Why did we make iThink Connect?
Highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitabilityForbes – 10 Timely Statistics About The Connection Between Employee Engagement And Wellness
Research shows that engaged teams mean successful organisations. Engaged teams turn up to work every day with passion, drive, purpose, energy and a determination.
Organisations with engaged employees have 59% less turnoverForbes – 10 Timely Statistics About The Connection Between Employee Engagement And Wellness
We believe that people are central to a successful organisation. They are the lifeblood of that organisation and enable it to succeed. We believe that a workforce who believe, and feel part of, the organisation’s purpose and vision are then more likely to align with the organisation’s strategy and this should result in a more profitable business.
How can you create engaged teams?
However, the question is how do you achieve this? At iThink 365 we believe that a staff intranet that works with you to engage your staff is the first step to achieve this.
By giving your teams, the tools and information they need they will come to your Intranet. When they do they will see the news, insights, success stories and become more connected to your organisation.
One of the ways you can do this is to connect your Intranet to your cloud-based Human Resources system.
We have built iThink Connect to make it easy for you to display key information from your Cloud HR Systems on your Intranet. With a click of a few buttons your teams will be able to find out how much holiday they have left, who’s off on holiday next week, who’s birthday is it today?
iThink Connect exists to give your teams and people a reason to engage with the Intranet. It makes it easy for them to gain access to the tools and information they need, whilst also giving them an opportunity to connect with the organisation and consume the news and culture.
iThink Connect – Who’s on holiday card
iThink Connect – Birthday’s card
This service delivers the following
- Drives more traffic to your Intranet.
- Increases the adoption of your Intranet.
- Enables people to feel more connected to your organisation.
- Enables people to find key information without hassling Human Resources.
- Improves the reach of your communication.
- Enables people to connect with one another and build rapport.
- Breaks down barriers between your systems.
- Can be accessed anywhere, and anytime.
- It is a cool technology.
- It is built with security by design.
Who is this service aimed at?
- Organisations that want to make their organisation successful and a great place to work.
- Organisations who are looking to increase adoption of their Intranet.
- Organisations that believe it is the people in the organisation that make the organisation successful.
- Decision makers who want to make a difference.
- Organisations that have frontline people both working from home and officer workers.
- Organisations who want to get more from their Microsoft 365 investment.
Who is this service not aimed at?
- Organisations that do not have an Intranet.
- Organisations that do not have a cloud-based HR system.
- Organisations that do not have Microsoft 365.
Excited? Find out more
iThink Connect is a suite of products that integrates your Microsoft 365 environment with key information in your Human Resources systems including Financial, Payroll systems and more.
This key information is exposed to your colleagues and frontline workers through the Microsoft 365 Intranet and Microsoft Teams applications hosted on their mobile devices. These integrations give more reason for your teams to connect with the Intranet home page which increases adoption of your Intranet. This in turn increases engagement and the effectiveness of communication. All of this helps ensure your organisation’s strategy is more effectively communicated and your colleagues and team can support and align with the business’s goals and strategy.
(Btw, if you do not have an Intranet and want one, then we can help with that too – check our Microsoft 365 Intranet Accelerator)
Our belief is that by breaking down these barriers you improve employee well-being and provide opportunities for people to engage with one another. Taking this concept further will open up more opportunities for people to talk and foster innovation.
iThink Connect has products which integrate with key operations-based systems such as HR platforms including BreatheHR, BambooHR, Workday, PeopleHR and more.
The products allow users to see information such as:
- Who’s birthday is it next week?
- What is my holiday entitlement, remaining holiday left?
- Who is on holiday next week?
- Who has a work anniversary next week?
iThink Connect has been built with security in mind. It protects the information of your users and the connection between the Microsoft 365 platform and other systems using secured APIs which are protected and hosted within Microsoft Azure. The APIs are secured with Microsoft Entra ID and use the same technology that is used to secure Microsoft 365.
The design and architecture are secure by design with the keys and passwords never being shared between the client and the backend of iThink Connect.
An important part of iThink Connect is that it is cost-effective. The pricing is based on an annual license which, rather than being a per-user license, is based on organisation size. Our approach to keeping the costs down is by going for value and volume to enable all organisations to benefit from our integrations.
iThink Connect is simple to get started. With a simple installation of the iThink Connect component into your SharePoint environment, you will then be guided through a registration process. Once you have signed up for a subscription and provided your connection information to the HR system then your iThink Connect components will start working.
Currently, to keep things easy we will invoice you for the first year and your subscription will automatically renew. We provide a 14-day trial so that you can get comfortable with the product and make sure it does what you expect. If you don’t like it then simply cancel within 14 days and that is it, no more charges.
iThink Connect is coming soon, so sign up today and when it is released we will send you detailed instructions on how to get started. Furthermore, you will be entitled to a free 14-day trial
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