Orchid Software is a trading name of Orchidsoft Ltd., a developer of intranet portal and cloud collaboration software, founded in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and relocated to Gateshead, UK in 2008. In 2016 the company also began trading as Oak Intranet.
Orchidnet was a customisable intranet portal which brought together over 60 standard applications and 8 optional applications based on a common authentication and authorisation model. A common search facility was also provided. An Orchidnet site could be divided into departments, projects, and other business functions where applications would be installed in isolation of one another. Applications included content management tools, communication tools, form and workflow tools, personnel and absence management tools, an e-learning platform, a customer service desk, risk managementrisk management and an expense manager. The software was actively developed for 17 years, and as an on-premise solution it was mainly sold to medium and large-sized organisations in the UK.