We’re very excited to share details of the upcoming release of Bonzai Intranet, appropriately coined ‘ShapeShifter’ for its unwavering ability to transform intranets and digital workplaces the world over. ShapeShifter is Bonzai's largest and most ambitious release to date!
Image Source: ShapeShifter, Bonzai Intranet Platform.
Customer feedback is something we strongly encourage and rely on here at Bonzai so that we may incorporate customer suggestions and ideas into Bonzai's evolving product roadmap. This feedback, along with industry research ensures that Bonzai remains at the forefront of digital workplace innovation. Industry research along with customer feedback and the brilliant brains behind Bonzai, helps us to ensure that Bonzai is continuously advancing to meet ever-changing business and user requirements.
Due for release around the end of Summer 2018, ShapeShifter is set to disrupt and transform the Digital Workplace industry, by providing an enhanced user experience and cutting-edge functionality. A handful of customers have had a sneak peak of the ShapeShifter Release and the feedback to-date has been stupendous. Hearing such authentic excitement at this early stage fuels our dedication and determination to optimize Bonzai to deliver the best intranet and digital workplace platform that solves the issues administrators, managers and end users face in their organization.
1. Meet Brick, Bonzai’s New Innovative Chatbot
Image Source: Bonzai Intranet Chatbot, Brick
Brick enables customers to easily configure and update their intranet settings fast. Brick was designed by the Bonzai Engineering Team to ensure Bonzai remains at the forefront of technological capabilities by embracing emerging technologies and incorporating the Bonzai intranet platform. Brick is a game-changing catalyst for the digital workplace arena as it transforms how the intranet is configured, updated and provisioned by authorized users.
Brick was developed to aid intranet users in building their digital workplace and to provide answers to user questions around design, settings and much more! Users simply ask Brick any of their Bonzai questions on the chatbot interface and Brick will respond in a jiffy! In the very near future, the pioneering technology behind Brick will enable Office 365 customers to seamlessly create and manage their Bonzai intranet with the help of Brick.
2. Predictive Search Experience
The intuitive new search capabilities are the most powerful addition to Bonzai's search experience ever! We’ve created fully configurable and customizable search verticals that can be tailored to meet specific organizational needs. The inability to find accurate information comes up time and time again when we talk to organization’s that are keen to obtain a trustworthy intranet solution. To fulfill this need we’ve created the most effective intranet for efficient search that exists on the market today.
We’ve incorporated site-wide search so that users can find the information they need from anywhere on the intranet. These trailblazing search capabilities are an inherent function of Bonzai's SharePoint intranet platform, enabling users to easily search across cohorts of information to find exactly what they need in a flash.
Image Source: Bonzai Intranet People Hub Employee Directory
3. People Hub AKA Employee Directory
The employee directory is a core feature of the Digital Workplace and we believe that it needs to be both functionally beautiful and intuitive to navigate, so that it proves fruitful to organizations and users alike. Bonzai's ShapeShifter release introduces the updated Employee Directory, aptly named 'People Hub'.
People Hub provides exceptional filtering enabling users to quickly find the people they need, even if they’re not sure where they are located or which department they belong to. Users can use the sophisticated search functionality to filter the search for employees by Location, Department and/or Role, with the ability to select multiple caveats to find the exact person or group of people that they're looking for. Ever wanted to find an employee with specific skills such as 'Spanish'? Well the long, drawn-out search for such is well and truly in the past with the People Hub, coming soon with Bonzai's ShapeShifter release.
4. Elegant and Sophisticated User Experience
The User Interface & Design Team at Bonzai have carefully assessed every aspect of the user experience provided by Bonzai to ensure that it is functionally intuitive and beautiful for end users. Whether accessing Bonzai on your mobile or desktop, you'll encounter the same flawlessly optimized intranet design.
We understand how important it is for organizations to incorporate their style guide and branding into their Digital Workplace. After all, the intranet is the central hub of the organization so it ought to assume the organization's branding. Bonzai intranet's ShapeShifter release provides even more capabilities that facilitate organizational branding.
The user interface has been optimized for ease of use and user efficiency, with a particular emphasis on navigation to ensure end-users can seamlessly navigate back and forth through the information they require.
We understand the value of employee engagement and corporate culture so we've incorporated lots of opportunities for employees to engage throughout the intranet platform. The polished Bonzai interface encourages employees to like and comment on posts, events and updates throughout their Digital Workplace, enabling the organization to build engagement while simultaneously harnessing corporate culture.
5. Pin & Promote
We understand that organizations want to promote their most pressing, critical and important news and events to ensure they're seen by all employees. Bonzai's ShapeShifter release incorporates an intuitive approach to this by empowering super users to ‘pin’ what matters most to ensure it stays front and center on the intranet homepage. Organization's can rest assured that important pieces of information are highlighted and will remain ‘sticky’ on their homepage, irrespective of their chronological order.
Along with this, Bonzai's ShapeShifter release provides the ability to ‘promote’ the most pertinent information on the intranet homepage by adding a promotion icon to highlight promoted content. This doesn't alter the positioning of the content, but it enables differentiation so that employees can see the most important information on their intranet homepage at a glance.
ShapeShifter Coming Soon...
Bonzai is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of Digital Workplace capabilities and it’s something we pride ourselves on greatly. Our hard-working Product Development, Engineering and Solution Delivery Teams are second to none ensuring Bonzai intranet not only keeps up with current trends, but remains a leader.
Bonzai's ShapeShifter release is the greatest release of Bonzai yet. We appreciate the excellent feedback we received from customers and those individuals that participated in our usability studies to help during the development phase of ShapeShifter. With the exact release date still under wraps, we look forward to announcing the official release date of this ShapeShifting innovative expansion to Bonzai intranet soon.