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The Linchpin product portfolio now consists of three major solutions and a few individual apps. The Linchpin Intranet Suite is Linchpin’s flagship software program. There is also the leaner alternative knowledge management solution Linchpin Essentials as well as the cloud-based collaboration software Linchpin Cloud.

We would like to show you how the two solutions Linchpin Intranet Suite and Linchpin Essentials differ from each other, what they have in common, and when it makes sense to switch from one solution to the other.

Linchpin Essentials takes knowledge management in Confluence to a new level. It is a lean solution for companies that want to get more out of their Confluence instance and roll it out across the entire enterprise. By adapting Confluence to the corporate design of your company, including meaningful user profiles and easy orientation, the system is given your identity, which increases acceptance, and improves collaboration. 

If you are looking for a knowledge management solution with user profiles, intuitive navigation, which you can also adapt to the design of your company, Linchpin Essentials is the right choice.

Linchpin Intranet Suite turns Confluence into a fully personalized social intranet. It gives you a central information and cooperation platform that creates an open and transparent working environment for teams throughout your entire company. Every employee has a personalized and customized user experience. From top-down to bottom-up communication, multilingual functionality, events and community exchange, the possibilities are endless. 

If you are looking for a fully-featured social intranet that also offers a completely personalized user experience, then the Linchpin Intranet Suite is the right choice for you. 

Features (App)

Linchpin Essentials

Linchpin Intranet Suite

Advanced user profiles (Linchpin User Profiles)

Branding (Linchpin Theme)

Navigation (Linchpin Theme)

Company News (Linchpin Enterprise News)

Microblogging (Microblogging for Confluence)

Events (Linchpin Events)

Linking other apps (Linchpin Launchpad)

Enquiring about our terms of use (Terms of Use)

Personalization (Linchpin Manager)

Mobile app (Linchpin Mobile)

Can be used with touch screen displays (Linchpin Touch)

Onboarding assistant (Linchpin Onboarding)

Multilingual functionality (Linchpin Translations)

If you would like to turn your Confluence Wiki into an information and cooperation platform that serves as your everyday work hub:  

The Linchpin Intranet Suite is your central point of contact: you’ll always have everything in view. Useful tools are just a click away and you have direct access to all internal and external programs that are relevant to your specific tasks. Linchpin Intranet Suite’s ability to integrate all of this activity into one place makes it the ideal central hub for your daily operations.

The Linchpin Intranet Suite module Linchpin Launchpad makes this possible

If you offer personalized content and want to offer your employees a more personalized user experience:

The Linchpin Intranet Suite does not look the same for all colleagues in your company. Instead, it adapts to fit everyone’s needs individually. Based on a user’s profile settings - for example, language, location, department and interests - they are shown only what is relevant to them, including customized navigation, a personal start page, and information all based on their profile.

The Linchpin Intranet Suite module Linchpin Manager makes this possible

If you want to include corporate communications and broadcast messages:

The Linchpin Intranet Suite is also used for efficient corporate communication. From top-down to bottom-up communication, all company employees are kept up to date at all times. In addition to the visually appealing news feed on the dashboard, there are digital news magazines that can easily replace the bulletin board or the employee magazine. 

The Linchpin Intranet Suite module Linchpin Enterprise News makes this possible.

If you want to improve communication within projects and enable faster exchanges within project groups:

The Linchpin Intranet Suite stands for not only sustainable knowledge management, but also for transparent, fast communication and collaboration. Modern community features enable you to exchange ideas, questions and current topics easily and always contextually related, e.g. in projects. 

The Linchpin Intranet Suite module Microblogging for Confluence makes this possible.

If you want to ensure that employee profiles are maintained and always up-to-date:

The Linchpin Intranet Suite includes an onboarding assistant that makes it easy to get started with the system and supports users in filling out their own profile. The assistant reminds users repeatedly if a profile field has not been filled in correctly. 

The Linchpin Intranet Suite modules Linchpin Onboarding Assistant and Linchpin Assistant make this possible

If you want to make your system available in several languages: 

The Linchpin Intranet Suite offers various options for linking content in different languages, including storing translations for profile fields. 

The Linchpin Intranet Suite modules Linchpin Translations and Linchpin Language Manager make this possible.

More information about the migration from Linchpin Essentials to the Linchpin Intranet Suite can be found here (insert link here)

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