Why go with Oneteam instead of a traditional intranet?

Choosing the right platform to make your deskless employees successful and engaged can be quite a challenge. This page will describe the differences between Oneteam and a traditional intranet.

It's time to say goodbye to the traditional intranet

Deskless employees are getting younger and younger, with Generation Z employees and Millennials now representing a significant portion of the workforce. These younger generations have grown up in a digital world and expect their workplace tools to be modern, flexible, and user-friendly.

They demand solutions that fit today’s fast-paced world. Therefore, it’s time for organizations to ditch their outdated intranets, old-fashioned bulletin boards, and paper forms and embrace digital internal communication tools that cater to the modern employee’s expectations.

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Let’s dive into the differences

In order to help you make your decision on your ultimate employee platform, we’ve listed the pluses and minuses according to 4 key differentiators between a traditional intranet and Oneteam.



While both intranets and employee apps can serve similar purposes, their accessibility and features make them suitable for different types of organizations and employees. Intranets are ideal for traditional, corporate organizations with many desk workers. An intranet is used as a one-way communication tool that is accessible from a desktop or laptop.


Oneteam’s employee app is a mobile-first solution built specifically for deskless employees and accessible from anywhere at anytime. The app gathers all ingredients you need to make your deskless employees successful and engaged in one platform. Internal communication, onboarding, eLearning, forms, checklists, surveys, schedule integrations; it’s all in Oneteam.

"Oneteam is the most important communication channel we have. Oneteam really helps us to build a bridge between our desk and non-desk employees. It gathers all need-to-know and nice-to-know information in one easy-to-use platform."

Britt Kleinepier, Interne Communicatie Coordinator at H&M



Maintaining a traditional intranet can be a tedious process that requires significant input from an organization’s HR team. As compared to newer solutions, traditional intranets usually do not provide the same level of user-friendliness and accessibility, making them particularly challenging to manage and maintain. Also, an intranet is a solution solely focusing on internal comms. If you want to implement other features like onboarding, surveys, forms, or eLearning you’d need to purchase, implement and maintain multiple platforms.


Oneteam combines multiple features such as onboarding, surveys, forms, eLearning, and document management in one platform, which significantly reduces the time and costs associated with managing the employee experience. You no longer have to purchase, integrate, and maintain separate platforms for each function, allowing you to streamline your internal communication and other employee tools in one user-friendly app. It’s a cost-effective solution that can significantly improve the digital employee experience for your organization.

“Implementing Oneteam felt like creating a Facebook account. It was super easy and we could get started right away.”

Thijs Meijnen, HR Advisor at Leussink Retail Group

Implementation and Flexibility


The implementation of an intranet can be challenging for various reasons, including its complexity and the need for significant resources and technical expertise. Integrating an intranet with existing systems and applications can be challenging, and using multiple platforms leads to an entirely new implementation process whenever a new component is added to the HR tech stack.


Oneteam offers a straightforward and efficient implementation process. It can be implemented in a couple of workdays, without the need for significant technical expertise. Plus, with its modular design, Oneteam can be customized to meet the specific needs of any organization. This flexibility of the platform makes the employee app future-proof and adaptable to your organization’s changing needs.

“The uniqueness of Oneteam is that it includes several functions, allowing us to use one platform for internal communication, onboarding, and eLearning. With Oneteam, we can offer our employees an all-in-one solution for the digital employee experience.”

Liza de Vos, HR Manager at Stayokay

Data Analytics


A downside of using a traditional intranet is the limited scope of data analytics. While an intranet may provide some basic insights into employee engagement and content usage, the data analysis is often limited and lacks depth and detail. This limited data analysis can make it challenging for organizations to make informed decisions about employee engagement and communication strategies, potentially impacting overall productivity and employee satisfaction.


One of the key benefits of using Oneteam is the ability to gather and analyze data across all components of the employee experience in a centralized and straightforward manner. This allows HR teams to gain deeper insights into employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity, as well as identify trends and areas for improvement. Organizations can streamline their HR processes, reduce inefficiencies, and ultimately improve employee satisfaction and retention.

“The uniqueness of Oneteam is that it includes several functions, allowing us to use one platform for internal communication, onboarding, and eLearning. With Oneteam, we can offer our employees an all-in-one solution for the digital employee experience.”

Liza de Vos, HR Manager at Stayokay

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After all these words, it’s about time to show some action. Have a look at our platform video and see how Oneteam can help your organization with an all-in-one employee app.

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