Global communication company Ragan have crowned an Interact Intranet as the Best Social Intranet in their Communication Awards.

Dollar Finance, our hot tip for this year as an emerging name in the awards scene, has come out on top against global brand names. They won the Ragan Communication Award for ‘Best Social Intranet’ in recognition of their adoption of social tools. Dollar Finance has created an intranet which is critical to their business operations; it is their sole method for speaking to and listening to a dispersed workforce in 650 shops across the UK.

“The blogging tools and discussion forum widgets that Interact provides have helped us no end in opening up all lines of communication from the MD and Senior Management teams to our front line staff. They truly feel that their voice counts and opinions matter.”
Paula Kenyon, Intranet Manager, Dollar Finance

Businesses often claim to listen to their employees but few do, Dollar Finance has taken listening to employees to the heart of their business. They use Discussion Forums on their intranet ‘DORIS’ to make many core business decisions; whether to open individual stores on a Sunday, whether there should be a uniform or not, why one employee is paid more than another from store to store and the impact of regulatory changes to their business. It’s not just the way Dollar Finance says they work, it is pivotal to everything every employee does from MD to front line.

Interact Intranet offer a specifically beneficial product for businesses across multiple locations by combining a traditional intranet with social tools. This makes it easier for employees to communicate, collaborate and share knowledge, ultimately improving effectiveness and efficiency across any business.

“Dollar Finance has a very small intranet team who all have other primary functions in the business. This is a great testament to what Paula and her team have been able achieve with Interact when such a limited resource is available.”
Nigel Williams, Community Manager, Interact Intranet

You can read Paula’s Kenyon’s blog which talks in detail about the social collaboration that Dollar Finance do on their intranet or see an online tour of DORIS.

Try Interact Intranet today for yourself and see if you can create an award winning intranet for your company.

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Interact Intranet

Interact Intranet is intelligent intranet software created by Interact. The flexible and scalable solution has more than 500,000 users and has revolutionised the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge, and streamline internal processes. It has a unique Intelligence Store which logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, document ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. Interact Intranet promotes a culture of collaboration and idea sharing by using corporate social networking and micro blogs. Non-technical users can quickly and easily update the intranet.

About Interact

Founded in 1996 with headquarters in the UK, Interact operates globally and is one of the fastest growing intranet software companies. Interact has built a strong reputation of delivering successful and collaborative intranet solutions to leading companies such as Superdrug, Arriva, G4S, NHS, Flight Centre and Make a Wish Foundation.

For further information, visit: www.interact-intranet.com.