Association of Electoral Administrators
The Association of Electoral Administrators selected Hivetalk as their intranet solution, with the aim of aiding business automisation.
Hivetalk enables the Association to store important documents in a single secure location, set and view working hours, initiate Skype business calls and digitise paper-based forms in a matter of minutes.
Employees from across the UK connect and collaborate using a shared Staff Diary, giving continuity for the work they do together.
Broadcaster, S4C selected Hivetalk as their intranet solution, with the aim of providing a streamlined bilingual workspace. Employees can access the intranet in both Welsh and English.
Hivetalk enables the broadcaster to unify its communications by shining a spotlight on internal news, highlighting updates from external sources and showcasing a rolling broadcast feed.
Employees quickly connect to the people, policies and processes they need to work effectively, encouraging seamless, open collaboration.
Leading social impact business, First Ark selected Hivetalk as their intranet solution, with the aim of providing a primary source of knowledge for employees and encouraging sustained employee engagement.
Their intranet is clean and easy-to-use, with low maintenance overheads – efficiently serving First Ark’s needs and offering added value.
The rich capabilities of Hivetalk help to communicate First Ark’s values to employees, creating a more engaging and cohesive communication channel.
What is Hivetalk?
Hivetalk is an out-of-the-box, cloud-based intranet solution.
What technology does Hivetalk use?
Hivetalk is powered by open source technology, which means we can offer you a choice of WordPress or Umbraco for your intranet’s content management system.
What features are available within Hivetalk?
Hivetalk’s intranet software is packed full of proven features, including a News Hub, Staff Directory, Document Store, Social Noticeboard, Events Calendar, Knowledge Bases and much more.
More information about Hivetalk’s features can be found on the Features page.
Is Hivetalk scalable?
Hivetalk is powered by open source software, which is recognised for its scalability. Whether you want to add exciting new features or refresh your intranet’s design, Hivetalk’s open source architecture will allow your intranet to evolve in line with your organisation.
Is Hivetalk available on mobile devices?
Yes, Hivetalk and all of its features are accessible from any smartphone or tablet with a browser and internet connection.
Is Hivetalk GDPR compliant?
We are experienced in configuring solutions to GDPR requirements. If we host your intranet, your data will be stored in our purpose-built data centre inside the EU.
Does Hivetalk support Active Directory/Single Sign-On?
Yes, Single Sign-On and Active Directory integration for a single domain is included in the standard setup.
Who created Hivetalk?
Hivetalk was created by Connect, a multi-award winning digital agency.
To learn more about Connect, please visit our website.
How much does a Hivetalk intranet cost?
Please visit our Pricing page for more information.
Is Hivetalk priced per user?
No, pricing consists of a setup fee and ongoing hosting costs, if you host with us. If you choose to self-host, pricing consists of a setup fee and ongoing update costs.
Are there any ongoing license fees or hidden costs?
No. As simple as that.
Is Hivetalk available globally?
As a cloud-based intranet solution, Hivetalk is available globally – as long as you’ve got an internet connection you’re all set.
How quickly can you deliver a Hivetalk intranet?
We can deliver Hivetalk in as little as four weeks, but we’re more than happy to work to your internal schedules.
What are the benefits of cloud-based intranet software?
A cloud-based intranet provides employees with secure access to all of the information and tools they need from any location, at any time and on any device.
Hivetalk combines task-driven design with powerful functionality to deliver a best-in-class cloud intranet solution that empowers and encourages to work smarter.
What hosting packages are available for Hivetalk?
If you would like us to host your intranet, it will be hosted on a dedicated Virtual Machine server. The server specification will be dependent upon the number of employees in your organisation. We feel this approach works best, based on our 15+ years’ experience delivering intranets.
Can we host Hivetalk on-premise?
Yes, Hivetalk can be hosted on-premise. At the project outset, our Operations team will discuss suitable methods of delivering the intranet to your hosting environment.
Where is your data centre located?
Our purpose-built data centre is located in Liverpool, UK.
How are updates delivered to the intranet?
If we host your intranet, we release regular updates via a structured change management process.
If you host your intranet on-premise, we will arrange suitable access to your hosting environment and agree a time at which we can release updates.
Hivetalk and your company
How will Hivetalk help my organisation?
Hivetalk will transform the way your organisation interacts with its employees, boost workplace productivity and connect your people to the information and tools they need to work effectively.
Can Hivetalk integrate with third-party platforms, e.g. SharePoint, Office 365?
Yes, Hivetalk can integrate with many third-party platforms, systems and APIs. Please let us know if you have any specific integration requirements when filling out our contact form.
Will we need to download any software to access Hivetalk?
No, Hivetalk is a cloud-based intranet solution, which means it’s accessed via a web browser on any device.
Which browsers are supported for intranet editors and administrators?
We recommend using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer for editing the intranet in the back office.
Who owns the content and data added to the intranet?
You do! All content and data added to the intranet is owned by your organisation.
How we can support you
Can you help us to establish our intranet requirements?
Of course, please contact us to discuss your requirements so we can establish the best solution to achieve your goals.
Following delivery, we’re always on hand to advise on ways to enhance your intranet further.
Do you provide training for intranet editors and administrators?
Yes, comprehensive Administrator and Editor training is included, and can be carried out at your premises or via video conference software, such as WebEx, Hangouts or Skype for Business.
Do you provide support & maintenance packages?
Yes, we provide flexible Support & Maintenance agreements that provide a cost-effective and convenient way of looking after your intranet.