What's New at AIMMS
General announcements & discussions about the company and user community
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In case you missed it, we [url=https://aimms.com/english/developers/downloads/download-aimms/release-notes/][b]released[/b][/url] Dialog Pages and Workflow Procedures last week. Following up on our workflow improvements, we are currently developing Widgets Actions for the AIMMS WebUI. These will allow you to take actions close to where your data resides (like a right-click menu). A small preview is available in the screenshot below. [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/aimms-en/attachment/7648749d-9727-45b2-8448-dae8c0e17334.png[/img]
We’re excited to bring you a new learning center: AIMMS Academy. AIMMS Academy will offer courses and certifications for all AIMMS users, from beginners to expert modelers. These training resources will help you develop your modeling skills, improve team collaboration with AIMMS features, and advance your career through certifications. It allows you to start learning at your convenience and follow courses at your own pace. Available courses Currently, we have the following courses open for enrollment: My First App: learn the basics of AIMMS app development Introduction to Linear Programming: learn to recognize a decision support problem and solve it in AIMMS Units of Measurement: Learn to use units of measurement in your AIMMS model, improve unit consistency and scale properly against numerical instabilities (intermediate level) Network Design: learn to design your supply chain network and use scenario modeling to test configurationsMore courses and learning paths to come Stay
Dear community members, users of AIMMS, We are always curious to know why our users use AIMMS. So a simple question for you that I hope you can answer and let us and other community members know: What makes you want to use AIMMS (and not other tools)? Understandably this is a very open question, any answer is good (long, short). Of course, it always help to give context.
Monday, May 18, 2020 About the event Join our interactive webinar to learn about our new managed service for integrating different ERP systems and other data sources with AIMMS applications. We will introduce the service proposition and explain how it's different from more traditional approaches. The webinar will contain a demonstration of an end-to-end integration powered by the innovative SnapLogic integration platform. We will be joined in the webinar by our partner Rojo Consultancy. Rojo Consultancy specializes in cloud and on-premise integration, as well as business process orchestration. Speakers Jan Willem van CrevelLeader of Product Development and Operations at AIMMSLucas LaumansEnterprise Integration Architect at Rojo Consultancy
Dear Community,I’m pleased to announce that as of April 1, I have turned over my leadership roles at AIMMS to a team of experienced colleagues with whom I have been closely working together for many years. As non-executive board member and shareholder, I will continue to steward AIMMS towards expressing our purpose, living our values, and unleashing our full potential. Last October, I shared my intention to hand-off my leadership roles. As a follow-up, a group of experienced AIMMSians ran a project to determine the best way forward, ensuring continuity and a seamless transition.The team that is taking over my roles is more than ready to do so. Many of you have known them for quite some time. Key strategy and product roles are led by Gertjan de Lange and Marcel Roelofs. Patrick Donders is responsible for Customer Success. Sergi Asensi leads new Customer and Partner Acquisition. Laura van Dijken oversees Marketing and Communications. Pauline Nobel heads up HR. Jan-Willem van Crevel is ta
Hey community! Hope everyone is doing fine! I come with great news! We are on the process of updating the AIMMS examples, from the app itseft (development/features) to more detailed information on the How-to page. Main changes are:How-to now will have standard topics such as: Story Mathematical Model Language WebUI Features UI Styling Minimal Requirements Each page will have 3 shields: One with the Github ZIP link One with the Github repository link One indicating if the example is on WebUI or WinUI Main Example github repo is going to slowlly be disagreggated. Each example/AIMMS project will have their own github repository. Remember that you can fork any repository from our Github! The first example updated was the Contract Allocation! It is ready for you to look around and learn from it!
The How To '[url=https://how-to.aimms.com/Articles/csv/read-write-csv.html]Read and Write CSV Files[/url]' has been updated. CSV files are a [i]de facto[/i] standard for communication of data. AIMMS provides the libraries [code]DataLink[/code] and [code]CSVProvider[/code] in order to serialize CSV files. This article shows an example of how to read data from a CSV file.
