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SharePoint intranets in-a-box report 2019

SharePoint intranet products - 2019 report.

The buyers’ guide to intranet products for SharePoint and Office 365

Our independent assessments of intranet solutions for SharePoint and Office 365 will show you how SharePoint (on-premises and online) can be transformed into a fully-featured intranet and collaboration environment.

Covering 56 intranet products (39 in-depth reviews and cataloguing 17 more), our assessments are independent, balanced, and honest, allowing you to see the functionality and strengths that meet your requirements.

Each review highlights the features and benefits of the product, assessed against eight common business scenarios, so you can find the most suitable product from a local or international vendor.

Our comprehensive guide to intranet solutions for SharePoint will show you the many benefits of transforming SharePoint into a fully-featured intranet by deploying the best-suited product for your needs.

“What a helpful resource, timely and thorough, and prefaced with insights and fair criteria.”

Mark Kashman, senior product manager, SharePoint team, Microsoft

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The buyers’ guide to intranet products for SharePoint and Office 365

SharePoint intranet products - 2019 report.Our independent assessments of intranet solutions for SharePoint and Office 365 will show you how SharePoint (on-premises and online) can be transformed into a fully-featured intranet and collaboration environment.

Covering 56 intranet products (39 in-depth reviews and cataloguing 17 more), our assessments are independent, balanced, and honest, allowing you to see the functionality and strengths that meet your requirements.

Each review highlights the features and benefits of the product, assessed against eight common business scenarios, so you can find the most suitable product from a local or international vendor.

Our comprehensive guide to intranet solutions for SharePoint will show you the many benefits of transforming SharePoint into a fully-featured intranet by deploying the best-suited product for your needs.

“What a helpful resource, timely and thorough, and prefaced with insights and fair criteria.”

Mark Kashman, senior product manager, SharePoint team, Microsoft

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SharePoint products

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“Are you looking to quickly get an intranet deployed? If so, the first thing you should do is invest in the 2019 edition of the SharePoint intranets in-a-box report.”

Susan Hanley consultant, and Microsoft MVP

What’s in the intranet in a box report

This is a buyers’ guide to ready-made intranets and ‘intranet accelerators’ for SharePoint and Office 365. The market for turnkey intranet products that transform SharePoint is maturing but continues to grow, and we’ve reviewed more products than ever before. This collection of 39 independent, critical reviews, and summary details of 17 additional products, will help you shortlist the best-suited products.Every product review includes:
Clipboard

A quick-view summary of pros and cons

Cost

Price band

Screens

Numerous screenshots

Shop

Vendor background information

Plus valuable star-ratings on key features:
News

News publishing

Employee experience

User experience

Social and knowledge management

Social and knowledge management

Search

Search

Analytics

Analytics

Employee services

Employee services

Integration

Integration

Wildcard

A vendor ‘wild card’

“…each of the 56 reviews is independent and fair – revolving around those elements that are so vital to those of us who look after intranets.”

Suzie Robinson, Intranet Content and Governance, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

This is our fourth annual report, and so we’ve come to understand vendors’ roadmaps and individual products’ standout strengths. As ClearBox Consulting focuses on the business side of the digital workplace and do not sell any products, we are able to give you genuinely independent evaluations.

As a comprehensive buyers’ guide, our 600-page report will reduce your research time and accelerate your decision process, assuring stakeholders that you’ve evaluated the market.

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.

“Fantastically useful if you’re looking to develop a new intranet, or redevelop your existing one; and you’re thinking of going down a Microsoft technologies route.”

Jed Cawthorne of TD Bank Group

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“The ClearBox SharePoint in-a-box report [2018] was exactly what we needed for the evaluation of our new intranet. It helped us get a good overview over the products on the market and saved us a lot of time creating a shortlist.”

— Lukas Kocherhans of BKW

“…very detailed, balanced and fair… absolutely worth the money”

Suzie Robinson, Intranet Content and Governance, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

New for 2019

  • 39 products reviewed in depth, 11 completely new reviews
  • An expanded listings section with a further 17 products
  • A ‘voice of the customer’ section, giving real-world feedback
  • Eight revised scenarios with new criteria, considering Microsoft’s communication sites, hub sites, and modern UX
  • More information on vendor profile and product architecture
  • New ‘Intranet Choice’ categories – signposting for your shortlist
  • An explanation of what you get from standard SharePoint.

As always, our reviews are entirely vendor-neutral (nobody pays to be in the report; we don’t sell any products or accept referral fees). Evaluations are based on in-depth live demonstrations against the criteria we set and go through rigorous fact-checking.

Current report version: 4.0.0 released November 2018; updated December to 4.1.0.

“I have personally found this report to be an absolute gold mine of pertinent information. Let me say it is highly recommended if you’re looking to revamp your intranet, or even start from scratch with a new one.”

Jed Cawthorne of TD Bank Group

Exec summary

The exec summary

You can download the 42 page executive summary today to get an overview of our report.

“An important benefit of this report is to challenge the assumptions made by an organisation considering using a SharePoint intranet product rather than creating one from Microsoft components.”

Martin White, Intranet Focus

Introduction.

Why buy the report?

