Frontline Systems Partners with Profit Point to Deliver Superior Analytics Using Microsoft Office

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Profit Point's optimization expertise will be available to users of Excel Solver and other leading Frontline products.

Supply Chain Consultants

We are excited to further extend our reach into supply chain business processes and applications

Working to deliver state-of-the-art analytics to Microsoft Office users around the world, Profit Point and Frontline today announced a partnership to bring Profit Point's optimization consulting expertise to the large community of Solver users. Frontline Systems is the worldwide leader in spreadsheet solvers with more than 500 million copies of Solver distributed to users, in every copy of Microsoft Office sold since 1990. Profit Point is a leading supply chain and business optimization consultancy with deep expertise across a range of optimization technologies.

"We are excited to further extend our reach into supply chain business processes and applications," stated Dan Fylstra, Frontline's founder and CEO. "Profit Point's consultants can deliver expertise to our customers in several key areas, including model design, application development and deployment, and integration of our advanced technologies into sophisticated supply chain business processes."

Frontline, which was the original developer of the solvers/optimizers in Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro, has now moved far beyond competitive offerings, to deliver the first and only commercial software that can solve the full range of optimization models with uncertainty, using the new methods of robust optimization, as well as classical stochastic programming and simulation optimization methods. The company is also a technology leader in the emerging fields of convex, conic, and global optimization.

"Frontline provides a rich array of leading technology solutions that integrate optimization and simulation," noted Alan Kosansky, Profit Point's President. "The breadth of their installed user base enables us to provide clients the right technology to improve the difficult decisions they need to make to continue to improve profitability in challenging times."

Profit Point, which has supported Solver users for years, has deep expertise and experience in using Solver and the associated optimization techniques to implement practical business solutions. Although specializing in supply chain optimization, the firm's experience covers a broad range of business problems including planning, scheduling, routing, risk management and financial optimization.

To learn more about Profit Point's Excel Solver services, visit http://www.profitpt.com/solver.

About Profit Point:
Profit Point Inc. was founded in 1995 and is now a global leader in supply chain optimization. The company's team of supply chain consultants includes industry leaders in the fields infrastructure planning, green operations, supply chain planning, distribution, scheduling, transportation, warehouse improvement and business optimization. Profit Point has combined software and service solutions that have been successfully applied across a breadth of industries and by a diverse set of companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, General Electric, Logitech, Rohm and Haas and Toyota.

About Frontline Systems:
Frontline Systems is the worldwide leader in spreadsheet Solvers -- advanced software used for optimization and simulation of business and engineering models in Excel. Frontline developed the solvers/optimizers in Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro. Over 500 million copies of Frontline's Solvers for optimization have been distributed to users, in every copy of Microsoft Office sold since 1990, and Frontline's Excel Solver upgrade products, sold directly to advanced users, are by far the market leaders in their field.

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