Software Review Index
Following is an alphabetical list of software packages that have been reviewed in OR/MS Today:
- @Risk Version 4.5 Pro
Excel add-in is a valuable tool for modeling uncertain situations using spreadsheets.
- @Risk, RISKview and BestFit
Suite of risk assessment products offers experienced analysts, a powerful spreadsheet extension
- AIMMS 3
More than a modeling language, new version of Advanced Integrated Multidimensional Modeling System provides fully integrated application development environment
- AI Trilogy
Trio of AI packages simplifies applications of neural networks and genetic algorithms
- A.MAZE Routes & Zones
Transportation management system offers fleet scheduling solutions for large organizations
- Analytica 4.1
User examines modeling environment and takes a few irreverent pokes at spreadsheets.
State-of-the-art software for automatic time series analysis
- Crystal Ball v7.0.1 Professional
Intuitive, well-constructed Excel add-in offers aid to anyone modeling uncertainty or risk, or working with forecasting or optimization problems.
- Criterium Decision Plus 3.0
Versatile multi-criteria tool excels in its ability to support decision-making
- Data Mining Components
Numerical Algorithms Group's product offers a range of business applications
- Decision Explorer
An easy-to-use mapping tool designed to aid in the structuring and analysis of qualitative information
- Definitive Scenario Release 2.0
Expanded feature set offers power and flexibility for addressing analytical problems
- Enterprise Optimizer
Geared toward the business planning and simulation market, this unique product from River Logic boasts plenty of power and flexibility
- Equity 3
Software provides equipment procurement direction for United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence.
- Evolver 4.0
Genetic algorithm super solver can be applied successfully to many classes of problems
- Expert Choice
New version confirms product as an outstanding choice for complex, multicriteria problems
- Flexsim 2.6
Serious simulation tool offers many benefits for users in a manufacturing and
materials-handling environment, including speed and 3-D graphics.
- Frontier Analyst
An easy-to-use tool to solve complex productivity assessments of the relative efficiency of multiple units
Versatile modeling package bridges the gap between system dynamics and discrete-event simulation
- Graph Editor Toolkit 3.1
Programming toolkit provides a set of objects, properties and methods to build custom applications
- GAUSS Mathematical and Statistical System 5.0
Workhorse programming language proves a valuable tool for financial, econometric and statistical professionals and students, as well as operations researchers
- Insight 2.0
New edition of Sam Savage's Excel add-ins for uncertainty modeling earns high marks for teaching management science.
Easy-to-learn, low-cost business analysis software makes a good choice for short courses and quick-and-dirty industrial applications
- JMP 6.0.3
Interactive exploratory data and statistical analysis tool meets the statistical needs of virtually any user.
User-friendly, versatile tool for global optimization suitable for classroom, research and applied decision-making
- LINDO API
Linear, quadratic, MIP callable library is a useful tool for OR/MS practitioners who write their own computer code.
Goal-setting "MBA Ware" ideal for busy project managers
- Maple 10
From symbolic computer to universal math machine.
- Maple 10 and the Global Optimization Toolbox
Integrated technical computing system for advanced nonlinear systems modeling and optimization.
- Mathematica 7
Presentation features, parallel computing capability and graphs add up to impressive upgrade for versatile, venerable product from Wolfram Research.
- Mathematica 6
'Major' upgrade to popular computational system includes many new features and enhanced ease of use.
- Mathematica 5.1
Additional features make software well-suited for operations research professionals.
- Mathematica 5
'Mathematical system' offers wealth of features for operations research professionals
Software answers needs of users involved in numerical and symbolic analysis.
Interactive mathematical package offers high-performance numeric computing and visualization
- Micro Saint
Ease of use, additional functionality highlight discrete-event simulation-modeling tool
- Minitab 15
One of the "big beasts" of statistical computing capable of much more than basic use.
Cherwell Scientific Publishing product offers one-stop modeling, simulation and analysis
- ModelQuest Expert 1.0
Reliable and fast data mining using statistical networks.
Problem-solving tool for network and enhanced network models
- OPL Studio 3.1
Powerful, flexible product offers array of problem-solving methods
- ORTEC HARMONY
Innovative advanced planning software for an integrated approach to workforce management optimization
Data mining system targets likely respondents
- Premium Solver Platform for Excel
Developed by Frontline Systems, popular spreadsheet add-in expands capabilities with several new extensions
Easy-to-learn simulation package targets people who perform business process improvement
- Resource Manager
Quick and easy Excel-based MRP software for small and large manufacturing operations
Powerful tool eliminates much of the "guesswork" inherent to model derivation
A visual approach to modeling, simulation and analysis
- SmartForecasts for Windows
Product demand and sales forecasting package packed with innovative features
Fitting continuous and discrete distributions to data
- Statgraphics Centurion XV
Despite some learning "bumps," comprehensive stat package compares favorably with competitors.
- Systat 11
Comprehensive Statistical Software and Great Graphics
- TK Solver 5.0
Time-tested mathematical modeling software boasts many new features.
Third Party Logistics Provider puts transportation planning package through its paces
- Vanguard System
Powerful, flexible, scaleable decision-support platform instantly converts business models into fully functional Web applications for enterprise-level deployment.
- WordStat 5.0
Content analysis software offers operations researchers valuable tool for exploring vast, untapped amounts of textual data.
- Xpress-MP 2005A
Mathematical modeling and optimization suite serves many needs.
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