INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS DURING COVID-19
“The Hub [Our Sparrow Intranet and mobile] has proven invaluable during our response to COVID-19. It’s the recognized spot for getting valid info. We’ve doubled the number of people on the mobile app too in recent days. It’s a great tool.
Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs,
Hamilton Health Sciences
What is Sparrow?
A modern intranet
Simple implementation and rich functionality; connect and engage your team without a hefty price tag.
An engaging mobile app
From desk to field, communicate with your entire team wherever they may be working.
A rich analytics dashboard
Measure communication performance and make strategic decisions based on real-time data.
A solid foundation
Created by DevFacto, Sparrow is managed and maintained by a team of award-winning intranet experts.
Everything you want in a digital workplace
Easy to use and beautiful look at
A rich digital workplace expertly designed with the user in mind.
Quick and easy deployment
Get Sparrow working for you in two to five weeks.
A uniquely branded experience
Brand the entire Sparrow Modern Workplace to look and feel like your own.
In the cloud or on-premise
Sparrow supports SharePoint Online/O365 as well as SharePoint Server 2016 and 2019.
Highly responsive and mobile
A responsive, enjoyable experience on any device from desktop to iOS and Android.
Support your organization’s communication and collaboration goals with these key components
- News - Publishing
- News - Multi-Lingual Publishing
- News - Compliance
- News - Restricted Topics
- Mobile Application
- Idea Box
- Other Features
- Full List
Simple, effective news publishing
News publishing in Sparrow is simple and intuitive via the central News Center. We’ve made it easy to add content, pictures and video for a rich article creation experience.
For improved reach, news articles can be targeted to specific audience groups using organization-specific news channels. Employees can then subscribe or unsubscribe from these channels on the desktop or mobile app.
Enhance engagement with news articles by enabling features like reactions, commenting and social sharing.
Communicate in any language
What better way to communicate than in your audiences preferred language?
Sparrow administrators can now author posts in a multitude of languages. Better yet – your audience can select their own language preference for consuming information. If a post is available, Sparrow will automatically show it in their preferred language.
Request and track compliance
Got an important update that you need to make sure everyone has seen and explicitly confirmed? Sparrow’s Compliance Post feature is just the tool you need to track and confirm compliance.
Simply mark your post as ‘Compliance’ and it will be pinned to the top of the mobile app feed and will also show intranet-users that it requires special attention. Administrators can easily track who has seen the post and who has complied – aiming to reach that goal of 100% compliance.
News for your intended audience only
Sometimes, you need to share news to a more limited audience rather than a public broadcast. By connecting with Active Directory, Sparrow allows you to create closed-audience groups based on region, role, or other filters. From “Toronto Team” to “Leadership”, you can author posts with the comfort of knowing that only your intended audience will receive them.
Connect with your entire team, wherever they are working
Extend the reach of your internal communications beyond the office to your remote and field-based workers. The Sparrow mobile app makes it easy for all employees to react and respond to news, whenever and wherever they may be working.
Enable reactions and commenting to drive engagement or turn on push notifications to communicate urgent message.
Security is easy with O365 or authentication through third-parties like Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn.
Measure communication impact like never before
Empower communication teams to measure performance and make strategic decisions based on real-time data.
The Sparrow analytics dashboard provides an overview of communication performance, showcasing the KPI’s that affect communication outcomes and enable strategic decision making.
Sparrow analytics dive deeper to capture valuable data on traffic and reach, read analysis, topic awareness and more.
Unite your Workforce
Give your team another reason to engage with one another through Sparrow Marketplace. Invite your team to connect through ad posting, buying, selling and trading, the promotion of corporate discounts, and more!
Gather feedback and take action
Encourage your employees to submit their ideas, vote on their favorites, and provide management through workflows to put top-rated ideas into action.
Sparrow has a number of other features including:
- Employee Announcements
- Service Anniversaries
- Role Changes
- and more!
Download the full feature list here
Sparrow Success Stories
Read what our customers say about Sparrow:
Implementing Sparrow at Delnor has been a very positive experience, given that effective communication was a real pinch-point expressed by our employees. Sparrow shows that we’ve heard them and we are doing something about it.Chris Bodnar
Sparrow provides us with an avenue to inform, empower and engage our employees and foster connections across the entire organization.Amaira Hansen
Sparrow has a team of professionals who work with you collaboratively to ensure your intranet is developed in a way to help you meet your project goals. They are efficient and very client focused!Kelly Sansom
We are proud to work with the following leaders in employee engagement and communication: