What does our Intranet Platform look like?

The infrastructure

Embrace is an independently developed product. We use frameworks and libraries from Microsoft, such as dotnet, Entity Framework and MVC, but also open source, such as Lucene, Angular and jQuery. We immediately adopt bug, security and performance fixes.

For organisational news and the management of pages, the open source CMS Umbraco is integrated with Embrace. Umbraco is user-friendly and flexible, just like Embrace.


Embrace offers an extensive REST API. On request the Embrace API is regularly updated. Embrace has APIs for people, groups, documents, pages, tasks, discussions and search. Embrace can also consume APIs from other systems/ESBs. Common examples of integrations with other systems are:

• Widgets that disclose certain information from another system
• Synchronisation of profile data from an HRM system to Embrace


We develop based on the ‘security by design’ principle. We also make sure the platform is continuously tested by ethical hackers. In addition to these checks, we have adjusted our information security processes according to international standards and made demonstrable by the ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certification.

In addition, Embrace is an ‘Application Development’ Microsoft Gold Partner

220.000 professionals work with Embrace’s digital workplace every day.

They rate us with an average of 8.3

Experience it yourself

Continuous development

Embrace has an active community where customers can help each other. We are strongly in favour of sharing knowledge and experiences. You also have the opportunity to give us feedback on our continuous development. To develop our application, we use the Agile Scrum method. Every year we develop about 6 new releases of Embrace. A third of our development capacity is spent on achieving user requirements.


Are you an Embrace customer? Great! We’re happy to help you. That’s why we ensure that everything is well organised: we have a community where you can ask other professionals questions, and where we keep you up-to-date with release notes. You can contact our support department for all your questions. In addition, we make regular backups, install new releases and make sure we comply with the latest privacy guidelines.


When it comes to hosting you can select Embrace as a SaaS, Cloud or private Cloud service, depending on the wishes and requirements of your organisation. For this service we use high-quality data centres within the Netherlands. Embrace is also offered on-site (installation on own servers) on Microsoft Servers.