|ORMSware (ormsware) benefits
- Lucid, visual quantitative models that inspire, involve and
connect all stakeholders of a problem
- Transform complex spreadsheets into visual quantitative
network models that are easy to understand, modify and maintain
- Hybrid models, retaining easy parts in spreadsheets while
moving complex parts to ORMSware
- Automatic variable time dimension to easily express problem dynamics
- Optimization, goal-seeking and numerous helpful functions
- Powerful array operations
- Monte Carlo simulation for uncertainty analysis
- Standalone execution without ORMSware once a model is
- Portable programs with architecture-independent numerical accuracy
- Free (but you will need Visio, UltraEdit and Lahey-Fujitsu
ORMSware Suite is a line of rapid, visual quantitative modeling
tools from Ushar Enterprises Inc. ORMS in ORMSware stands
for Operations Research/ Management Science. The first component
of ORMSware Suite released in February 2003 is our
NMOD is a limited release of ORMSware's
general purpose discrete event simulator component (next in line).
The limit in this release is the absence of animation, Resource
Module for automatic creation and handling of resource entities
(watch for our innovation),
and Statistics Module for automatic statistics gathering. As
a subset of the discrete event simulator, NMOD is also a general purpose Monte Carlo simulation
NMOD enables engineers and analysts to
focus on quickly developing quantitative models that are too large and/or
complex for spreadsheets, while avoiding the undesirable
distractions of heavy admin burdens of programming.
NMOD has also turned out to be an ideal
tool for systematic, rapid, risk-less transformation of
legacy spreadsheets into visual quantitative networks. Many organizations have spreadsheets that
have evolved over time into constraining spaghetti structures that
are too risky to modify and hard to maintain. We have a low-cost,
high-impact methodology for transforming spreadsheet models into
visual NMOD models that are easy to understand, maintain and
modify (See chapter on Transforming
spreadsheet models into NMOD models in Hands-on Tutorial).
The general ORMSware paradigm is
anchored in the undeniable fact that logical networks
are pervasive structures which can be used to visually express quantitative
solutions in any discipline, in any application arena. ORMSware
network objects in combination with easy
ORMSware notations make it possible to model virtually any
quantitative problem in any setting.
NMOD's distributed components are tightly coordinated and
synchronized. Since the NMOD engine is totally free from Windows
overhead, and is detached from NMOD's model definition environment
(Visio 2002 and UltraEdit browser), NMOD models execute very fast.
This is a critical advantage when models are complex, large-scale
and computationally intensive.
NMOD's engine is not confined to running
on the PC platform. NMOD models are portable to any platform,
from workstations to supercomputers.
NMOD's very first release (Version 0.0A, February 2003) is free
until the next version is released. Registration
is necessary in call cases.
Models developed with the current free version of NMOD, will
continue to be legal and functional even when the paid version
is released in the future.
ORMSware's target customers are...
- Organizations in
both government and commercial sectors who are constantly engaged
in developing and maintaining complex and large-scale scientific
and engineering models and advanced quantitative business models.
- Organizations eager to migrate complex production spreadsheets
partially or totally to an environment where content logic
is easy to see, understand, modify and maintain.
- Organizations seeking rapid-response off-the-cuff
disposable automation similar to spreadsheets, with the
power of traditional software engineering and the benefit of
more easily verifiable visual logic.
ORMSware is licensed but free. However, it needs three support products to function
(Microsoft Visio $250, IDM UltraEdit - $60, and Lahey/Fujitsu
Fortran 95 Express compiler - $250. All three products have
free trial periods.
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Frisco, TX 75034, USA
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