Staff intranet solutions for engineers

Engineering group engages its staff through intranet development

Influential Software redesigned an engineering company’s staff intranet to help technicians in the field communicate more effectively.

Executive brief

Empowering staff with a modern intranet

Our client is an engineering company that works with clients across the UK. Influential Software’s digital portal experts redesigned the company’s intranet system. The new design helped communication among remote workers and boosted engagement with a modern interface. The main benefits of this redesign were:

simpler intranet interface

better staff engagement

rewards scheme promotion

accessible on all devices

Curious about how we achieved this portal solution? Read on to find out more.

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The challenge

Lack of communication

Staff engagement was low and the client believed that their outdated intranet portal was to blame. With most of their staff working out of the office, it was important to keep engagement and communication high. The pre-existing intranet design had the following issues:


  • no personalisation for staff
  • looked like a corporate newsletter
  • slow and difficult to navigate


In brief, the company needed a new design that was less corporate and more engaging. The client also wanted to make sure that staff could easily access and interact with the intranet from any device in any location.


As the main objective was engaging staff in the field, it was important that workers could access the intranet from their phone or tablet. As part of this effort, the company wanted to promote a new benefits scheme through the intranet as well.


The primary goals of this new portal were to:


  • promote the new staff benefits
  • mirror company branding
  • ease internal communication

The solution

Building a modern SharePoint intranet

Based on our reputation as SharePoint development experts, the client approached us to redesign its SharePoint intranet.


As the intranet’s foundation was fit for purpose, we focused on redesigning the interface and branding. One of our main goals was to make the intranet more comfortable to use for non-technical staff. SharePoint was a good fit for the following reasons:


  • fully customisable branding
  • promotes the flow of information
  • encourages transparency
  • enhances productivity

The benefits

Unified workforce with staff intranet

The primary benefit of this digital portal solution was enabling better communication through an intuitive design. Staff both in the field and in the office felt more connected to the company and their fellow employees. By promoting the employee rewards scheme through the intranet, the company developed a culture of recognition.


On top of this, having a forum for staff communication helped the team speak more effectively. Despite not being in the same office, the team were able to access internal news, company communications, and contact info with ease.


Overall, the business benefits of this digital portal solution were:


  • enabling remote working
  • boosting staff engagement
  • matching company branding
  • enhancing communication


From SharePoint implementation to continual support, we’re helping this company optimise its business efficiency and productivity in the short and long term.

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17th November 2020
digital portal, intranet, Sharepoint, software development