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SharePoint intranets in-a-box report V5

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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 52 intranet products (30 in-depth reviews and cataloguing 22 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.

Buy today, for a one-off up-front payment to instantly download the report and receive three further issues.

 

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

Mark Kashman, senior product manager, SharePoint team, Microsoft

Buy for instant download and quarterly updates

Current version is 5.0 published November 2019.

Purchase now to receive the current report and the next three issues.

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

SharePoint intranets in-a-box report 5 cover.

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 52 intranet products (30 in-depth reviews and cataloguing 22 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.

Buy today, for a one-off up-front payment to instantly download the report and receive three further issues.

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

Mark Kashman, senior product manager, SharePoint team, Microsoft

Buy for instant download and quarterly updates

Current version is 5.0.1 published November 2019.

Purchase now to receive the current report and the next three issues.

Approx. £485+VAT / €540 in EU.
ClearBox is a UK-based company.

Buying help and further information

Easily pay a one-off up-front amount with your card online now, and get a receipt via email.

Or request an invoice and receive the report and receipt upon payment.

Contact us for payment help

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Planning a #SharePoint intranet and wondering about the "in a box" solutions? The SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report is a must read!

“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 covered every major offering. This collection of 30 independent, critical reviews, and summary details of 22 additional products, will help you shortlist the best-suited products. Every product review includes:
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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

Collaboration, knowledge management, and social

Search

Search and navigation

Analytics

Analytics and governance

Employee services

Employee services

Integration

Digital workplace integration

Wildcard

A vendor ‘wild card’

This is our fifth 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 585-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.

jedpc @jedpc Replying to @ClearBox I have found previous versions of the report to be extremely useful, and it just keeps getting better!

“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

New for version 5

  • 30 products reviewed in depth, 6 completely new products
  • Our independent assessment of how SharePoint alone stacks up as an intranet tool
  • New scoring system that shows how products use and extend core SharePoint and Office 365 capabilities
  • An expanded listings section with a further 22 products
  • Eight revised scenarios with new criteria, considering Microsoft’s communication sites, hub sites, home sites and more
  • Three quarterly updates included in the price where we add new reviews and revised assessments when products undergo a major release

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: 5.0 released November 2019. Next update scheduled for February 2020.

“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

Exec summary

The exec summary

You can download the 38 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

Executive summary.

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, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, India, Poland, and Vietnam. Did we mention there are 30 product reviews and 22 additional summaries in all? So many!

“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

“I just downloaded it. We recently initiated the first phase of our RFP so the timing is quite good for me to get up-to-date info.

“I’ve found the first report to bring tangible value in our process. I’m glad we ended up purchasing it.”

— Frederick Leonard​ of Ecosystem.

Approx. £485+VAT / €540 in EU.
ClearBox is a UK-based company.

Buying help and further information

Easily pay a one-off up-front amount with your card online now, and get a receipt via email.

Or request an invoice and receive the report and receipt upon payment.

Report published November 2019 as V5.0.1

#SharePoint intranets in-a-box report v5 @ClearBox: buyers’ guide to #intranet products for @SharePoint & @Office365 Reviews 30+ products w/ ratings on UX, search, news & more + pros & cons. http://clearbox.co.uk/sp-report

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

Mark Kashman, senior product manager, SharePoint team, Microsoft

Payment help

For help purchasing the report or to discuss choosing a product, email us on sharepoint@clearbox.co.uk and we’ll reply as soon as we can.

We use Stripe to process credit and debit cards (including ‘company cards’). We also accept PayPal.

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You can request an invoice and pay by bank transfer.

It was a very helpful report for us in choosing a vendor.

Products reviewed

  1. SharePoint Online from Microsoft
  2. Akumina from Akumina
  3. BaseDrum from Tahoe Solutions
  4. Beezy from Beezy
  5. BONZAI from Dynamic Owl
  6. Core from (Bool) Sigma
  7. EasyShare from EasySharePoint
  8. Fresh from Content and Code
  9. Go Intranet from Habanero
  10. Injio from WebVine
  11. IntraActive from ProActive
  12. Involv from Cognit
  13. Kasama from Circle T Industries
  14. Kira from CompanyNet
  15. MatchPoint from CYCL
  16. Mercury from Intelligent Decisioning
  17. Mozzaik365 from Infeeny
  18. Omnia from Precio Fishbone
  19. OneSource from Micro Focus
  20. OneWindow from Withum
  21. Origami from Origami Software
  22. Powell 365 from Powell Software
  23. Saketa from Saketa
  24. Sharespace from Swisscom
  25. SP Self-Service from SP Marketplace
  26. Sproket from Sope Web Technologies
  27. The Hub from AMT Evolve
  28. Valo from Blue Meteorite
  29. Wizdom from Wizdom (LiveTiles)
  30. Workai from Elastic Cloud Solutions

Short product summaries

  • 365appz from NGenious Solutions
  • 365Connect from PeopleNet
  • Ahead from isolutions
  • Atlas from ClearPeople
  • Attollo from The Attollo Group
  • Debble from Debble
  • ElevatePoint from ElevatePoint
  • Entree from Meetroo
  • Exalt from Query Now
  • Hadron from Cloud2
  • Hoozin from Hoozin
  • Intranet Kit from Covenant Technology
  • LS Intranet from Lizard Soft
  • Mesh from Acuvate Software
  • Moliri from Bleau
  • Ripple from Ripple Intranet
  • Rise from Perficient
  • ROOT from MessageOps
  • Seamless from AskMeWhy
  • Sparrow from DevFacto Technologies
  • TITAN from Adapt Software India
  • Unily from Unily

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News and updates

Report published November 2019 as V5.0 and 5.0.1. Next update scheduled for February 2020.

Reviews of the previous report