Frontline Systems Surpasses 200,000 Cloud Advanced Analytics Users

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Developer of Solver, risk analysis and data mining tools for desktop Excel has moved to the cloud in a big way.

We moved early to the cloud with Solver for Excel Online in July 2013. In 2016, we're seeing large-scale adoption of all our cloud advanced analytics tools.

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," said 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. But it has 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 just 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.

Unlike nearly all of its competitors in advanced analytics software, Frontline offers both desktop and cloud versions, with a very high level of interoperability between them. Also unlike nearly all its competitors who offer only data mining and predictive analytics, only mathematical optimization, or only simulation and risk analysis tools, Frontline offers deep functionality and high performance in all three areas. One of Frontline's challenges is simply explaining the full scope of its product offerings on Solver.com.

Frontline Systems Inc. (http://www.solver.com) is the leader in analytics for spreadsheets and the web, helping business analysts and managers gain insights and make better decisions for an uncertain future. Founded in 1987, Frontline is based in Incline Village, Nevada (775-831-0300).

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