Bonzai Intranet is a cloud-based intranet and collaboration software for SharePoint and Office 365 users. It offers news broadcasting, events, directory management, document management, collaboration and customized branding functionalities within a suite.
The news broadcasting functionality allows users to maintain a news channel with organizational announcements, IT notifications and CEO's messages. Users can also filter news stories by date, authors and categories.
Bonzai Intranet also features document management, which provides users with a document portal for storing and sharing documents. The functionality also includes version control, where users can track the changes made by the users and revert to an earlier version, if needed.
Bonzai Intranet offers social collaboration using built-in Yammer integration. Users can also implement feedback, comments and appreciation programs.
Bonzai Intranet is mobile responsive and also offers a native iOS app for tablets and mobile phones. The vendor offers online support for customers.
- easy to use software with modern design and templates. The pages are designed for a modern desktop view, so you can fit more content on a page, reducing overall number of pages to manage.
- support, you'll never get stuck
- Their team helps you with the set up of your intranet. They perform user architecture activities and have years of experience doing it, make the migration process that much smoother!
So much. I love it. I worked on intranets for crown corporation in BC, and I have to say, I prefer Bonzai over an out-of-the-box solution because of it's modern design and team of developers working to improve each year. The product comes with excellent features, you don't need anything else. But I have to say the support is the best part, they are quick and knowledgeable answer your questions! Also, any feedback we received from our users, we can pass on to Bonzai's development team for future enhancements, so we don't even need a custom out-of-the-box intranet.
Some of the features are not working exactly how users would prefer it to, but this might be due to limitations from SharePoint.
It would also be nice to have a custom permissions, there's been issues with publisher posting the wrong story on the homepage, but it happens so few and far between we can make do with out it.
Kimberly from Horizon Credit Union
Employees number: 201-500 employees
If you know SharePoint, then this software is super easy to use. We've been able to increase and expand general use of the intranet, employee engagement and communications. We really love the ability to easily upload, tag and store documents. We also love the directory feature. Our employee directory is so much easier to use and find what you need than what we had before. The publishing features of the news articles and important messages are so easy to use which has allowed us to greatly expand the number of people in our organization who can share their message and do so quickly.
There aren't any significant cons. There are a couple of enhancements we have requested and they are quick to reply on the viability of our suggestions.
Chuck from Macy's, Inc.
Bonzai intranet platform helped us solve 5 key areas of opportunity for our organization's intranet:
1. Responsive design provides our users with a custom user experience no matter what device they are accessing our intranet from.
2. Clean and modern user interface.
3. Personalization to improve employee productivity and efficiency.
4. Social interaction capabilities to drive employee engagement.
5. One centralized truth for all company Communications and Events.
The Bonzai intranet platform currently needs to be installed on each site collection in your environment versus installing it at the farm level.
Brad from UniBank
Our staff like the News and Events,
Document Portal, Employee and Department Spotlights and Marketplace the most. The Doc Portal especially, ensures employees find the correct and most current cersions of documents
There are a couple of key features missing. We'd like a company calendar that goes beyond that of the clunky Sharepoint calendar. We are also missing site update alerts that would be helpful to authors.
Response: Dynamic Owl, Dynamic Owl
Date: April 2018
Thank you for your support and feedback Brad. We appreciate your candid review of Bonzai, including areas where we can continue to improve.
We are submitting these feature requests to our Product Development Team on your behalf.
Thank you to you and Unibank for being such an outstanding client to work with.
All the best,
The Bonzai Intranet Team
Pat from VCH
Our experience with SharePoint in the past was that it was very difficult develop, update and sustain. More importantly we wanted a SharePoint site that didn't look like a typical SharePoint environment. Bonzai solved all of these issues.
Great product that is easy to implement and sustain. We were able to execute from design to go-live in a matter of months. The team is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating, providing guidance on the best way to utilize SharePoint.
Only a couple of minor points that precludes me from scoring them 5 stars in all categories. First, Bonzai is not available for SharePoint 2016. Second, when releases and updates are made, our team would appreciate more information/clarity/updates.
Overall, I would recommend Bonzai to others.
Response: Dynamic Owl, Dynamic Owl
Date: March 2017
Thank you for your review! Happy to hear your experience has been positive overall.
Bonzai is in fact available for SP 2016. I will have someone on the team reach out to provide you with more information.
We also appreciate your feedback on customer communications. We are armed and ready to improve this experience for you!
All the best,
Jeff from BA Insight
Employees number: 51-200 employees
One of our customers deployed Bonzai for the intranet refresh project they were doing, with great results. Found the Bonzai OOB deployment was quite strong, and even more importantly, that the consultants from Bonzai were extremely helpful and were'nt just trying to get more hours.
well structured, well designed UX
Very important time-and-money saver for an intranet project. Don't expect it to be the end of the journey, you'll still need other add-ons, some consulting, etc. But it streamlines projects dramatically.