Are you looking for an intranet for your SME?
We decided to develop our own solution for our new intranet. Not a solution with a standard CMS like for example Wordpress, Drupal, Typo3, Neos, Contao, Joomla! etc. Because a proprietary solution can be quite smart and does not need a year-long project like a website: for this purpose, we decided to use the React Framework developed by Facebook for the frontend (user interface). Efficiency, flexibility and intuitive commissioning were the main reasons for our decision.
To ensure the linking via API to our documentation system in the backend, we relied on the proven Microsoft technology of .NET Core. This interface thus allows direct access to our in-house documentation and can be easily displayed on the intranet website. This means that our quality manager, Karin Heinzer-Achermann, can continue to use the documentation that has been established over the years in the same format and adapt it in the usual software solutions such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio. Static content such as text menus can be translated very easily into different languages thanks to i18n-JSON files via CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools. In contrast to general standard CMS systems, where such text menus often have to be adapted by hand, JSON files are now fully supported by CAT tools. This is a real benefit for companies with multilingual user interfaces. Because even the re-integration into the React project takes only a few seconds.