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Improve your Organization’s Communication with a Modern Intranet

By Amy Grendus on September 11, 2019

The average employee spends 28 percent of their time managing e-mail, and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks. Further, McKinsey estimates that using technology to create searchable content could reduce the time employees spend searching for information by as much as 35 percent.

Could your organization improve communication and efficiency by using technology more effectively?

Improving Communication Through Your Intranet

Elantis is partnered with Valo Intranet to provide a beautiful intranet experience that improves your organization’s communication. Here are some great features from Valo that are sure to reduce the time your employees spend searching for information.

News Centre

Valo’s News Centre provides targeted news, ensuring the right groups see the information that is most important to them.  Social features such and comments and likes keep your users engaged in the latest new from your company.

Valo also has an important alerts feature, specifically for when you have information that you need your staff to note right away.  These messages have four categories: alert, warning, success, and information.

People Finder

In addition to finding information, employees need to be able to find people.  If you are looking for contact information for employees, or received a call from an unknown number, Valo’s people finder comes to the rescue.

The people finder is integrated with SharePoint’s people search, and allows employees to search by name and phone number. You can also narrow your search criteria with additional fields, such as department, location, and more.


Valo’s Teamwork module helps you manage multiple workspaces and tools in Office 365.

Teamwork includes four useful tabs:

  • Groups lets you see all the groups you are part of in a single page view. You can easily search, filter and favorite your groups, as well as request access to new groups.  Each group gives you quick access to the services applicable to that group – SharePoint, Teams, OneNote, Planner, etc.

  • Documents includes all recently modified documents for your groups, eliminating the need to set up custom alerts for document changes.
  • Discussions shows all recent discussions relevant to your groups. Badges indicate if there are unread discussions in any of your groups.
  • Discover Groups helps new staff find interest groups and to get to know people and integrate with your company’s culture.

Social Hub

You can showcase your social media all in one internal page.  This keeps your employee up to date with what your organization is communicating externally.  This is becoming increasingly important as clients engage with your brand – if they have questions or comments about your organization’s social media posts, your employees should be equipped to answer them.

In addition, the social hub helps your employees to amplify your voice on social media.  It allows staff to like, share, and comment on your social media feeds right from your intranet, making it easy for them to engage with you on your social platforms.  Employees are often an organization’s biggest brand ambassadors, and Valo’s social hub helps them do just that.

Valo’s social hub supports blogs (WordPress, Blogger, Tumbler), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pintrest, SlideShare, Vimeo, and YouTube.

Find Out More

Could your organization use a boost in communication? Join us on October 1st, to find out how you can fall in love with your intranet.



The Author

Amy Grendus - Elantis Marketing and Business Development DirectorAmy Grendus, Director of Marketing and Business Development

Amy is a results-focused marketing professional with over eight years’ experience working closely with sales teams to provide effective solutions to customers.


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