Optimize Anywhere: Client testimonials of AIMMS PRO

The AIMMS Publishing and Remote Optimization platform is revolutionizing the OR market by enabling the use of optimization everywhere. Here is what AIMMS PRO clients are saying:

Norman Jerome – Aromatics Business Optimization Advisor, BP, plc.
“In the first three months since migrating to the AIMMS PRO platform, we have seen our user base expand five-fold for one of our core scheduling applications. And with so many new eyes reviewing this application, the data are more reliable, and we are producing better schedules than ever before.”

For the full testimonial of BP on AIMMS PRO, click here.

To learn more about AIMMS PRO and experience what it can do for your organization, please visit our website or contact us.

AIMMS for Business

News: CP Summer School supported by AIMMS
AIMMS is supporting the Association of Constraint Programming (ACP) Summer School event by providing our technology in the hands-on CP workshops. It will be held at the University of Wrocław, Poland on September 24-28, 2012.

The ACP Summer School program is designed to both augment and complement university teaching of CP. This program also strives to disseminate a core body of CP knowledge, supporting the recognition of CP as a mature and industry relevant technology.

For more information on the benefits of AIMMS for modeling CP problems, please visit our website.

Americas News: 2012 AIMMS MOPTA Competition Winner

Team Yie-Galindo has been named the winner of this year’s AIMMS-MOPTA modeling competition. Members of the University of Buffalo team include: Gina M. Galindo-Pacheco, Ruben D. Yie-Pinedo and their advisor Rajan Batta.

The announcement was made at the MOPTA Conference held at Lehigh University on July 31, 2012.

Team Yie-Galindo used a rolling horizon approach to handle this year’s scheduling problem dealing with uncertainty. Their AIMMS model took into account the randomness of the duration of the activities and was accented by a very nice and user-friendly interface.

Congratulations to team Yie-Galindo!

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Americas Events: INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012
Join us at this year’s INFORMS Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona – October 14-17, 2012.You can find us on the exhibition floor or at the following presentations and demonstrations:
  • AIMMS Workshop – noon Saturday, October 13We will give you a glimpse into AIMMS model building using real-life problems. We will show you how quick and easy it can be to develop an optimization model using AIMMS.
  • AIMMS presentation – 4.30 pm Sunday, October 14 in Suite 322 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.We will present an implementation of Benders Decomposition, in the AIMMS modeling language, that is easy to use on a broad class of problems, entitled: “A Generic Benders Decomposition Algorithm for the AIMMS Modeling Language”.
  • AIMMS presentation – 8 am Monday, October 15 in Suite 322 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.Our Senior Specialist and Edelman Laureate Peter Nieuwesteeg will give visible results of optimization in his presentation entitled: “Optimization, Seeing is Believing”.
  • AIMMS demonstration – 11 am Monday, October 15Using real-life examples, we will demonstrate quick and easy model development, versatile data visualization, and useful diagnostic tools to improve model performance. We will also show you how to deploy your solution in AIMMS PRO, our new optimization “App Store”.

Contact: jill.lizardi@aimms.com or +1-425-458-4024

EMEA News: Europe’s leading airline easyJet chooses AIMMS
easyJet, one of Europe’s leading airlines, is working with our partner GTS Systems and Consulting to get the most value out of their assets.Carolyn McCall – CEO easyJet explains: ‘easyJet embraces optimization by using the AIMMS PRO platform in order to generate significant business value’. Furthermore, GTS Systems has recently implemented their Innovative New Seat Reservation Algorithm.

EMEA Events: OR 54 in Edinburgh, UK
Join us for the 54th Annual OR Society Conference in Edinburgh, UK –September 4-6, 2012. As a sponsor of the OR 54 conference, we will be present on the exhibition floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and a presentation to conference participants. Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration on a specific topic or to meet our AIMMS experts.

EMEA Events: OR 2012 in Hannover, Germany
Please join us on September 4-7, 2012 at the OR 2012 Conference – the International Annual Conference of the German Operations Research Society – in the beautiful city of Hannover.  As a sponsor of the OR 2012 conference, Paragon will be present on the exhibition floor with on-the-spot demonstrations of AIMMS and a presentation to conference participants. Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration on a specific topic or to meet our AIMMS experts.You can register now for the AIMMS Pre-Conference Workshop about Robust Optimization on Tuesday, September 4, 15:30 – 17:00.

Contact: christophe.frere@aimms.com or +31 235511512

AP News: Introduction of our new Sales Manager
We are happy to introduce Lei Wang, Paragon’s new Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Lei brings 16 years of experience in sales and sales management in information technology in Asia Pacific. “I look forward to work with the Asia Pacific Paragon team to expand the optimization business with both new and existing clients across the region.” Connect to Lei Wang on LinkedIn.

Contact: lei.wang@aimms.com or +65 65212827 (office)

AP Events: SIPPE 2012 in Shanghai, China
The Paragon Asia Pacific team will participate in the Shanghai 7th International Petroleum Petrochemical Natural Gas Equipment Technology Exhibition (SIPPE) 2012 in China on 26-28 September.

SIPPE is a collaboration project between Shanghai Municipal Government and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). CCPIT Pudong Sub-Council, Shanghai Petroleum Society, and Shanghai AiExpo Exhibition Service Co., Ltd will jointly host the exhibition. SIPPE has grown greatly in scale in the past six years and has become one of the most influential platforms for participants to communicate, trade, learn and network. Please contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our AIMMS experts.

AP Events: EP China 2012 in Beijing, China
On 26-28 September, the Paragon Asia team will be present at the 14th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology (EP China) in Beijing. EP China is organized by China Electricity Council, and fully supported by all major Power Group Corporations and Power Grid Corporations. It has become one of the major events in the Electric Power industry in China.

With active participation in the major industry conferences, the Paragon team will have more opportunities to introduce AIMMS to the industry, as well as forming relationships with our current and potential clients and partners. Please contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our AIMMS experts.

AP Events: Gurobi Optimizer Seminar in Tokyo, Japan
On October 4 our VP Product Management, Sales and Marketing will be speaking at the Gurobi Optimizer Solution Seminar 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, he will be present in Tokyo and Seoul for various customer meetings. In case you are interested in discussing the possibilities of our AIMMS software, please contact our VP Asia Pacific, Pim Beers, who will be joining him on this trip.

Contact: pim.beers@aimms.com or +65 9640 4182

AIMMS Product News

From our blog: Modeling variables with limited number of possible values
To keep our community informed on tips and tricks in AIMMS, we regularly post new items on our blog.

One of our recent posts explains how to model a variable that can only take a couple of values. This subject has been raised quite a number of times in our AIMMS Google group and as a support question.

Please visit our blog page for the detailed explanation how to include this in your model.

White paper: Solving convex MINLP problems with AIMMS
Our latest white paper describes the Quesada and Grossman algorithm that is implemented in AIMMS to solve convex MINLP problems. We benchmark this algorithm against AOA, which implements the classic outer approximation algorithm.Visit our website to download this white paper.

AIMMS Workshops
We regularly conduct 2-day workshops in all regions where you can train together with other operations research professionals to efficiently use the tools and features of AIMMS within your organization. Registration is open now — there are still seats available at these upcoming AIMMS Workshops:

Shanghai, China: September 11-12

Haarlem, the Netherlands: September 26-27

Bellevue, WA, US: November 13-14

Singapore: November 14-15

Please visit our website for a complete schedule and registration details.

If you prefer to schedule a standard 2-day workshop on-premise at your company or are interested in a customized workshop, please send an e-mail to workshops@aimms.com.

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