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We do analytics​

to make companies awesome and help communities thrive. 

What we do

Data services and solutions

 

9b analysts specialize in financial reporting and business intelligence, continuous audit and monitoring, and data consulting. We work with corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government entities.

Financial reporting and business intelligence

Think about how many transactions your organization records in your financial system—invoices, journal entries, purchase orders—on a regular basis. 

You already have the data. 9b lets you wield it.

 

Rather than leave that wealth of  information dormant, we clean, automate, and visualize your accounting data to help you answer questions, measure concepts, and find relationships.

Our goal is to reduce complexity and help you leverage your financial data in order to drive business outcomes.

Continuous audit and monitoring 

Fast, frequent and focused internal audits are key to improving the performance and productivity of your organization. 

You invested in the right data and policies. 9b finds risk and waste.

We write analytics to review data and visualize the results in custom, interactive dashboards, enabling you to continuously monitor core processes, from AP to HR.

 

Our dashboards identify and detail risks, costs, bottlenecks, and training opportunities at transactional level. 

Data consulting for nonprofits

As a nonprofit, you can do a lot with data—learn about your clients or community, measure the impact of your campaign, and support your mission with facts and figures.

You know where you want to go. 9b guides you through every step of the way. 

We curate our consulting services just for nonprofits: Needs assessment, data collection, standardization, and reporting.

 

With this full suite, you will be able to show stakeholders and potential donors the value of your work.

Clients

 

Resources

 

View our published reports and product demos below.

Find examples of our client projects and products below.

Internal Audit Reports

Reports prepared for the Tulsa City Auditor's Office detailing our data analysis and visualization of core financial functions: Payroll, Accounts Payable, and more.

Find examples of our client projects and products below.

Continuous Monitoring Dashboard

A demonstration of our continuous monitoring dashboard in Tableau, which locates and details high-risk transactions as they move through a given process.

 

Who we are

A 'for-benefit' corporation

The name "9b" says a lot about our company in just two characters.

 

The number 9 is the rarest to occur as a leading digit in a given data set, according to Benford's Law. This theory is applied when analyzing the validity of financial records.

 

As for the "b," our company is a benefit corporation—one of the first in Oklahoma after lawmakers passed legislation in 2019—and an aspiring B Corp. The benefit corporation is our legal structure, while B Corp Certification is a third-party certification administered by the nonprofit B Lab. A Certified B Corp is a business that meets the "highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose." 

 

With over a decade of experience in internal audit departments, data analyst Nathan Pickard founded 9b in 2018 after receiving requests for his consulting services from local clients and learning about benefit corporations and Certified B Corps. Nathan has spent as many years as a community organizer, primarily leading reforesting and food resilience projects north of downtown Tulsa. He saw starting a B Corp as a sustainable way to expand these projects and support new community endeavors through financial investment and job creation.

 

While pursuing B Corp certification, 9b's team of analysts is making data accessible for clients through innovative services and solutions. This work allows our company to bring our vision to life: to see Tulsa flourish as a resilient community.

Community

As a benefit corporation, 9b is legally empowered to pursue positive stakeholder and community impact alongside profit. Find information about the specific organizations we support below.

 
The Joinery

The Joinery is a sustainable building under construction in historic Tulsa neighborhood and the first registered Living Building Challenge™ project in Oklahoma.

Restoration Collective

Restoration Collective is a nonprofit focused on changing how the community just north of downtown interacts with its natural, social, and built environment.

Emerson Montessori Foundation

Emerson Montessori Foundation is implementing a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience, while working to ensure a socioeconomically inclusive environment at Emerson Elementary.

 

Team

The 9b team is made up of certified data analysts, programmers, auditors and accountants as well as artists, educators, writers, and urban farmers.

Nathan Pickard 
 

Owner, Chief Executive Officer

About Nathan >

David Paddock

Chief Technology Officer

About David >

David Osborn

Chief Operating Officer

About David >

David Connolly
 

Director of Art & Design

About David >

Molly Pickard
 

Communications Manager

About Molly >

Alyssa Doty

Project Manager

About Alyssa >

Braden Pickard 
 

Project Manager

About Braden >

Arianna Pickard

Developer

About Arianna >

 

Contact 9b

636 N. Denver Ave. Tulsa, OK, 74106

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