What's New at AIMMS
General announcements & discussions about the company and user community
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We are happy to announce that a new Error Handling course is now available on AIMMS AcademyIn software development, errors inevitably occur. Whether it’s typos during interaction, erroneous input, coding errors, or externally caused issues, such as a broken internet connection. Did you know AIMMS has built-in features that allow you to diagnose and handle errors? The course teaches you to use these features, so you can provide easy-to-use applications for end users. Sometimes, just knowing how to communicate the error can reduce a lot of friction in an app. Applications with extensive diagnostics and careful and consistent error handling make users feel in control.Sign up for the course and follow it at your convenience. If you have questions about the training, feel free to contact its creator, @Chris Kuip.
[url=https://community.aimms.com/members/Gertjan-9]@Gertjan[/url] created a short video that shows recent UI/UX changes. Starting with version AIMMS 4.53 (introduced the new Navigation menu) to 4.66 (current latest IFA with widget actions). Some things you notice: - UX 2.0 style - Navigation Menu - Page Actions - Dialog Page - Widget Actions - Open URL - Highlighting of bars in widgets - ... [video]https://youtu.be/8B1TQCv8Jg8[/video]
Our first ever North America Customer Event will take place at the [b]Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel[/b] on [b]Thursday, October 24, 2019. The event will take place in room Ravenna.[/b] We will be touching on [b][i]Customer Case Studies[/i][/b], our [b][i]Supply Chain Vision and Product Roadmap[/i][/b], and [b][i]Industry Trends[/i][/b][i].[/i] At the end of the event, we will visit [b]Pike Brewing,[/b] a Seattle favorite, for a local brewery tour. Don't miss this great opportunity to engage with peers and do some networking across the AIMMS community! To register, [url=https://events.aimms.com/customer-event-seattle/]click here[/url]. [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/aimms-en/attachment/43d5c43e-fadc-49a5-8d55-e15ba5667e0f.jpg[/img]
The next [b]Standard 2-Day Workshops[/b] is scheduled for August 21-22 (Haarlem) and August 28-29 (Seattle). The next [b]Advanced 2-Day Workshops[/b] is scheduled for 18-19 September (Haarlem) and 20-21 November (Seattle). If you have a subscription to a Developers License then these workshops are for [b]free[/b]. Sign up at [b]email@example.com[/b] [h2] [/h2] [b][u]Standard 2-Day Workshops[/u][/b] We have created a 2-day workshop format to give users an opportunity to learn and share their AIMMS learning experience in a group setting. This hands-on workshop will be led by one or more of our AIMMS experts. They will provide guidance while you are working on various exercises. The workshop is geared to help you to make immediate use of the advanced productivity tools and features of AIMMS. [b]Topics -[/b] Model Building- End-User Interface- Structuring Large Models- Pages and Templates- Quantities and Units- Gantt Charts and Network Objects- Linking to a Database- User-Defined Men
Learn to use AIMMS Inventory Planning in our new 2-hour courseAbout 35% of respondents in our recent survey said that inventory optimization is a strategic priority for their organization. If you’re looking to improve this capability, we invite you to discover AIMMS Inventory Planning in our new course.AIMMS Inventory Planning is an off-the-shelf application that provides a visualization of inventory health and uncovers where your exposed areas exist. The application allows you to easily change parameters and create new scenarios which can be easily compared. For instance, you can use it to:Evaluate service level, overall stock level or safety stock changes. Discover opportunities to reduce inventory and potential service vulnerabilities. Calculate requirements for spares or MRO Inventory. Visualize the inventory impact of your network design decisions, and understand the consequences of different service level choices when used in combination with AIMMS Network Design.You’ll get a 30
I want to let you know that we are in the process of consolidation the mentioned identifiers to specify e.g. the readonly flag, define a tooltip, or the text in a Gantt char item, will receive it’s own annotation in the identifier specification. This is a more elegant way and will make the model more flexible with respect to choosing which identifiers should be the annotations (and name those to your liking). In addition, it will make it clearly inside a Identifier declaration with annotations exist. We expect to release this in 4.71 (our first release in 2020 ). The new model Annotations that will be added to support this WebUI behavior: webui::TooltipIdentifierwebui::FlagsIdentifierwebui::ItemTextIdentifier In the model, this will be represented as follows (as you can see, the annotation can be of a lesser dimension then the identifier itself): IMPORTANT: This also means that the old style will receive the status deprecated as of 4.71. The specification by _flags, _tooltips, _a
