History shows us that when humanity has discovered ways to control, manage, and govern flow, societies have progressed. Our story reflects our approach to understanding dataflow.
Whether it’s the flow of water, electricity, or oil & gas, we trust our everyday management of these flows because our techniques and standards for governing them have evolved over decades and centuries. However, when it comes to the flow of data, no one speaks the same language.
Having worked in Oil & Gas, our founders Fergus and Paul understood the engineering required to support the flow of oil. When they were asked by a client: “Is there a simple way for business and IT to understand each other?” - they took that same approach to the digital world, and the OBASHI Methodology was created.
Since then, that rigorous engineering approach has been applied to everything we do.
Fergus and Paul create the OBASHI Methodology.
Obashi develops the Microsoft-based software tooling to create Obashi diagrams.
Obashi picks up clients in Banking, Energy, Retail, Government and Automotive industries.
The OBASHI Methodology is published by the UK Government, TSO.
APMG International professionally accredits the OBASHI Methodology!
Obashi is invited by the Bank of England to advise on the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Project.
The OBASHI Methodology starts being taught as part of the UN University for Peace Global Financial Data Management MSc.
Design and engineering of the OBASHI Platform begins!
Obashi moves offices to the site of the Carron Ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland.
Obashi partners with Scottish Qualifications Authority to create a Data Flow Module for Scottish schools and colleges.
Obashi is invited to join the World Economic Forum as a Global Innovation Partner, and becomes the first Scottish company to do so!