“An extranet just isn’t right for my company, my industry, my product, my service”, this or statements like this can be heard time and time again. Especially small and medium-sized companies are still struggling with the topic of extranets. The communication channels email, telephone and mail are too ingrained, and the time and outgoings needed to implement an extranet are too uncertain. An area with many misunderstandings.
The digital workplace is more than just a buzzword. When companies provide their employees with modern options for structuring their work, they attract new talents, better motivate their team and become more attractive as an employer. A decisive factor in times of the “War for talents”.
When it comes to digitalization in companies, people have very different opinions. For employees in the HR department, it may mean online applications (finally, no more scanning documents), and the IT department may be happy about a ticket system (finally, no more answering every inquiry by phone). But at the end of the day, the applications are still printed out and given to the management on paper or the ticket system is not used by all employees and so in the end, the IT department has to handle the requests on the phone. This means that digitalization gets stuck halfway through the process.
Do you want to impress your customers and partners, strengthen relationships and integrate your suppliers more deeply into processes and provide them with relevant information at all times? Then an extranet is the solution.
At the latest since the current debate about the "right to a home office", flexible working models have been the subject of intense debate in companies. However, many companies fear security problems and declining productivity. Practice shows, however, that home offices increase productivity and German IT companies in particular offer both uncomplicated and secure solutions.