Guide

Benefits of intranets and extranets

Introduction

A key requirement in today's business environment is the ability to communicate more effectively, both internally with your employees and externally with your trading partners and customers.

An intranet is a private - internal - business network that enables your employees to share information, collaborate, and improve their communications.

An extranet enables your business to communicate and collaborate more effectively with selected business partners, suppliers and customers. An extranet can play an important role in enhancing business relationships and improving supply chain management.

This guide highlights the benefits that intranets and extranets can bring to your business. It explains how to set up an intranet, how to plan for extranets and describes using a CMS to manage them.

It also reviews some of the key issues you will need to consider when planning to introduce intranet and extranet into your business.