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Why You Should Integrate Search with a Social Intranet

Posted by Britney Schulz, Project Manager and Transformation Lead on May 10, 2019

search social intranetYour employees need to find information. That’s why integrating search into your social intranet is crucial to your business. By adding search to your digital workplace, your employees are able to find answers more easily and with less duplication

Our partner, LumApps, not only offers a social intranet but also provides an enterprise search solution using Google Cloud Search. Google Cloud Search works the same way searching Google on the internet does and produces results in a natural interface. Find any type of information housed in the LumaAps platform, G Suite or even third-party apps. That’s how powerful it is.

Onboarding a new employee? Transferring knowledge from one employee to another? All the information they need is in one location and at their fingertips for easy access. This leads to increased employee productivity saving time and money. One client, after incorporating a social intranet, increased efficiency among all employees with 90% less emails.

Still not convinced? Here are the reasons to add search to your social intranet:

Google Cloud Search Has an Intuitive User Interface

Most intranets are cumbersome. Information is often difficult to find -- or not accessible at all -- and employees often avoid using them. With a simple and configurable interface, you control how it looks. Clearing the visual clutter allows employees to focus on their results without distractions. The user-centric design makes it intuitive to use.

Single Search Environment Makes Accessing Information Effortless

With Google Cloud Search you can find what you are looking for within your social intranet or third-party apps. Fully integrated into G Suite, search becomes simple and secure. You can easily locate what you are looking for within G Suite in documents, emails, events or notes.

You likely have several different types of content for employees to access. With Google Cloud Search, they can all be found in one source. Even images can be accessed and sorted by unique facets, including by date or subject. This means that employees only have one place to look. No more endless searching or having to use multiple databases to retrieve time-sensitive material.

Customizable Search is Fast and Intelligent

Looking for something specific? Use filters to refine your search parameters to ensure better results. Even add a color choice while searching for a specific image. Your results will be ordered and categorized.

In this digital age, employees have multiple documents to source throughout their workday. Google Cloud Search, in your social intranet, gives them a streamlined approach to access what they need and when they need it. People are used to using Google to search on the internet, so why not offer that same experience to your employees.

Find out how to add search to your social intranet in our upcoming webinar with LumApps on Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. (EDT). Register now to learn how to build a user-centric, fast, relevant and smart search experience. Reserve your seat!

Topics: Enterprise Search, Workplace Cloud Collaboration, Cloud Search

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Britney Schulz, Project Manager and Transformation Lead

Britney Schulz, Project Manager and Transformation Lead

Britney leads G Suite deployments while ensuring effective change management and customer satisfaction. Most recently, she's helped implement the LumApps intranet solution for several customers.

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