M365 concept

For effective and secure M365 deployment.

A successful M365 implementation based on a good concept

Deploying M365 services always requires planning and, in particular, consideration of how the various services best support the organization’s business and users. With the Elevate M365 concept, we provide clear guidelines on how an organization can achieve optimal benefits using M365 platform and its various tools. We also plan what actions will be required for successful implementation in terms of deployment.

We know how to combine the needs of your organization and the possibilities of M365 platform into an effective internal communication and collaboration entity.

Examples of concept entities

Teams concept 

Teams concept includes defining needs of your organization, taking into account the different roles and job descriptions. We go through the basics of Teams usage and adapt the use to the needs of each target group. We form the collaboration model of the organization for the use of Teams and plan the change management of working methods at the top level.

We also consider Teams' governance model, life-cycle management, ordering processes, and security and sharing policies. We implement possible configurations and technical solutions, eg Elevate Teamwork manager for managing Teams, taking into account the above. We also offer support in changing working methods into modern collaboration.

Intranet concept 

The communications intranet must meet the communication needs of the entire organization and all of its operations. The information should be easily accessible and discoverable to the user. Especially in the case of global organizations, information often needs to be targeted so that users get relevant information. The need of more than one language and the clear division of content also require planning, which affects both the implementation itself and the content editing.

Eevate M365 Intranet concept typically includes defining and documenting the following - based on Microsoft best practices:

  • M365 as an intranet platform

  • Using of other M365 services as part of the intranet

  • Structure, navigation and languages

  • Content structure plan and page templates

  • Information classification and life-cycle management

  • Home page functionalities and layout

  • News, events and other topical communication

  • Social functionalities

  • Document management

  • Content discoverability and search functionalities

  • Possible special needs, eg urgent notifications, targeting of news, own links..

The final output is the concept documentation, layouts and information architecture description based on the issues discussed in the workshops. The concept can be utilized directly for efficient intranet implementation or it can be used as such, for example in a request for proposal for implementation.

See also
Microsoft 365 References
New Intranet for Modern Communication at GRK
HiQ concepted and implemented a new intranet for GRK. The new intranet modernizes internal communication processes completely.
New Ramirent intranet – one communication channel for all
Ramirent’s new intranet brings together employees from nine countries and enables communication across the organization.
Microsoft Teams Enables More Efficient Work and Communication at Matkahuolto
On Matkahuolto´s digitalization journey, one significant step is to utilize Microsoft Teams to make teamwork and communication easier for the whole personnel.
Modern Digital Tools Simplify Eltel Employees’ Daily Life
HiQ’s and Eltel’s partnership expands. Eltel has now chosen HiQ as their Office 365 support partner.
A new intranet for the Bank of Finland & Financial Supervisory Authority – More efficiently together
The new intranet of the Bank of Finland and the Financial Supervisory Authority modernizes internal communication processes and content.
A Modern and Mobile Intranet
HiQ implemented Åbo Akademi's intranet on modern SharePoint sites. The intranet guides both personnel and students everyday.
Riveria – Rolling out Office 365 services with the new intranet
HiQ implemented a modern intranet for Riveria to answer the needs within a changed organization. Other Office 365 services were also extensively taken into use.
New Intranet and Teamwork Tools Make Working at Alko Smoother
HiQ implemented Alko's new Aula intranet which acts as a center for internal communications and as a chain management tool.
Rauma's New Intranet Guides Toward Modern Ways of Working
Elevate intranet and collaboration services implemented by HiQ enable changing the way of working for city of Rauma employees.
Global Elevate Intranet and Collaboration Tools for Smarter Communication at Normet
HiQ concepted and implemented new intranet and modern collaboration tools for Normet. Now they are used by 1 100 Normet professionals in 30 countries.
The partnership between Oras Group and HiQ expanded further to Office 365 Elevate services
Oras Group and HiQ's partnership expanded: New global intranet was built in an agile and expeditious way
Intranet and vision for global communication for Lindström
HiQ implemented Lindström's global intranet for 4 000 employees in 2017. The solution was implemented on HiQ’s Elevate intranet solution supporting multilingual needs.
HiQ Office 365 services for HMD Global
HiQ provided HMD Global with Office 365 deployment, internal communication tools, and collaboration environment based on Elevate services.

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