Progress and inclusive growth through collaboration has been the GrayMatter mantra from the days it took its baby steps in Jan 2006. Business Intelligence and Analytics was on the cusp of a dramatic shift globally, in terms of being more pervasive, more real-time, enhanced data visualization, more proactive rather than reactive back then. It was the vision of the founder members to create a organization which would deliver cost effective reporting, BI and analytics solutions to the world using open source technologies and create a culture of collaboration to keep the cost of BI & analytics as low as was possible. Analysts like Gartner, Forrester etc have validated the GrayMatter vision time and again in the past six years.
The GrayMatter story was unfolded with a strategic partnership with today's most popular open source BI platform 'Pentaho' right from their entry into market. GrayMatter was Pentaho's very first global partners and today we boast of a Pentaho Competency Centre comparable to a very select in the world. By constant collaboration with Pentaho from its initial versions to the robust BI Platform that it is today; being part of the engineering of the product as it grew; implementing and customizing some of the biggest solutions on Pentaho; building solutions around the challenges that Pentaho platform has had; training some of Pentaho's largest customers in the best practices; and currently growing into, if not the largest, one of the largest Pentaho resource pools worldwide.
Many enterprise class BI implementations across industries across geographies like USA, EMEA & APAC using open source technologies resulting in substantial cost savings Pentaho Competency Centre achieved over a period of time with largest pool of Pentaho engineering resources in the world.
Successful implementation of several complex Business Intelligence consulting solutions, across industries and across diverse platforms USP in retail domain with powerful knowledge base created in implementing large PoS rollout, MMS implementations in the retail vertical with 300 + retail stores. Unique methodology created for leveraging significant delivery cost savings using mature global delivery processes with a right mix of technology, functional and project management skills deployed.
Vision for the customer remains the same, that of reducing BI & Analytics costs for end-users, delivering state-of-the-art enterprise wide reporting/decision enabling solutions and increasing collaboration. Only strategies to achieve it would have undergone changes based on evolving technologies and market dynamics! GrayMatter have added technology platforms like BO from SAP, Oracle BI, Newgen BPM suite and continue to add more in the coming days.
GrayMatter have forayed into the vertical solutions space recently and have tailor-made solutions in the Aviation, BFSI and Manufacturing sector, which is built on the foundation of strong engineering expertise coupled with a hand-picked team of domain experts in the respective industry. These solutions are progressively becoming a talked about topic in Aviation, BFSI and Manufacturing industries today.
GrayMatter took its baby steps in 2006, and have been on a journey of discovery and learning ever since. We started as an open source consulting and services company with a powerful global partnership with Business Intelligence Platform Pentaho USA. We launched the first industry specific, platform agnostic BI & Analytics Solution for Airports, AA+ in 2011. Today we boast of competency centres for SAP BO/BW, Oracle OBIEE and Pentaho. Throughout we have tried to stay true to our core beliefs—OwnS3Fix—and delight our customers and partners by delivering best-in-class solutions. We owe a huge thanks to our customers, partners and associates for joining us on this amazing journey, and we hope that you will be a part of our story too.
Check out the timeline below to learn more about our past and present leading to the thrilling journey we are on today !
Competency centre for Oracle OBIEE in place; Europe presence established with office in Budapest, Hungary; Won 3 major services project including a strategic engagement in Europe; Established a JV presence in UAE for Middle East market; There is more to come this year
Acquired a Global Customer for Airport Analytics AA+; Launched Insurance Analytics IA+; US presence established in Dallas, Texas; Competency centre for SAP BO established; Focus on India market established
Launched first industry specific Analytics Solution AA+; Marks the completion of 75 successful BI and Analytics projects; Master distributorship for Infobright, ProcessMaker and Pentaho; Industry specific Solution Engineering team established in house
Major inroads into the US markets with StreamGlobal leading the pack; Subscription sales and distributorship gained momentum across regions for Pentaho; BPCL relationship renewed
Large projects implemented in the UK region; London Borough of Camden, Specsavers Group and Sainsbury's; Foray into the APAC markets with strategic service partners.
Pentaho Support Worldwide; Several successful BI implementations across Europe and Asia
Strategic Partnership with Pentaho USA; Successfully delivered 3 global BI projects; Alliance with IT Retail group ; Engagement with BPCL (A Fortune 500 company) which continues till date.
