Piedmont partner Interact to build social intranet

The healthcare system will become the first in the Southeast to embrace collaboration technology, connecting thousands of employees

Atlanta, Ga. (September 20th, 2016) – With more than 13,000 employees dispersed throughout Georgia, leaders at Piedmont Healthcare knew they had to find an innovative way to connect and engage them. In order for Piedmont to continue to drive exceptional results and enhance the employee experience, they approached intranet experts Interact with the task of implementing a social collaboration platform that can grow as the organization matures.

Designed to make employees’ lives a little easier by delivering intelligent search results, targeted content and mobile access, Piedmont’s new intranet will offer a dedicated space for employees to collaborate across departments.

“While it is nearly impossible to meet everyone face-to-face in organizations our size, this social intranet is the next best way for people to get to know their team,” Kelli Newman, internal communications manager at Piedmont, said. “Employees will be able to use the intranet and engage with content as they would on social networking sites.”

The intranet, powered by Interact, is the first of its kind for a healthcare system in the Southeast. In addition to an intelligent search feature, which lets employees search for content or for team members by name or skill, the new intranet will recommend content based on employee usage and will suggest pages that are likely to be most helpful.

“We’re continually impressed by the ways people find to improve their performance with our software,” Nigel Danson, Interact’s Founder and CEO, said. “We’re especially happy when we know that it’s being used by an organization that makes such a difference in the lives of others. Piedmont has always been at the forefront of the healthcare industry in how they use technology to benefit their patients; implementing a social intranet is the next step in order to realize the full potential of the business.”

The new intranet is set to launch January 2017.


Press Contacts:

Amanda Bartlett,
PR Manager, Piedmont
E: Amanda.Bartlett@piedmont.org
T: 678-842-6112

Steve Zucker,
US Marketing Director, Interact
E: steve.zucker@interactsoftware.com
T: 646-564-5775


Interact is a global provider of intelligent social intranet software. Servicing over 1,000,000 users, its flexible and scalable solution has revolutionized the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge and streamline internal processes.

With over 10 years’ experience, Interact has worked in partnership with organizations across multiple industries throughout the world, including ASPCA, G4S, and ADT. Headquartered in the UK with offices in New York and San Francisco, Interact is a recognized global leader in intranets.