Contents

1. UniSoma becomes Brazilian AIMMS Service Partner

2. New AIMMS version released

3. Meet us in 2005 at various Informs Conferences

4. UniSoma’s Energy Matrix Optimization for CST

5. BP Köln achieves over 90% Plant Utilization

6. Register to stay up to date with AIMMS

1. UniSoma becomes Brazilian AIMMS Service Partner

In Q3 of 2004, UniSoma and Paragon signed the AIMMS Service Partnership Agreement. The partnership of UniSoma and Paragon is expected to result in the delivery of combined services to Latin American countries. While Paragon will deliver its standard optimization tool, UniSoma will develop AIMMS’ solutions for UniSoma’s and Paragon’s customers in Latin America. The consultancy experience of UniSoma will allow AIMMS’ customers in this region to benefit from a local service party. The combined experience should result in an ongoing improvement of UniSoma’s services, a better service for Latin American customers, and improvements in the AIMMS’ software.

Click here to read the complete press release.

2. New AIMMS version released

On December 1, we released AIMMS 3.5, a new version of AIMMS that includes many new features such as the AIMMS math program inspector, the capability to work with multiple math programs, global optimization with Baron, new graphical objects, Linux/Unix deployment facilities, and a 64-bit Itanium version.

Click here to read all about the new AIMMS 3.5. If you want to give it a try yourself, please request a free trial on our website.

3. Meet us in 2005 at various INFORMS Conferences

In 2005, Paragon will be present at various INFORMS conferences in the USA:

  • On the INFORMS Computing Society conference (Annapolis, January 5-7), we present the AIMMS technology and discuss the ‘Challenges in standardization and integration of Modeling Systems in an Operational IT Environment’.
  • During the INFORMS Conference on OR/MS Practice (Palm Springs, April 17-19), we will have a pre-conference workshop, give a software demonstration, and present AIMMS live in our booth at the exhibit.
  • At the Annual INFORMS OR/MS Meeting (New Orleans, Nov 13-16), we will give a software demonstration, present AIMMS live in our booth at the exhibit, and organize an open 1-day workshop around the conference.

Click here to check out our agenda for 2005.

4. UniSoma’s Energy Matrix Optimization for CST

Our AIMMS service partner UniSoma has developed an Energy Matrix Optimization tool for one of Brazil’s largest companies, the steel company Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (CST). With the support of AIMMS’ robust and flexible platform, UniSoma was able develop a prototype of the planning tool in less than four months. Now a final version is in place to support CST’s planning process.

Click here to read the complete reference case.

5. BP Köln achieves over 90% Plant Utilization

The AIMMS modeling system has been used to redevelop the production planning and simulation tool DISPO that is essential in maintaining BP Köln’s plant reliability and utilization at over 90%.  At this moment extensions are made that combines simulation and mathematical programming techniques in order to support steam cracker optimization. With the combination of AIMMS, Insight, SQL Server, and SAP, a complete and transparent overview of the past, actual, and future production rates and stock levels is available.

Click here to read the complete reference case.

6. Register to stay up to date

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