Born with a vision of “Progress through Collaboration” in the BI, Analytics & Data Science Space
At GrayMatter the endeavour has always been to ensure that things are kept Simple, Structured and Scalable. The values ‘we live by’ was brainstormed quite a bit by the team and we wanted it to resonate with the way we live not only professionally but also in our daily lives. That is also the reason you will find the words used are simple, rustic and earthy, rather than clichéd
At work all collaborations, innovations and solution engineering begins and ends with the 4 W concept of questioning (What, Why, When & Where). And throughout this process we are reminded of our mission statement which is summed up nicely with this formula Own S³ Fix which is one of the elements of our company DNA today. We believe this philosophy will help us serve our customers well consistently with products, solutions and services which hints at excellence all the way.
"To be amongst the most admired companies; known for its innovative industry-specific analytics products and best-in-class solutions in BI services, using state-of-the-art technologies, guaranteeing significantly higher returns to clients"
Own:Create ownership at all level, "Do what you Say (Deliver), Own what you do (Be Responsible)"
S³: Think Simple, Structured and Scalable
Fix: Instead of complaining, find a fix
WE LIVE BY
- Own S³ Fix..............Our Mission statement
- Respect comes.........By listening and acting
- Collaboration...........The only way to succeed.
- Accept everything....Except mediocrity
- Do or do not.............There is no 'Try'
- The rule is simple.....you do it right first time and in time.
- Enjoy what you do....And do what you Enjoy
It would be clichéd to say that 'People are our key assets’, at GrayMatter they are our most important asset. They are collaborators and self-styled entrepreneurs in their own right, and are empowered to express themselves in building value to our clients and business partners. The GrayMatter family comprises of associates from different cultural, ethnic, educational & religious backgrounds, having diverse global experience, with one thing in common and that is the reason they are here. That is to achieve 'excellence' by living the GrayMatter code and following individual dreams through the GrayMatter vision.
We believe our vision will be fulfilled through collaboration in the market, nurturing talent, leading by example and it starts right at the top with our CEO and Management team, each one imbibing the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Face Of Management
Vikas Gupta – Founder & CEO
An engineer with an entrepreneurial DNA, creating software solutions using cutting-edge technology has been a passion with Vikas from the time he stepped out of his alma mater in Jalandhar. Having founded two successful ventures and a mature stint with Wipro Technologies, Vikas is ideally placed to lead GrayMatter to its stated vision. In 2005 Vikas invented the industry specific vertical BI solution concept with the award winning retail analytic product ARC to his name. His passion to bring changes in the way analytics industry solutions are designed and deployed can be seen in his works. He has won several global accolades for innovation and solution engineering. When you are not talking business with him, you better have a squash racquet handy
Lokesh Narasimha – Director, Operations
You cannot miss the entrepreneurial spirit in this group! Lokesh is a young and dynamic engineering graduate from Bangalore, who has also co-founded two enterprises including GrayMatter. Having mastered the fine art of articulation and 15 years of rock solid technology experience, he Heads Operations and Delivery for select global clientele. His astute understanding of an enterprise readiness level for the right technology solutions has paid rich dividends to some of GrayMatter’s customer for over seven years! This smiling assassin rocks on the tennis court and loves his music.
Suresh Narayanappa – Director & Principal Architect
With 14 years of experience in design, development, architecture and implementation of BI, DWH, performance management and forecasting systems across open source frameworks as well as most commercial tools, Suresh is our Principal Architect. Solution, applications and platform building is his passion with constant innovation in programming a part of his DNA. He has been pivotal in many key projects at GrayMatter with accolades from customers galore. This maverick is taken very seriously by our customers for his innovative solution approach. We take him very seriously for his singing.
K S Krishnamurthy - VP, Aviation BI & Product Development
A senior and respected aviation specialist having headed major projects at Airports in India with Global exposure in his illustrious career spanning over 35 years is also an Electronics engineer. KSK leads the evolution of the AA+ solution and is responsible for new releases of the solution. He has held key positions in Aviation like Head-Corporate Affairs-Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Bangalore, INDIA under Zurich Airports Holding management, Airport Director – BIAL India, Airport Director - Cochin International Airport, Deputy Director of Communication (Operations), National Airports Authority, Chennai Airport, Chennai. His zest for people can be gauged by his quest for pun (ny) statements loaded with meaningful insights on life and events.
