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Frontline surpasses 200,000 cloud-based advanced analytics users

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in desktop Microsoft Excel 26 years ago, announced that it has surpassed 200,000 users of its cloud-based advanced analytics tools for optimization, simulation/risk analysis, forecasting, data mining and text mining – based on usage data from Microsoft, Google and its own SaaS platforms.

“We moved early to the cloud with Solver for Excel Online in July 2013,” says Daniel Fylstra, Frontline’s founder and president. “In 2016, we’re seeing large-scale adoption of all our cloud advanced analytics tools.”

Usage has doubled from 100,000 users in January to 200,000 users today.

Frontline has been known for many years as a leading developer of advanced analytics add-ins for desktop Excel. It has also offered analytics tools in other forms, such as SDKs for developers, since the mid-1990s. Today, Frontline offers seven advanced analytics tools for Excel Online and Google Sheets, two self-contained cloud-based SaaS platforms – XLMiner.com and AnalyticSolver.com – and RASON (RESTful Analytic Solver Object Notation), its analytics modeling language and REST API. It also offers Analytic Solver Platform for desktop Excel, and Solver SDK and XLMiner SDK for developers.

AnalyticSolver.com, Frontline’s new, integrated cloud SaaS platform for predictive and prescriptive analytics, was launched two months ago, but Frontline has already granted requests for access to the platform to business students in more than 450 university courses, as well as two currently running massive open online courses (MOOCs) – one on U.S.-based Coursera and one in China and India – and its own online education platform Solver Academy, based on Open edX.

Frontline offers both desktop and cloud versions, with a very high level of interoperability between them. Frontline also offers deep functionality and high performance in the areas of data mining and predictive analytics, mathematical optimization, and simulation and risk analysis tools. For more information, visit www.solver.com.

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