Frontline Systems and Lionheart Publishing Launch Solver International Magazine to Educate and Empower Business Analysts

Solver International Magazine

For businesses seeking to unlock value from data and analytic methods, the main bottleneck is people – usually business analysts – who understand both the business and the technical methods. Solver International is tackling this bottleneck head-on.

Solver International, a new digital magazine free for readers interested in analytics and business intelligence, is now available in a 53-page inaugural issue at http://www.solver-international.com/current-issue/.

“For businesses seeking to unlock value from data and analytic methods, the main bottleneck is people – usually business analysts – who understand both the business and the technical methods,” said John Llewellyn, president of Lionheart Publishing. “Solver International is tackling this bottleneck head-on.”

The new magazine is a joint venture of Frontline Systems Inc., a leading vendor of advanced analytics software and cloud services, and Lionheart Publishing Inc., contract publishers of Analytics magazine and OR/MS Today for the INFORMS professional society. It is free for readers, but accepts outside advertising and editorial contributions.

“We’ve found that education in modeling and analytic methods is key to customers realizing value from our software,” said Daniel Fylstra, president of Frontline Systems. “Besides financial support, in Solver International we’re contributing content with our best insights about new developments in analytics.”

Inaugural Issue Features Tutorials, Case Studies

Solver International’s inaugural issue features two tutorial articles: “Analytics in the Cloud” explains how cloud computing works and how business intelligence and analytics tools are moving to the cloud, while “Risk Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation” explains the basics of computer simulation models and how they can help managers understand – and mitigate – risks in business.

“Moving vehicles and bids efficiently,” a case study, recounts how the Philadelphia School District, eighth-largest in the nation with over 130,000 students, successfully applied mathematical optimization methods to the selection of vendors to operate bus routes, to maximize ROI while ensuring a…

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