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Bracknell Forest Council appoints Invotra to upgrade its Intranet

Matteo Natalucci Published 03 November 2017

Supplier awarded an initial two-year contract, with the option to extend for a further two years

 

Bracknell Forest Council has appointed software provider Invotra to upgrade its intranet. Invotra have on an initial two-year contract, with the option to extend for a further two years.

The Council previously had a static system that offered limited collaborative capabilities for staff.

Invotra was brought in to solve the challenges Bracknell Forest were facing with delivering multiple services on a tight budget, discouraging siloed working, reaching a diverse workforce and enabling them to work flexibly, and improving the digital skills of their wider team.

Bracknell Forest’s employees will now have access to a range of interactive features, such as a message wall to encourage collaboration, groups where staff can come together and discuss a particular subject, and a powerful content management system.

They will also benefit from single sign on, as Invotra will integrate with their active directory, meaning they won’t have to remember their username and password each time they log in. Invotra’s ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) intranet platform also means that Bracknell Forest will have access to features and functionality requested and developed for their central government counterparts, at no extra cost.

Bracknell Forest will also be involved in the alpha roll out of GOV.invotra project – a digital communications platform where all of Invotra’s government clients can come together to discuss, share best practice and collaborate with one another, and Invotra.

Colin Stenning, digital services manager at Bracknell Forest Council said, “Like most like authorities, we’re facing financial challenges as well as challenges around a dispersed workforce and limited opportunities for collaborative working.”

Stenning added, “To tackle these challenges, we’ve been working with Invotra to develop a new interactive and collaborative intranet. Once launched, this is due to encourage our staff to work more effectively and use the intranet as a two-way tool rather than just a static broadcast channel, which it has been previously. 

“We’re also very keen to get behind the GOV.invotra project; we believe that engaging central government directly, and being a part of the conversation, is a great opportunity, and that it will be of longer term benefit to public services.” Stenning added.

 








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