Like most father’s Keith Osborne is no different when it comes to helping his son Ty, the two entered into a new journey in life together when Keith came to work for his son’s company (BrainStorm Software) in 2016. Since then they have deployed and created innovative new software solutions that have helped move a variety of businesses ahead of their competitors.
Many of the BrainStorm solutions developed have seen companies completely digitise and transform by increasing sales, profitability and growth. Other solutions have taken companies mobile, paperless, or opened their eyes to new possibilities with Business Intelligence (BI), always delivering value and saving time and money.
Ty, a father of four including a set of twins, started his business in his hometown of Nar Nar Goon in Victoria. BrainStorm grew rapidly as a software company, developing standalone solutions as well as an add-on for ERP (Enterprise Resource Systems), by 2015 they had six staff and an office in Pakenham Victoria.
“Dad was working in the same industry at the time as a consultant for our ERP partner INFOR and we were getting requests from customers to assist with consulting services. As Dad was over the constant travel, it made sense to ask him to join so we could service the ERP consulting aspect. It’s been pretty smooth sailing, we do have our father/ son moments but on a whole, it’s great seeing Dad on a regular basis,” said Ty.
Keith was happy to help, “I have often heard proud fathers refer to Á Chip Off The Old Block’ as their offspring become involved in the business. I can assure you, Á block off the Old Chip’ is way better. I was seeking a less intense lifestyle and Brainstorm ramping up and in need of consulting was very timely for me. Ty is easy to get along with and I had no desire to run a business and Brainstorm offered an opportunity to mostly work remotely.”
Now offering Consulting, it was not long before Brainstorm became Infor’s only Australian Channel Partner who is a reseller of the Syteline/CSI ERP Product range.
Enjoying their time together they both decided to make the move from Victoria to Brisbane, Queensland. Keith already had three children in Queensland and Ty and his family decided to join the offspring in the move.
“It seems Dad can’t leave me alone,” Ty cheekily explains. “No it’s been great, having Dad close by, we live in the same area so I see him a lot and he’s a great help with the kids.”
“The move hasn’t affected the business, we now have employees in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and India, everyone works remotely and it all works well.
“I saw a need for ERP’s (Enterprise Resource System) in the Australian manufacturing industry, back in 2013 and now we are seeing an increase in companies reaching out to us to streamline their entire Business processes and enable them to grow. “