On Thursday Amsterdam based Drupal specialist agency Triquanta launched the new social intranet for the NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) under the name Joost. It has been implemented using Open Social and will function as the homepage for all collaborations and project and gives users the possibility to share knowledge, exchange ideas, find experts and work together on documentation. 


Triquanta has expanded on Open Social’s features by allowing users to adjust their own homepage with applications and groups that are relevant to them. Joost also allows for filtering based on different departments. 

Furthermore Triquanta has linked the Joost intranet to the Active Directory of the NWO so users are already logged in. They have also linked the application with Workforce, the HR software which fills profiles and with Hireserve for the import of vacancies. This means that all relevant applications can now be found with direct links from within the intranet. 

Open Source

We’re super proud and happy that Triquanta choose use to partner with on this project. Joost is an excellent example of how open adoption can drive the future of software. Because Triquanta was able to build on our existing features they could spend more time focusing on the specific needs of their client. This allowed them to build a truly social intranet with all the necessary demands of the NWO with relative speed. 

"Open Social gave us a head start in building the new intranet. Out of the box most of the social features were covered. This gave us more time to realise the specific requirements of NWO"- Peter Grond, Triquanta

Not only that, but Triquanta aims to release the additional functionalities they’ve built for this project back to the Drupal community. So features like the personalized homepage, the link with Active Directory and integration of the Paragraphs module should become widely available to other developers shortly. This means the Joost project has both added value to Triquanta and the NWO but also to Open Social and the Drupal community as a whole. 

Triquanta will continue to monitor the use of Joost to implement further improvements based on use cases and feedback from the Joost user community. Ensuring added value for the NWO over time. 

Get involved

Would you like to get involved too? For Open Social our Open Social Documentation Guide is the best place to start. If you want a starting point for helping to grow Drupal you can find out more on the 'Ways to get involved'-page on Drupal.org.

If you’re looking for a community or social intranet solution yourself check out our pricing options and get in touch! We will connect you with the best partner for your wishes. Are you an agency looking to partner up on community and intranet solutions? Find out more about our partner program here

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