Steelcase, the world’s largest office furniture manufacturer, is renowned for creating great experiences by offering a range of furniture, architecture, and technology products since beginning its operations almost a century ago.


PHP, Wordpress


Web Application


  • Steelcase, a global leader in workspace systems and office furniture, was in need of a platform where their employees, distributors, contractors, and dealers could communicate and share information with each other.
  • They used a proprietary system called Jive which they wanted to move away from in order to save cost and increase control.
  • They wanted a solution that would be similar to a forum but with the added capabilities of private and public groups, social interactions, collaboration, and documentation sharing + storage.
  • The main objective was to create a secure platform to protect the information shared on the platform from public access and to make the platform user-friendly and accessible to all stakeholders through single login credentials that could be used to access all their systems.


  • To meet these objectives, our team built a company portal for Steelcase using the BuddyPress plugin for WordPress. BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that allows organizations to build social networks for their communities.
  • We utilized its functionalities to build a company portal for Steelcase, where employees, distributors, contractors, and dealers could connect and share information.
  • BuddyPress was heavily extended to create significant additional capabilities that the client needed while maintaining backward compatibility and sanctity of the WordPress application architecture.
  • We integrated with One Login to automate user access and provisions across their global organization.


With the implementation of the company portal, Steelcase was able to realize numerous benefits, including:

Reduced Costs:

  • By moving away from the expensive proprietary solution to WordPress, the client was able to reduce costs.

More Control:

  • WordPress being an open source platform provided the client increased control over features and the application layer.

Improved Communication:

  • The platform provided a centralized place for all stakeholders to connect and share information, improving communication and collaboration within the organization.

User-Friendly Platform:

  • The platform was designed with ease of use in mind, making it accessible and user-friendly for all stakeholders.

Streamlined Access:

  • By integrating with OneLogin App, the platform became more streamlined, reducing the time and effort required for user authentication and management.

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