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SAP picks Gurobi as original equipment manufacturer partner

SAP, a leading enterprise software provider in supply chain management, has chosen Gurobi as an OEM partner. As a result of this agreement, the Gurobi Optimizer has been integrated into the SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) and Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) solutions to solve complex optimization problems. In addition, the Gurobi Optimizer enabled a seamless integration into the SAP HANA in-memory-platform.

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FICO rolls out Decision Management Suite at Shell Chemical

Analytics software firm FICO recently announced the rollout of the FICO Decision Management Suite for plant-wide operational controls at Shell across its chemical plants around the globe.

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U.S. Dept. of Energy expands its use of AIMMS

The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen to expand its use of AIMMS for its NEMS Electricity Market Module, a model that determines the most economical way to supply electricity, within environmental and operational constraints, based on fuel prices and electricity demands. ?AIMMS has been used to implement several component models of the National Energy Modeling System since 2012.

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Frontline Systems releases Analytic Solver Platform V2016-R2

Frontline Systems is shipping a new product line release, Version 2016-R2 of its Solvers for Excel, including its flagship integrated product, Analytic Solver Platform, and its “professional entry-level” integrated product, Analytic Solver Pro. The release includes wide-ranging enhancements in Monte Carlo simulation and optimization technology, plus the ability to convert Excel analytic models into freestanding web and mobile applications.

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Solver SDK Platform V2016 supports R, Python and RASON languages

Frontline Systems is shipping Solver SDK Platform V2016, a major new release of its popular analytics Software Development Kit, with new APIs and source code examples in R and Python – augmenting support for C++, C#, Java and other languages – plus a new embedded version of its RASON modeling language interpreter.

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LA Kings and LA Galaxy score with fans using SAS analytics

  LA Kings and LA Galaxy score with fans using SAS analytics

The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy certainly know about success on the ice and on the pitch. The two-time Stanley Cup winners and five-time MLS Cup Champions are now looking to software from analytics leader SAS to deliver a win in the stands or at home, giving each of their loyal fans more of what they want.

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Frontline Systems Releases XLMiner SDK

Frontline Systems is releasing XLMiner SDK, a new Software Development Kit for data mining, text mining, forecasting and predictive analytics. XLMiner SDK offers application developers working in C++, C#, Java, Python or R a powerful, high-level API for quickly creating applications that use predictive analytics.

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Frontline Systems releases XLMiner.com platform for advanced analytics

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in desktop Microsoft Excel, recently released XLMiner.com, a SaaS (software as a service) platform for data mining, text mining, forecasting and predictive analytics using only a browser. XLMiner for the Web offers business analysts point-and-click tools to create predictive analytics models themselves, without being expert data scientists or programmers.

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AIMMS names Districon its Partner of the Year

Districon, a logistics specialty firm based in the Netherlands, has been chosen as AIMMS’ 2015 Partner of the Year. This is the start of a yearly tradition where AIMMS recognizes the success and achievements of its partners.

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WebbMason Marketing announces Analytics Engine service

Full service marketing provider WebbMason Marketing announced the launch of the WebbMason Advanced Analytics & Segmentation Engine, an analytics solution to streamline big data operations for marketing, strategy and operational analytics.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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