Parente Randolph Intranet
Intranet design and development presents different challenges compared to external site design. These sites are normally accessed only by organization team members and often expected to house large amounts of information, with continuous changes, updates and additions.
Parente Randolph is a large Accounting and Consulting firm with offices throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Their intranet is the center for all internal firm information including human resource material, marketing, administration, firm news and updates, and professional resources.
Among the most important additions/changes to the site:
- The home page content was grouped into individual ‘windows’ that users can open or close, as well as rearrange to enable users to customize the home page layout as best suits their needs.
- An editable list of ‘shortcuts’ is available on every page so users can create links to the content they use most often.
- The content was organized into eight main areas to make navigation easier. The pages of each area use a unique color for headings and windows to orient users.
- A rotating Flash banner was placed on the home page for important announcements, programs, and events.
After launch, the response from the Firm team members was overwhelmingly positive. Most felt the new site was much easier to navigate and more visually appealing.
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