This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Acorda Therapeutics Announces Company Intranet Named One Of Ten Best In The World

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) and partner Klick Health today announced that Acorda’s intranet site has been named as one of the ten best in the world by the Nielsen Norman Group, leading experts in web usability, which annually recognizes the global top 10 intranet sites for innovation and usability.

Acorda’s intranet was launched in late 2011. Prior to designing the site, the internal development team and Klick Health conducted interviews throughout the company to determine what types of functionality and features would best allow employees to access and share information, improve efficiency across the organization, and help Acorda’s associates stay connected to the Company’s mission and to one another.

The site launch was preceded by a company-wide contest to name the new intranet. The Acorda intranet development team selected “Synapse,” a specialized structure in the brain necessary for nerve conduction and communication, to tie the site’s purpose and name back to Acorda’s mission to develop therapies for people with neurological diseases.

“We’ve expanded rapidly over the past five years. We needed to develop a tool that would help our associates remain connected to the Company’s culture and values, and keep pace with the growing business needs of our organization," said Ron Cohen, M.D., Acorda’s president and CEO. “We invested a lot of time, together with Klick, in learning how our employees wanted to use an intranet. Synapse now houses easily accessible information ranging from human resources forms to R&D updates; it’s also a living site with social features that allow employees to communicate with company-wide updates and messages. And we’re excited about the potential for new applications of Synapse as we continue to grow.”

Klick Health has been working with Acorda since 2009 on a variety of online initiatives.

“Through our partnership with Acorda we’ve been able to accomplish some amazing things this year, earning a place atop the coveted Nielsen Norman Group global top 10 intranet list being chief among them,” said Leerom Segal, president and CEO of Klick Health. “With similar cultures, growth rates, and company size, we were a natural partner to develop this tool to truly address Acorda’s needs. Building off the success of our own intranet system, Genome, we were able to work with Acorda to provide its employees with a great opportunity to preserve their culture while optimizing the way they get things done.”

1 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 0.06%
NASDAQ 4,828.3250 +15.6170 0.32%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs