As an analyst, you know that the ability to make informed decisions based on data is critical to the success of any organization. You’ve been using the free Excel Solver and started making great strides, but you’re maxing out the free version’s capacity. 

A seamless integration into the 15-day free trial of Analytic Solver® will give you the space and time you need to keep building. 

A Note for Students – The next steps are for analysts, not students. 

Students can learn more here →

Why Sign Up for the Analytic Solver 15-Day Free Trial?

You’ve been using the free Excel Solver and you’ve hit a wall – it’s time to look at the 15-day free trial to expand your solutions. 

The free Excel Solver has limitations that Analytic Solver can overcome.

The Solver that ships with Excel, and the tools we provide for free, have some basic limitations on what they’re able to support. Being a skilled analyst, you know exactly what you’re building, you’re just running into limitations with free Solvers.

This leads us to the top 4 reasons to upgrade and scale your solving abilities:

  • Your model is maxing out on the problem limits in the Excel Solver
  • Your model isn’t optimized
  • Your business models involve uncertainty
  • You require more than Excel for desktops

The solutions that come with the 15-day free trial of Analytic Solver support essentially an unlimited number of variables and constraints, and it’s much more intuitive in diagnosing your model. We also provide tips and an option called “guided mode” with our tools to help with the fundamentals.

Not to mention, our YouTube Channel is filled with tutorials and guides that will help link you to solutions for your problems.

Top 3 Analyst Questions During the Analytic Solver Free Trial 

You know how to model, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have questions during your free trial. Common questions include:

  1. My model is non-smooth and is taking a long time to solve; can you help me transform to a linear model? 
  2. I’m seeing some difficulties with my model being solved, or it’s taking forever even with the basic Solver; can you help?
  3. I know my model is yielding results; can you help with tips for showing my boss that this model will minimize costs or maximize ROI/revenue objectives?

The short answer is, yes, we can help.

As the experts, we have tools and guidance that can help you to linearize your model, or we can give you abilities with additional plug-in engines that can help solve your model substantially faster. 

We have the knowledge and resources to show you how to run optimization models to prove that the math works with your particular sets of variables, and help you to build the business case to present to your leadership.

What to Expect When You Start Your 15-Day Free Trial Period

The first thing you want to do when you get your trial is make sure you have access and can get into the expected tools. Your access will have been set up according to your objectives and the size of your models.

In addition to your trial license and plug-in engines, we will send along a few videos to help guide you through best practices for building your model – even if you’ve been using the free Excel Solver for some time, these videos will come in handy as you continue to build. 

During this free-trial period, you can:

  • Build and scale optimization models
  • Test simulations to mirror real-world conditions
  • Prove value to superiors by revealing savings opportunities and ROI

Follow Up For Success

Expect some follow-up from our team to see how things are going. We want to make sure you are set up for success and getting the best objective overall out of your models. 

This is also a great time to determine if you have all the tools you need – maybe you started with optimization and you need to pull in a Monte Carlo simulation tool. We want to make sure you have what you need to be successful.

Resources for Analysts Who Are Getting Started

Once your free trial is activated, you can start using the tools immediately. Our team is here to help, and we have a plethora of online resources that are available around the clock. 

You can take a look through our video demos to help you get started. And we’ve already mentioned our YouTube Channel, but it’s such a good resource it bears mentioning again. 

If self-led courses are more your style – check out Solver Academy for a comprehensive overview of foundational tools like Data Mining, Optimization, Simulation, and Risk Analysis.

Proof of Concept: Showing Value to Your Leadership

You realized results with the free Solver and hit limitations. You’re realizing greater results with the free trial. Now it’s time to present results to justify making the full-time leap to Analytic Solver.

Providing proof of concept to leadership comes down to basic math, which makes building your business case simple – the proof is in the pudding. Showcase solutions to your leadership team to show ROI and minimized risk with data-driven predictions vs. best guesses.

Let’s Talk

The sooner you start using the tools, the sooner you start realizing more impactful results that better leverage your company’s time and resources. To help you, our team will send you a personalized line-item electronic quote that is optimized for your needs.

While 80% of our clients focus on optimization models, our ability to combine optimization and simulation to help account for uncertainty is one of the things that sets us apart from the crowd.

We are here to help you with your models, with providing proof of concept, or helping understand what your needs are and will be within Analytic Solver.

What are you waiting for? Take your decision intelligence capabilities to the next level with our Free 15-Day Trial of Analytic Solver.

Analytic Solver FAQs:

What if I only need specific parts of Analytic Solver?

No problem! Our free trial of Analytic Solver includes every feature, gives you full solutions for small models (including all our examples), and lets you see how your largest models will run but without full solution results. Then you can upgrade – and pay for – only the part you need. When you do, you keep access to every feature for small models and learning purposes!

Are there different trials on the Optimization, Simulation, and Data Mining pages?

No, our free trial is always Analytic Solver – no matter where you start your trial, you’ll have access to everything!

Does the free trial work with Excel for Windows? Excel for Mac? Excel for the Web?

YES (for all three) when you use the Analytic Solver Cloud version. Yes for Excel for Windows when you use the Analytic Solver Desktop version. Your free trial includes BOTH versions. Excel workbooks containing optimization, simulation, and data mining models are fully compatible across both versions.

I’m a student, with no budget – can I use this free trial in my university course?

If you are a student taking a university course lasting more than 15 days, you are in the wrong place – our free trial will expire before your first exam! Click here for Analytic Solver for Education, and ask your instructor for a Course Code.

I’m a working professional not a student – can I use this to learn new analytics skills?

You are in the right place! After your free trial of Analytic Solver, you can choose a paid, but very low cost subscription that lets you keep using every feature – optimization, simulation and data mining (with size limits) beyond the free trial!

I’m not sure if I can do this ‘advanced analytics’. What kind of support do you offer?

You are definitely in the right place! We specialize in helping business analysts with not only Excel skills and learning how to build and solve optimization, simulation, and data mining models, but also learn how to perform ‘advanced analytics’ on their own! Click here for more about in-product Help, Guided Mode and Wizards, instant Live Chat with tech support, free webinars, as well as self-guided and instructor-led courses.