- Why ThoughtFarmer?
- Our Software
A credit union intranet that's invested in people
Improve credit union communication across all your branches. Our Credit Union Intranet software puts critical knowledge at your employee’s fingertips, allowing them to deliver a consistent member experience.
Strengthen your community
Your community starts with your members. From raising funds to organizing volunteers, ThoughtFarmer provides the tools to you need to bring people together around common goals or interests.
Break down silos
Credit unions rarely have just one branch. ThoughtFarmer’s credit union intranet allows dispersed staff to connect, collaborate, and communicate securely across locations, branches, and departments.
ThoughtFarmer is a credit union intranet that provides employees with the tools and knowledge needed to get their job done quickly and efficiently, making for a happier, more engaged workforce.
Features with a financial focus
Global and local news feeds
Ensure employees and stakeholders are up to speed with the latest company news and information.
Find what you need, when you need it, from anywhere on your credit union intranet.
Find, connect, and collaborate with colleagues from any location or department.
Solve problems, unlock knowledge, and harvest new ideas in real time.
What our credit union clients are saying
The ThoughtFarmer credit union intranet is a core part of the work that we do. It houses all of our procedures, our documents, our forms, and the tools that our staff need to do their job. 93% of our staff use the intranet once a day, at least, and 73% use it hourly.
We’ve come a long way in our cultural transformation over the past 3 years and Beacon (the name of our credit union intranet) continues to play a key role as one of our primary vehicles for providing transparent, timely, two-way communications. I still smile when I hear employees say ‘just check Beacon’.
You have questions, we have answers.
Global + local news
Credit Unions love our news feature, because it keeps them updated on everything they want to know including company news, events, and employee updates.
Policies & procedures
Finding important documents shouldn’t be hard; so we’ve made it easy. Our clients often make a “How do I” section on their intranet where they can locate internal policies and procedures, as well as member facing information.
Credit Unions love that any document (think: word, excel, powerpoint etc.) can be opened and edited from within ThoughtFarmer’s credit union intranet. Learn more about our document integrations.
Employees profiles, directory & org chart
We make it simple to find everyone in your organization. Fields like certifications, languages spoken, areas of expertise etc. allow you to quickly locate subject matter experts.
Photo galleries for community events
Smile! From marketing images to staff events, we make photo galleries simple and beautiful.
Because employees aren’t always desk-based, our mobile intranet allows on-the-go employees to find everything they need—a colleague’s phone number, a news story, or important discussions.
Find what you need, fast. Credit unions love ThoughtFarmer’s search capabilities because it helps them better serve their customers.
We’ve got you covered. We’ll make sure your credit union intranet is planned, installed, branded, and functioning flawlessly within an agreed-upon amount of time, usually 8 – 12 weeks. Aside from our tutorials, there is also 24 x 7 access the ThoughtFarmer HelpDesk. Learn more about our amazing support.
Yes, ThoughtFarmer can significantly shorten the time it takes to onboard a new employee. Typically, our Credit Union clients:
- Store the new employee curriculum, documents, policies, incl. role-specific onboarding content
- Setup discussion forums where new employees can introduced themselves and ask questions
- Make HR content and collateral instantly and easily accessible
- Store a collection of “I’m new here” style FAQs
- Upload training videos
Yes. In fact, our credit union intranet makes finding content super simple. Full document indexing makes text-based files — pages, documents etc — fully searchable from the moment they’re uploaded, while the ability to add tags and metadata improves the findability of image based content. Click here to learn more
Absolutely. ThoughtFarmer’s credit union makes all types of internal communication (top-down, bottom-up, lateral etc.) easier through our groups feature, which allows you to create dedicated workspaces for teams and/or projects, where members can manage and share content, documents, ideas, and feedback.
You can do either! We offer both on-premise and cloud hosting options. Both options have a similar feature set, both work with Active directory, both allow secure remote access, and both offer 3rd party SAML authentications.
Yes. We know that community involvement is super important for Credit Unions, and we designed ThoughtFarmer with that in mind; Our credit union intranet software is an ideal platform to initiate an organizational outreach program, regardless of whether that program is formal or informal in nature . A formal outreach is a top-down, organizationally approved initiative involving a dedicated team and procedures, while an informal outreach usually involves employees setting up their own initiatives.
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