Digital workplace

Looking for advice on improving digital workplace tools or intranet? North Patrol’s team helps you design a new intranet concept and select the right tools and technologies for your implementation.

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Clarification of the service concept for digital workplace

  • Organization and user needs
  • Service structure and roles between tools
  • Content architecture, e.g. guidelines and structure
  • Solution for news and topical content
  • Interaction needs among groups and teams

Selecting the best solutions and partner

  • Alignment with the content concept
  • Comprehensive architecture corresponding to organizational requirements
  • Integration needs, user permissions, information security
  • Describing the implementable solution
  • Conducting the tendering process

Content and structure planning

  • Content inventory
  • Designing content structure
  • Site planning
  • Applying content types
  • Content production kick-off
  • Content clinics

A well-implemented digital work environment provides employees with tools for communication, finding information, managing tasks, collaborating and engaging with others internally. An intranet is a key tool for internal communication and it also enables work management, knowledge sharing and employee engagement.

The key to a functional digital work environment is good planning. Using the same technologies, it is possible to build very different intranets and digital work environments, emphasizing the need for comprehensive understanding and the creation of a sound content concept in the planning process. The roles and usage patterns between tools must also be clarified.

At North Patrol, the starting point for the planning process is always the needs of employees and the goals and practices of the organization. We assist organizations in providing the best possible employee experience through a well-designed digital work environment – and ultimately finding the right partner to implement the solution.

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Projects we've worked on

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

April 2023 – June 2023

Evaluation of Intranet Concept and Technology Options

The Finnish Heritage Agency

April 2023 – November 2023

Intranet Pre-Study

City of Iisalmi

February 2023 – September 2023

Digital Service Renewal (Website and Intranet)

Legal Register Centre of Finland

November 2022 – January 2023

Consultation on the Preliminary Study of the Intranet for the Ministry of Justice's Administrative Sector

City of Kokkola

September 2022 – January 2023

Intranet Design and Specification

Wellbeing services county of South Ostrobothnia

April 2022 – May 2022

Intranet Requirements Specification

The Automobile and Touring Club of Finland, Autoliitto

March 2022 – June 2022

Intranet Specification and Procurement Support

Yliopiston Apteekki

January 2022 – June 2022

Intranet specification and procurement

Read our latest data insight report related to digital workplaces

Data insights

The most popular platforms for collaborating in Finland: Miro, Mural, Trello and Howspace

87 weeks ago

There is a wide selection of digital tools available for sharing ideas and know-how, planning together, or discussing and reviewing plans together. Many of them are reasonably priced or even free. These so-called collaboration platforms can be used to support the work of different teams, the sharing of learning and expertise, the facilitation of remote meetings, or they can replace the use of traditional flipcharts and notepads with new digital working methods. 

In our recent Digital work environment 2022 report collaboration platforms  Miro, Mural, Trello, and Howspace showed to be the most popular in Finland.

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About North Patrol

We are a team of ten consultants, all of whom are experienced designers and technology experts. Every year we design and prepare over 50 different online services and information systems. Our customer satisfaction is very high (9.5 out of 10), and we have helped many customers transform their digital services.

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How we differ from our competitors?

  • We specialize in digital service design

    We specialize in high-quality design and requirements specification of digital services. Our mission is to help customers succeed in their software project by creating the best possible foundation for implementation – whether it is an agile implementation done inhouse, a project done with a partner, or a publicly tendered project.

  • We don't sell coding or licenses

    Many software companies recommend software solutions that they also implement themselves. We don’t do that. We don’t do software implementation projects or have partnerships with technology providers. Our perspective on the software market is broad, as it should be for our customers. Our goal is always to find the best possible software solution for our customer, whether it’s a custom-built solution, a SaaS service, an open-source platform, or a combination of these.

  • We are realistic and forward-thinking

    We design digital service concepts, implementation methods and architectures that are sustainable and can be further developed. We place great importance on the feasibility of software solutions, the availability of good partners and the predictability of costs.

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