Optimal solutions
Solving Important Problems
With measurable savings;

Typically replacing flawed spreadsheets

for common problems

with significant savings

  • Inventory management & procurement
  • Product mix & pricing
  • Planning & scheduling
  • Many more
  • Typically 5-10%
  • Often much more
  • A Savings Analysis proves it!
  • What will your savings be?
  • Optimal means "As perfect as possible"

    Optimal solutions
    Solving Important Problems
    With measurable savings;

    Typically replacing flawed spreadsheets

    for common problems

    with significant savings

  • Inventory management & procurement
  • Product mix & pricing
  • Planning & scheduling
  • Many more
  • Typically 5-10%
  • Often much more
  • A Savings Analysis proves it!
  • What will your savings be?
  • Optimal means "As perfect as possible"

    Optimal solutions
    Solving Important Problems
    With measurable savings;

    Typically replacing flawed spreadsheets

    for common problems

  • Inventory management & procurement
  • Product mix & pricing
  • Planning & scheduling
  • Many more
  • with significant savings

  • Typically 5-10%
  • Often much more
  • A Savings Analysis proves it!
  • What will your savings be?
  • Optimal means "As perfect as possible"

    Replace...

    • Replace spreadsheets.
      90% have errors; most just automate and format guessing; solutions are not optimal.

    • Replace guessing.
      Guessing fails badly starting at 4 interrelated variables and gets worse with increased problem size.
    • Replace older decision support methods.
      Most older technologies are less comprehensive.
    • Replace disappointing AI projects.
      AI rarely provides optimal solutions for common problems.

    • Replace unintelligent RPA projects.
      Robotic Process Automation without Decision Optimization often does not solve the problem.

    With Optimal...

    • Optimal Decision Support.
      Optimal’s optimization-based technology (linear and integer program) considers all variables and constraints to solve large and comprehensive problems for minimum cost or maximum profit. Optimal Solutions solve problems with a few to hundreds of thousands variables.
       

    • Ease-of-use.
      Optimal provides an easy-to-use database, tables, user definable layouts, menus, reports, import/export utilities, user privileges, and much more in a web-hosted environment. An optional API is available. Many learning and support means are available. 

    • Configurations and Pricing.
      Most Optimal Solutions have configurations from entry level to enterprise with corresponding pricing.

    To Empower.

    • Empower decision makers.
      With Optimal, decision-makers leverage their knowledge and skill, optimally solving larger and more comprehensive problems than possible with other decision support tools. Optimal is like a GPS for solving common problems.

    • Empower operations specialists.
      Optimal enables operations personnel to obtain optimized decision support for common problems (e.g., planning and scheduling) well into the future considering many variables and constraints as well as their own experience and knowledge.

    • Complement ERP and other IT programs.
      The Optimal API augments non-optimizing IT systems to integrate with Optimal to provide automated data exchange and even automated optimization.

    Replace...

  • Replace spreadsheets.
  • 90% have errors; most just automate and format guessing; solutions are not optimal.

  • Replace guessing.
  • Guessing fails badly starting at 4 interrelated variables and gets worse with increased problem size.

  • Replace older decision support methods.
  • Most older technologies are less comprehensive.

  • Replace disappointing AI projects.
  • AI rarely provides optimal solutions for common problems.

  • Replace unintelligent RPA projects.
  • Robotic Process Automation without Decision Optimization often does not solve the problem.

    With Optimal...

  • Optimal Decision Support.
  • Optimal's optimization-based technology (linear and integer program) considers all variables and constraints to solve large and comprehensive problems for minimum cost or maximum profit. Optimal Solutions solve problems with a few to hundreds of thousands variables.

  • Ease-of-use.
  • Optimal provides an easy-to-use database, tables, user definable layouts, menus, reports, import/export utilities, user privileges, and much more in a web-hosted environment. An optional API is available. Many learning and support means are available.

  • Configurations and Pricing.
  • Most Optimal Solutions have configurations from entry level to enterprise with corresponding pricing.

    To Empower.

  • Empower decision makers.
  • With Optimal, decision-makers leverage their knowledge and skill, optimally solving larger and more comprehensive problems than possible with other decision support tools. Optimal is like a GPS for solving common problems.

  • Empower operations specialists.
  • Optimal enables operations personnel to obtain optimal decision support for common problems (e.g., planning and scheduling) well into the future considering many variables and constraints as well as their own experience and knowledge.

