Implementing Business Process in a Growing Company

What is Process? A set of recurrent or periodic activities that produce a result Is business process always needed? When a company is starting up and small enough where everyone knows what everyone else is doing, it could be argued that process is not really necessary.  Bob in Sales can ask Jane in Product (at … Continue reading Implementing Business Process in a Growing Company

Flexible working makes intranets more essential than ever

The impact of coronavirus has made working from home and flexibility around hours the “new normal” Lockdowns and pandemic restrictions have forced many workforces out of the office and into home working. There have been benefits, such as time and money regained from the daily commute, a better home life / work balance and for … Continue reading Flexible working makes intranets more essential than ever

The cognitive walkthrough: Reducing and simplifying user experience

Product design compared to most other forms of design is an ongoing iterative process. As product owners and UX designers, we experience a brief sense of completion and accomplishment whenever a new feature or application is released. However, this is simply one stage in a cycle of continual improvement. While user feedback may inform decisions … Continue reading The cognitive walkthrough: Reducing and simplifying user experience

Why use a portal?

The consequences of the pandemic for the world of work are still to be fully understood. However, it is clear that many organisations have faced a need to open up communications.Existing and new internal and external businesses alike require secure, reliable and scalable methods of interaction on a day-to-day basis. This type of interaction brings … Continue reading Why use a portal?

Invotra brings Material Design gains into the Enterprise Intranet world

July 2020 saw Invotra launch a complete redesign of the Invotra product using Material Design - Invotra 5.0. It was the most important project for years, for the following reasons: The visual appearance of our product is completely refreshed The UX of our product has massively improved Our design process has been revolutionised It gave … Continue reading Invotra brings Material Design gains into the Enterprise Intranet world

4 ways to work safe, secure and smart at home in the ‘new normal’

After months of quarantine, many of us have made the adjustment to working from home and might now be thinking about how our future work lives will look. A great deal of us now know we will have a much greater focus on working from home. With that in mind, now is a great time … Continue reading 4 ways to work safe, secure and smart at home in the ‘new normal’

Our new features and improvements – 5.0 release summary

Experience a new clarity and focus We released Invotra 5.50 on Friday 17th July 2020 We’ve released a total of over 1000 tasks for Invotra 5.0. Major changes Material design Invotra 5.0 is the systematic modernisation of our product using Material Design. We’ve established a visual clarity and content hierarchy that’s more approachable and friendlier … Continue reading Our new features and improvements – 5.0 release summary

An introduction to AWS Deepracer

While working with AWS and attending various AWS conferences I noticed what looked like remote control cars racing around a small track but without a human ‘driving’ them. I discovered this was known as Deepracer. It looked intriguing but I didn’t imagine this interest would extend to getting involved in a work based way. That … Continue reading An introduction to AWS Deepracer

AWS Systems Manager – What is it and why do we use it?

What is AWS Systems Manager? AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. In simple terms, it’s a series of tools that … Continue reading AWS Systems Manager – What is it and why do we use it?

West Midlands Combined Authority see a 515% increase in intranet usage – Interview with Manjinder Kang, Senior Internal Communications Officer

Talk to us West Midlands Combined Authority see a 515% increase in intranet usage Interview with Manjinder Kang, Senior Internal Communications Officer In the below article, Paul Zimmerman, Invotra COO, is joined by Manjinder Kang, Senior Internal Communications Officer at West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) - a combined authority for the West Midlands metropolitan county … Continue reading West Midlands Combined Authority see a 515% increase in intranet usage – Interview with Manjinder Kang, Senior Internal Communications Officer