What Stage is your Intranet Portal In?
By Maya on Oct 10, 2007
Did you know that your intra net portal has stages of maturity? It does! Based on a multitude of primary and secondary sources of research Avenue A | Razorfish has published a model for how a corporate intranet portal matures. Some of these will likely be familiar to you
- Stage 1: Homegrown set of HTML pages that allow for easy sharing of information, often at the departmental or group level.
- Stage 2: The intranet portal in this stage has evolved into a company wide entity and uses technologies like ERP to enable self service of HR and Finance systems
- Stage 3: While they include the information sharing and self service aspects of the first two stages, these third stage portals highlight collaboration tools. Companies with a large proportion of knowledge workers are most likley to invest in collaboration or stage three intranets
- Stage 4: These intranets meet the needs of all users by deftly aggregating and prioritizing information based on the role, group, location etc. of the employee
- Stage 5: These portals improve on the enterprise portals in stage 4 by including highly visual and graphical display formats that update in real time and allow for creation of dashboards
- Stage 6: This
final stage of intranet portal sites includes application that actually
allow for employees to get their work done from applications embedded
in the portal page. This stage is called the Consolidated Workplace.