It’s time for our customers to step into the spotlight and celebrate their intranet successes over the last year! The 2012 Intranet Excellence Customer Awards are now open to all Interact Intranet customers – and the top prizes are an iPad 2, a luxury stay in a boutique hotel as well as free event tickets!
We want to know the ways Interact Intranet has helped you to improve business processes, communication, collaboration, productivity and make huge savings. The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at Interaction 2012 at the America Square Conference Centre in London.
1. Best Intranet Design
This is your chance to showcase your outstanding intranet design and explain how this has benefited the organisation you work for.
Last year’s winner – Republic were awarded first prize for their amazing looking intranet called Reptile. The judges were impressed with their ‘one-click’ infrastructure and the clever incorporation of the white ceramic title wall in the design, which is a prominent feature in the Republic brand.
2. Best Intranet Launch Strategy
How did you launch your intranet? Show off your hard work and tell us how your campaign resulted in great intranet awareness and quick employee adoption.
UKAR scooped first place in 2011 due to their extensive launch – which included a competition to name the intranet. Their incentive of donating GBP 1 to charity for every user profile that was completed ensured that over 1000 profiles were completed in the 1st week of the launch.
3. Best Social Intranet – New!
Demonstrate how you use the social tools in Interact Intranet including Interact Teams, Interact Answers, blogging, document comments, and micro-blogging.
We will be opening up this new award category to a vote! The best three entries we receive will be selected to take part in ‘Social Intranet Idol‘ at the customer workshop on October 2nd.
The lucky three finalists will have 5 minutes to present their case on why they think their intranet is the most social – then the audience will decide the winner! All 3 finalists will receive a free ticket to Interaction and the overall winner wins a one night escape in a luxury boutique hotel in the UK with evening dinner, courtesy of Interact!
4. Best Intranet ROI
Provide a tangible success story on how your intranet has enhanced your business including using the intranet in ways to save valuable man-hours, printing savings by using online forms, a reduction in internal emails and telephone calls and more.
Waterstone’s were awarded first place due to their 50% saving in time from using their ‘ASK HR’ feature; a support desk called Hub Queries that eliminated 200 emails a day to the IT department and significantly reduced email usage from using store to store forums.
5. Best Intranet Manager
Highlight the efforts of an exceptional Intranet Manager or nominate yourself!
Jennifer Mills of The Mileage Company claimed the title ‘Best Intranet Manager’ due to her passionate dedication to designing and launching the intranet, Radar. Jennifer was praised for going over and above her duties and championing the intranet as the sole tool to unite the globally expanding business. Her dedication has resulted in 98% of the 500 employees accessing the site daily, which is amazing!
6. Community Influence – New!
In recognition of your contributions to the Interact Community, there will be a new Community Influence Award – as nominated by you! Lots of you write fantastic blogs, take time to answer questions and generally share your knowledge and experience on the community and now’s the time to say thank you.
To nominate a peer – just head to the Interact Community (for customers only) and add their name to this forum. If your chosen person has already been mentioned add a ‘like’ to cast your vote. NB: You can’t vote for yourself or Interact employees.
7. The Big One – Best Overall Intranet
The winner of this award will be the company whose intranet embodies all of the award categories. There is no submission for this entry; our judges will select the winner based from one of the other category submissions.
Waterstone’s intranet, scooped Best Intranet last year. The judges said their intranet, Compass stood out in all categories with its powerful mix of communication, collaboration and business process.
All winners will receive an Intranet Excellence engraved trophy. The winner of Best Overall Intranet will receive an iPad2!