What is Frontline Systems, Inc.?Frontline Systems is a leading vendor of advanced analytics software. Its tools for data mining, text mining and predictive analytics, Monte Carlo simulation and risk analysis, and conventional and stochastic optimization are used by over 8,500 organizations -- in the cloud with AnalyticSolver.com, XLMiner.com and Rason.com; in Microsoft Excel, Excel Online and Google Sheets with its Analytic Solver and other tools; and in programming languages using Frontline's Solver SDK and XLMiner SDK, and its RASON® modeling language and REST API.
Over 1.2 billion 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. In 2010 Frontline won the INFORMS Impact Prize for this work. Frontline has a leadership position in cloud-based analytics, with well over 300,000 new users. Frontline Solvers are also the clear #1 choice in MBA programs around the world, used by over 500,000 students, covered in over 45 textbooks, and the exclusive software used in several market-leading textbooks.
Frontline is widely regarded as a technology leader. It was among the first to apply genetic and evolutionary algorithms to spreadsheet models, and to use GPUs in evolutionary algorithms, first to deliver algebraic "convexity testing" for analytic models, first to deliver commercial software using robust optimization, as well as stochastic programming and simulation optimization methods, and first to enable training of machine learning models via sampling from Big Data in compute clusters running Apache Spark.
Frontline's customers are global leaders in many industries including financial services, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, and research centers. Many of its customers have reported multi-million dollar savings using Frontline's software.