  • Complement ERP and other IT programs.
  • The Optimal API augmentsnon-optimizing IT systems to integrate with Optimal to provide automated data exchange and even automated optimization.

    Replace...

  • Replace spreadsheets.
  • 90% have errors; most just automate and format guessing; solutions are not optimal.

  • Replace guessing.
  • Guessing fails badly starting at 4 interrelated variables and gets worse with increased problem size.

  • Replace older decision support methods.
  • Most older technologies are less comprehensive.

  • Replace disappointing AI projects.
  • AI rarely provides optimal solutions for common problems.

  • Replace unintelligent RPA projects.
  • Robotic Process Automation without Decision Optimization often does not solve the problem.

    With Optimal...

  • Optimal Decision Support.
  • Optimal's optimization-based technology (linear and integer program) considers all variables and constraints to solve large and comprehensive problems for minimum cost or maximum profit. Optimal Solutions solve problems with a few to hundreds of thousands variables.

  • Ease-of-use.
  • Optimal provides an easy-to-use database, tables, user definable layouts, menus, reports, import/export utilities, user privileges, and much more in a web-hosted environment. An optional API is available. Many learning and support means are available.

  • Configurations and Pricing.
  • Most Optimal Solutions have configurations from entry level to enterprise with corresponding pricing.

    To Empower.

  • Empower decision makers.
  • With Optimal, decision-makers leverage their knowledge and skill, optimally solving larger and more comprehensive problems than possible with other decision support tools. Optimal is like a GPS for solving common problems.

  • Empower operations specialists.
  • Optimal enables operations personnel to obtain optimal decision support for common problems (e.g., planning and scheduling) well into the future considering many variables and constraints as well as their own experience and knowledge.

  • Complement ERP and other IT programs.
  • The Optimal API augments non-optimizing IT systems to integrate with Optimal to provide automated data exchange and even automated optimization.

    Business, Government, Personal

    Optimal Solution Family

    Optimal Inventory Management & Procurement

      Optimal’s optimization-based and rule-driven bill-of-materials generator solves comprehensive inventory management and procurement problems for minimum cost identifying savings you never knew were there!


    Optimal enables users to…

    • Generate measurable savings in procurement of raw materials, inventory for resale, supplies, consumables, etc.
    • Improve inventory management from through the supply chain from procurement to utilization considering factors such as perishable inventory; complex, multi-level bill-of-materials (sub BOMs); etc.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, minimum and maximum inventory levels, available and expiration dates, demand for finished goods, complex bill-of-materials rules, and much more.
    • Accelerate the design and reduce the cost of bill-of-material based products by using optimization to generate the BOM to specifications rather than guessing the BOM and then determining the specifications and cost of the product. .

    Applications Include:
    Bid Selection | Blending | Formulation | Inventory Management | Procurement | Product Design

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Product Mix & Pricing

    Optimal’s optimization-based, supply chain network with its rule-driven bill-of-materials generator, disassembly and aggregation steps, and resource (labor, packaging, etc.) utilization factoring solve for maximum profit the comprehensive enterprise problems identifying profit improvement you never knew was there!

    Optimal enables users to…

    • Generate measurable profit improvement by increasing financial yield and sales realization considering multiple demands and at respective price points.
    • Determine the purchasing requirements that best meets sales requirements considering various resource limits; effectively, optimizing the enterprise.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, complex bill-of-materials rules including disassembly and reassembly processes and resource costs (labor, packaging, etc.) through a multi-step network.
    • Determine what to buy, what to sell, and how to process for maximum profit.

    Applications Include:
    Product Mix | Pricing | Yield Optimization | Sales Realization

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Planning & Scheduling

    Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost and, as well, optimize short term (daily or less) schedules for minimum cost or time.

    Optimal enables users to…

    • Determine optimized strategic plans executing multiple scenarios for critical decisions, resource rationalization, project selection, site location, etc.
    • Optimize short term utilization of resources to meet requirements (production, manufacturing, delivery, routing, etc.) for minimum cost or minimum time.
    • Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost.

    Applications Include:
    Supply Chain Planning | Distribution | Capacity Planning | Production Scheduling

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Assignment & Selection

    Optimal’s optimization-based assignment and selection solutions provide decision optimization for specialty problems!

