INFORMS NEWS: INFORMS Annual Meeting exhibitors

The following companies and organizations featured innovative software products, publications and resources at the recent 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis:
AIMMS® (Paragon Decision Technology)
The AIMMS and AIMMS PRO Optimization Platform allow businesses to approach complex situations with facts and evidence, leading to better decision-making. This can produce higher revenues, increased sustainability, greater efficiencies and customer satisfaction. AIMMS quickly and effectively delivers custom solutions that will impact every level of your organization. If you’re ready to approach game-changing optimization for your business or organization, visit our website.

American Optimal Decisions
American Optimal Decisions provides consulting services and software solutions in advanced statistics, optimization and risk management. The main software product is Portfolio Safeguard (PSG), an advanced nonlinear mixed integer optimization package. Use simple codes for sophisticated optimization problems, calling non-linear functions without additional programming. Function groups: linear, nonlinear, utilities, cardinality, average, VaR, CVaR and more. AOD provides consulting in various engineering areas involving statistics and optimization. See case studies at our website.

AMPL Optimization, Inc.
AMPL Optimization develops and supports the AMPL modeling language, a powerful and natural tool for creating and managing the large, complex optimization problems that arise in numerous applications. AMPL is notable for supporting a broad range of linear and nonlinear problem formulations and a large selection of popular large-scale solvers.

AnyLogic North America
AnyLogic is the only simulation tool that supports discrete event, agent-based and system dynamics modeling, providing solutions to complex business challenges. We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of AnyLogic 7! Stay tuned… Although the tool is very intuitive, our consultants are available through every step of the modeling process.

Artelys, an optimization and analytics company, is dedicated to providing sound decision-making through technology, O.R. and statistics. Artelys develops, distributes and supports a comprehensive portfolio of efficient and robust tools, such as Artelys Kalis, FICO Xpress Optimization suite, KNITRO and AMPL. Artelys has been also successful in solving wide varieties of industrial problems using its optimization tools and development platform, Artelys Crystal. Artelys has been successful in delivering 100+ efficient solutions to the most complex business problems.

Online business simulations to allow users to learn about planning and scheduling, pricing, revenue management, capacity expansion, variability, queuing theory and more. Some simulations have users compete against each other while others have users explore business concepts through a variety of scenarios. Simulations are highly customizable to suit different educational goals.

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge’s publishing in books and journals combines state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of scholarship, writing and production. Visit our website to see everything we do.

Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

The Computational Infrastructure for Operations Research publishes high quality, free, open source tools for O.R. professionals and students, suitable for commercial, educational and personal use. COIN-OR is the place to go when you need a “white box” for algorithm research and development. COIN-OR is a strategic partner of the INFORMS Computing Society.

Dominion Insurance Services
Dominion Insurance Services is the premier, online source for insurance specifically designed to meet the needs of professional statisticians, mathematicians, data analysts, data mining consultants and operations research specialists. Professional liability, errors and omissions, general liability and surety coverage are available. Whether you practice on a full-time or moonlighting basis, this program is designed to provide you with the protection backed by Lloyd’s of London, an A-rated insurer.

Dynamic Ideas
Dynamic Ideas is a publisher of scientific books that have quality and originality in the areas of operations research and applied mathematics. The key objective of our titles is to “educate the next generation.” Many of our books are currently being used as the main textbook in academic courses in some of the finest universities and research institutions in the world.

FICO is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. FICO’s optimization tools, Xpress Optimization Suite and Decision Optimizer, provide a connected suite of high-performance solvers to maximize resource efficiency and actions to improve profitability. FICO tools automate and improve operational decisions to enable companies to react faster, accelerate growth, control risk and boost profits. FICO: Make every decision count™.

Forio Online Simulations
Put interactive analyses with in the hands of decision-makers with online analytic applications that let users change assumptions and instantly see results through their web browsers. With the Forio Analytics Platform, you can develop models in Julia (a new, high-performance technical computing language with capabilities similar to R and MATLAB) or other languages, import data and formulas from Excel, and enable users to share and compare scenarios online. The Forio Analytics Platform combines sophisticated analysis, universal accessibility via online data visualizations and centralized modeling with secure access.

Frontline Systems, Inc.
Discover new desktop and cloud-based tools for predictive and prescriptive analytics in Excel, using data mining, simulation/risk analysis and optimization, from Excel Solver developer Frontline Systems. See new multi-dimensional Excel models, Solvers for Office 365 and SDK applications using Solver Server on Windows Azure.

