For the first few years, the :o9 team consulted with global enterprises to really understand challenges they faced in transforming planning and decision making. There were process, adoption, data, change management issues that needed to be solved fundamentally. Solutions needed to be much more flexible to cope with rapid changes in business models. Once the :o9 teams fully internalized the challenges, they set about developing the :o9 Platform, which was launched in late 2014. :o9 has since become the platform of choice powering digital transformations at global companies, across industry verticals – competing with established software companies. A testament to the innovations that went into the platform and the quality of the team at :o9.
In early 2020, given :o9’s tremendous growth, impressive client list, and talented team, KKR, one of the world’s largest private equity firms made a minority investment of $100 M, valuing the company north of one bIllion dollars. :o9 is now continuing its rapid expansion with aggressive scaling of the business – supporting sales, marketing and delivery across a greater number of industry verticals, building world class teams across all global regions, strong partnerships with consulting and technology partners, and continuing to innovate in its platform to make planning and decision-making faster, smarter and simpler.