Do more. Spend less. Go.
Build a better workplace
Rich communication and collaboration features help your entire organization stay connected and engaged.
Don't get trapped in a box
Unlike a pre-built intranet product, you aren't limited to basic features and stuck with an inflexible product.
Each Go intranet includes Habanero’s industry-leading intranet consulting services to ensure success.
Adopt Office 365 on your terms
Move to the cloud when you are ready. Go supports both SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016.
We believe a great intranet can create a better workplace.
Go was crafted from Habanero’s experience helping organizations create better workplace experiences and build award-winning intranets. It offers a truly remarkable foundation on which you can deliver the ultimate digital workplace experience.
Every organization has the potential to be a great workplace. So does yours.
It’s Go time.
The building blocks of a successful intranet
Phone a friend
Great workplaces make it easy for everyone in your organization to find expertise.
Go’s People Finder is designed for efficiency. Type a few letters and Go instantly displays any associated individuals. Click on a person to go to their Delve or SharePoint user profile, or the link at the bottom to explore a full-featured people search experience.
As every organization is a little different we’ve made the People Finder customizable. When configuring Go you can choose which profile fields you want People Finder to search, and those you don’t, ensuring you always display relevant results.
Your intranet… to go
Great workplaces are evolving how, when, and where people work.
Go provides an exceptional mobile experience that keeps essential elements like search and the most important navigation accessible with one click.
Whether your employees are starting a shift, commuting to work, working from home, collaborating offsite, or always mobile, they will appreciate having access to their intranet from any device.
Team site directory
A team player
Great workplaces make it easy for employees to find everything they need to get the job done.
Go’s Team site directory provides a central place for you to surface team and collaboration sites across your organization. Employees can quickly find the site they need, resulting in less time searching and more time collaborating.
Personalized and productive
An effective digital workplace experience connects each employee to the people, information, and the applications they use every day.
My work is a simple, yet powerful menu that enables employees to access important sites, documents, and links with one click from anywhere on your intranet.
Nurture communications, collaboration, and culture
Always in the know
Great workplaces strive to make all communication rich and relevant. It doesn’t matter if an employee is behind a desk or in the field — they always know what’s going on.
Go provides a clean, yet visual news experience that employees will love. Internal communicators are presented with a number of options to get their message across. In addition, everything can be targeted to ensure you are communicating the right message, to the right people, at the right time.
A job well done
A culture of recognition is a key pillar of a great workplace. Giving props is a simple and effective way for you to provide peer to peer recognition.
Go’s Recognition feature highlights both the person giving the praise and the person (or people) receiving one, fostering stronger connections with individuals throughout your organization.
Recognition is also integrated with Go’s measurement framework, so you can understand and report on how a culture of recognition is being adopted in your workplace.
Master of ceremonies
From large employee town halls to ad hoc social gatherings, events are an important ingredient in building culture, knowledge, and relationships.
Go makes it easy for everyone in your organization to stay up to date on upcoming events through a better shared calendar experience. Event organizers are given an easy way to craft a better event experience that can be supported with video, photos, presentation slides and discussion.
A thousand words
Photos can help people understand what’s happening across your organization and stay connected, especially when in the field or on the go.
Go provides a visually rich gallery experience that enables you to showcase photos from a big event, a new project, or simply someone living your organization’s purpose and values.
Winners keep score
A great workplace ensures that everyone understands how you measure success. Give your organization a place to understand the metrics that matter.
Go surfaces your most important corporate performance indicators to make it easy for employees to keep score.
Get more out of Office 365
Go includes a simplified development framework and automated deployment tools so you can build the intranet of your dreams.
You get high-quality intranet capabilities your business stakeholders will love, without being complicated to deploy, manage, or extend across Office 365.
Loved by in-house development teams
Empower your team
Developing for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016 can be easier.
Go increases developer productivity through a simplified development framework. The framework and included tools for Visual Studio create a simple layer of abstraction your developers can use when building features in SharePoint.
Go also simplifies the testing, build, and feature packaging process, which means increased productivity for your IT group and happier business stakeholders.
Simplify the services
Many organizations aren’t sure how to map Office 365’s collaboration capabilities to their classic intranet and collaboration model.
Go is designed to help simplify this challenge and makes it easier for IT to introduce new capabilities when needed.
Upgrade your way
We modularized Go to make it easy to evolve, extend, and upgrade as many (or as few) components as you would like.
Microsoft’s continuous feature release cycle for Office 365 enables you to have access to the latest and greatest without worrying about expensive version to version upgrades.
The challenge? Upgrades can break things. We built Go to enable you to take advantage of Microsoft’s new features and releases on your own terms and maintain a stable experience for your employees, optimizing the frequency and impact of change.
Return on investment
With Go, you can take full advantage of Office 365 and build a true productivity hub. End the days of excess time spent looking for information, sending email after email, and having a disjointed digital workplace with an intranet adapted to the way your people work.
Travel at the speed of cloud
No more expensive, labour intensive on-premises upgrades! Enjoy the benefits of reduced infrastructure costs and continuous updates that come with Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Plus, Microsoft’s Canadian and American datacentres ensure your information is stored in a secure, compliance-friendly place.
Support from the best
Habanero is a worldwide leader in intranet consulting with four Nielsen Norman Group Top 10 Intranets and four Step Two Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards. Our team will ensure everything from your information architecture to your governance strategy sets your organization and your employees up for success.
Measure what matters
Once you have Go up and running, understand how your employees engage with your intranet. The accelerator integrates with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, giving you the data you want in an easy-to-use way. We can also share best practices based on 20 years of intranet consulting and development to help you reach your goals.
Featured customer stories
First West Credit Union
Consolidating six intranets and four brands
After a series of mergers and acquisitions First West Credit Union found itself managing six intranets under its four brands. Their new intranet consolidates communication, policy, procedure, and product content making it easier for front-line staff to find information using topic and audience targeting.
Their new intranet also integrates Yammer conversations with SharePoint Online allowing for a unified experience across their structured and social communication.
Using Go significantly decreased the cost of building a new intranet that not only improves the customer and employee experience, but is a gateway for collaboration between employees.
Building a new company from the ground up
QuadReal is a global real estate company with managed assets totaling more than $18 billion. Built from consolidating the assets and expertise of four seasoned players in the Canadian real estate investment and management industry, QuadReal is a new company with deep roots.
In this time of major change and transformation, QuadReal saw the opportunity a great intranet could provide to help people connect to the new organization, nurture a new culture, and help people be exceptionally productive in their jobs. QuadReal used Habanero’s Go Intranet Accelerator Quickstart program to get Go up and running in less than 12 weeks.
QuadReal’s new intranet runs on Office 365.
Creating “One Wawanesa”
Wawanesa is a well-loved insurance provider managing over 1.2 million policies in North America. Their previous intranet suffered from out-of-date duldrums and was in need of a serious overhaul.
The new intranet, blu, built on Go Intranet Accelerator provides Wawanesa a new platform for digital transformation and was a key pilar of their Office 365 rollout.
The site also unifies employees across regions, countries, and multiple languages using a mix of user-driven personalization alongside company-wide content.
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