Stanny J D - Director, Strategy, Marketing & Communications
An Economics Graduate from Mumbai University having worked with large multi-national groups like American Express for over 20 years, Stanny brings to the table a mix of varied operations, finance and marketing expertise. Plus the five years of consulting experience in health, financial services and infrastructure projects across the globe has been an asset. Translating these experiences into a potent marketing, branding and identity build based on business strategy is what he does best. He thinks he can write, so look out for that paperback edition in the near future.
Muhaimin Saidu - Head, Aviation BI and Europe Sales
An aeronautical engineer from Europe, with experience across the aviation spectrum for over 16 years with companies like Lufthansa Technik, Jet and Gamco, Muhaimin brings key global insights and connects from the aviation industry. A passionate aviation enthusiast, translating that passion into creating a world class analytics solution is his goal today. He Heads the BI products and solutions across all aviation vertical with Airport Analytics (AA+) being his pet project. Muhaimin has also had a long journey with entrepreneurship which he continues till date with the same enthusiasm. He is a die-hard optimist who thinks he is the top seed in most sports, with a particular keenness at Tennis!
Mohan Krishna – VP, Finance & Accounts
A certified C.A and Bachelor of Commerce, Mohan is our numbers person and most sought after by everybody, for he holds the company’s purse strings. With 14 years of diverse finance, accounts and planning experience across different industries, he brings a lot of confidence and an edge to the business. Mohan has been a strategic member of the team in some marquee initiatives taken up in the recent past where his contribution was pivotal. Someone once asked him for his highest qualification and his answer was ‘Good human being’.
Naushad Khan- Head, Insurance BI and APAC Sales
With a Masters in Marketing Management from JBIMS, Mumbai, Naushad is a sales & distribution management specialist with major part of his life spent in the Insurance domain. His stints with major Insurance players like Max New York Life, Tata AIG, ICICI Prudential and others for over 15 years proved strategic in assisting him to develop Insurance Analytics IA+ product. He heads product development and GTM for Insurance Analytics IA+ and also runs the Partner Network distribution in APAC region. Besides sales he loves travelling and exploring new frontiers.
Satya Prakash – Head, Delivery (Europe and UK)
Another entrepreneur with a dominant ‘can do’ attitude, Satya brings to the table 13 years of hard core technology experience spread across various BI platforms, enterprise applications, databases and programming languages. He is your quintessential go to person, who always gives a solution to every challenge and was a key member of the industry specific analytics solution road map, when the idea evolved. He is a voracious reader with a passion for the unknown.
Neeraja Chandrashekar - VP, Human Resources
Human Resource Management comes naturally to this Mount Carmelite from Bangalore, India. Neeraja believes in a hands on approach to all aspects of her function be it HR policy making, employee relations, trainings and resource planning. This approach and her 10 years of industry experience hold the company in good stead. And then you will find her nomadic streak come to the fore on week-ends.
Our core focus has always been business intelligence, data analytics, DWH modelling , data discovery and reports optimization. We have till date successfully implemented 100+ BI and DWH projects across varying industry verticals, enterprise wide and across regions like USA, EMEA and APAC. We have competency centres across various platforms like Pentaho, SAP BO and Oracle BIEE capable of handling any challenges presented with a simple, structured and scalable model designed to achieve results for our customers unique demands. Following diagram illustrates GrayMatter’s key elements for continuing success:
We will be happy to hear from you 24/7, 365 days a year for any of your Business Intelligence , DWH, Big Data challenges and Analytics requirements, be it solutions, services, products or tailor-made BI products in the verticals mentioned earlier. You may contact our regional associates on the numbers given below or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
GrayMatter is one of the largest Global Certified Distributor, Platinum Reseller, System Integrator, Authorised Training Partner and Certified Solution Provider for Pentaho. Pentaho's platform also provides integration with Hadoop for Big Data analytics and support for the company's Agile BI initiative, reducing time-to-value dramatically at approximately 80% lesser costs than traditional BI vendors.
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