Many of us in the online community know @Pratap Kumble, who has been our WebUI product owner for several years. Pratap is based in Bangalore, India and is part of the team at DevOn, one of our software development partners. Pratap is leaving the WebUI team later this month and moving to Germany to take up a new role. He will be succeeded by @Madhu Krishnappa, whom many of our community members also know. But we didn’t want to say goodbye without hearing more about his tenure at AIMMS. How would you describe working with AIMMS? It’s been a very different experience for me. With AIMMS, we were given a lot of trust and freedom to do what we think is best. AIMMS is also not a typical software company. Generally, in software development, you develop an application for users. When it comes to AIMMS, your user base is completely different. You are developing a product for modelers to build applications. This means you have 2 audiences: end users and modelers. This makes it an interesting so
Are you looking to improve the execution efficiency and overall performance of your AIMMS apps? Then this new master course is for you! As you know, your model computes: the coefficients used in the mathematical program, and the values shown in an end-user interface after solving a mathematical program. The way these computations are formulated in your model impacts its overall performance. This course consists of two pillars: A theoretical pillar that explains how AIMMS’ data structures are designed and how sparsity in data is used in computations. A practical pillar where you change code in hands-on exercises to improve execution efficiency. You'll find, in some cases, that a different formulation can be a hundred times faster. Enroll today! For questions, please connect with @Chris Kuip, the course’s creator.
Advanced Modules Workshop - Haarlem - May 21 and 22 (for free if you subscribed to a Developers License)
Come join our Advanced Modules (2 days) Workshop. Haarlem - May 21 and 22 (just before the [url=https://events.aimms.com/summit/]AIMMS Summit[/url]) [user=12]Chris Kuip[/user] will talk, teach and explain about a lot of the more advanced things you can 'do' with AIMMS. Like: Solving and manipulating mathematical programming instances, Unit testing, DB + filtering, error handling, execution efficiency ... and more ... Check [url=https://aimms.com/english/developers/support/training-and-onboarding/#Conference%20Workshops]here[/url] If you have subscribed to a Developers License in 2018/2019 this training is for [b]FREE[/b]. Interested? leave a reply here and we will reach out to you! We still have 4 open spots! If you are new to AIMMS and bought your first license, we also offer basic trainings. Check [url=https://aimms.com/english/developers/support/training-and-onboarding/#Standard%202-Day%20Workshops]here[/url].
The WebUI is one of the main focus areas within our product development. For 2019 we have set ourselves the goal that we want AIMMS developers to be ‘happy’ when they use the WebUI. So far, we asked a selected group of users to tell us if we are making progress. Every 2 months we ask them the same question. [b][i]How likely are you to recommend WebUI to another AIMMS app developer?[/i][/b] Feel invited to help and join our ‘road to happiness’- team by answering this one question: [url=https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y9KT6SM]https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y9KT6SM[/url] Thanks [i]And, of course, you can also share your thoughts by replying to this post.[/i]
We are happy to welcome Andrew Ong, our newest AIMMS Support Team member! He will be focusing on PRO, Cloud and licensing support, and will be a Community moderator. Andrew focused on Technology and Computer Science in his studies, and has experience in IT support. He's a Pacific Northwest native. He likes outdoors activities like hiking and snowboarding, and enjoys going to concerts. He also loves to travel, and even spent a few years living in Korea when he was in high school. We spoke to him about his first impressions of his new role at AIMMS. What brought you to this role at AIMMS? I was just interested in the role itself, since it seemed like a good fit for my background. But now I understand what is special about the company. I like that AIMMS operates on the Holacracy model. It promotes independence, but also accountability. What are some first impressions of working here? For one thing, the company is relatively small, so it gives a sense of closeness among colleagues.
