Panmure Gordon came to us to design and deploy an instance of SharePoint 365 as their intranet. The intranet needed to provide access to company news, the people directory, policies and a document share.
The first step was to create a Proof-of-Concept that demonstrated the potential and limitations of using a SharePoint 365 Community Site. Understanding what was possible shaped the project. Groups of employees were given the task of determining the use cases for the Intranet. This morphed into the Site Architecture and formed the basis of the UX. We then developed a series of the templates against this structure, to which content was added by Panmure Gordon before live.
In our view, SharePoint on 365 offers the most flexible option for an intranet and the most value, particularly if you are using other Microsoft tools like Teams that can be integrated into it. If you’re an existing Office 365 then a SharePoint intranet licence is included in your existing 365 licence.