  • It will save you time. We spent over 700 hours doing the research, so the cost of the report will be quickly recovered by saving you weeks of effort.
  • Our comprehensive list means you can be certain that you’ve done due diligence on the options, and can be confident in your choice.
  • You’ll make a better decision – we know what to ask vendors as we bring world-class intranet and internal comms experience to the process. Most of the reviewers have worked as intranet managers, and between them have over 87 years in the industry, working with Citi, Unilever, Diageo, Aviva, Exxon Mobil, Rio Tinto, Standard Chartered, Sony, and many others.
  • 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 our scores on business scenarios rather than a list of features so we aren’t easily impressed or swayed by a vendor’s claim to be unique. Each review was checked by three people, and the scores were balanced as necessary.
  • It’s the only report of its kind and covers vendors from USA, UK, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, India, Poland, and Vietnam. Did we mention there are 39 product reviews and 17 summaries in all? So many!

“It’s a great resource; we hope to save a bundle in fees due to the ClearBox team doing a large amount of the heavy lifting, allowing us to focus on strategic benefits and user discovery prior to vendor discussions.”

— Martin Stubbs-Partridge of Scottish Natural Heritage

Reviews of the 2018 report

“Overall what comes across is the depth of experience of the review team. The comments are always informed and incisive, not just edited versions of publicity material.

“The introduction sets out very clearly the benefits and issues around using out-of-the-box products in general and SharePoint-based products in particular.”

— Martin White, author of ‘The intranet Management Handbook’ and ‘Enterprise Search’, of Intranet Focus


“The SharePoint intranets in-a-box report saved us a ton of time. There are many good software options out there and the report does a nice job of comparing apples to apples. It is also in a very easy to follow format and the screenshots were very helpful.”

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“The report could be of considerable value to you if you’re about to go out and do vendor evaluations, as it could allow you to do a first cut and concentrate on a smaller field. I can thoroughly recommend purchasing a copy of this excellent piece of work.”

Jed Cawthorne of BMO Financial Group

$595 Approx. £465+VAT / €525  in EU.
ClearBox is a UK-based company.

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Report published November 2018 as V4.0; updated December to V4.1.

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Products reviewed

  1. Akumina Digital Workplace from Akumina
  2. Attollo from The Attollo Group
  3. Beezy from Beezy Inc.
  4. Bonzai Intranet from Dynamic Owl Consulting
  5. Core from Bool by Sigma
  6. EasyShare from EasySharePoint
  7. Elastic Intranet from Elastic Cloud Solutions
  8. ElevatePoint Intranet Platform from ElevatePoint
  9. Fresh from Content and Code
  10. Fuse from Catapult Systems
  11. Go Intranet Accelerator from Habanero
  12. Hadron from Cloud2
  13. Hoozin from Hoozin SAS
  14. Hubfly from Hubfly Software Technologies
  15. Injio from WebVine
  16. IntraActive from ProActive
  17. IntranetPro from Codesigned
  18. Involv from Cognit
  19. Kasama from Circle T Industries
  20. Kira from CompanyNet
  21. LS Intranet from Lizard Soft
  22. MatchPoint from CYCL
  23. Mercury from Intelligent Decisioning
  24. Mesh from Acuvate Software
  25. mozzaik365 from infeeny
  26. Neon Circle from LiveTiles
  27. Omnia Intranet from Precio Fishbone
  28. OneWindow Workplace from Withum
  29. Powell 365 from Powell Software
  30. Rise from Perficient
  31. Saketa Intranet Suite from Saketa
  32. SP Intranet Portal from SP Marketplace
  33. Sparrow Modern Workplace from DevFacto
  34. Swisscom Sharespace from Swisscom (Schweiz)
  35. The Hub from AMT Evolve
  36. Unily from Unily
  37. Valo Intranet from Blue Meteorite
  38. Wizdom from Wizdom (being bought by LiveTiles)
  39. xReach.intranet from implexis / xReach

Short product summaries

  • Attini from Rapid Circle
  • Debble Workplace from Debble
  • DiggSpace from Create IT
  • Dock Intranet Portal from Dock 365
  • Entrée from Meetroo
  • Essentials Intranet from ClearPeople
  • Instant Intranet from Rapid Circle
  • Intranet Kit from Covenant Technology Partners
  • OneSource from Micro Focus
  • Origami Connect from Sharemuch Software Corp
  • PeopleIntranet from PeopleNet
  • ROOT SharePoint Intranet Portal from MessageOps
  • Seamless from AskMeWhy
  • SimplySo for Office 365 from SimplySo
  • Sproket from Sope Web Technologies
  • TITAN from Adapt Software India
  • XINGATE from XSPERA

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2. If you have purchased this report as a ‘Consultant or Vendor’** then you are licensed to share up to five (5) copies, either digitally or in print, with your immediate internal team. No more than five copies should exist within your organisation, and it may not be made accessible via a file share or your intranet. If wider access is needed, then please contact ClearBox Consulting for an extended licence agreement.

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*End Users. End users are considered to be professionals responsible for their organisation’s own internal systems and will not provide services, advice, or products to other organisations on any matter related to the content of this report. Examples include, but are not limited to: IT Manager, IT Director, Intranet Manager, Internal Communications Specialist.

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Your privacy

By requesting our report, you agree to be added to our mailing list so we can keep in touch. Our newsletters are full of digital workplace related links and resources, and you can unsubscribe in one click if they’re not your cup of lapsang souchong. Read our privacy statement for how we manage your details, and your rights.

News and updates

Report published November 2018 as V4.0; updated December to V4.1.

Reviews of the previous report

“…will give you some insight into what your company could achieve with the right product”

Suzie Robinson, Intranet Content and Governance, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group