Aker Solutions is a Norwegian provider of oilfield products, systems and services to oil and gas industry customers worldwide. It employs 28,000 people in more than 30 countries. In 2010, management set a goal of doubling its revenues of NOK44 billion ($7.7 billion) by 2015.
To meet those goals, the company hired 13,000 employees in four years. Faced with assimilating many employees in a short period, the company deployed a knowledge-sharing platform based on SharePoint Server 2013.
The platform, dubbed Knowledge Arena, combines personal profiles, employee pages with summaries of current responsibilities, areas of expertise, past experience, blog posts, key documents, newsfeeds and more. Within four months, 56.4 percent of employees had created profiles.