Looking for easy-to-use digital workplace tools for your school, college, or university? You’ve come to the right place. Connect your faculty, staff, and students in one centralized digital hub, to share knowledge and build a community.
97% of our clients are actively using the software after 5 years. Millions of employees and hundreds of customers all over the globe trust Communifire as their modern intranet.
Powering intranets at growth-focused education institutions. Knowledge-sharing is at the heart of every school and higher education institution. Communifire’s set of integrated communication and collaboration tools brings your school’s ecosystem together on one intranet platform where teaching staff, researchers, administrators and students can share ideas and learn from each other—no matter where they are.
We use Communifire across our entire organization (900-1000 employees spread across almost all of Australia). Long term, we view Communifire increasing employee retention due to the greater sense of community we are building for those who may have previously felt disconnected.
Communifire’s social intranet is a place where faculty and students alike can collaborate on common goals and exchange ideas freely. Create a workspace for a group project, quickly identify experts for a research panel, publish important news about campus events or grant application deadlines—your community can access important information 24/7, from any device, and keep their fingers on the pulse of campus life.
Your school intranet is the ideal place to store information that supports student learning. Whether it’s a course curriculum, background material for a class presentation, or a departmental syllabus, Communifire’s secure document management system lets you share files and keep everything in one place. Students and faculty can make the right information available to their collaborators with a few clicks. Never worry about documents getting buried in an email thread again.
Your faculty and researchers have deep expertise in a variety of areas. With Communifire’s detail—rich employee directory, you can identify the specialists in any field quickly, and see what they’re working on. With Communifire’s contextualized search, you can also see what content they’ve published on a subject, any discussions they’ve participated in, and the articles they’ve commented on. You’ll create more synergy, faster, when you can connect the right people on the right projects.
Communifire’s workspace feature is the perfect way to let people work together online on a topic of shared interest. Whether it’s a group project for a class or a steering committee for school policy, a dedicated workspace is ideal for collaboration. Eliminate the headaches of wrestling with multiple applications to share project material. With Communifire, you can brainstorm and have conversations that move the work forward, all in one digital workplace.
Whether it’s a new student or a new staff member, proper orientation and onboarding are critical to getting them up to speed quickly. Whether it’s your school’s policies and procedures, department guidelines, or information about student union benefits, your Communifire intranet is a centralized knowledge base that empowers everyone with the right information to start engaging actively with their community. Powerful search features make information quick and easy to find, so new team members won’t be left wondering what to do next.
Communifire makes it easier than ever to get things done at your school, college, or university. Connect people and take action like never before. Unify your organization and give your employees access to your intranet anywhere, anytime.
Whether you’re celebrating an upcoming commencement or mapping out admission and orientation events, a good story will keep your audience’s attention. Use Communifire’s blogging platform to publish personalized, well-written content that builds awareness, shows your school’s strengths, and demonstrates your commitment to excellence. You can share videos, add images and links, and build a connection with students, parents, and faculty. Before long, you’ll quickly see which topics and stories get traction with your community, and which members publish the most articles.
Your staff and faculty have many different commitments, all competing for their time. Fortunately, Communifire’s personal and shared calendars make it easy and efficient to book a time that’s good for everyone without any back-and-forth over email. Whether it’s a roundtable for educators or a planning committee for an upcoming school event, you can schedule meetings, send invites right from your calendar, set reminders, and update events as required. Communifire’s calendar features help you manage your time efficiently and see your productivity will skyrocket!
From facilities management to procurement processes, school administrators have a lot to keep track of. And students working on group projects need a way to stay on top of their commitments. Communifire’s task management features let you streamline and automate your workflows so nothing gets dropped. Whether it’s a school assignment or a large administrative project, you can assign tasks to yourself and your team, set deadlines, and check progress at any time. No more chasing down status updates or guessing at how much work is left to be done.
Your school has a lot going on—and you want your community to know about all of it. Share important announcements and promote school activities on your intranet, and customize the newsfeed so critical or time-sensitive information shows up first. Real-time notifications let users see at a glance what needs attention.
