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Aera understands how your business works, makes real-time recommendations, predicts outcomes, and takes action autonomously


Aera Technology delivers the Cognitive Operating System™ that enables Self-Driving Enterprise™. Using proprietary data crawling, industry models, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Aera is revolutionizing how people relate to data and how organizations function.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Aera services some of the world’s largest enterprises from its global offices located in San Francisco, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Paris, Munich, London, Pune, and Sydney.

  • Aera understands: Aera continuously crawls your enterprise systems, refines, indexes, and augments your data, and delivers end-to-end, real-time visibility into your company's operations
  • Aera recommends: Using machine learning and business domain expertise, Aera dynamically uncovers opportunities to improve your financial and operational performance
  • Aera predicts: Aera brings the future into the present, leveraging real-time data and artificial intelligence to accurately predict business risks and opportunities
  • Aera acts: Aera proactively engages with relevant users and drives the execution of their decisions

Enabling the Self-Driving Enterprise™

Aera delivers the technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™: a cognitive operating system that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations.

The Transformation: Digital transformation is changing everything. Some estimate 40% of all jobs will be transformed by artificial intelligence within ten years. This transformation means a shift in financial models, business models, and social structures.

The Technology: Using AI, Aerais reimagining how organizations operate. Its technology is built for groups and individuals to succinctly access the data and the collaboration that decisions require. Aerausesits own technology to move quickly, to inform discussion, and to drive the execution of strategic initiatives.

The People: Aera is on a mission to make businesses smarter, digital, dynamic, and wildly successful. To achieve this, the firm is brought together a unique group of product visionaries and technology veterans.

Real-time and always-on

Aera leverages the best of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, data and enterprise domain expertise to deliver real-time cognitive automation at cloud scale.

Data Crawlers: Aera’s patented real-time crawling technology collects, indexes and harmonizes billions of transactions from complex enterprise systems and external data sources. While Aera continually extracts input data for real-time analytics, it does so with minimal impact to the underlying systems. Data are encrypted and transferred securely to the cloud.

Processing Engine: Aera indexes, correlates and normalizes raw data from multiple enterprise systems into a single information model. Knowledge graphs reveal implicit and explicit relationships and dependencies between vendors, products, and customers. Advanced search makes the entire data set dynamically accessible.

Analytics Engine: Aera achieves real-time analysis of data at any scale. Using cross-functional joins, multi-level aggregations and calculations performed on-the-fly,Aera performs analytics in-memory for millisecond results. Domain expertise is integrated into patented models, which include thousands of predefined measures for all areas of the business — from procurement to sales.

Skills Builder: You don't have to be an expert in app building or machine learning to get personalized, role-specific insights. Business users can build Skills which provide personalized insights with recommended actions. Its patented Skills Builder enables intuitive calculations, workflows, and intelligent conversational voice interactions. It orchestrates processes across your many transactional systems.

Skills: As well as the company’s Skills building environment, Aera offers a rapidly growing library of pre-built Skills. Skills combine data crawlers, content libraries, data models and logic, intelligent communication and write-back capabilities. Aera’s Skills continuously learn from the decisions you make, anywhere, anytime and are always looking for ways to make you and your business more efficient.

“Aera is the foundation of its self-driving supply chain. It’s real-time and intelligent at scale, fundamentally improving the speed, the quality and the impact of its decisions.”

- Alessandro de LucaChief Information Officer, Merck Healthcare at Merck Group

Meet the thought leaders

Frederic Laluyaux, President and CEO: An entrepreneur at heart, Fred founded his first company at the age of 23. Prior to launching Aera, Fred was the CEO of Anaplan, which he grew from 20 to 650 employees, and a $1B+ valuation. Before that, he held several executive positions at SAP, Business Objects and ALG software.

ShariqMansoor, Founder, and CTO: A visionary technologist, Shariq founded FusionOps in 2005, building the core data technology that powers Aera today. He received several patents in the fields of data analysis, cloud computing, and enterprise applications. Prior to FusionOps, Shariq was the Principal Architect of ADAC Information Systems (acquired by Cerner Corporation).

“The leap from transactional automation to cognitive automation is imminent and it will forever transform the way we work.”