o9 Solutions, Inc.

Dallas,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 4375, MR5380

o9 enables enterprises to make better, faster decisions at scale with one seamless AI-powered planning, analytics, and data platform: the o9 Digital Brain. With our platform, global enterprises across industries are empowered with fast, integrated, and intelligent planning and decision-making capabilities that help them achieve their financial and sustainability goals. Supported by our global ecosystem of partners, our innovative building-block approach to implementation helps companies achieve both quick time-to-value and a sustainable, long-term transformation. The o9 Digital Brain is the platform every enterprise needs to make better, faster decisions in the digital age. https://o9solutions.com/nrf/

 Press Releases

  • DALLAS, June 6, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that Total Wine & More has selected the o9 Digital Brain to power its omnichannel retail planning platform and accelerate the retailer’s digital transformation journey. 

    Founded in 1991, Total Wine & More has grown to be the nation’s largest independently owned retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits. The company currently operates 231 stores located in 27 states with each store and its team members focused on providing customers with what they deserve: the greatest selection, best-in-class customer service and the lowest prices in the market. 

    “The ability to provide our customers with wine, beer and spirits in every style and price range across all selling channels is fundamental to our business,” said Tom Kooser, Chief Technology Officer, Total Wine & More. “We know that in today’s rapidly changing, complex business environment we must transition to a digital operating model that allows us to make quick, data-supported decisions. o9’s AI-driven Digital Brain stood out for its ability to help us greatly improve forecast accuracy, alignment and accountability across the enterprise.” 

    With o9’s Digital Brain platform powered by its patented, industry-leading graph cube technology, the retailer’s cross-functional teams will be able to incorporate external factors like weather patterns and local events into the demand forecast, run scenarios in real time and make data-driven planning decisions with the ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions. Ultimately, using o9’s single-code, integrated platform will enhance and expand Total Wine & More’s demand forecasting, replenishment and allocation planning, merchandise financial planning, inventory optimization and supplier collaboration capabilities. 

    “Retailers everywhere are looking to leverage AI-powered technology to capture deeper insights, anticipate customer needs and proactively deliver across every channel,” said Igor Rikalo, President & Chief Operating Officer, o9 Solutions. “We look forward to helping Total Wine & More accelerate its digital transformation journey by providing it with an AI-powered planning and decision-making platform that facilitates collaboration between commercial, operational, and finance teams, as well as allows users to conduct real-time scenario planning that drives faster, more data-driven decisions that are connected across the enterprise.”

    To learn more, visit www.o9solutions.com.

  • DALLAS and HONG KONG, June 27, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that it is partnering with Chow Sang Sang to expand the use of o9’s Digital Brain platform to build differentiated end-to-end capabilities that include sales and operations planning, demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, and supplier collaboration. 

    Chow Sang Sang will use the o9 platform to support its rapid growth throughout Greater China. Chow Sang Sang is one of the most trusted Hong Kong-based jewelry manufacturers and retailers. It operates more than 890 physical stores in the region, as well as a successful e-commerce and omni-channel business. 

    Throughout its nearly 100-year history, innovation has been highly valued at Chow Sang Sang. The company’s creed, “Sustained Vitality, Ever Rejuvenated” guides its business practices, which include deploying the latest technological innovations and advanced analytics and partnering with the right providers.

    Chow Sang Sang has selected the o9 Digital Brain for its unique ability to drive horizontal and vertical integration across its various demand supply planning functions, as well as its open-source platform that allows for continuous improvement and innovation. The o9 platform is highly scalable and will allow Chow Sang Sang to create new capabilities that benefit its customers and adapt to changing needs as the business grows. 

    “Translating market signals and data into optimized plans and decisions is a key driver of future growth. Our partnership with o9 plays an important role in this critical pursuit. Using the latest AI/ML techniques available in o9’s flexible and integrated platform, we have greater visibility into trends and adjust our plans across the whole supply chain and business units on time. We are able to ensure that the right products are in the right place at the right time to fit our customer needs,” said Dr. Peggy Lau, Associate Director – Artificial Intelligence, Chow Sang Sang.

    Chakri Gottemukkala, Co-founder and CEO, o9 Solutions, said, “We are excited to support Chow Sang Sang’s expansion of the o9 Digital Brain, especially its predictive analytics capabilities to forecast demand for fashion, seasonal, and long-lifecycle products. We are confident that our platform will help the company more quickly and effectively adapt to trends, seasonality, stock positions, and more to maximize profitability.”  

    To learn more, visit www.o9solutions.com.

  • DALLAS, June 13, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that AMOREPACIFIC will use o9’s AI-powered Digital Brain platform to digitally transform its supply chain operations and supply network management system.

