The Infineum Group of Companies is a world-class petroleum additives enterprise. With headquarters in Milton Hill, UK, Infineum is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant additives used primarily in automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engines, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuels. Infineum’s global customer base consists of oil companies and other lubricant and fuel marketers.
Infineum had a vision of a secure, personalised “portal” that will facilitate colleagues’ career development discussion with their leaders by providing them with the tools and information they need to track and improve their skills and knowledge and to actively manage their careers.
Infineum needed to ensure that:
By providing a strong employee value proposition, with compelling development opportunities, Infineum aims to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining high calibre individuals. This is especially true in rapidly growing emerging markets, where competition for the best people is intense.
Infineum called on leading independent Portals and Collaboration integrator, Rex, to help. Rex delivered a fully functional portal on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, using many of the features provided by SharePoint as well as developing custom components.
As the information in the portal was both personal and confidential, security and control was paramount to ensure that only a given colleague and their leader could view or edit the colleague’s data. This goes beyond the usual role-based security requirements of most systems.
Rex delivered the portal and its stringent security and usability requirements within a very tight timescale, so Infineum was able to start realizing the benefits of the system within 3 months of project initiation for the initial phase; the final phase was delivered within 6 months of project initiation.
As a systems integrator the company brought to the project years of technical expertise relating to Microsoft SharePoint and portal and collaboration development, along with a broad knowledge of the global chemical industry.
Rex has worked closely with Infineum on several SharePoint initiatives including the development and implementation of the Infineum-Plus secure extranet platform, the Infineum.com public website and several SharePoint applications for internal use, as well as Infineum’s migrations to SharePoint 2007 and to SharePoint 2010.
“The deadline and expectation was unreasonably demanding, yet we have managed to deliver on-time. This really is a great achievement from the Rex consultants”
David Allison, Infineum’s Global Applications Leader