About Us

How we got our Octane boost


Octane Software Solutions was founded by Amendra Pratap who was the Business Intelligence Architect for Macquarie Bank in Sydney Australia. He successfully implemented the end to end TM1 application at Macquarie Bank. With his passion and belief around Business Intelligence, Amendra wanted to offer companies “The Best-of-Breed Services” and “Leading-Edge Consulting Solutions”. Amendra knew firsthand that “One Size Fits All Approach” was not working within organisations and the cost to use consulting companies was exorbitant and a major barrier in scaling up applications. As a result of identifying the gaps within the market and Amendra’s 15+ years of experience as a Business Intelligence Specialist, Octane was established.

 

At Octane, we continually seek new and better ways to serve our clients’ needs as their needs are constantly changing. We strive to become the leading “Business Performance Management Consulting” firm nationally and internationally. Our goal is to set the benchmark for best practice performance management. We constantly enhance our skills to deliver value to our clients. Octane hires the “Best of Breed” TM1 Specialist, Consultants and Developers throughout all our branch offices, with dedicated 24-hour TM1 support centres. This gives us a unique ability to support TM1 applications of any size and complexity and provide cost effective services to our clients. We take a consistent approach to recruiting and developing skills regardless of where our teams are located. This gives us the ability to quickly deliver the right team, experience and expertise to every client anywhere in the world.

We specialise in analytics solutions and system integration. From strategy to execution, we help organisations translate business goals and challenges to technology solutions that enable business insight, analysis and data-driven decision making. Our core capabilities include Business Analytics Strategy, Business Analysis & KPI Modeling, Enterprise Planning, Application Health Check & Architecture, Data Integration & Governance as well as Data Visualisation.

What we do


Octane is a certified IBM Partner in Analytics providing global service in consulting, delivery, support and training for IBM analytics suite of products and specialising in IBM Cognos TM1.

Our consulting, training and software solutions help you achieve TM1 mastery. IBM TM1 is the market leading planning and analytics application. Available on both on premise and cloud TM1 harnesses the power of in memory OLAP platform and ease of elegant dashboards and/or excel frontends. Octane also has a software division committed to creating products that make it easier to develop, administer, use and support TM1 applications.

Consulting

Deep expertise in developing and managing large scale and complex TM1/Cognos applications. Advice on optimising the use of application across the enterprise.

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Delivery

Seasoned developers experienced in developing Financial Forecasting, Performance Management, Reporting, Predictive Analytics and Cloud Deployments.

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Support

Providing 24/7 support for Cognos BI and TM1 clients using experienced TM1 support analysts to manage their day to day application support.

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Training

We provide all levels of training – from specific and user training to TM1 developer training. A well-trained user base is proven to optimise investment in applications.

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Our team


The consultants of Octane Software Solutions have extensive experience in Business Intelligence implementations from many different industry sectors. Our unique globally focused model ensures a satisfying, collaborative, and rewarding working environment for the whole team, which means that we can develop lasting, long term, productive relationships with our customers.

Octane’s head office is based in Sydney, Australia and current branch offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad in India. We have blue chip clients all over Australia and India and pride ourselves on scaling up to meet the client needs.

Amendra Pratap

Amendra Pratap

Managing Director

TM1 Whisperer
As the founder of Octane Software Solutions, Amendra Pratap was a Business Intelligence specialist with over 15 years of expertise in successfully implementing Business Intelligence applications. In that time he established and lead a global team of high calibre developers and support staff which lead to the creation of Octane. His aim is to ensure we are setting the benchmark for best practices performance management by consistently delivering value to our client base to become one of the leading business performance management consulting businesses in Australia and India.

Sameer Syed

Sameer Syed

Senior Consultant - Sydney
 
Senior Consultant - Sydney
Sameer has over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology industry in both development and lead roles. He has been consulting across multiple industries with a particular focus on the delivery of effective commercial technology solutions to a range of businesses. Sameer’s has great experience in consultation, planning, and implementation of deployments, enhancements, and upgrades. In his numerous lead roles in across various environments Sameer has proven experience in leading teams to deliver complex TM1 models. He also has a keen interest in training and has led various training courses for developers and end users. 


Martin Liwosz

Martin Liwosz

Senior Consultant - Sydney
Senior Consultant - Sydney
Martin has worked across multiple clients and industries, delivering cutting edge advanced analytics, big data, other analytics solutions including data visualisation. He shows deep expertise in a range of technology specialisations, technology and business trends and is responsible for setting the vision and high-level architecture for complex solutions. Having lead teams in project delivery, Martin still maintains his deep and expert knowledge of technologies which enables him to propose the most appropriate solutions to our clients.
Akshay Rathi

Akshay Rathi

TM1 Consultant - Sydney
TM1 Consultant - Sydney
Akshay has around 12 years of experience in varied domains (Healthcare, Banking and Telecom ) and cutting edge technologies. An enthusiastic  person who is committed to bring the best of deliverables for the clients. During his years of industry experience he has worked in different capacities of developer, support analyst, Technical lead, Manager/Delivery Lead, Architect, Designer and Consultant. A sports loving person with the aim to ‘Never settle with anything less than perfection in anything he does’.  He also carries different geographical locations (India, USA and Australia) working experience with him.
Amin Mohammed

Amin Mohammed

Senior Consultant - Hyderabad
Senior Consultant
Leading our Hyderabad office, Amin is a certified IBM Cognos TM1 solutions expert, Project Team Leader and Technical Developer with over 6 years of project design, development and support experience across multiple domains, working closely with both onshore and offshore clients. Amin Mohammed has been involved in several development projects and implementation using IBM Cognos stack, delivered using Agile methodology through Modular approach.
Rajesh Dagar

Rajesh Dagar

TM1 Consultant - Gurgaon
TM1 Consultant
Leading the Mumbai office, Rajesh has over 11 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.  He has worked as a developer and consultant across multiple industries.  During this time Rajesh has had exposure to numerous programming languages.  Rajesh has 5 years of TM1 experience implementing Cognos TM1 solutions in private sector organisations.  Rajesh has experience working in all aspects (support/enhancements/development) of large scale Cognos TM1 environment and has a proven leadership attitude and aptitude. He also has been involved with projects that integrate Cognos TM1 with other reporting and analytical tools.
Sasidaran MR

Sasidaran MR

TM1 Consultant - Bangalore
TM1 Consultant
Leading our Gurgaon office, Sasidaran has around 11 years of experience in Information Technology industry. He has worked as a developer to build Data warehouses across multiple industries. He has had exposure to numerous Data warehouse tools like Informatica, Cognos BI, Business Objects and database tools like Oracle and SQL Server showing a passion for helping our clients realise the value of data that is otherwise trapped in core systems. As a TM1 Consultant, Sasidaran has 6 years of experience in implementing TM1 solutions for various organisations, is a reliable problem solver, and has a proven leadership attitude and aptitude. Sasidaran has been part of both On and Off-Shore teams that gives him good understand of how On-shore and Off-Shore works and mitigate the challenges around off-shoring.
Swetha DC

Swetha DC

TM1 Consultant - Bangalore
TM1 Consultant
Swetha has 5+ years of experience in Information Technology industry. She has worked as a developer to build Data warehouses across multiple industries. During this time, Swetha has had exposure to numerous Data warehouse tools like Cognos BI, Data Stage and database tools like DB2, and SQL Server. As a TM1 Consultant, Swetha has 5 years of experience in Implementing Cognos TM1 solutions for various organizations.

 

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