What is the Matawa Intranet?
- The Matawa Intranet is like the internet except only accessible by Matawa Staff.
- An intranet improves internal communication within an organization, increases productivity by allowing staff to better collaborate, share, and access information and resources from anywhere
- An intranet is an internal database which everyone can access, with different permissions assigned for various staff (depending on role, department, etc.)
- Example 1: senior finance staff have access to edit/view all financial reports, communications staff, for example, however, would not.
- Example 2: all staff have access to HR policies and forms as they are used by everyone, only HR has access to edit/update these documents
- Internal Communications – Gain easy access to news, corporate calendars, events, new policies and procedures, opportunities
- Workflows and Forms – Create processes to run vacation requests, expense claims through the intranet, workflow orders, procurement, etc.
- Collaboration Tools – collaborate in real time, forum and knowledge spaces,
- Working Groups – create internal/external spaces to share, collaborate and communicate with internal staff and external stakeholders
- Document Management – access documents from anywhere with personal login, check documents out to maintain version control, review changes, etc.
- E-Learning Management – create learning programs available for staff.
- At its most basic function, a corporate intranet improves communication and collaboration amongst staff no matter where they are located.
- An Intranet can also greatly improve productivity by automating workflows, improving document-sharing, sharing staff knowledge and skills and more.
- Time management – A big benefit: how many times have you sent an internal email only to wait hours for a response? An intranet allows staff to access the information they need without going through a third party.
- Productivity – Payroll, invoicing, HR, are just a few areas an intranet can automate, freeing up staff to be productive in other areas; reducing the need for multiple spreadsheets with potentially conflicting information
- Growth – As you grow, your intranet can grow. Adding users and applying permissions is easy – so as staff are added or leave, the administration responsibilities on IT are not onerous.