Introduction to the AIMMS PRO Platform¶
Why do you need AIMMS PRO?¶
The AIMMS PRO Platform is a new way for your organization to deploy optimization technology into your organization. See it as your own App Store of AIMMS-based optimization solutions; a collaboration platform for making better decisions. Every optimization solution (or update of such a solution) can be made available to the users in your organization in a matter of a few clicks. As our solutions help your users make better decisions, it will allow you to increase your bottom line (or reduce your cost) almost instantly. This means that your organization will perform better and will be more agile with the AIMMS PRO Platform.
What is AIMMS PRO?¶
The AIMMS Publishing and Remote Optimization Platform makes it possible to deploy AIMMS Applications to end-users quickly and efficiently through the AIMMS PRO Portal. More importantly, the AIMMS PRO Portal assures end-users can access the latest version of these AIMMS Applications at all times through a web browser. While end-users can view and manage data, create scenarios, and initiate optimization runs, the actual processing is dispatched automatically to (high performance) central servers connected by the AIMMS PRO Platform. So, instead of coding your own interfaces, deployment setups etc., AIMMS PRO does it all for you.
How to use AIMMS PRO?¶
The AIMMS PRO Portal is the control center for users of the AIMMS PRO Platform. It allows for management of users, publishing of applications and AIMMS versions, setting use restrictions for applications, etc. Whether you are a developer, an end-user, or an IT manager, the portal provides you the controls to make optimal use of AIMMS possible. This is also true for sharing prototypes and pre-releases in a controlled way. Thus scaling up a solution, sharing new optimization concepts, or offering a large set of different AIMMS Applications to your organization, is now easier than ever before.
Some important characteristics of AIMMS PRO¶
We envision that the AIMMS PRO Platform will become your collaboration platform for true interactive decision-making, leading to better decisions and, therefore, better bottom-line results. Our first release of AIMMS PRO already provides you with a great set of features to start this collaboration and we will continuously develop new features in the years to come.
The AIMMS PRO portal¶
The AIMMS PRO Portal provides a central control point for various users:
- Developers can upload/manage/start applications
- End-users can start AIMMS Applications through an Apps list
- End-users can watch and interact with jobs that are running on the server
- IT can upload/manage AIMMS versions
- IT can manage users and user rights
- IT can connect user management to Active Directory
- IT can assign special publication rights to users
- Statistics are available throughout the portal
Running apps from the AIMMS PRO Portal¶
By starting an application from AIMMS PRO in the AIMMS PRO client application, end-users can initiate optimization runs on the server that are autoqueued and processed based on capacity and priority rules. All licensing is arranged centrally with special AIMMS PRO licenses: AIMMS PRO Clients (required to start Apps), and AIMMS PRO Server Sessions (required to execute optimization runs). The number of PRO Clients and PRO Server Sessions can be extended to increase the reach and/or calculation power.