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
Partner Spotlight: UniSoma’s Volnei dos Santos on the Growth of Analytics and Data Science in BrazilInterview
[i]AIMMS works with a global ecosystem of consulting companies and resellers to deliver powerful optimization solutions to customers. In this interview, we hear from[/i] [url=http://unisoma.com.br/][b][i]UniSoma[/i][/b][/url][i], a provider of advanced analytics solutions with 35 years of experience in the market. Based close to São Paulo in Brazil, UniSoma is AIMMS’ leading partner in Latin America. Together, we have helped companies like[/i] [url=https://supplychainblog.aimms.com/2019/07/23/sop-in-agribusiness-how-to-harvest-the-benefits-with-advanced-analytics/][b][i]Tereos[/i][/b][/url][i],[/i] [url=https://www.aimms.com/files/6214/8526/8636/AIMMS_casestudy_Petrobras_prescriptive_analytics_new.pdf][b][i]Petrobras[/i][/b][/url][i],[/i] [url=https://www.aimms.com/files/6914/8526/8599/AIMMS_casestudy_AMT_planning_new.pdf][b][i]Arcelor Mittal[/i][/b][/url][b][i],[/i][/b] [b][i]Suzano[/i][/b][i],[/i] [b]Marfrig[/b] [i]and[/i] [url=https://www.aimms.com/files/6614/8545/6758/AIMMS_casestu
Get ready for AIMMS Campus, an in-person learning summit for academics and young professionals to expand industry knowledge and network with like-minded people. This event is PACKED with courses on topics in Optimization, OR, and Supply Chain--with plenty of fun activities and networking-time built-in! Like…Talks on topics including Ethics in OR, Machine Learning, Global Health, Army Logistics, and User Experience. Courses by renowned professors and industry professionals. A Hackathon to put your skills to the test. THE STUDENT HOTEL | AMSTERDAM | JULY 11-15 2022 See you in Amsterdam :)Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Did you know that we are adding new articles to How-to nearly every week? Don't miss out on fresh tips and knowledge to get the most of out AIMMS! Here's where to check out the newest articles: Recently Added to How-To And feel free to add comments below if you have any suggestions for areas you'd like to know more about
The next big step in growing and empowering our community is here! We’re very proud to introduce AIMMS Community Edition, a free entry point for anyone interested in building mathematical optimization models and applications using our feature-rich IDE. The Community Edition includes access to open-source solvers like CBC (for linear and mixed-integer problems), IPOPT (for nonlinear problems), and AOA solver (for mixed-integer nonlinear problems). It’s available for anyone to use for personal, non-commercial projects. Whether it’s crafting a plan to reduce your personal carbon footprint, creating a schedule for your kids’ school or simply to learn and experiment, AIMMS Community Edition is ideal for those who want to apply modeling to improve decision making. It’s also a great companion for recent graduates who previously used an AIMMS Academic License but want to continue playing with the software at no cost, or showcase their AIMMS skills to prospective employers. Learning resources
New WebUI Advanced User Interaction Course on AcademyTraining Course
Hi Community ! We have a new WebUI course available on AIMMS Academy. This course provides an overview of the most important visual design elements in our WebUI, allowing you to create a great user experience for your AIMMS apps. The course was developed with our partners at UniSoma, Gabriela Servidone and Rodrigo Mendonça. In this course, you will learn to: Customize the UI in your web application to make it unique for your organization and customer. Create workflows Use the Status Bar, Side Panels, List Widgets, and Dialog Pages Configure the layout of a WebUI page with Grid Pages and Page Layouts Trigger a procedure using Widget and Page ActionsWe hope you and your team enjoy the course! Sign up for the course Would you like to share an idea for a course to develop on AIMMS Academy ? Tell us more in the comments!A big thanks to Unisoma for their contribution to the community
AIMMS emerged 30 years ago to bring the benefits of optimization to society. The internet was in its infancy back then. As many of you know, our original UI was made for Windows, which meant that end users would need to use the Windows operating system in their computers to run AIMMS Apps. As time passed and the internet came of age, we realized that to truly democratize the power of optimization, AIMMS needed to be in the browser. That’s why we decided to develop the [url=https://aimms.com/english/developers/product-info/aimms-web-ui]AIMMS WebUI[/url], a tool that helps you build optimization apps in a browser, on any device, and create a web-based user interface for end users. Our decision to build the WebUI coincided with the launch of [url=https://aimms.com/english/developers/product-info/aimms-pro/]AIMMS PRO[/url], which also made the deployment of AIMMS Apps more seamless. Besides making AIMMS software more accessible, the WebUI had a powerful side-effect. Suddenly, we co
Our Standard Workshops have gone virtual to accommodate the needs of our customers. They will take place over 4 half days. These hands-on workshops are led by a member of our support team and are geared to help you to make immediate use of the advanced productivity tools and features in AIMMS. We are pleased to announce new dates and session topics below: June 22 – 25 4 mornings, CEST - exact time to be determined Trainer: Arthur d’Herbemont July 13 – 16 4 mornings or afternoons PDT - exact time to be determined Trainer: Mohan Chiriki Workshop fee This training is free if you hold a subscription to a Developer’s License. If you don’t have a license and you would like to join, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information. Topics covered In this training we will tell you a bit about the history of AIMMS (the company). But this training will mostly be about learning you the basics of AIMMS: How to build your first AIM
Our Docs & Community Teams are working to continuously improve and expand product documentation, developer resources, and the community.We want to make sure we’re covering the topics you need most, in the way you need them, so we’re asking for your input.It should only take about 5-6 minutes to complete, and your response will make us very happy!Take the survey
[h3]Why we started the AIMMS Online Community[/h3] It’s been three decades since AIMMS was founded. Throughout the years, we’ve had a very close relationship with our users. Many of them have contributed to build and improve our product. From creating schedules for their children’s school to optimizing country-wide power grids and designing flights routes for those in need. We’re reminded of all the impactful things our users achieve with AIMMS every day and we’ve discovered that they can be quite passionate about our software. Our Online Community was the logical next step to bring AIMMS enthusiasts together. [h3]A place that supports you in your optimization journey[/h3] Applying optimization is a journey. From time to time, there will be moments where you could use help or inspiration. We find that our users are increasingly asking for documentation, use cases and best practices. They also want to hear what other customers are doing and want to share their know-how wit
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
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]!).
[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
[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]
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]
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