waterstone’s, Chelsea Football Club, Tyco ADT, Tradeteam DHL, Amicus, CLIC Sargent, Calor as well as NHS and social housing organisations.

About Interact:

Interact is a versatile, fully secure intranet which can be quickly and easily updated by non technical users allowing companies to have a single source portal for information such as staff details, news and procedures. The flexibility of Interact enables companies to start with a basic set of core modules, then add additional modules to suit their business processs, using a phased approach.

For Further Information:

Sue Whiting / Nigel Danson
Tel: 0161 927 3222
Odyssey Interactive Ltd, 5th Floor, Station House, Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1EP

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