Why You Should Integrate Search and a Social Intranet

Posted by Robin Suttell, Content Marketer, - May 10, 2019

Your 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 a complete 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, Google Workspace (formerly 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. Search and the social intranet streamlined things and helped keep all workers in the loop.

Still not convinced? Here are the reasons to integrate search when building a 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 Google Workspace, search becomes simple and secure. You can easily locate what you are looking for within Google Workspace 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 as you embrace the social intranet.

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Robin Suttell, Content Marketer

Robin Suttell, Content Marketer

Robin is Onix's Content Marketer. She has devoted her career to the written word, developing strategic, thoughtful, relevant copy that educates, engages and entertains, both as a working journalist and marketing pro. At Onix, she oversees all marketing content initiatives for the leading cloud consultancy and solutions provider. When she's not doing the content thing, Robin continues to hone her skills an amateur car and shower singer while dreaming of gigs at a piano bar, a la The Fabulous Baker Boys. No one has called, so she remains content writing about cloud computing trends.

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