Contents

  1. Paragon celebrates 15th anniversary
  2. What can be expected from AIMMS 3.6
  3. AREVA and Paragon enter 3-year Business Contract
  4. Ab Ovo becomes AIMMS Service Partner
  5. LeasePlan optimizes European purchase of tires
  6. Conference Calendar
  7. AIMMS Workshop Calendar
  8. Register to stay up to date

1. Paragon celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, Jan Bisschop started Paragon with the vision of developing an advanced mathematical modeling environment, one with which modelers could easily both develop their mathematical models and build complete decision support applications to ensure the practical usage of the models.  After 15 years, we are as committed as we were at the start to continue developing the most valuable modeling environment for mathematical modeling professionals.

Click here to read the complete anniversary letter of our CEO.

2. What can be expected from AIMMS 3.6

Read all about what can be expected from the upcoming AIMMS 3.6 release. This new release includes a completely new highly dynamic GUI object (the Pivot table), several solver additions and upgrades (LGO, BARON, XA, and CPLEX), and web services functionality.

Availability of AIMMS 3.6: Prior to the official release in October of this year, we will issue a Release Candidate at the beginning of September to give you a hands-on preview of the new AIMMS functionality that will become available.

Click here to read about the upcoming functionality of AIMMS 3.6.

3. AREVA and Paragon enter 3-year Business Contract

AREVA Transmission & Distribution and Paragon Decision Technology have entered into a 3-year Business Agreement. The Business Agreement aims to intensify the existing close cooperation between AREVA T&D and Paragon:

“AIMMS has been of great value to AREVA T&D’s business. The use of AIMMS and Operations Research will provide our business groups with the means to shift paradigms in their markets and create decisive competitive edges. This Business Agreement has been signed to facilitate just that.” says J.D. Hammerly, North America Vice President, AREVA T&D’s Automation & Information Systems Business Unit.

Click here to read the complete press release.

4. Ab Ovo becomes AIMMS Service Partner

Ab Ovo Products BV and Paragon Decision Technology BV have signed an AIMMS Service Partnership Agreement. Ab Ovo became a new user of AIMMS in 2004, and is already providing advanced high quality services and solutions to increase the performance and efficiency of their customers.

Their first success with using the AIMMS software, is a stock cost reduction project for ETOS, a large Dutch pharmaceutical retail company with 430 stores in the Netherlands. Phase 1 of the project has been completed and has already led to significant stock reduction and therefore cost savings without lowering the service provided to the stores. ETOS expects this first phase to have a payback period of only two months.

Click here to read the complete press release.

5. LeasePlan optimizes European purchase of tires

LeasePlan Corporation is the world’s market leader in car leasing, with a vehicle fleet of more then one million cars. In Europe alone, LeasePlan buys over 1.2 million new tires each year, a scale which offers LeasePlan attractive discount opportunities from suppliers.

CQM, an AIMMS Service Partner, has created an AIMMS application with which LeasePlan can optimize agreements with their subsidiaries and suppliers on a European-wide level. The extra discounts result in savings of millions of Euro a year for LeasePlan.

Click here to read the complete reference case.

6. Conference Calendar

If you want to meet us in person at one of the major OR conferences, please visit us at our booth, demonstrations, talks, or conference workshops.

Check our Conference Calendar for complete details.

7. Workshop Calendar

Since we receive many requests for AIMMS workshops, we are pleased to present the new AIMMS Workshop Calendar. Our next workshop, which is free to attend, will be the half-day pre-conference workshop focusing on AIMMS’ algorithmic capabilities on September 6 (prior to the OR 2005 Conference in Bremen). If you are attending OR conferences in the near future, please check our list of convenient pre-conference workshops.

Check our AIMMS Workshop Calendar for complete details.

8. Register to stay up to date

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