Find the Best Solutions
Sophisticated Optimization for Excel
Innovative Optimization for Spreadsheets
Evolver is an optimization add-in for Microsoft Excel that uses innovative genetic algorithm (GA), OptQuest, and linear programming technology to quickly solve virtually any type of problem that can be modeled in Excel. Evolver has a unique ability arrive at the best overall “global” solution to a problem—solutions traditional solvers typically miss.
Evolver can even solve mathematically singular stacking sequences, which are literally impossible to converge upon using gradient-based methods.
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Evolver, using innovative “mutations” and combinations of solutions, or “organisms,” is well-suited to finding the best overall answer by exploring the entire universe of possible answers. This includes complicated, nonlinear problems where the best local solution may not be the best absolute answer. Evolver can display the results of the original, best, and last solution on your entire model, updating it with each scenario in a single click. This makes it easy to decide the best course of action. You can also generate reports directly in Excel for an optimization summary, log of all simulations, and log of progress steps.
- Seamless integration into Microsoft Excel for the highest level of computational accuracy
- Find the best global solution to complex, real-life problems
- Faster optimizations
- Monitor progress toward best solutions with Evolver Watcher
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How Evolver Is Used
Evolver quickly solves problems of all kinds of applications, including:
- Inventory Management
- Portfolio Maximation
- Market Entry Timing