Modeling and Optimization Systems

What’s Best Author: LINDO Systems
1415 N. Dayton St.
Chicago IL 60622
Description What'sBest! solves linear, nonlinear and integer models in today's most popular tool for modeling business problems - the spreadsheet. What'sBest! is a natural extension of Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, allowing spreadsheet users to begin optimization modeling almost immediately. Models are easy to build and understand in a free form layout using standard spreadsheet equations.
The applications included in the Solver Suite come with comprehensive on-line Help systems that thoroughly explain the commands and features of each program and discuss dozens of real world based examples.
Sample models are supplied to illustrate applications involving distribution, production and inventory planning, staff scheduling, capital budgeting, financial planning, portfolio optimization, and much more.
The Spreadsheet Solver What'sBest! is an add-in that lets you solve complex business, financial, engineering, and scientific problems in your favorite spreadsheet. It links spreadsheet software, the preferred modeling tool of business, with the power of linear, nonlinear, and integer programming. Use it to maximize profits and minimize costs on large scale optimization problems, solve systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities, goal seek on one or more variables, and much more.
Start Solving Right Away The in-depth documentation covers everything you need to get started quickly - from a brief tutorial to dozens of real-world based examples. Examples cover distribution, staff scheduling, manufacturing, inventory, financial portfolio problems, and much more. Your own models can be generated quickly in a completely free format, exploiting all the power and flexibility of the spreadsheet. It's easy to build models for use by others - managers, clerical staff, or anyone who can enter numbers into a spreadsheet.
Real Power for Real Problems Every copy of What'sBest! includes a set of state of the art solvers for linear, nonlinear, and integer models. Versions are available to efficiently handle problems with thousands of variables and constraints. What'sBest provides all the technical features you'll ever need - sensitivity analysis through dual value and range information, recognition of integer and free variables.
Key Features Solves linear, nonlinear, and integer models from within your spreadsheet
Supports all current versions of Microsoft Excel and release 4 and 5 of 1-2-3 for Windows
Sensitivity analysis tools included
In-depth documentation includes tutorial, detailed examples of major problem classes, and advanced modeling techniques
Extensive error handling features
On-line Help available for all commands
Available in many sizes to suit your modeling needs