In January we announced that AIMMS releases will be compiled and offered using [u]Visual Studio 2017 only[/u] per [u]May 1, 2019[/u]. This means that, to keep benefiting from the latest releases of AIMMS, our customers [b][u]need to upgrade[/u][/b] their [i]on premise[/i] AIMMS PRO version if they have not done so yet ([b][u]version 2.28 or higher[/u][/b]!).
AIMMS’ purpose is to help organizations make confident decisions, powered by mathematical optimization, for a more sustainable world. To further our purpose, we also support reforestation projects around the world through our partner, One Tree Planted. Our goal is to plant at least 500 trees per year. Contribute to our forest and help us reach our goal!Are you certified in our one our courses? Share your AIMMS Academy course certificate on social media using the hashtag #AIMMSAcademy. Send us a link to your social post. We will plant a tree in your name.Join the tree planting campaign or leave a comment below if you have any questions!
[b]Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think.[/b] We’ve all been there. You have tough decisions to make about your network design. You may have recently had M&A activity, about to roll out a new product line or need to cut costs. You need answers to urgent network questions, but weeks go by. When you finally have the analysis, everything has changed, and it is no longer relevant. How can you build this capability in-house and get the answers you need in a timely way? This webinar will share research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts: [list] [*]Poor data quality [*]Lack of skilled resources [*]Don’t have the right tools/tools are too complex or expensive [*]Lengthy time to plan/execute [*]Lack of upper management support [/list] Paul and Brian will discuss how to tackle these obstacles, outline steps you ca
AIMMS Academy has added a new course in the Foundations series!Foundations 201: Data modeling for linear programmingThis course covers how to solve LP problems with the model and data separated.This approach allows you to:Keep the structure of the model invariant. Provide flexibility so that changes in the data are easily handled. In this course, the distribution problem of "Foundations 101: Introduction to Linear Programming" is extended in two steps:First, the model is extended to deliver pallets of bottled water to more destinations. Second, the model is extended with multiple bottling locations.The goals of this training include:Learn the notation to separate model and data. Use AIMMS Developer to read data and solve the problem. Present tables containing both the data and the solution in the WebUI.Head to the AIMMS Academy to sign up now!
This or next week, AIMMS 4.88 will be released (our goal is a September 1-release).You are receiving this email because you (or one of your customers) are using an on-premise installation of AIMMS PRO to deploy AIMMS applications. For applications that are or will be built with AIMMS 4.88 (or future versions) to be published on PRO, it is necessary to update AIMMS PRO (on-premise) to version 2.44, released July 15. https://documentation.aimms.com/pro-release-notes.html It might also affect some Repository Libraries, but that will be solved 'automatically' when you open the model in AIMMS 4.88 (or future versions).If you open the model in AIMMS 4.88 (or future versions) before publishing, the Autolib will find the supported version for all repository libraries in the model and will show a pop-up that versions have been updated, and you need to save the model. Only when the model used a very old version ( <1.0.0) of the Unit Test Library, some incompatibility may arise because an iden
12.37hrs (Amsterdam time) - The Azure version of the AIMMS Cloud Platform is down, because a key Azure service is down (compute nodes), most likely because of an operating system (Ubuntu) upgrade. Microsoft and Ubuntu teams are working on resolving the issue. We are expecting another update from Microsoft in the next hours. We will keep you posted.
We made it! 1.000!We are proud to announce that we have reached the impressive number of 1.000 registered users in our academy! Congratulations to all involved in this!!This is one of our key platforms in providing quality content for our Users.Want to check our roadmap?Thank you everyone!
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