To shake things up, make workplaces better connected, more efficient and fun
We started small, but we’ve always dreamt big
Today, we’re a thriving 54-strong (and growing) team of designers, developers, enthusiasts and dreamers, based in the North East of England.
But our story, like all the best Silicon Valley success stories, started from humble beginnings, with a simple idea, in a small garage in a quiet residential street. In the middle of Newcastle.
Ok, we know that’s not quite Silicon Valley, but you get the picture.
We started out as ‘Orchid Software’ in 1993 with a DOS-based (ask your parents) document management system. Two years later, we became the first out-of-the-box intranet provider in the UK with Orchidnet. We evolved our intranet solution over the next fifteen years and powered some of the world’s leading organisations’ intranets across over fifty industry sectors. Working with our incredible customers, we listened a lot and that formed the core principles of Oak’s intranet software development and philosophy.
Our ambitions? Simple: Your success.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was going to be all about us, but no, no… that’s not how we see things at Oak. We’ve always believed that by dreaming big, we could create intranet software that would make our clients’ organisations better. And that’s what we’ve focused on all these years, with a guiding philosophy we call:
Power through simplicity.
We’ve focused on solving complex business problems with intranet software that’s powerful, yet simple enough for anyone to use. With the launch of Oak in 2015, we’ve taken that philosophy to the next level.