The multi-national private equity firm, KKR, had a problem. They needed a fully content-managed employee intranet that could be leveraged by both the Public Affairs department to provide news, resources, and documentation, as well as other key services across the firm’s 25 international locations. So StudioLabs got busy building a solution. The real challenge in the bones of the KKR intranet was marrying ADFS user roles and custom permissions into persistent WordPress user profiles. With the roles and permissions set, the profiles controlled the content presentation to specific groups.

Today, the KKR central intranet is a fully-secure, external website that hosts internal links, resources, and files, all organized through a customized WordPress CMS. The site also supports numerous custom features, including:

  • Seamless integration of workplace resources across multiple SSO platforms, including Workday and Box,
  • Employee polls, news items, and other content served to specific users based on their region, office, or working group,
  • Work-critical information tailored to a user’s location, including international office clocks and meeting times calculators,
  • Employee bulletin board, allowing users to share anything from sustainable workplace ideas to office items for sale within the company,
  • A user-editable stock tracker,
  • Automatic daily RSS news imports to the front page,
  • And a unique system to manage user permissions sent from KKR’s ADFS database