Sanjiv and Chakri observed how the increasing complexity and variability of supply chains necessitated fundamentally new planning and decision-making capabilities. They consulted further with leaders of global enterprises to deeply understand the challenges they faced and observed three common problems.
First, they saw decisions being made at the department level, disconnected from each other. Second, they saw people having to use too many different, unintegrated applications resulting in them reverting to spreadsheets—even for business-critical decisions. And third, they found that people were unable to get the answers they needed to make decisions because of slow and unscalable applications.
To solve these challenges, they set out to develop one seamless platform—the o9 Digital Brain—to enable better and faster planning and decision-making at scale. Launched in late 2014, the o9 Digital Brain has since become the platform of choice for global enterprises across industry verticals looking to make better, faster decisions.
In early 2020, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, KKR, made a minority investment of $100M in o9, valuing the company at $1B. With this investment, o9 continues its rapid expansion and scaling of the business by building out its sales, marketing, and delivery teams 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 to make planning and decision-making better and faster.
But our mission isn’t just to improve companies’ financial performance. We believe better decisions for companies equal better outcomes for our planet, too. That’s why in February 2022, we welcomed two new investors: General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero venture and Generation Investment Management—both of whom believe in our mission of leveraging the o9 Digital Brain to help companies achieve their financial and sustainability goals and who decided to invest $300M to fuel our continued growth.
Because planning matters to your P&L and the planet.