The Managing Agents Property H&S Forum consists of many nation-wide and international property agents to collaborate on health and safety issues in the property market. The forum needed somewhere its members could discuss matters, conduct surveys and collaborate on projects. To ensure a business-class experience the forum opted for a Google Site via Google Apps for Business to provide not only the website but email, calendars, storage for files and secure discussion forums.
The driving purpose for the forum is its ability to meet and discuss health and safety issues, so we added to the homepage an embedded calendar of upcoming meetings and events. To ensure discussions remained in private we added a member-only Google Group for Business on a Google Sites' page secured behind page-level permissions. The forum shares its documents easily, securely and privately via an embedded Google Drive folder and uses Google Apps for Business to manage user accounts.