Community thrives on engagement, and engagement comes from inspiration. Communifire makes it easy to customize your homepage with your own logos, branding and newsfeeds to reflect your school’s personality and culture. Create custom pages, or use dynamic properties to add content to areas throughout Communifire, like activity streams and workspace activity feeds. Your school’s style will live in every corner of your intranet to strengthen online engagement, and foster offline relationships between educators and students alike.
A school is a big place, with a lot of people—new relationships to be formed and expertise to be shared. Communifire’s activity streams make it easy for you to see what other people are working and talking about, and to interact in real—time with other community members. You can view images, play videos, click links, like content, comment on wall posts—all directly from the feed. Communifire is a truly social intranet solution that strengthens relationships and encourages engagement.
With a community as diverse as a college or higher education institution, you have a lot of contributing members—and a lot going on in your online community. Communifire lets you track and measure it all—from tight version control on documents to support audit trails, to data on user activity by person, role or IP address. With Communifire’s robust analytics capabilities, you can quickly see exactly how people are using your intranet and where they’re using it most.
Large organizations have a lot of moving parts—and making sure that any issues are resolved quickly is critical to community morale and confidence. You can use Communifire’s “cases” feature to track just about anything, from facilities requests to help-desk tickets and even project tasks. Each case has a status, a priority, and milestones—so you can track consistent action and follow-up, and associate it with other cases to track resolution of a larger issue. Your team members will know they’re being taken care of, and you will know that nothing is falling through the cracks.
Communifire is the foundation for running our schools. Not only does it facilitate our administrative staff collaboration … it helps our students with course work and the surrounding content and conversations. But ultimately, it gives our students a place to get help from their peers and teachers.
Security is a top priority for any school, and Communifire extends this focus on safety to your campus intranet. From single-tenant architecture to heavily tested application security to a fine-grained permission matrix, your intranet keeps students, faculty and administrators’ information protected.
All Communifire plans come with top-notch support, free upgrades and access to our customer community. We also offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for customers who are looking for more advanced support.
Our customers tell us our support sets us apart from every other intranet vendor they considered. Everyone at Axero is part of our customer support team and considers making customers happy as the most integral part of their job description. Even if a resolution requires a response from senior management, we’ll answer quickly, honestly, and creatively to get the issue solved. Our success is tied directly to your success, so it’s our job to meet your expectations.
Of course! Get your intranet up and running with a Launch Package, where we work with you to develop a strategy for implementing Communifire and getting your project off the ground. We’ll walk you through the platform and provide technical guidance, show you how to get around the software, help you think strategically about solving your challenges, and teach you how to use Communifire’s features to accomplish your goals.
We’ll host and run your intranet software for healthcare on our servers for you, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of managing hardware, software updates, or security. As a Communifire customer, you get your own secure, single-tenant installation of our software and database in our cloud.
If you want more control over your intranet platform, you can deploy Communifire on your own server infrastructure. On-premise installation gives you the ultimate flexibility in feature options and allows for deeper customization and more robust security.
Yes. Communifire is designed to make it easy for individual departments, administrative units, or locations to manage their own content. Set up “Spaces” for each department where they can collaborate, share files, and keep track of their schedules. Spaces let you organize in a way that’s comfortable and familiar to how you already work. There’s virtually no learning curve—your staff and team members can step right in without missing a beat.
The Communifire apps are designed for native integration with the Android and iOS operating systems, and provide smartphone and tablet users with a streamlined interface for accessing your company’s intranet. Customers with an active license can download these apps free of charge from the iTunes App Store or from Google Play.
Your security is our priority. We understand that security is an extremely important element of your business. It’s very important to ours, too.
As a Communifire customer, you get your own independent database and instance of the Communifire software—and your data is kept completely separate from every other customer’s. We use state-of-the-art application security, SSL/TLS, encryption, daily and incremental backups, and hardened operating systems.
Yes! About 85% of our customers integrate their own single sign-on across their business applications to make life easier for their community members—and so can you.
Some of the integrations we currently support include: