IBM Decision Optimization

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Solve planning and scheduling problems using optimization modeling tools and powerful CPLEX Optimizer and CP Optimizer solvers to make better business decisions

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IBM Decision Optimization review by John B.
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"Industrial solver with expert support"

What do you like best?

High powered solver with useful examples and flexibility to be used in different formats. We use it on the client for model development and then on a server for production. It comes with both Mathematical and Constraint Programming interface and solver.

What do you dislike?

Data interface is difficult to use so we end up dumping the data to a database or Excel to be able to troubleshoot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've used this solver for both supply chain and factory capacity problems. We've optimized how many tools to purchase, where to ship product and how best to configure our tools.

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IBM Decision Optimization review by Executive Sponsor
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"OPL cplex is a best practice in large-scale optimization"

What do you like best?

The flexibility and capabilities of OPL Cplex for making and solving LP/MIP complex mathematical modelling in a simple, ordered and robust way, is outstanding; specially when you need to make large-scale optimization or models with many constraints (business rules). OPL is a pure mathematical optimization language and that is one of its main advantages over other general programming languages, which makes it a best practice for industry problems.

What do you dislike?

The immature relationship OP-python-Julia, is not a dislike, it is basically something that is in an introduction stage, but it will be very powerful when gets to right level of maturity

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supply chain network design, production planning optimization, etc. As a main benefits: high quality solutions, good solving times and flexibility to create/modify equations and connect the model with databases engines for data management.

What Other Analytics solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
IBM Decision Optimization review by Ronny S.
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"Good Service"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to use the software. Very user-friendly and manageable to learn quickly.I would give this a 8 because it is not that bad for beginners.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it could be faster. Sometimes it freezes too much and it doesn't do what I need it to do when I want it. That is frustrating but other than that everything is okay.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do everything with IBM from the employment to the financial aspects. We do whatever we need to do to make it happen.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Alkiviadis V.
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"IBM CPLEX is the best optimization solution in the industry"

What do you like best?

Powerful and reliable solvers, strong integration with other data science tools for building machine learning models, Supports really complex and large supply chain problems

What do you dislike?

None. We are happy with the product .....

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving problems that involve a combination of machine learning and optimization techniques..Our clients have benefited from cost savings

IBM Decision Optimization review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Program Development
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"optimization and learning"

What do you like best?

from the simple fact of being prescriptive allowing organizations to optimize and learn about manufacturing and services among other aspects and solve complex problems by optimizing the range models within the structure of each user, this helps to benefit in all aspects

What do you dislike?

can be configurable for decision making, however, by combining the resources of massive data, you can benefit from it as well as those people who can promote your knowledge using this product to make clear and concrete decisions

Recommendations to others considering the product

the recommendation is that powerful analytics to solve difficult planning and programming challenges can optimize decisions and reduce the effort that each user who wishes to use it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

making decisions regarding the planning of each scientist or user who wishes to experience such a product

IBM Decision Optimization review by Consultant
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"optimization models"

What do you like best?

allows to make decisions through the data exposed in the program and allows to solve problems thus benefit and optimize a range of models either using programming language API and solve the prescriptive analysis that each company or organization has

What do you dislike?

the simplicity of the interface since it is something neutral in its primary colors and that could not impress any user or company that could benefit from this product this could affect in providing the clean and reliable data ready that could offer users or companies

Recommendations to others considering the product

offers great benefits and returns in terms of the use of data obtained and ensuring achievements at the enterprise level

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Converts data into an opportunity to ensure that mitigate risk and drive innovation within each company and user

IBM Decision Optimization review by Sumeet M.
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"Empowering business users to make smarter business decisions!!"

What do you like best?

A product best suited for the business users to define their own rules in a non development envirornment and take ownership of their business decisions. The ability of the software to readily adapt to the ever changing business needs without much IT involvement is phenomenal.

What do you dislike?

Needs accelarators / better integration with IBM AL / ML solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick decision making around Underwriting..

IBM Decision Optimization review by User
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"Make decisions easy for the business"

What do you like best?

The IBM decision optimation is a great tool to integrate and make easy life for the business to keep. Is an easy way to handle rules but mantain it for the right people

What do you dislike?

there some expertise required and the right people to teach other. The implementation was not the easy we were expecting and require some fixes to improve

Recommendations to others considering the product

establish the right people and enpower the business or users to handle it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy way to allow our users to define rules that are on their hands to mantain with less involvement of IT

IBM Decision Optimization review by Dnyaneshwar M.
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"widely used software for optimization porblems"

What do you like best?

It solves MILP problems very easily with very less cpu time.

What do you dislike?

it doesn't solve the MINLP problmes especially cubic progrmming and more than that. Similar while solving the large size problems of MILP it takes huge CPU time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Facility location allocation, transportation-inevntory planning decisions.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Administrator
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"Nice for starters in Decision Management"

What do you like best?

The simplicity to create decision trees.

What do you dislike?

Is hard to follow the results of the Decisions, as well, there is no control of them and if in some point a decision is allowing to pass to many results there is no an alarm or control.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are creating simple decision trees this is the answer, unfortunatelly as advancing to report results of those threes thats going to a complicated to evaluate your results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business Rules decisions

IBM Decision Optimization review by User in Education Management
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"CPLEX experience "

What do you like best?

It is one of the tool that is easy to learn and can find solutions very fast. Though there are some instances which takes lot of time.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have global optmization feature added to it, at present the quadratic optimization problem is not able to solve more complex non linear problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if it can compepte with GUrobi and AMPL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using CPLEX for price optimzation in omni channel retailing.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Internal Consultant
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"great product"

What do you like best?

which is a great product and will let you learn quick and act quick.

What do you dislike?

N/A, I really like this product and no any bad info can be shared.

Recommendations to others considering the product

of course yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we adopt a lots of products and solution from IBM and we learn a lot from the beginning. We are partners each other on each individual area.

We use the IBM sprit to create our own products, solutions.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Dmitriy K.
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"ODM at Humana"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. Scalable. Relaiable. Easy to educate the business users.

What do you dislike?

Could be slow on large data sets.Takes a long time to create new environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Externalize business rules.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Solve serious optimization problems in the cloud"

What do you like best?

Finally a cloud based service for solving the most difficult management science and optimization problems.

What do you dislike?

Is there any way to better integrate this with the rest of the IBM products? Any way to make this consumable by the user freindly tools that I already know and love from IBM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving complex management science and optimization problems in the manufacturing and distribution space.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Travis P.
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"Success for future"

What do you like best?

Private Cloud offerings, ability to update real time

What do you dislike?

Add on features are expensive and opportunity to bumdle

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time data analytics, better reporting, up tome

IBM Decision Optimization review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Cplex and CPO"

What do you like best?

I have noticed improvements in optimization power of CPO and CPLEX by upgrading from 12.7.1 version to 12.8 version. My the most recent project is focused on scheduling problems using CPO and I can get better results in less running time which is great.

What do you dislike?

I want to be able to output the solution in more friendly way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transportation and Logosticts.

IBM Decision Optimization review by User in Higher Education
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"Very Satisfied"

What do you like best?

Its handy once you know how to code. However, for some problem instances it failed to give me solution because of memory issue

What do you dislike?

Not very easy to learn, documentation on the programming is not very user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomended for linear optimization problem

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving price optimization problem in omnichannel retailing as a research scholar.

IBM Decision Optimization review by Consultant
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"using ODM in modernization with DBRE"

What do you like best?

its capacity to enhance the DBRE process in utlizing comlelx decision tables

What do you dislike?

There is nothing negative to report at this point. As we use the product in our modernization / DBRE projects, we will have more information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

complex business rules extraction in data + legacy application projects

IBM Decision Optimization review by Consultant
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"From rapid prototyping to advanced decomposition techniques"

What do you like best?

The ability to write quickly prototype with OPL

The ability to design high level optimization modules using CPLEX and CPO

What do you dislike?

Current Decision optimization platform User Experrience is obsolete with Decision Optimization Center

Recommendations to others considering the product

Roadmap still fuzzy regarding the switch from DOC to other deployment environment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Crew staffing, Technicians Dispatching

IBM Decision Optimization review by User in Utilities
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"Innovation in new technologies"

What do you like best?

Innovation in new technologies in block-chain and Artificial intelligence

What do you dislike?

Weakness in cloud storage in storing files and folders(picture, clip, ....)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better use of block-chains technologies and artificial intelligence

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM is working on the AI project and the Internet of Things and the development of blockading technologies

IBM Decision Optimization review by User
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"Cplex is the best solver for complex optimization problems "

What do you like best?

Ease of creating optimization model, great performance.

What do you dislike?

Back then lots of programming languages (python, R..) were not available, but they are now so I'm happy that IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio supports many programming languages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Locating sensors on North Carolina traffic network

IBM Decision Optimization review by Executive Sponsor in Financial Services
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"Looking for a solution that provides greater transparency - non black box"

What do you like best?

Product lift and output has been positive

What do you dislike?

Blackbox solution that does not meet regulatory requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Next best product offering

IBM Decision Optimization review by User in Higher Education
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

The optimization speed that works for many optimization problems.

What do you dislike?

Need more develop more inbuilt optimization tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Networking

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