The Company Structure in Bitrix24 is also used to grant flexible permission and visibility settings. This is useful during onboarding of new hires, as inclusion into a department will automatically provide relevant access to certain parts of the intranet.
Likewise, a department can be addressed in the Activity Stream, and file access and work time settings can be set at the department level. Individual users, user groups, and workgroups can also be granted permissions in Bitrix24’s flexible and convenient system.
Bitrix24 also supports creating workgroups (project groups) for brainstorming, grassroots employee collaboration, as a project management tool or to support a simple interest group (Humor, Parenting, London office).
These workgroups successfully unite small teams or departments in a secure and convenient area, and can be either public or private, or even entirely hidden from most employees.
Each group comes with own activity stream, calendar, tasks, file storage, lists (records management), wiki and other tools, making it possible to use workgroups as private intranets for different departments or employee groups.
For most companies and organizations, a user group (especially for clients with Active Directory integration), workgroup, or both are used to represent a department in the intranet.
Critically, Bitrix24 supports creation of extranet workgroups for third parties such as clients, partners, freelancers and service providers.
The functions in intranet workgroups and extranet workgroups are identical, however with the latter these third parties are able only to see the workgroups which they are a part of, the other members of those groups, but not the entire company intranet portal structure.
The Multiple Divisions Intranet feature, available in the Bitrix24 BizPace Enterprise edition, allows separate versions of the corporate portal to be launched for each company branch, division or department. This functionality is specially made for companies with multiple offices and branch locations which need a large degree of autonomy.
In essence, each branch has its own intranet that can have a separate structure, branding, and design. At the same time, integration among the departments/branches and with the main office is maintained. The number of intranets that can be created with Bitrix24 BizPace Enterprise edition is not limited.