Frontline Systems

Analytic Solver


4.5 / 5
14 reviews


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $250.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    Analytic Solver Basic Starts at $250/year
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Frontline Systems
  • www.solver.com

About Analytic Solver

Analytic Solver offers point-and-click, enterprise-strength optimization, simulation/risk analysis, and prescriptive analytics, and data mining, text mining, forecasting, and predictive analytics in your browser. You can try it for free. It's supported by Solver developer Frontline Systems.


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Analytic Solver Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Benchmarking
  • Data Blending
  • Data Mining
  • Demand Forecasting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Auditing
  • Business Process Control
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Dashboard
  • Incident Management
  • Internal Controls Management
  • Risk Assessment

Analytic Solver Reviews Recently Reviewed!


It helped us in what we needed

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface, the access to more sophisticated optimizing algorithms, the transparency between the product catalog and what you get with your purchase. Also customer service has been always great.

Cons: Sometimes we had problems when the percentile formula was used in the model, and that formula is essential in some risk models.

The software was hard to program. Would have been great to give the software the instruction to make a set of optimum solutions for a defined range of parameters (as an efficient border for example). Then we can leave the software running during night.

Would also have been useful to have a bit more automation. For example, make the software get a set of optimums using different optimization methods. This could have been particularly useful for us, because our models are extremely complex and tailor-made, so it is hard to define them as a particular kind of model.

Overall: Overall experience has been great. We finally obtained a set of coherent optimums for each of our optimizing challenges.

Blending High Temp Alloys

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Applications can be changed with little effort. i have used it to solve several types of problems and have never been disappointed.

Cons: i have had NO negative experiences. the software performs as advertised and the support is exceptional.

Overall: Blending scrap to create alloys for melting.

Design of plant lay out. (Minimize travel between work stations.)

Select best city to locate certain equipment based on raw material available and transportation costs.

Think Twice, It's Not Alright

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a high-end add-on to Excel. I like working in Excel largely because we work with a lot of nonprofits who don't have a load of money to spend on software and they all know Excel, but don't know GAMS, R, etc.

Cons: The licensing. No other software firm I am aware of ties the license to both IP address and user name. Also, the educational licensing is not a great deal compared to many other firms.

Overall: We mostly work in optimization, occasionally with LOTS of variables (9.2 million). Solver can solve those (given a big enough machine to run on) but the software cost is prohibitive.

A good tool for daily analytical use

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use. The software is integrated to Excel so that beginners can learn how to solve large-scale linear optimization problems for a short amount of time. This software also works for non-linear optimization and Monte-Carlo simulation. Functions relating to data mining and machine learning are also included. If you are a teacher and you want to use this for your class, you can get its licenses for free for 6 months.

Cons: Even though it can work with non-linear model, some time the results are not good. In addition, it can be difficult to build a complex model . You may need other tools if you want to do so. The cost is high for personal use.

Overall: I used this software in my prescriptive class to solve linear optimization problems. The software is easy to use. Even though it has limits on number of variables and constraints, I think 2000 variables and 100 constraints are enough to solve problems in small to medium companies.

Great product

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use mostly the optimization tool which I find great . it serves its purpose

Cons: it cannot support large optimization problem. very slow.

Overall: I have used the product for over five years and I just love it

Most useful software I own.

Nov 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The analytic solver module. I use it all the time.

Cons: I get kicked out when I close EXCEL...and need to log back in when I reopen EXCEL.

Overall: I deal with lots of data, and use it all the time in selecting optimal sub-sections of the data.

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Analytic Solver - Serious Horsepower

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The thing I like most about Analytic Solver is that it has handled everything I've thrown at it. In fact, it's limited only by my abilities as a user.

Cons: Since being introduced to Metalogs as a means of quickly and flexibly building distributions, I've grown to dislike the distribution builder in Analytic Solver. I wish they would include the Metalog as an option.

Overall: I primarily use Analytic Solver to analyze stochastic problems associated with government social service delivery systems. For example, I've run analyses to determine the probabilities of meeting legal settlement system performance targets. Most recently, I've used Analytic Solver to inform leadership about reimbursement rate setting and contract terms for supported employment service providers.

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Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - very easy to setup and solve complex models

- seamless integration of simulation and optimization engine when modelling for optimal solutions within uncertain environment

- stable when using complex models

Cons: - problem with the software not recognizing that it has been licensed. Keeps on bombing out and required one to re-log in to allow the model to run again - very annoying

- if one is working remotely without wi-fi connection, software does not work because of licencing issues

Overall: I'm very happy with the software. It integrates seamlessly with Excel and is able to deal with, high level of complexity. I would recommend Analytic Solver to any serious modeler.

Great product for Excel-based optimization

Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User-friendly; MS Excel environment is a value-added feature even for the amateur user.

Cons: The diagnostics of the results and software should be more easily visible/accessible.

Overall: We were researching a MINLP case with ~ 200 mixed variables. It is a transportation problem; Analytic Solver was capable of providing a near-optimum solution. The "final " solution was further manipulated by us, since some (obvious) "better" solutions were "bypassed" by the solver. The reasons for not getting the "best" optimum solution might be that the version (GRG Solver) we had provides "probably the globally optimal solution" (and not the global optimum), OR that the model itself needs further manipulation, e.g. scaling, rendering it dimensionless, etc.

A must-have plugin for Excel users

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For a guy who did all the finance and accounting works on Excel, the Analytic solver is very helpful. I can plot graphs and analyze data in one go. Besides data analysis, it also offers analytic solver for both linear and non-linear optimization which is powerful for anyone who does supply chain and optimization math.

Cons: It's hard to build a complex model from the solver. It doesn't allow the combination of multiple models at the same time.

Analytic Solver

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very affordable, easy to use and has a high level of functionality

Cons: I haven't seen alot of functionality improvements being made, or if they are they are not well communicated

Simulation Optimization

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, efficient to find solutions, excellent support

Cons: Written documentation is good but the search index could be improved

Overall: I have used the software for simulation optimization. I wish to have mire time to use other capabilities such as stochastic programming.

great analytical tool

Nov 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Integration with excel. Data fitting. Complex modeling.

Cons: Cursor placement within spreadsheets is a little wonky (when fitting data to distributions).

Overall: Data modeling. Monte Carlo simulations. Optimization models.

Monte Carlo

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great tool for quick Monte Carlo analysis in Excel

Cons: I still think it's easier (and free) to just do Monte Carlo simulations using code.

Overall: Used the Frontline software as part of my MBA program. We mainly used it to do monte carlo simulations in Excel for a business management class.