Contents

1. AIMMS 3.6 released

2. CPLEX 10 available

3. Merck & Co maximizes R&D portfolio

4. AIMMS at Informs OR/MS Practice, Miami

5. Jan Bisschop leaves Paragon

6. AIMMS Knowledge Base available

7. Workshop Calendar

8. Send in your AIMMS Reference Case

9. Register to stay up to date

1. AIMMS 3.6 released

In October 2005, we released AIMMS 3.6, a new version of AIMMS that includes many new features such as the pivot table, Web Services, extended multiple math program capabilities, extended solver capabilities with LGO and CPLEX parallel, and solver updates of BARON and XA, and a Windows x64 platform version.

Click here to read all about the new AIMMS 3.6.

2. CPLEX 10 available with update of AIMMS 3.6

The bug fix release of AIMMS 3.6 of February 13, 2006 will support the new version of CPLEX, version 10.0. This CPLEX version provides, next to performance improvements, new features with respect to Infeasibility Analysis, Solution Polishing and MIP starts.

Click here to read all about the CPLEX 10 release in AIMMS 3.6.

3. Merck & Co maximizes R&D portfolio

Merck implemented a decision-support system to support their portfolio and associated resource management problems using AIMMS. This decision-support system is able to combine both responsive ad-hoc decision support plus advanced end-user support and meets the dynamic and challenging business needs of analysts at Merck to answer sophisticated business questions. At the same time, it can function as a desktop application to allow executives to evaluate strategic alternatives and to gain insights into the problems.

Click here to read the complete reference case.

4. AIMMS at Informs OR/MS Practice, Miami

AIMMS will be presented by Paragon at the INFORMS Conference on OR/MS Practice in Miami (FL) on April 30-May 2. You can meet us at the Exhibit, come to our software demonstration,  or join us at one of the workshops.

Click here to read more about our presence at this conference.

5. Jan Bisschop leaves Paragon

Jan Bisschop, founder of Paragon Decision Technology, has left our company per January 1st, 2006. Three years after selling his stake in Paragon, Jan will explore new activities outside Paragon. Definitely he will stay active in and connected to the Operations Research world. We thank Jan for all his efforts in designing AIMMS and building Paragon.

6. AIMMS Knowledge Base available

At the beginning of this month we have extended our support services with an AIMMS Knowledge Base which will be available at the services section on our website.

With this service, our AIMMS support services portfolio currently consists  of a group of high skilled and professional AIMMS specialists (support@aimms.com), extensive AIMMS documentation (available on-line within the software), tutorials for Beginners and Professionals, an extensive set of examples, several AIMMS workshops, and the Knowledge Base.

Click here to go directly to the AIMMS Knowledge Base.

7. Workshop Calendar

Our upcoming AIMMS 2-day workshops will take place in Seattle – Feb 23/34 (WA, US), Haarlem- Apr 26/27 (Netherlands), and Miami – May 3/4 (FL, US). Sign in now, and learn how to use AIMMS with hands-on exercises and personal trainers.

A special pre-conference workshop, which is free to attend for INFORMS conference participants, will be given on April 30, 2006 in Miami (prior to the Informs OR/MS Practice Conference). If you are attending OR conferences in the near future, please check our list of conveniently planned pre- or post-conference workshops.

Click here to check out our AIMMS Workshop Calender and sign in.

8. Send in your AIMMS Reference Case

We are inviting you to, like Merck & Co, send in your AIMMS Reference cases to share with us and with others. On our website you can find a more complete overview of AIMMS reference cases describing solutions and/or studies for Energy Management, Optimizing Central Purchase, Sales & Operations Planning, Refinery Planning, Supply Chain Collaboration, Waste Management, etc.

If you are ready to share your work in AIMMS, please send an e-mail to info@aimms.com.

Click here to find more AIMMS references cases.

9. Register to stay up to date

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