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Independent intranets report V1.1

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The buyers’ guide to off-the-shelf intranet software

Independent intranets provide a platform with no specific dependency on another system such as SharePoint. This independence brings a great deal of flexibility and opportunities for customisation, and an ease-of-use that may come as a surprise to some, whilst still being able to integrate with Microsoft 365 where needed.

Our report shows you the strengths and weaknesses of leading independent intranet systems, helping you build your best-fit shortlist.

Independent intranets report V1.1

The buyers’ guide to off-the-shelf Report cover; graphic showing market stalls intranet software

Independent intranets provide a platform with no specific dependency on another system such as SharePoint. This independence brings a great deal of flexibility and opportunities for customisation, and an ease-of-use that may come as a surprise to some, whilst still being able to integrate with Microsoft 365 where needed.

Our report shows you the strengths and weaknesses of leading independent intranet systems, helping you build your best-fit shortlist.

Instant download

Current version is V1.1 published February 2021.

$495.00 USD
Approx. £360+VAT / €410 in EU.

$495.00 USD
Approx. £360+VAT / €410 in EU.

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16 in-depth intranet reviews

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Over 400 pages

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Instant download of the PDF

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16 in-depth intranet reviews

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Over 400 pages

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Instant download of the PDF

What’s in the independent intranet report

This is a buyers’ guide to off-the-shelf intranet software products that can be either deployed on-site or in the cloud without any additional software requirements. SharePoint is not needed. Our report lets you compare intranet software in a clear and fair manner.

In-depth reviews

  1. Colibo
  2. Communifire
  3. Elcom
  4. Embrace Workspace
  5. Engage (Sorce)
  6. Happeo
  7. Igloo Software
  8. IntelliEnterprise Intranet Suite
  9. Interact
  10. Invotra
  11. Jostle
  12. Linchpin Intranet
  13. LumApps
  14. Squiz Workplace
  15. ThoughtFarmer
  16. Unily

Product overviews

  • ahead Intranet
  • GreenOrbit
  • Iris Intranet
  • Jamespot
  • MangoApps
  • Noodle
  • Papyrs
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Quick-view summary of pros and cons

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Price bands

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Vendor background info

In-depth reviews

  1. Colibo
  2. Communifire
  3. Elcom
  4. Embrace Workspace
  5. Engage (Sorce)
  6. Happeo
  7. Igloo Software
  8. IntelliEnterprise Intranet
  9. Interact
  10. Invotra
  11. Jostle
  12. Linchpin Intranet
  13. LumApps
  14. Squiz Workplace
  15. ThoughtFarmer
  16. Unily

Product overviews

  • ahead Intranet
  • GreenOrbit
  • Iris Intranet
  • Jamespot
  • MangoApps
  • Noodle
  • Papyrs

Price and VAT

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Outside the UK, VAT is not charged for EU customers where a VAT Number is given (B2B). Otherwise VAT is charged as a supply to consumers at the UK rate of 20%.

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Business-focused scenarios

We assess and score each product against ten real-world scenarios, allowing you to compare intranet software in a fair manner.

User experience and visual appeal

News and publishing

Social, engagement and collaboration

Information finding

Publisher and administrator experience

Analytics and content quality

Digital workplace integration

Microsoft 365 integration

Enterprise scale

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And a wildcard to allow each vendor to show off their favourite or most important features.

As ClearBox Consulting focuses on the business side of the digital workplace and does not sell any products, we are able to give you genuinely independent evaluations.

Once you’ve compared the scores, and read our assessments, you’ll be able to put together the ideal shortlist of potential solutions, matched to your organisation’s size, budget, and priorities. Downloading our report will give you critical, in-depth knowledge of the market and kick-start your intranet replacement project.

Take a peek

Communifire summary.
Engage company details.
Interact review.
Invotra highlights.

4 price bands

10 scenario-based scores

16 in-depth reviews, including Interact, LumApps, and Unily

400+ pages

204 product screenshots

7 additional product overviews

18 countries represented

Why buy the report

You won’t find this level of detail anywhere else. There are other websites and reports that cover some of these products, but we provide a unique level of detail.

It will save you time. We spent well over 400 hours doing the research, so the cost of the report will be quickly recovered by saving you weeks of effort.

You’ll make a better decision – we know what to ask vendors as we bring world-class intranet and internal comms experience. Most of the review team has worked as intranet managers, and has over 100 years in the industry.

Our opinions are genuinely independent. We accept no fees for inclusion from vendors, have no re-seller relationships, or sponsorship, and we don’t sell any software products ourselves.

We tell you the bad as well as the good. We base scores on business scenarios rather than a list of features, so we aren’t easily swayed by a vendor’s claim to be unique. Reviews are checked by three people, and scores balanced as needed.

We cover vendors from Switzerland, Denmark, USA, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Finland, Canada, France, and Germany.

Exec summary

The exec summary

You can download the 70-page executive summary today to get a sample review and an overview of our report.

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Further help

We can directly help you refine your requirements, refresh your strategy, and develop RFPs for shortlisted vendors. We’re in a unique position to advise, considering our agnostic intranet experience and relationships with software vendors.

For help purchasing the report or to discuss choosing a product, email us on hello@clearbox.co.uk for a quick response.

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You will get a simple receipt via email (as a purchase record or to claim an expense).

Our suite of reports

See our other reports assessing SharePoint intranet products and employee mobile apps and save money on a bundle.

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