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 new intranet for the Bank of Finland & Financial Supervisory Authority – More efficiently together

HiQ Finland implemented a Microsoft 365 based modern SharePoint intranet for the Bank of Finland and the Financial Supervisory Authority. The joint intranet for 600 users has been thanked for its mobile user experience, modern look and feel and efficient search.

Previously, the Bank of Finland and the Financial Supervisory Authority had separate intranets but some common content. The new intranet serves both organisations with relevant content and unified look and feel. One guiding idea was that the intranet needs to be flexibly used no matter where the users are. That´s why the intranet was implemented utilizing Microsoft 365 platform.

An agile implementation project

The intranet implementation and content creation were made in four months. Both parties committed to the schedule and the technical solution was finalized in parallel with the content creation. All in all, the implementation project proceeded in an agile way and the needs were clarified during the project. Microsoft Teams was used for all communication and documentation of the project.

HiQ trained all the content creators, who had their hands full in planning and unifying the content to a new format and structure. The content was categorized carefully, and efficient search functionalities were implemented to improve information findability. The intranet implementation was made utilizing as many default functionalities as possible. The vital customizations were made according to Microsoft´s best practices, taking also into account accessibility.

Microsoft 365 tools extensively into use

The new intranet is the main internal communication channel for the Bank of Finland and the Financial Supervisory Authority. In addition to that, Microsoft Stream is used for internal videos and Yammer for open, organisation-wide discussions.

Microsoft 365 services integrate very smoothly with each other. For example, Stream videos can be very easily added to the intranet.

Mari Hienonen
Head of Web and Digital Communications at the Bank of Finland

For teamwork, Bank of Finland and Financial Supervisory Authority use Microsoft Teams and SharePoint on-premise team sites. As information security is very important in financial sector, all the information cannot be brought to the cloud.

So Long, and thanks for all the “Fisu”

A name competition for the new intranet was launched and the new intranet is now called Fisu (fish in Finnish). When the Fisu intranet was launched in January 2020, the users were actively informed about the modern features of the new intranet. Many SharePoint mobile apps were installed on the launch day. - The intranet renewal was really hoped for, because the previous intranets were almost ten years old. Still the modern functionalities of the new intranet have positively surprised the end users, says Hienonen.

The Bank of Finland: https://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/ The Financial Supervisory Authority: https://www.finanssivalvonta.fi/en/

Find out more
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 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.

Contact us for more details