Intranet platforms

and portal best

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Client: Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA) - Saudi Arabia

Service: Intranet Portal and Community Platform Development

Deliverables: Drupal 9, OpenSocial


How to build a social

community and intranet

portal that delivers results


Adoption of intranet solutions is becoming more popular in our post-COVID world.

But why is that?

Your company might want to create a healthier organizational culture to make up for the cons of working from home (WFH), improve communication and teamwork, or just make it safer for employees to send and receive data and information. There are numerous good reasons, but the motivations differ.

Let's look at our most recent case study to see how building intranet community platforms can benefit your organization.


Economic Cities and

Special Zones Authority

(ECZA) in Saudi Arabia

ECZA is a semi-government agency that governs all the economic cities and investor zones within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

ECZA needed to enable their various departments to collaborate and share knowledge across the organization easily. They approached us to help them build their new intranet portal and community in parallel with their new Drupal 9 website.

The best intranet portal for your business is the one that feels native, integrated, and helps your employees become better at their job.

iSpectra delivered a community-

based intranet portal with 100+

features that enhance:


  • Communications

  • Content Management

  • Data Management

  • Member Management

Why Drupal?


Faster Platform Adoption and Delivery

  • Powerful base features with flexible add-ons 

  • Personal and ongoing support with platform set up

  • Connect with the Open Social community to learn and grow


Full Control and Ownership

Built on open-source technology, ECZA's intranet community platform is easy to customize with drag-and-drop page layouts, content creation with the click of a button, and powerful extensions. They can build a community using transparent and safe digital tools that help them own all their data without the need for 3rd parties' or vendors' support.


Increased Member Engagement

  • All the features members need to share and communicate with each other:

  • Likes, comments, private messaging and mentions

  • Rich user-profiles where members can express themselves

  • Activity streams for latest news, events, comments and other content


Hundreds of Intranet Community Platform Features

ECZA's intranet was designed and built by iSpectra with the following social and engagement features in mind:

  • Resource upload and download

  • Content publishing and sharing

  • Comments

  • Polls and surveys

  • Rich media libraries

  • Workflows

  • Events

  • Forums and blog articles

  • Featured news

  • SMS and Email notifications


Choosing a Drupal powered intranet solution made perfect sense – given that they wanted to integrate their community with their Drupal 9 CMS and website. The Drupal based intranet community platform enables ECZA to easily configure the platform at any time, enjoy seamless communications, data, and member management.

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