How can my company benefit from intranet and/or extranet? 

Good communication is an important part of a company’s success. The use of an intranet and/or extranet can help. In this blog, Myrthe Huisman will tell you more about what these two things entail and why it is useful to make use of these tools.
De voordelen van Intranet en Extranet

What is an intranet? 

An intranet is an online communication system that can only be used by employees within a company. You can see it as a private network that you can only access by logging in. For example, many companies use it to set up an internal e-mail system.  But what else can you use it for? An intranet is a convenient place for information, tools, programs and e-learnings. The main purpose of an intranet is to give the employees convenient possibilities to exchange information and to communicate with each other in an easy way.  Intranet can have several advantages for a company. 
  • The use of an intranet improves communication within an organisation. Suppose a company has multiple offices, then it can use intranet to communicate between the different locations. This improves the productivity of employees.
  • Information can be placed on an intranet so that everyone can access it quickly and easily. This reduces the number of superfluous questions and e-mails, which in turn can save a lot of time.

What is an extranet? 

An extranet is a place where not only employees but also customers, suppliers and partners can find information about a company. An extranet is similar to an intranet but the main difference is that other parties can access it as well. 

Having an extranet has several advantages: 

  • By having an extranet, the bond between suppliers, customers and other parties is strengthened because it improves communication and allows working in a more efficient way. 

  • Having an extranet makes communication easy and allows for more feedback so that improvements can be made within the company. 

  • Having an extranet ensures that all information that is needed can be shared with parties outside the company. This ensures more involvement of those external parties. 

What is the difference between intranet and extranet? 

The two have a number of similarities, but they both have a different purpose. The main difference is that an intranet is only accessible for people within a company whereas an extranet is mainly focused on providing information and communicating with parties outside the company. 

Hopefully, after reading this blog, you will have gained more insight into what an intranet and an extranet are and what they entail. Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? Don’t hesitate and contact our webdesign department and we will be happy to help you. 

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