    AMOREPACIFIC is Korea’s leading beauty company, providing global customers with 30 popular brands that offer a range of cosmetics, healthcare and household products. o9’s platform will help AMOREPACIFIC generate a single, data-driven plan across its sales, inventory and supply functions to establish better supply chain management decision-making and performance management. It will also enhance the company’s ability to respond quickly to changing market dynamics and customer demand through better supply network collaboration. 

    With a sales plan for all products anchored in the use of high-quality demand data and the supply network leveraging the sales plan as the standard, the o9 platform will enable AMOREPACIFIC to accurately forecast market demand. The platform will give the company superior visibility into demand by facilitating mid- to long-term demand planning based on consensus. Additionally, features like supply chain master data, system-wide supply planning and a global supply chain control tower will augment the reliability of and visibility into AMOREPACIFIC’s supply plans.

    In addition to the power demonstrated by o9’s Digital Brain platform, AMOREPACIFIC selected o9 for its innovations in graph technology, in-memory databases, software-as-a-service, AI and machine learning. The decision was also based on o9’s accumulated expertise and successful track record of helping some of the world’s most beloved global beauty brands realize rapid value delivery through digital transformation. 

    Woonghyeog Lee, o9’s Korea Country Manager, added, “AMOREPACIFIC’s selection of the o9 planning and decision-making platform carries a lot of meaning, as it represents o9’s breakthrough into the Korean beauty industry. We are honored to support AMOREPACIFIC’s journey with Samsung SDS to transform its supply chain management practices and will continue to offer our innovative AI-powered technology to more and more markets throughout Asia Pacific and beyond.”

    To learn more, visit www.o9solutions.com.

  • DALLAS, April 26, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced it will partner with Danone, a multinational food- and beverage-products corporation, to modernize its global supply chain with data-driven decision-making capabilities. Danone’s products, which include well-known brands such as evian, Activia, Actimel, International Delight, Silk, and more, are sold in more than 120 markets worldwide.

    Danone selected o9’s AI-powered Digital Brain platform for its proven ability to enable strong collaboration between commercial, operational, and finance teams, as well as to allow users to conduct real-time scenario planning that drives faster, more data-driven decision-making.

    “Rising consumer demand coupled with supply chain disruption have factored into our need for digitalization of our end-to-end supply chain planning platform that allows all stakeholders—from sales, finance, marketing, and our supply chain team and vendors—to collaborate in real-time.” said Farzana Allegacone, Vice President of Technology and Data – Design to Delivery at Danone. “o9’s cloud-first, highly flexible and scalable planning platform will give our teams the ability to make better, analytics-supported decisions in every facet of our supply chain. The fact that the platform can facilitate end-to-end connected planning, including demand, supply, production, integrated business planning, and multi-echelon inventory optimization, was one of the key reasons we chose to partner with o9.”

    “Danone’s vision of having an end-to-end connected supply chain is very much aligned with o9’s vision,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, co-founder and CEO of o9 Solutions. “Using our Digital Brain platform, powered by the Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG), Danone is able to obtain end-to-end visibility into its entire supply chain operations by building a digital representation of the entire value chain. o9’s end-to-end planning platform integrates all planning workflows across all time horizons, from operational to strategic. This will allow Danone to run all of its planning processes across every function and time horizon on the same integrated platform. We are thrilled to support Danone with our next-generation planning platform and support its goal to unlock substantial business value.”

    To learn more, visit www.o9solutions.com.

  • DALLAS, April 12, 2022o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that PepsiCo has embarked on a global rollout of its next-generation Integrated Business Planning solution.


    PepsiCo’s wide range of products, which include beloved brands such as Lays, Doritos and Gatorade, are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. o9 will provide PepsiCo with a unique Integrated Business Planning (IBP) capability powered by its AI-driven Digital Brain platform that will be leveraged across the beverage and snack giant’s extended supply chain. This capability will support PepsiCo in detecting demand and supply risks and opportunities at earlier stages by monitoring and reacting to leading indicators of demand and supply. It will help the company better understand the root causes of gaps in its annual operating plan. o9’s collaborative planning platform will equip PepsiCo with the ability to conduct real-time scenario planning and to evaluate the P&L impact of various commercial and supply chain scenarios, which will drive fact-based decision-making, accountability, and execution. 


    Chakri Gottemukkala, co-founder and CEO of o9, said, “To compete in today’s complex, rapidly changing market, global enterprises need to break through silos and ensure that every function within the organization is working together to define the best business plan. With o9’s proven technology in place, Pepsico will move from PowerPoint-heavy executive dashboards to a collaborative, analytics-driven platform that drives cross-functional planning and efficiencies, optimized decision-making and, ultimately, greater profitability. We are honored to serve as one of the world’s most iconic brand’s IBP partner and look forward to deploying this solution across Pepsico’s global operations.”


