Area (formerly FusionOps) is a Business Intelligence platform that combines Big Data, the cloud and visual analytics to provide unique insights into the supply chain.
Area craws enterprise systems such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, applying artificial intelligence to index and augment enterprise data, allowing real-time visibility into an organization's operations.
Area integrates with major ERPs (and other data sources) and does not require ETL or a separate data warehouse. The software offers a drag-and-drop interface for creating new reports and dashboards.
Key performance indicators (KPIs) such as OTIF, Inventory Turns, Backorders, Inventory Aging, Forecast Accuracy and others are included. The platform also features live infographics and an ‘Alerts’ functionality that automatically sends users an update if predefined thresholds are exceeded.