GAMS Development Corp.
The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization. GAMS is tailored for complex, large-scale modeling applications, and allows you to build large maintainable models that can be adapted quickly to new situations. Learn more about our new GAMS distribution or ask for a trial version at our website.

Gurobi Optimization
Gurobi Optimization provides high performance LP, QP, QCP and MIP solvers using the most advanced implementations of the latest algorithms. We offer best-in-class performance, support a broad range of interfaces and modeling languages, and offer flexible licensing together with transparent, no surprises, pricing, all backed by outstanding, easy-to-reach support.

IBM Optimization
IBM Decision Optimization solutions leverage the power of CPLEX to bridge the gap between analytics and execution – transforming information and insights into actions that help enterprises, workgroups and individuals: 1) maximize return on existing assets, 2) identify opportunities for competitive advantage, and 3) transform operations to focus on the customer. IBM’s Decision Optimization portfolio consists of CPLEX-powered optimization toolkits, configurable assets, mainframe solutions, and out-of-the-box supply chain optimization applications for solving complex enterprise planning and execution challenges to gain competitive advantage through optimal resource use.

IFORS 2014
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies is an umbrella organization comprising the national O.R. societies of more than 45 countries from four geographical regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. The IFORS mission is to promote O.R. as an academic discipline and a profession. The IFORS Triennial Conference will be held July 13-18, 2014, in Barcelona Spain. General chair is Elena Fernández,, and program chair is Stefan Nickel,

Imagine That, Inc.
What do you want your simulation software tool to do? Show results while I run the model. Handle large systems. Create fun and interesting models. Give me lots of value for my money. Let me build my model faster so I can leave for my vacation sooner! ExtendSim thinks like you think.

Visit our website to learn about our journals, magazines, benefits of membership, certified analytics professional (CAP) exams, INFORMS new continuing education courses, communities, networking opportunities and our new Career Center.

Intaver Institute Inc.
Intaver’s RiskyProject is a project risk management and risk analysis software. RiskyProject is used for project and portfolio planning, scheduling, qualitative risk analysis and quantitative analysis using Monte Carlo simulations. RiskyProject helps organizations to identify, analyze and track their risks across a portfolio of projects.

Ivy Software Inc.
Ivy Software has been in business over 25 years, providing pre-matriculation materials for MBA programs. One of our most popular courses is Business Math and Statistics. We have recently developed a new version of Business Math and Statistics called Math and Statistical Concepts. Unique features are pedagogical animations and an Excel tutorial. Our new courses will run on PC, Mac and iOS.

JMP Software from SAS
JMP® is the SAS® software that links robust statistics with interactive graphics, in memory and on the desktop. JMP is also an analytic hub, integrating with SAS, R, Excel and MATLAB, to provide a point and click user interface.

LINDO Systems, Inc.
LINDO Systems features recent enhancements to our optimization modeling software, including updates to the linear, integer and global solvers. Visit our website to learn about LINDPO API (our powerful solver engine), LINGO (our integrated modeling language and solvers) and What’sBest! (our large-scale Excel solver).

LINKS Simulations
The integrative, engaging, team-based, competitive LINKS business simulations are used worldwide in undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA courses and in ExecEd programs. The rich content, responsive high-touch instructor support, and extensive student and instructor web-support resources of the 21 customizable LINKS simulations have enhanced 55,000+ students’ learning experiences.

MATLAB is a platform for analysis, visualization, simulation and optimization. You can access and analyze real-world data and develop customized algorithms that help make better decisions. Visit our website to see what’s new and how MATLAB can help you explore data, develop algorithms and integrate programs into enterprise applications.

Maximal Software, Inc.
Visit our website to learn about the server-based version of the MPL OptiMax Component Library, which makes implementing and deploying real-world optimization applications for servers, clouds and mobile platforms a relatively quick and easy process, using standard programming languages.

McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on more than 100 years of experience to improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating personalized learning experiences that prepare students for the world that awaits.

MOSEK ApS provides optimization software that helps our clients to make better decisions. Our customer base consists of financial institutions and companies, engineering and software vendors, among others. MOSEK ApS was established in 1997 by Erling D. Andersen and Knud D. Andersen. It specializes in creating advanced software for solution of mathematical optimization problems. In particular, the company focuses on solution of large-scale linear, quadratic and conic optimization problems.

