Igloo - Way better than not having an intranet
November 29, 2018

Igloo - Way better than not having an intranet

Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Igloo

My whole company uses Igloo and it serves many purposes.

Each department has their own page or hub where they store useful templates and links for their own use. They also post updates and metrics that the rest of the company can use to see how that department is performing and what is new with them. The department pages are also used to share documents with the rest of the company like PPT templates or records of completed projects.

We also use Igloo as a social media platform. We post updates about new employees, upcoming events, and good news in people's personal lives as well as their work. In addition, we use Igloo for archiving of important records. We can have multiple people and departments contribute and we can access the documents remotely if needed.

  • Notifications: Igloo can push email updates to users.
  • Organization: Igloo allows for you to create pages, sub pages, and many layer deep sections. You can also organize the layout of your pages.
  • Versioning: it's super easy to reserve and edit documents for offline use. And you can see who last edited a document and when.
  • Offline access: there's a desktop version you can use very easily. It's really good for dropping a bunch of files at once.
  • Search: It's like the early days of the internet with there search. Once I was told there was a form to use our gym somewhere on Igloo. I searched each key word I could think of and each time needed to wait several seconds for results to load. Large number of results would come up and none were relevant. It was a mess.
  • Upload: Something very funny happens every time I try to add documents using the desktop version. About half of the time instead of copying what I want it to, it copies a document I haven't opened in about a year. It's really an impressive and confusing bug.
  • Logging in: I need to login to the desktop version every time I want to access anything (web version doesn't have this issue).
  • Compliance: we have easy to access and version controlled records of important documents.
  • Central repository of resources: employees have a place to go for the latest templates and processes.
  • Employee satisfaction: place to share good news, ideas, or ask for help.
Igloo offers online and desktop versions. It also does a great job with versioning and reserving documents. It is a robust solution. It creates hubs we can use for organizational communications and sharing of templates and links. It can push emails to employees but also provides a repository of information that otherwise might need to be stored in emails or a networked drive.
Igloo is really great for giving your organization access to the latest version of documents and templates. It's also great for organizing and versioning shared resources. It can also be customized for your organization in terms of sections, page layout, color scheme, branding, etc.

It's not so great for search or for offline use.

Overall I'd highly recommend it.

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