Interact intranet helps employers take advantage of World Cup fever to drive productivity

With the nation firmly in the grip of World Cup mania, Football Challenge offers an innovative way of engaging employees with the intranet and offers employers a great pull strategy to drive traffic to the intranet enabling them to push other important news, articles and documents to them.

This module allows users to predict the outcome of all of the games and receive points based upon the accuracy of the predictions. It takes just seconds to join up and log predictions then the module automatically produces league tables so users can see where they are.

Football Challenge comes complete with all the fixtures of the World Cup in South Africa.

Key features include:

  • Displays the winning and losing departments within the organisation.
  • A master league table to promote competition in the organisation.
  • A ‘Bonus Game’ feature – users can earn themselves double points on a set number of games.
  • A homepage element that shows the up and coming matches

Commenting on the World Cup Football Challenge application, Nigel Danson, MD of Interact, said:

“Knowing what employees care about and finding innovative ways of engaging their passions and interests is an excellent strategy. Since a large proportion of employees will be following the World Cup this summer it makes sense to take advantage of this to promote your intranet, inject a bit of fun and boost staff morale.

It is important that an Intranet is more than simply a portal for corporate information. World Cup Football Challenge pulls users into the Intranet and allows them to interact. They will then be able to see the latest information that has been added to the intranet in different areas – thus increasing overall intranet usage.”

About Interact Intranet:
Interact is a versatile, fully secure Intranet which can be quickly and easily updated by non technical users. It seamlessly integrates with other IT applications providing a single one-stop portal for business processes and information such as staff details, news and procedures.

The core software comprises a sophisticated range of built-in applications and contains all the features you need for a powerful and flexible strategic intranet which promotes collaboration and communication. A range of sophisticated additional plug-in business software is available to suit key business processes.

The latest version of the software, Interact 4, has been developed to take advantage of the latest technologies as used by websites like Facebook and Amazon. Its unique Intelligence Store logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, documents ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. It automatically creates links to other information such as articles, discussions, events and people so that each piece of information is not isolated, but is part of a greater whole – the intranet information store. The more the intranet is used and the more content is added the more powerful and effective it becomes.

About Interact
Founded in 1996, Interact is one of the UK’s longest established web development companies. Based in Altrincham, Cheshire, the company specialises in providing the UK’s leading out-of-the box intranet solution, Interact.

With over a decade of experience Interact has built a solid reputation for both product excellence and outstanding customer service. Organisations using Interact report improved efficiency, greater productivity, increased staff commitment, better decision making and cost savings. Interact is used by over 150,000 people across a diverse range of clients in both the private and public sectors including premiership football clubs Chelsea FC, West Ham United FC and Bolton Wanderers FC. Other clients include HMV, Waterstone’s, Tyco ADT, Tradeteam DHL, Amicus, CLIC Sargent, Calor as well as NHS and social housing organisations.