In my sales role, many of the potential clients I meet with are looking for advice and assistance with preparing a business case for their intranet.
Getting backing from senior management for an intranet project can feel like a daunting task, especially if this is something that’s new to you. It may feel like an uphill struggle, especially if your executive team isn’t familiar with technology and communication tools and the benefits they can bring.
To ensure success, your business case needs to provide clear, detailed information about identifying the needs of both the business and employees as well as what the project will entail.
It should include:
- Details on your current communication methods and associated problems
- The ways an intranet would benefit your organisation
- How an intranet will help you achieve business objectives
- The needs of potential users and how you plan to investigate this
- Examples of return on investment with figures to back you up
I always advise that before you write a business case, you should assess how to uncover your intranet opportunities. Attending a course or speaking to an intranet expert will help you to clarify the type of activities you’ll need to undertake, which can then be documented within your business case.
Armed with the right information, you’ll be in a far better position to get your project signed off.
We’ve got lots more information here to help you uncover your intranet opportunities.