A Leader in Advanced Analytics for Desktop and Cloud

Frontline Systems is a leading vendor of advanced predictive and prescriptive analytics software. Its tools for data mining, text mining and forecasting, Monte Carlo simulation and risk analysis, and conventional and stochastic optimization are used by over 8,000 organizations -- in the cloud with AnalyticSolver.com and XLMiner.com; in Microsoft Excel, Excel Online and Google Sheets with its Analytic Solver and other tools; and in programming languages using Frontline's Solver SDK and XLMiner SDK, and its new RASON® modeling language and REST API.

Over 1.2 billion copies of Frontline's Solvers for optimization have been distributed to users, in every copy of Microsoft Office sold since 1990, and Frontline's Excel Solver upgrade products, sold directly to advanced users, are by far the market leaders in their field. In 2010 Frontline won the INFORMS Impact Prize for this work.  Frontline has a leadership position in cloud-based analytics, with over 150,000 new users, and was the first vendor to offer business analysts easy access to Big Data in compute clusters running Apache Spark.  Frontline Solvers are also the clear #1 choice in MBA programs around the world, used by over 500,000 students, covered in over 35 textbooks, and the exclusive software used in several market-leading textbooks.

Frontline's corporate customers are global leaders in many industries including financial services, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, utilities, transportation, and manufacturing, as well as commercial, government, and academic research centers. Its individual users, often business analysts and managers, build data mining, simulation- and optimization-based decision models, faster and with less effort than with other software, usually without any programming.  These models are used to analyze risk and decide how to best allocate scarce resources - money, equipment, and people - often yielding savings of millions of dollars.

Analytics Technology Leadership

With a long history of "firsts" in analytic software, Frontline is widely regarded as a technology leader. Frontline was among the first to apply genetic and evolutionary algorithms to spreadsheet models, and to use GPUs in evolutionary algorithms, first to deliver algebraic "convexity testing" for analytic models, and first to deliver commercial software using robust optimization, as well as classical stochastic programming and simulation optimization methods. The company is also a technology leader in data and text mining, risk modeling, and global optimization.

AnalyticSolver.com: Cloud-based Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Frontline recently launched AnalyticSolver.com, a SaaS (software as a service) Azure-based platform that offers business analysts point-and-click tools to create predictive and prescriptive analytics models themselves, without needing expert data scientists or programmers – yet taking advantage of the full spectrum of analytic methods, from forecasting and data mining to simulation and optimization. Though brand-new in its first release, AnalyticSolver.com inherits both the power of Frontline’s full analytics product line, and ease of use from over 25 years’ experience supporting business analysts using these methods in practice.

RASON® Modeling and REST API

Frontline's innovative web service makes it easy for web and mobile developers to use and solve analytic models in their applications.  RASON -- RESTful Analytic Solver® Object Notation -- is a high-level modeling language for optimization, simulation and (soon) data mining, embedded in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).  RASON models can be solved via simple REST API calls to a powerful cloud-based server that developers can use on a monthly subscription basis.  For server- and desktop-based applications, RASON models can be solved using Frontline's Solver SDK (below).

Powerful SDK Tools for Developers

Frontline Systems offers powerful SDK tools to allow developers to rapidly prototype and deploy models outside Excel on desktops, servers, or in the cloud. Solver SDK users can easily define models in their choice of object-oriented programming languages; define models in Excel and use them to solve problems on servers without Excel; or define models in Frontline's new RASON modeling language -- using any of four built-in solvers or eight plug-in Solver Engines that integrate the world's best optimizers from other vendors.  XLMiner SDK users can use a powerful, high-level API for to quickly create predictive analytics, using a wide range of forecasting, data mining, and text mining algorithms.

Technical Support Services

Frontline's technical support and consulting assistance, handling thousands of support tickets per month with an average 12-hour response time and 90% user satisfaction rating, is highly regarded in the industry. With our help, Excel users and programmers around the world have built highly successful applications of optimization, often in record time. We're proud of our track record of helping our customers -- most of whom have no formal training in operations research or management science -- to achieve cost savings and profit improvements of millions of dollars.

The #1 Choice Among MBA Programs Worldwide

Frontline Solvers are also the clear #1 choice in MBA programs around the world, used by over 500,000 students, featured in over 45 textbooks, and the exclusive software used in several market-leading textbooks. With Analytic Solver Platform for Education, professors have one integrated tool they can use to teach data mining and predictive analytics, optimization, simulation, and decision analysis, saving classroom time and enhancing the student learning experience.  Frontline Systems also offers its full commercial solvers at significant discounts and comprehensive support for both professors and their universitys' IT departments.

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