    Optimal Assignment & Selection applications being released now through Spring 2020.



    Optimal enables users to…

    • Optimize selections(s) from sets of options considering maximum profit or maximum fulfillment considering various criteria.
    • Select assets based on maximum future value and other criteria.
    • Determine the most mutually beneficial a division of assets based on respective valuations of the assets and other criteria.

    Applications Include:
    Portfolio | Project Selection | Stock Cutting | Coverage | Packing | Pickup/Delivery | Settlement | Meal Planning | Grocery Shopping | Seats

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Financial Planning

    Optimal’s optimization-based financial planning solution facilitates generating maximum profit, rule-driven, constraint complying business plans!

    Release scheduled for Spring 2020.


    Optimal enables users to…

    • Generate financial plans considering the financial structure of the entity (e.g., COGS, development, marketing, sales, G&A, etc.) and optimize for maximum profit.
    • Enter data and mathematical rules in visible database fields to avoid errors in formulas and references.
    • Accelerate the planning process by executing optimized scenarios for critical decisions with the ability to compare by line item various scenarios.

    Applications Include:
    Financial Planning

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Inventory Management & Procurement


    Optimal’s optimization-based, rule-driven bill-of-materials generator solves comprehensive inventory management and procurement problems for minimum cost identifying savings you never knew were there!

    Optimal enables users to...

    • Generate measurable savings in procurement of raw materials, inventory for resale, supplies, consumables, etc.
    • Improve inventory management from through the supply chain from procurement to utilization considering factors such as perishable inventory; complex, multi-level bill-of-materials (sub BOMs); etc.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, minimum and maximum inventory levels, available and expiration dates, demand for finished goods, complex bill-of-materials rules, and much more.
    • Accelerate the design and reduce the cost of bill-of-material based products by using optimization to generate the BOM to specifications rather than guessing the BOM and then determining the specifications and cost of the product. .

    Applications Include:
    Bid Selection | Blending | Formulation | Inventory Management | Procurement | Product Design

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Product Mix & Pricing

    Optimal’s optimization-based, supply chain network with its rule-driven bill-of-materials generator, disassembly and aggregation steps, and resource (labor, packaging, etc.) utilization factoring solve for maximum profit the comprehensive enterprise problems identifying profit improvement you never knew was there!

    Optimal enables users to….

    • Generate measurable profit improvement by increasing financial yield and sales realization considering multiple demands and at respective price points.
    • Determine the purchasing requirements that best meets sales requirements considering various resource limits; effectively, optimizing the enterprise.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, complex bill-of-materials rules including disassembly and reassembly processes and resource costs (labor, packaging, etc.) through a multi-step network.
    • Determine what to buy, what to sell, and how to process for maximum profit.

    Applications Include:
    Product Mix | Pricing | Yield Optimization | Sales Realization

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Planning & Scheduling

    Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost and, as well, optimize short term (daily or less) schedules for minimum cost or time.


    Optimal enables users to…

    • Determine optimized strategic plans executing multiple scenarios for critical decisions, resource rationalization, project selection, site location, etc.
    • Optimize short term utilization of resources to meet requirements (production, manufacturing, delivery, routing, etc.) for minimum cost or minimum time.
    • Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost.

    Applications Include:
    Supply Chain Planning
    | Distribution | Distribution | Capacity Planning

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Assignment & Selection


    Optimal’s optimization-based assignment and selection solutions provide decision optimization for specialty problems!


    Optimal Assignment & Selection applications being released now through Spring 2020.

    Optimal enables users to…

    • Optimize selections(s) from sets of options considering maximum profit or maximum fulfillment considering various criteria.
    • Select assets based on maximum future value and other criteria.
    • Determine the most mutually beneficial a division of assets based on respective valuations of the assets and other criteria.

    Applications Include:
    Portfolio | Project Selection | Stock Cutting | Coverage | Packing | Pickup/Delivery | Settlement | Meal Planning | Grocery Shopping | Seats

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal Financial Planning

    Optimal’s optimization-based financial planning solution facilitates generating maximum profit, rule-driven, constraint complying business plans!

    Release scheduled for Spring 2020.

