Simpplr: Next-Gen Intranet for a Connected Workforce

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Work From Home (WFH) has been an emerging trend for a while now. With the current COVID-19 pandemic however it is more necessary than a trend. As convenient and practical as WFH may be, it can result in employees and users feeling isolated and disconnected from the organization and their team members. Organizations need a solution that helps maximize the benefits of WFH while allowing the workforce to connect and align to a more familiar work environment. Organizations need a platform/ network that can enable various teams to share documents, information, and knowledge. A solution that helps people be in the loop and keep themselves informed of corporate communications and projects. To this end, Redwood City-based company Simpplr offers a modern intranet that gives businesses the ability to connect, align, and engage their entire workforce across the organization. The company’s intranet solution creates an interconnected work environment where employees can interact with their teams, other departments and coworkers.

Created in 2015 to meet the next-generation requirements of WFH and overcome the drawbacks of existing solutions, Simpplr’s cloud-based intranet solution empowers workforce collaboration with a user-friendly and straightforward interface. This allows employees to quickly search, update, and securely share crucial and up-to-date information. The software offers employees a single source-of-truth to access critical news, information, and content relevant to their work. The software's auto governance capabilities ensure that content is arranged correctly with the latest updates at the top. Simpplr is changing the approach of software implementation and deployment for businesses by eliminating the reliance on dedicated IT departments to build an intranet. By providing a purpose-built intranet solution, Simpplr makes deployment easy without the need for code configuration. Anyone can administer Simpplr’s platform without requiring any technical expertise. By adding content and defining the access points for the information, businesses can operate on the intranet. “Unlike other intranets that take over a year for deployment, Simpplr can be deployed in less than one month,” Sam Keninger, VP Marketing of Simpplr. Moreover, the company also integrates with other content repositories such as Google Drive, Office 365, SharePoint, Dropbox, and ServiceNow that allow users to find the content within the intranet and across all these systems as well.


Simpplr provides a centralized, single source-of-truth for centralized company communications. The modern intranet is a company’s virtual headquarters and needs to emphasize critical information, curation, and personalization

Over the years, Simpplr has had many satisfied customers with its successful implementation of the software. In one instance, for a high growth Silicon Valley technology company, Nutanix, the company showcased its ability by running a series of A/B tests. In the first test, the CIO of the company put one-half of the newly hired employees into the Simpplr test group, and the other on the status quo. These employees were sent on a scavenger hunt to find all their new hire onboarding materials such as employee policy documents. They had to read those documents thoroughly and answer questions for competency in limited time. In the end, they were asked about their experience to calculate the NPS score. The test results reveal that the Simpplr’s users could find all their information twice as quickly as the other with the existing tools. Additionally, it was noted that the accuracy of what they were quizzed on and their satisfaction with the interface was considerably higher. Secondly, the company explained to the client how easy it is to create the content with its solution and doesn’t require dedicated or full-time content creators for building the content. Simpplr then asked the IT department's most crucial workers to participate in the A/B test, similar to the first test. They found that the accuracy and speed of Simpplr users were twice as high as the other group. Thereby, the company successfully implemented its solutions and brought satisfaction to the client’s leadership team. With Simpplr, businesses can easily create and update the content with the help of subject experts of each department across the organization.

With many similar success stories, the company continuously emphasizes design and ease of use of the intranet to deliver the easiest, slickest and latest solution in the marketplace. “User experience is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not very good,” says Keninger. Therefore, Simpplr invests tremendous efforts in making the intranet user-friendly for the better user experience.

Company
Simpplr

Headquarters
Redwood City, CA

Management
Sam Keninger, VP Marketing

Description
Created in 2015 to meet the next-generation requirements of WFH and to overcome the drawbacks of existing solutions, cloud-based Simpplr’s intranet software empowers workforce collaboration with a user-friendly and straightforward interface. This allows employees to search quickly, update, and securely share crucial and up-to-date information. . The software offers employees a single source-of-truth to access critical news, information, and content relevant to their work. The auto governance capabilities of the software ensure that content is arranged correctly with the latest updates at the top. Simpplr is completely changing the approach of software implementation and deployment for businesses by eliminating the reliance on IT departments to build an intranet after buying software. By providing a purpose-built intranet solution, Simpplr makes deployment easy without the need for code configuration

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