In addition to the clear benefits in plain sight, there are also significant discrete benefits when choosing a platform that offers predictable results. Neatly avoiding the risk and opportunity costs associated with custom work!
Opportunity cost is defined as the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when a different option is chosen. Not all financial costs are obvious and budgets can be eaten up by inefficiency and lost opportunities. Adopting the ‘as a service’ model could help you to use your budgets more effectively, get more done and delight your internal customers.
A Porteo intranet offers a highly predictable outcome, in terms of both deliverables and cost, in a fraction of the time a traditional solution takes. There is no substitute for knowing exactly what you will be using, what the cost will be, and when it will be delivered. Porteo can be delivered in days!
Porteo is under continual improvement and enhancements are deployed regularly at no additional cost thereby increasing your organizations’ ability to keep pace with platform changes and industry trends. This results in increased end-user adoption and productivity and ensures the platform will be around for the long-term, growing with your business.
If valuable resources could be refocused on more important business initiatives, then who knows what might be achieved? Not to mention the impact of experiencing the productivity gains of a new intranet months before a traditional custom approach. Turnkey intranets deploy in six weeks or less enabling you to get started quickly and develop your intranet maturity over time in a structured road-map.
So you have a couple of seasoned pro’s in your technical team and feel that you don’t need any technical support for your new intranet? What happens if one or more of those key technical employees leaves? A common risk for the enterprise is an overreliance on the tacit knowledge of employees. Who knows how that complex custom enhancement (hack) works that now performs as a critical function for the whole business? Avoid stagnation by adopting an evergreen platform with built-in Service Level Agreement (SLA) backed support.
What could your team do if they weren’t dealing with mundane and unpredictable operational support tasks? Don’t have your technical team looking at why the intranet doesn’t render properly on the next device when they could be automating business processes, and impacting real business change. Ask yourself about the opportunity cost of not having your team working on tasks that will save many hours a week...
While adopting a Porteo Intranet will always involve trade-offs when compared to a full custom project, We mitigate those by bundling custom config, branding, and training. Our research has determined that the majority of customers want 80% of the same functionality for their enterprise portal. In addition to those in plain-sight there are significant discrete benefits to choosing a platform with predictable results. Avoid the risk and opportunity costs of a custom project and choose Porteo.