A retail intranet that supports your growing workforce

Let information flow freely

Let information flow freely

Open the channels of communication. Whether you have one location or multiple, ThoughtFarmer puts critical knowledge at your employee's fingertips making it easy to share changing promotions, schedules, and inventory.
Fully customizable

Fully customizable

Align your internal and external brand seamlessly. From the colour palette to the header images to the information architecture, you can personalize ThoughtFarmer in a way that makes sense to your organization.
Strengthen your culture

Strengthen your culture

Break down silos and unify your diverse workforce. ThoughtFarmer makes it easy to share internal announcements, digitally high-five your colleagues, or give a public shout out. Because when your staff are happy, your customers will be too.
Remain on target

Remain on target

Share sales goals, capture KPI’s, and collaborate on progress updates. ThoughtFarmer makes it easy to keep your staff informed and motivated. Transparency is increased, and employees understand their role in the bigger picture.

Features with a retail focus


Employee directory

Find, connect, and collaborate with colleagues from any location or department.

Global and local news feeds

Ensure employees across all stores are up to speed with the latest company news and best practices.

Discussion forums

Let employees have their voices heard with flexible, searchable, accessible discussion forums.

Form creation

Create custom forms that capture data with an approval process.

You have questions, we have answers

Global + local news
Retail clients 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.

Document Management
Retail clients love that any document (think: word, excel, powerpoint etc.) can be opened and edited from within ThoughtFarmer.

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.

Mobile access
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.

Search functionality
Find what you need, fast. Retail clients love ThoughtFarmer’s search capabilities because it helps them better serve their patients.

We’ve got you covered. We’ll make sure your 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 retail 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. You can assign your own permission levels to determine what information can be viewed by who. Click here for more information on security and permission settings.

Yes. In fact, we make 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 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 staff 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! ThoughtFarmer makes it easy for your employees to collaborate internally and share important information and cases. Build a best practices forum, Q&A, or an idea incubator with dedicated discussion forums.

More resources for your retail intranet

Case study: Mountain Equipment Co-op

Find out how MEC's intranet boosted collaboration and brought their organization together from coast to coast.

10 steps to a new intranet

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Case study: Cannondale

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What collaboration really means

Learn the true nature of collaboration and what that means for your retail organization.