Unily employee experience platforms named the world’s best intranets by Nielsen Norman Group

For the 9th consecutive year, Unily employee experience platforms will feature in the Nielsen Norman Group’s coveted Intranet Design Annual. Two Unily customers have been recognized as the world’s best intranets by the leading UX authority.

Two Unily intranets recognized as the world’s best

Every year UX experts at the Nielsen Norman Group select ten enterprise intranets to feature in their coveted Intranet Design Annual. They look for platforms with strategic design, compelling return on investment, and that demonstrate best-in-class accessibility and usability practices.

For the 9th year in a row, Unily employee experience platforms will appear in the annual. iRobot, a global consumer robot company known for products such as the Roomba® robot vacuum and Braava®, will appear alongside technology firms including ServiceNow despite having the second smallest core intranet team of all entrants, proving that small teams can make a big impact with the right product and strategy.

The winning intranets are chosen by UX experts from an anonymized list of entries and are selected based on design and usability measures. Now in its 23rd year, the annual has become a vital reference point for enterprises seeking to enhance employee experience with a world-class intranet. You can download the full report here.

Inside iRobot’s award-winning intranet

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, iRobot recognized it needed an engaging and versatile communications platform to connect and enable 1,200+ mission-driven employees suddenly working remotely across 15 countries in the US, APAC, and EMEA. The enterprise understood that a new intranet platform would bridge this gap and it set to work to create and design a platform that would suit the needs of its iRoboteers.

Since its launch, HomeBase has become the go-to, one-shop-stop that unites and connects all iRoboteers globally. Employees now have access to tightly targeted, relevant communications and information to help them stay engaged and informed as the company grows. Employees also have a single destination for accessing employee services and third-party applications that make it simple to complete common tasks like booking leave, accessing benefits, and submitting IT requests.

Consistency of design is a stand-out element of the platform. HomeBase’s pages adhere to thoughtfully designed templates that ensure a seamless and resonant experience across the platform. Emphasis has been placed on ensuring information displayed ‘above the fold’ (at the top of the page) is of critical value, and page layouts are continuously optimized based on platform analytics and user feedback to ensure employees always have critical information at their fingertips.

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"iRobot is honored to be selected for this year’s Nielsen Norman Group Intranet Design Annual. With the Unily platform’s powerful and intuitive tools, our HomeBase intranet is able to capture iRobot’s unique culture and keep our global employees informed and engaged."

Matthew Lloyd - Vice President, Communications at iRobot

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