Now Publishers
Now Publishers and its Foundations and Trends journals publish state-of-the-art review articles in business, information and technology written by leading researchers in the field with the references linked to the original articles so authors can update their articles.

Numerical Algorithms Group
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) provides mathematical software and services to address business problems. Leveraging the world’s top algorithmic content and software engineering talent, NAG delivers solutions to the numerical and computational challenges at the root of science, research and advanced analytics.

Oracle Crystal Ball
Oracle is the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems company. With more than 370,000 customers, including 100 of the Fortune 100, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle’s industry-leading products give customers unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance and low total cost of ownership.

Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan is a global publisher, serving learning and scholarship in higher education and the professional world. The Palgrave Macmillan portfolio features a range of titles in operational research and the management sciences, including the journals of The Operational Research Society and Journal of Information Technology, a top-ranked title in IS.

Palisade Corporation
Palisade Corporation is the maker of the market leading risk and decision analysis software @RISK and the DecisionTools® Suite. Virtually all Palisade software adds in to Microsoft Excel, ensuring flexibility, ease-of-use and broad appeal across a wide range of industry sectors. Its flagship product, @RISK, debuted in 1987 and performs risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation. With an estimated 150,000 users, Palisade software can be found in more than 100 countries and has been translated into six languages.

Perceptive Analytics
Perceptive Analytics is an up and coming data analytics company with offices in New York, Miami and Hyderabad, India. Visit our website to see some of the most exciting case studies in the banking, logistics and web analytics areas.

Provalis Research
Provalis Research is the world’s leading developer of text analytics software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-methods qualitative data analysis software; WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer assisted content analysis and text mining; and SimStat, an easy yet powerful statistical software.

Responsive Learning Technologies
Excite and engage your operations and supply chain management students with our award-winning, competitive web-based games. Ensure student readiness for MBA programs with our online assessors and tutorials in math, statistics, finance, economics, accounting and spreadsheets.

SAS provides integrated analytic capabilities including data integration, statistics, data and text mining, econometrics and forecasting, and operations research (optimization, simulation, and scheduling). Visit our website to see how SAS can help you make better use of your data, more fully understand past and present conditions, anticipate the future, and make better decisions.

SAS Global Academic Program
SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. The SAS® Global Academic Program works with professors, students and researchers to support industry partnerships with academia; deliver technology and resources for teaching and learning; and educate students about business intelligence, analytics and data mining for business advantage. Since 1976, SAS has given educators The Power to Know®.

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Stat-Ease, Inc.
Stat-Ease, Inc. provides statistical software, training, and consulting services on design of experiments (DOE). Stat-Ease’s top-rated package, Design-Expert® software, sets up and analyzes powerful general and two-level factorials that identify critical factors for improvement of products and processes and handles response surface optimization for process, mixture and combined mixture/process variables. - The Institute for Statistics Education
The Institute for Statistics Education at is the leading provider of online education in statistics with 100+ courses in introductory and advanced analytics and statistics, including certificate programs. Students from around the world study with renowned authorities via private discussion boards, schedule flexibility, practical exercises with software and individualized feedback.

Sulum Optimization
Sulum Optimization Tools is a high-performance optimization engine for solving network, linear and integer problems – backed with excellent and fast support. Providing high quality optimization software for less – perfectly suited for scaling your application on servers and in the cloud.

Syncopation Software, Inc.
Syncopation Software is a leading provider of business analytic tools for decision analysis, risk analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and real option valuation. The latest release of Syncopation’s flagship product, DPL, is release 8. Work directly from Excel with DPL 8’s all new Excel interface! Syncopation offers convenient, affordable academic licensing options.

Taylor & Francis Group LLC-CRC Press
CRC Press/Taylor & Francis is a premier books and journals publisher. Visit our website to browse our books and journals.

Wiley is the leading society publisher. We publish on behalf of more societies and membership associations than anybody else, and offer libraries and individuals 1,250 online journals, thousands of books and e-books, reviews, reference works, databases and more. For more information, visit or our online resource:

Ziena Optimization LLC
Ziena was founded in 2001 by world-renowned scientists to provide robust software tools and responsive, professional technical support for difficult nonlinear optimization problems. Many Fortune 100 customers and hundreds of sites worldwide rely on Ziena’s KNITRO solver to deliver optimization excellence in various financial, energy, communications, science and engineering applications.