    “PepsiCo’s vision of IBP is very much aligned with o9’s,” said Stephan de Barse, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, o9. “Using our solution, PepsiCo can create commercial scenarios to improve top-line functions, including promotions, distribution, and marketing, and evaluate each scenario’s effect on real-time supply response—from a detailed breakdown of the cost-to-serve and constraints that include, but are not limited to, raw material, manufacturing, labor, and transportation. All scenarios can be presented using the platform during a live IBP meeting to enable improved decision-making in every market in which PepsiCo operates.”


    PepsiCo was among the 70+ world-class organizations that presented at aim10x global 2022, o9’s premier digital transformation event, which took place virtually April 5-7. 


  • Merchandising & Assortment Planning
    o9's Digital Brain for Retail allows retailers to build customer centric merchandize plans, to align go-to-market strategies and initiatives across the organization and to create hyper-localized assortments that ensure profitable growth....

  • Plan consumer-centric assortments with optimized inventory, marketing, and store resources allocation to meet financial plans. Model the complete distribution and retail network with o9’s Enterprise Knowledge Graph that incorporates external and unstructured information to determine the most competitive offering. Leverage AI-based analytics to review plans and investments, capture fast-changing customer sentiment, and track progress towards the annual plan. Use real-time analytics to understand the efficacy of pricing and promotional events, collaborate with stakeholders, and deploy instant changes that capture the full potential of your assortment. Evaluate scenarios in real-time to make the decisions that align performance with strategic goals, and tightly couple plan review & finalization to the P&L. Deploy a flexible framework to model variations in product flow and frequency, drive the right mix and assortment, and make better inventory decisions across all relevant channels.
  • Control Tower
    o9's Digital Brain for Retail enables retailers to identify supply chain risks early, diagnose their potential impact, prescribe corrective actions, and assess their cost/benefit tradeoffs....

  • o9 Supply Chain Control Tower leverages o9’s Digital “Supply Chain Knowledge Graphs”, brings in demand and supply signals in real-time, detects possible problems, and drives automated, real-time demand and supply shaping decisions to rebalance demand and supply. Organizations are upgrading their Supply Chain Control Tower capabilities to increase data efficiency to improve response time with better integration to important sources, to drive optimal decisions and resolve issues in real-time based on up-to-date data and visibility, and to mitigate risks with a more responsive system to deploy plans and strategy. Use cases favored by our clients include real-time inventory & supply visibility, fulfillment network modeling, real-time integration to CRM / order management systems, order delivery date quoting/planning, bi-directional integration to execution systems, and digital engagement with customer service and account teams for demand shaping and status.
  • Forecasting & Replenishment
    o9's Digital Brain for Retail enables accurate omnichannel demand forecasting using AI/ML and leverages those forecasts to efficiently replenish omnichannel fulfillment locations to ensure high service levels and reduce waste and obsolescence....

  • With an AI-powered Supply Chain Digital Twin, o9 automates forecasting and replenishment planning across your end-to-end supply chain. Our fast, responsive Machine Learning capabilities help you make the right decisions, delight customers, and achieve your sales plan with the right level of investment in inventory. Build an Enterprise Knowledge Graph, representing the end-to-end business processes. Create a common planning language to be used by all processes. Store all planning data, using rules and algorithms to turn data into enterprise knowledge. Ingest master data and events in the supply chain on an ongoing basis. Provide visibility into obstacles and opportunities to pursue across the entire network. Deploy and evaluate scenarios focused on revenue, costs & contribution margin. Make in-season merchandise deployment and management align with annual and pre-season plans. Create a complete buy-in across all relevant teams within the enterprise.
  • Capacity & Flow Planning
    o9's Digital Brain for Retail provides the ability to match prioritized demand with supply capacity to arrive at constrained supply plans and address capacity bottlenecks to deliver operational efficiency and high-service levels....

  • The o9's Digital Brain for Retail provides the ability to match prioritized demand with supply capacity (storage, labor or transportation) to arrive at "constrained supply plans", and to address those bottlenecks in capacity (via smoothing or extra capacity) to deliver operational efficiency with high service levels. o9 makes it simple to plan with rich, secure collaboration workflows. These include processes around direct material inventory visibility, forecasts, orders, and costs. This will help you drive early warnings, improvement actions and joint business plan reviews with the extended supplier network. Workflows enable change analysis over multiple planning cycles efficiently and accurately. Improved, early visibility into evolving constraints delivers insights across your multi-tier supply chain network. Capturing opportunities to shape supply drives cost savings and eliminate value leakage. Achieve your sales plan with the right level of investment on inventory. Make in-season merchandise deployment and management align with annual and pre-season plans. Create a complete buy-in across all relevant teams within the enterprise.