Headquarters Jersey City, NJ
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (CAD) per year

Opera Solutions applies advanced analytics to drive front-line productivity gains for industry and government. The company is an internationally recognized leader in machine learning. Opera Solutions combines this scientific expertise with the deep industry knowledge of its professionals in creating its Signal Hub™ technologies, which provide new enterprise-wide capabilities to continually extract valuable predictive and descriptive information from Big Data flows. The company also creates and hosts applications built on its Signal Hub technologies. It delivers its Signal... More

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Opera Solutions applies advanced analytics to Big Data flows to extract predictive patterns. Our goal is not only to make machines smarter but also (and more important) to use machines’ output to dramatically improve frontline productivity and profitability. 

Our 500+ professionals in seven locations around the world provide our solutions in financial services, healthcare, capital markets, insurance, and beyond. We've been selected to receive the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Award, designated a Gartner Cool Vendor in Analytics, ranked as the #2 pure-play Big Data company in the world by Wikibon, and cited in Data 2.0 Summit’s crowd-sourced list of the top 150 innovators in the cloud data space. We appear consistently at the top of the leaderboards of global scientific contests, including the Netflix Prize, the Heritage Healthcare Prize, and the KDD Cup. We recently placed first in the Personalize Expedia Hotel Searches contest, hosted by Kaggle, besting more than 300 of the world’s most accomplished data scientists.

Three core capabilities drive our success in the market:

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Science. Our scientists represent one of the largest private-industry groups in the world specializing in machine learning. They have proven better at both extracting predictive Signals from Big Data and in using these Signals to build better performing models.

Technology. We build our predictive models to be efficient and to easily scale by automating repetitive tasks, allowing easy reuse of science, and supporting rapid migration from lab to production. Our Man + Machine approach turns complicated model output into easy-to-use prescriptive actions, allowing ordinary workers to perform at extraordinary levels.

Domain Expertise. Our consultants and domain experts focus on understanding business problems and ensuring our science and technology solve them. They come from the world’s most prestigious academic institutions and have years of experience in specific industries and functions. 

These capabilities are manifest in the three types of solutions and services we offer:

Signal Hubs — Signal Hubs are packaged science and technology that allow organizations to easily extract and use predictive Signals from Big Data flows throughout their enterprises. Signal Hubs leverage Big Data and machine learning science at scale. Our scientists jumpstart the model-building process by working with frequently updated, high-quality Signals and insert their models directly into the production system. The result is a dramatic increase in the number of new use cases and significant productivity and performance gains from models built with better Signals. Signal Hubs are offered in custom and preconfigured versions and for specific use cases or multi-use cases.

Impact: Our Consumer Signal Hub is allowing one global transportation company is to bring new use cases on line in a matter of weeks. And the models built from its Signals are driving double-digit lifts in response rates. A custom Product Signal Hub for the largest shoe retailer in Asia has improved margins 5–10% through better forecasting at the local store level.

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Analytics Partnerships — Enterprises recognize the potential of Big Data to transform their operations and competitive differentiation. Analytics Partnerships are long-term relationships focused on creating and accelerating deployment of Big Data analytics solutions. We offer our science, technology, and domain expertise to help accelerate progress and generate transformational breakthroughs. 

Impact: Our ability to solve long-standing business problems with new methods drives notable gains. Our partnership with a financial services company resulted in initiatives that will create more than $100MM in annual EBIT over the next two years.

Point Solutions — These solutions address the specific problems of selected industries and functional areas. We have developed solutions for healthcare, capital markets, marketing, procurement, and security & threat management. Each Point Solution has a proven track record in helping organizations reach new levels of productivity and profit performance.

Impact: Our hospital revenue leakage solution is finding an average of 25–75 bps of revenue — on top of existing solutions. Our Signalytics Spend Intelligence Suite is finding 10–20% savings opportunities in key categories while improving procurement professionals’ productivity. The SignalSensor platform has successfully identified threatening situations early enough for organizations to react: our intelligence allowed one company to move a meeting to avoid a violent protest. 

Our Alliances

We work with the world’s leading systems integrators, Big Data technology, and enterprise software companies to enhance our offerings and bring our products to market. In particular, we are proud of our relationships with Oracle, QlikTech, and SAP.
 



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Opera Solutions Awards and Accolades

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Customer Value Leadership Award in Global Big Data Analytics, Frost & Sullivan, 2013
Personalize Expedia Hotel Searches (#1), Expedia-Sponsored Kaggle Competition, 2013
Gartner Cool Vendor in Analytics, Gartner, Inc., 2013
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