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What is Optimization Software?

  • Optimization (learn more) helps you make decisions to allocate scarce resources more efficiently.
  •  The resources may be raw materials, machine time or people time, money, or anything else in limited supply.
  • The optimal solution, found by Solver software, may mean maximizing profits, minimizing costs, or achieving the best possible quality.
  •  See examples by functional area and industry.

Can I Benefit from Optimization Software?

If you're thinking "There's got to be a better way for us to do X [where X involves allocating resources].  But we have so many individual choices to make, and the possible combinations are almost infinite.  If we could do X more efficiently, the payoff would be terrific," then your problem is a good candidate for optimization.

What Does it Take to Use Optimization Software?

  • You -- or a good analyst working for you -- will need to build a model that describes your resource allocation problem in quantitative terms, using decision variables, constraints, and an objective.
  •  The fastest way to get results is to build the model in Microsoft Excel.
  • Our high-performance Solvers can find the best of the almost infinite combinations -- and you can examine the solution in an Excel spreadsheet.

What Makes Frontline's Solvers the Best Choice?

  • We developed the Solver in Microsoft Excel -- the world's most widely used optimization software.  We have an 18-year history of innovation in this field.
  • Our advanced Solvers are proven in use by nearly 200,000 people.  We count over five thousand companies as customers, many of them Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 firms.  Our software is the overwhelming favorite tool for teaching MBA students about these methods, in a thousand universities worldwide.
  • More than any other vendor, we've made optimization easy to use by smart people who aren't specialists in operations research or management science.
  • Beyond software, we have the experience to help you build a model and get results quickly -- in a full consulting capacity if needed, but more often in a "coaching" role for model-builders in your company.

How Do I Get Your Free Trial?

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