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ThoughtFarmer Best Intranets 2014

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Need some inspiration for your intranet project? Want to see what clients are doing to make their intranets more beautiful, innovative and collaborative? We recently hosted the annual ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Competition and wanted to share the results with you!

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ThoughtFarmer Best Intranets 2014

  1. 1. FOR 2014 THE BEST THOUGHTFARMER INTRANETS
  2. 2. BEST COLLABORATION
  3. 3. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 LCI EDUCATION INDUSTRY Education REGION Montreal, QC, locations worldwide EMPLOYEES 1723 INTRANET NAME AGORA NOTES Sustained use as a communications tool: 1019 home page news items since 2011. 3
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  5. 5. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 NORTH AMERICAN POWER INDUSTRY Engineering REGION Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho and Texas EMPLOYEES 200 INTRANET NAME SNAP NOTES Countless announcements (e.g., pricing reports, changes to processes, operational issues) have helped customer facing agents increase service levels. 5
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  9. 9. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 LPK INDUSTRY Design REGION Cincinnati, Ohio plus London, Geneva, Singapore, Guangzhou EMPLOYEES 395 INTRANET NAME Watson NOTES Used ThoughtFarmer to - host a Halloween photo contest - organize participation in local flea market - promote their sustainability initiatives. The “LPK Green” group is their biggest. They encouraged employees to make a pledge with a comment on ThoughtFarmer, and rewarded pledgers with a reusable tote bag. 9
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  15. 15. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 SPENDVISION INDUSTRY Travel & Expense Management Technology REGION UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA EMPLOYEES 310 INTRANET NAME The Fridge NOTES After an acquisition, used a ThoughtFarmer-based photo competition as an ice-breaker — something for all employees to collaborate on. 15
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  18. 18. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 CUMMINS WESTERN CANADA INDUSTRY Manufacturing & Industrial REGION Western Canada EMPLOYEES 700 INTRANET NAME PowerZone NOTES Used ThoughtFarmer to host a contest for children of employees to submit an original drawing depicting what their parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts do at work that keeps them safe. 18
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  22. 22. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 ASSINIBOINE CREDIT UNION INDUSTRY Finance REGION Manitoba EMPLOYEES 520 INTRANET NAME Mosaic NOTES Used ThoughtFarmer to coordinate ticket sales for an evening of outdoor theatre. Also pictured: - Used ThoughtFarmer to coordinate in-branch marketing campaigns at branches - Used ThoughtFarmer to run a charity auction See case study: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/clients/ intranet-case-studies/acu/ 22
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  27. 27. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 GLOBAL CONTAINER TERMINALS INDUSTRY Shipping REGION Canada & USA EMPLOYEES 350 INTRANET NAME GCT360 NOTES Integrated shipping schedules. Click ship images on home page for upcoming vessel schedules for each location. Also use ThoughtFarmer for local restaurant reviews and photo galleries of company events. See case study: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/clients/ intranet-case-studies/gct/ 27
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  31. 31. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 AIRES INDUSTRY Business Services REGION USA EMPLOYEES 410 INTRANET NAME Fish Tank NOTES A home page portlet randomly highlights an employee profile, helping connect employees across offices. 31
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  34. 34. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 FOKKER TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRY Manufacturing & Industrial REGION Netherlands EMPLOYEES 4000+, master intranet for the 4 Fokker companies INTRANET NAME AirShare NOTES Helped develop ThoughtFarmer’s Site Sync feature. Five intranets synchronize with each other. An overarching ThoughtFarmer intranet feeds news items to four subsidiary intranets. Subsidiary intranets push employee profile information to overarching intranet. 34
  35. 35. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 AFFINITY PLUS CREDIT UNION INDUSTRY Finance REGION USA (Minnesota) EMPLOYEES 530 INTRANET NAME The Loop NOTES A green, yellow or red light signals whether all systems are performing at expected levels. 36
