Get your model working sooner with help and guidance from Frontline Certified Consultants

Do you have an important business problem that you’d like to solve with an analytic model?  Many of our users have found that by working with one of our Certified Consultants, they were able to skip the learning curve, get their model working sooner, and realize the business value they were seeking. We have two simple, low cost options that allow you to meet and evaluate a Certified Consultant, and get insights about your problem and/or existing model, whether or not you choose to proceed with an actual consulting project.

Frontline Systems has partnered with several analytics experts spanning multiple industries and geographies. These Certified Consultants are experienced with Frontline products and can help you determine if an analytic model can help you solve your problem; troubleshoot your model and/or recommend the best way to build your model; and if desired on a consulting basis, build a model for you. Want to know more?
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Option 1: Business Problem Assessment

This option is best if you don't yet have a model built, or if you aren't sure whether your problem can be solved with an analytic model. For a modest fixed charge of $495, speak to one of our Certified Consultants, who can take a look at the problem you want to solve and provide you with a written report by email, and a brief phone discussion to summarize:

  1. The consultant’s understanding of your problem and desired outcome.
  2. The consultant’s assessment of whether your problem likely can be solved with optimization, simulation or predictive analytics methods.
  3. Our and the consultant’s assessment of whether Frontline Solvers software can be used to efficiently solve the problem.
    • If it can, we’ll recommend specific Frontline products that we think are best for your problem.
    • If not, we’ll point you towards software products from other vendors that may be appropriate.
  4. If we believe the problem can be solved with our software, and if you indicate that you’d like a consulting proposal:
    • A project outline for services the consultant could provide, to actually build and solve the model.
    • A price quote for these consulting services, structured with check points along the way.

We can recommend a consultant with experience in your industry, or you can choose yourself: Click here for our Certified Consultants' backgrounds.

 

Option 2: Quick Model Review

If you already have a model built, but you think there’s an opportunity to improve the model, or maybe a better way to design the model, the Quick Model Review is the way to go.

For a modest fixed charge, one of our Certified Consultants will review your current model on a confidential basis, and provide you with a written report by email, and a brief phone discussion to summarize:

  1. Areas of the model that can be done differently to achieve a better result.
  2. If the consultant believes the model can be improved and/or re-designed, and if you indicate that you’d like a consulting proposal:
    • A project outline for services the consultant could provide, to actually build and solve the model.
    • A price quote for these consulting services, structured with check points along the way.

Your success in an optimization, simulation or predictive analytics project very often depends on how you start.  Excel skills are very useful, but especially for optimization and simulation, the experience of having built scores of other successful models can help enormously.  It’s far too easy to expend a great deal of effort in model-building, ending up with a large, complex model that can’t be solved efficiently, or solved at all.

We can recommend a consultant with experience in your industry, or you can choose yourself: Click here for our Certified Consultants' backgrounds.



 

Option 3: Solver Academy

If you’d like to gain additional knowledge in the areas of simulation, optimization and data mining, check out https://solver.academy/ where you can take our online, on-demand courses that will teach you how to effectively build a model using Frontline Solvers software.

In the Data Mining 101 course, you’ll learning how to:

  • Find patterns and hidden relationships in data that can be used to predict behavior and to make better decisions
  • Perform data mining techniques, including both descriptive and predictive analytics
  • Use the six data mining steps to extracting insightful trends and data

In the Simulation 101 course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Model risk and uncertainty, using probability distributions
  • Learn to cope with, and even take advantage of uncertainty in decisions

In the Optimization 101 course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Build optimization models
  • Find solutions to those models using state-of-the-art Solver products
  • Confidently help organizations make better decisions and identify optimal solutions to complex problems


  Don't miss this money-saving option!