James Cull, Writer for App Storm, provides his readers with a detailed review of Igloo's social enterprise software. Whether it be it's document management capabilities or its special features, James states that "Igloo is just how corporate intranets – and web apps – should be. The entire system feels incomprehensibly powerful, yet doesn’t overwhelm the user with a complicated interface and steep learning curve."
Within a business, the necessity to be able to communicate with every single department within your company is pretty much vital, no matter whether it employes 50 people or 5,000 people. There are plenty of ways to do this (such as e-mail and telephone) but now, more companies are pushing towards an actual Internet platform, or intranets, as the medium for collaboration and sharing information.
There are plenty of sites out there on the net that will help you set up a company intranet (most require little technological knowledge as well). Today, let's look at Igloo, which promises to be much more than a simple corporate intranet, but rather an entire digital workplace as a platform for all your ideas and a place to go to collaborate with your team, coordinate with your partners or even interact with your customers.
I got in touch with the developers and they kindly provided me with a free demo version to evaluate for this review. Read on after the break for my thoughts.
Igloo is entirely web-based and there's no additional software to install so as long as you've got internet access on your device, then you can access your company's intranet. You can sign up to a 30-day free, no commitment trial via their website (they will even call you to discuss your needs and to walk you through the product) and pricing starts $4 per user per month (billed on an annual basis).
Once the Igloo team have set up your community and provided you with an invite to it, then are redirected to the Home page, which gives you an general overview of your entire company (in the view below, we've got the weather, some important corporate announcements, a video of the week and a corporate calendar on the home page however this view can be fully tailored to your individual requirements).
As the demo version is quite limited (and not customised at all), for the purposes of this review I am going to use a community provided by the Igloo team.
Read the full review of Igloo here.