    Optimal enables users to…
    • Generate financial plans considering the financial structure of the entity (e.g., COGS, development, marketing, sales, G&A, etc.) and optimize for maximum profit.
    • Enter data and mathematical rules in visible database fields to avoid errors in formulas and references.
    • Accelerate the planning process by executing optimized scenarios for critical decisions with the ability to compare by line item various scenarios. 

    Applications Include: Financial Planning

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal’s optimization-based, rule-driven bill-of-materials generator solves comprehensive inventory management and procurement problems for minimum cost identifying savings you never knew were there!


    Optimal enables users to..
    .

    • Generate measurable savings in procurement of raw materials, inventory for resale, supplies, consumables, etc.
    • Improve inventory management from through the supply chain from procurement to utilization considering factors such as perishable inventory; complex, multi-level bill-of-materials (sub BOMs); etc.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, minimum and maximum inventory levels, available and expiration dates, demand for finished goods, complex bill-of-materials rules, and much more.
    • Accelerate the design and reduce the cost of bill-of-material based products by using optimization to generate the BOM to specifications rather than guessing the BOM and then determining the specifications and cost of the product.

    Applications Include:
    Bid Selection | Blending | Formulation | Inventory Management | Procurement | Product Design

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal’s optimization-based, supply chain network with its rule-driven bill-of-materials generator, disassembly and aggregation steps, and resource (labor, packaging, etc.) utilization factoring solve for maximum profit the comprehensive enterprise problems identifying profit improvement you never knew was there!


    Optimal enables users to…
    .

    • Generate measurable profit improvement by increasing financial yield and sales realization considering multiple demands and at respective price points.
    • Determine the purchasing requirements that best meets sales requirements considering various resource limits; effectively, optimizing the enterprise.
    • Comply with specifications and rules considering multiple suppliers, costs, timeframes, complex bill-of-materials rules including disassembly and reassembly processes and resource costs (labor, packaging, etc.) through a multi-step network.
    • Determine what to buy, what to sell, and how to process for maximum profit.

    Applications Include:
    Product Mix | Pricing | Yield Optimization | Sales Realization

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost and, as well, optimize short term (daily or less) schedules for minimum cost or time.


    Optimal enables users to…

    • Determine optimized strategic plans executing multiple scenarios for critical decisions, resource rationalization, project selection, site location, etc.
    • Optimize short term utilization of resources to meet requirements (production, manufacturing, delivery, routing, etc.) for minimum cost or minimum time.
    • Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost.


    Applications Include:

    Supply Chain Planning
    | Distribution | Capacity Planning | Production Scheduling

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    Optimal’s optimization-based assignment and selection solutions provide decision optimization for specialty problems!


    Optimal Assignment & Selection applications being released now through Spring 2020.


    Optimal enables users to…

    • Optimize selections(s) from sets of options considering maximum profit or maximum fulfillment considering various criteria.
    • Select assets based on maximum future value and other criteria.
    • Determine the most mutually beneficial a division of assets based on respective valuations of the assets and other criteria.

    Applications Include:
    Portfolio | Project Selection | Stock Cutting | Coverage | Packing | Pickup/Delivery | Settlement | Meal Planning | Grocery Shopping | Seats

    For Information by industry and problem type.


    Optimal’s optimization-based financial planning solution facilitates generating maximum profit, rule-driven, constraint complying business plans!


    Release scheduled for Spring 2020.

    Optimal enables users to…

    • Generate financial plans considering the financial structure of the entity (e.g., COGS, development, marketing, sales, G&A, etc.) and optimize for maximum profit.
    • Enter data and mathematical rules in visible database fields to avoid errors in formulas and references.
    • Accelerate the planning process by executing optimized scenarios for critical decisions with the ability to compare by line item various scenarios.

    Applications Include:
    Financial Planning

    For Information by industry and problem type.

    An Optimal Savings Analysis directly compares the financial results of your present decision support method to the results you can obtain with Optimal; the difference is your savings.

    Also, please inquire about an online demonstration or trial subscription.

    An Optimal Savings Analysis directly compares the financial results of your present decision support method to the results you can obtain with Optimal; the difference is your savings.

    Also, please inquire about an online demonstration or trial subscription.

    An Optimal Savings Analysis directly compares the financial results of your present decision support method to the results you can obtain with Optimal; the difference is your savings.

    Also, please inquire about an online demonstration or trial subscription.

    Measurable Savings, typically 5-10%, often much more!

    What will your savings be?