Solve every type and size of optimization problem to better allocate scarce resources


  • Easily model your problem in Excel with full VBA support
  • Use Guided Mode and Active Support with Live Chat
  • Build an optimization model of virtually any size and type
  • Use any of eight plug-in, large-scale Solver Engines
  • Get better answers to even the hardest problem types
  • Identify and understand trade-offs in alternative solutions
  • Build flexible multi-dimensional optimization models
  • Desktop & cloud: publish to Excel Online or Google Sheets

The Best Optimization Technology for the Best Solutions

At the heart of Premium Solver Platform is the combination of our advanced Solver Engines and our proprietary PSI Interpreter -- which algebraically analyzes your formulas, delivers model structure information crucial for advanced optimization algorithms, computes function gradient and curvature results with maximum speed and accuracy, and fully exploits multiple processor cores. And we make all this advanced technology easy -- even automatic -- for you to use.

With Premium Solver Platform you'll get more accurate results in less time, no matter what type of optimization problem you are trying to solve, and what Solver Engine you use to solve it. No other product comes close -- except our own Risk Solver Platform, an even more powerful product that 100% upward compatible from Premium Solver Platform!

Industry Leading Optimization Capabilities

Premium Solver Platform provides best-in-class tools to help you solve virtually any conventional optimization problem of any size.
Excel Solver compatibleUse existing Solver models and VBA macros as-is, but solve faster -- just open your workbook and solve.
Upgrade to full analyticsUpgrade Premium Solver Platform for Windows to handle stochastic and robust optimization, all the way to full-power predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Unlimited size modelsHandle problems with up to 8,000 decision variables (40 times larger than the Excel Solver) using built-in Solver engines, and virtually unlimited size problems with optional plug-in Solver engines.
Easier model buildingOur Constraint Wizard helps you think about and define constraints.  Guided Mode helps you better understand your model, refine it for better answers in less time, and find and correct any errors.  When you're up to speed, Auto-Help Mode gives you expert help only when you encounter an error.
Dimensional modelingBuild more structured, easily readable, compact Excel models, that represent business situations with many 'dimensions' such as products, customer types, geographic regions, or time periods.
Helpful example modelsOver 60 example models show you step by step how to create a basic Solver model, build more complex models, and use more advanced features.
Better solutionsFind better solutions to portfolio optimization problems, global optimization problems, and models using arbitrary Excel functions with the built-in LP/Quadratic, SOCP Barrier, Interval Global and Evolutionary Solvers.
Faster solutionsFind solutions between 2X and 200X faster thanks to more advanced Solver engines, better optimization algorithms, and our super-fast, proven accurate PSI Interpreter.
Insightful reports & chartsEasily understand and share results, and get insight into the key drivers of your model results and potential decision trade-offs you can make.
Easy to use interfaceUse either a dialog-based interface that matches the basic Excel Solver, or our Ribbon and Task Pane interface with quick access to advanced features and help.
Remove guessworkSimply define your model in Excel -- Premium Solver Platform will analyze it algebraically and automatically choose the best available Solver engine for it.
Automatic transformationPremium Solver Platform goes beyond model analysis -- if your model would solve slowly because it uses functions like IF, VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP, MIN and MAX, it will seek to transform your model automatically into a form that can be solved much more quickly and accurately.
Upgrade Solver EnginesWe developed the solver in Excel -- you get an extremely powerful, 100% compatible upgrade now, and the ability to "plug in" the world's best Solver engines for every type of optimization problem, whenever you need them.  Your plug-in Solver engines will work with all our Platform products.

2-Minute Video Demos

Add Decision VariablesAdd ConstraintsAdd Max/Min ObjectivePlot Obj/Constraints
Diagnose Your ModelSelect Solver EngineSolve ManuallySolve with Guided Mode
Create Answer ReportCreate Sensitivity ReportCreate Limits Report 



Compare our Solvers for Excel

We have a range of Solver products to meet your needs. Below are several comparison charts to help you choose. We're happy to assist with any questions, to help make sure you find the right product for your unique needs.
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We're Here To Help You

Whichever product you buy, we offer a full range of support internally and through external partners to help you succeed. Whether you are looking for pre-sales support on your problem and our product line, Technical Support on using our tools, or personalized Consulting Services, we are here to help you. We offer a full range of online support resources you can access anytime.

Support Live ChatOnly Frontline Solvers offer quick access to Tech Support via Live Chat from inside Excel -- automatically passing error information to our support reps.
Guided Mode SupportIn Guided and Auto-Help Mode, if the error message and full-text explanation isn't enough, just click the button to connect live to Tech Support.

Very Cost Effective Pricing

Your Premium Solver Pro or Platform annual license covers both desktop Excel and Excel Online and/or Google Sheets, using Frontline's cloud servers for optimization.  A successful model can earn back the software license cost many times over!

Download a FREE Trial Right Now

To try out Premium Solver Platform, simply download our Frontline Solvers free 15-day trial Setup program. When you run Setup, choose Premium Solver Platform as your Initial Product Choice. During your trial, you can switch to another product at any time. On the Premium Solver Platform Ribbon Menu in Excel, select Help > Change Product.

Just enter your name and email address, company and phone, pick the closest "User Type," and click the Register for Download button.  You can download immediately after registering, or return later anytime -- just login with your email address.

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