What is FIS?
Our goal is to build the first unified global economic database.
A Functional Information System (FIS) is a new class of information system for gathering, managing, and analyzing economic data. Rooted in the system sciences, FIS organizes economic activity into standardized layers of information using FIS’s functional coordinate system. FIS powers a new class of relational tools that enable users to stitch together, visualize, and analyze information across different types of economic activity using functional attributes as the reference variables. It provides policy makers, asset managers, and even job seekers an entirely new platform for economic inquiry, data analytics, and functional intelligence.
Locus's first FIS database started by functionally mapping businesses, jobs, and products in the United States. It has since been building its global footprint adding FIS-based functional maps of countries as economically diverse as England, China and Mexico.