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  38. 38. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 CENTRAL 1 CREDIT UNION INDUSTRY Finance REGION British Columbia, Canada EMPLOYEES 675 INTRANET NAME Beacon NOTES A System Status portlet keeps everyone aware of the current status of Central 1’s systems. Integrated with ThoughtFarmer Calendars, which show scheduled outages. 39
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  41. 41. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 LPK INDUSTRY Architecture & Design REGION Ohio, USA EMPLOYEES 395 INTRANET NAME Watson NOTES When timesheets are 2 days overdue, a web service API displays a “missing timesheets” alert on user’s home page. Clicking alert leads user to timesheet system. ThoughtFarmer also serves as extranet for freelancers, who use it as the interface to the timesheet system. 42
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  44. 44. BEST-LOOKING
  45. 45. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 E.B. HORSMAN & SON INDUSTRY Construction REGION Surrey, BC EMPLOYEES 220 INTRANET NAME The Wire NOTES Created an intranet mascot, “Wally Wire”. Wally is the mascot for The Wire who is always there to cheer the company on and to help out with employee training. By switching out the banner images, Wally Wire “dresses up” for special occasions. 46
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  48. 48. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 CENTRAL 1 CREDIT UNION INDUSTRY Finance REGION British Columbia, Canada EMPLOYEES 675 INTRANET NAME Beacon NOTES Beacon got its name from an employee-wide vote. Beacon is treated as another employee, albeit an all-knowing one. Custom banners show Beacon in different settings using familiar elements like workstations, nameplates and business cards. 49
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  52. 52. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 LPK INDUSTRY Architecture & Design REGION Ohio, USA EMPLOYEES 395 INTRANET NAME Watson NOTES The name “Watson”, chosen by employees in a company-wide contest, conveys his astounding problem-solving capabilities, extreme intelligence and ability to hold all the company’s most important knowledge. LPK launched Watson with an integrated campaign: an email blast, a murder mystery (the old wiki was the victim), and a launch video: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/intranet-launch-ideas/ 53
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  56. 56. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 CANNONDALE SPORTS UNLIMITED INDUSTRY Manufacturing, outdoor clothing and gear REGION USA EMPLOYEES 1000+ INTRANET NAME Mingle NOTES CSU’s intranet uses great cycling photography throughout. Full case study: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/clients/intranet-case- studies/cannondale/ 57
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  59. 59. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 PENGROWTH ENERGY CORPORATION INDUSTRY Energy REGION Canada EMPLOYEES 650 INTRANET NAME Insider 2.0 NOTES Extensive design and CSS were employed to reflect Pengrowth’s brand. 60
  60. 60. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 AIRES INDUSTRY Business Services REGION USA EMPLOYEES 410 INTRANET NAME Fish Tank NOTES Branded the “Fish Tank”. Just as a fish tank is a miniature ecosystem where each living thing is critical to the survival of the whole, so it is at Aires: there are different departments and job roles, but ThoughtFarmer helps everyone works together as a team. 63
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  63. 63. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 PIKSEL INDUSTRY Design REGION Global EMPLOYEES 800 INTRANET NAME Popsikel NOTES Simple, flat icons and a color palette inspired by the “Whole Brain” cognitive model. 66
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  66. 66. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 IMMEDIATE MEDIA INDUSTRY Media & Publishing REGION London, UK EMPLOYEES 1000+ INTRANET NAME The Loop NOTES Immediate Media modified ThoughtFarmer’s default home page to use a card-based system for displaying news. We liked it so much we made it a standard option in ThoughtFarmer 7.0: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/new-intranet- homepages/ 70
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  69. 69. BEST INTRANETS 2014 July 9, 2014 SPLIO INDUSTRY Marketing & Business Consulting REGION Versailles, France EMPLOYEES 110 INTRANET NAME Life NOTES Splio employed extensive CSS for a textured, custom look. Features a different banner image for each major section. The end result is an intranet design that wowed everyone here at ThoughtFarmer. 73
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  73. 73. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS and the iPad

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