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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Analytic Solver

Based on my limited experience and use, and therefore limited global knowledge of the software, I would recommend it especially if the data that will be used as inputs to the model has previously worked on a spreadsheet such as Excel.I would also recommend it to analyze problems of medium and small size. Given the experience I have had when I have used it with large problems, there have been noticeable decreases in the speed of response (which are not associated with the size of the system of equations involved in the calculation). Excellent for processing linear programming models.
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The Weather Company

Well suited:
  • Forecasting for severe weather events.
  • Generating overall seasonal trends in upcoming weather patterns.
  • Content is easy to read and understand.
  • Great for business decision-makers, c-level executives.
Not well-suited:
  • Year ahead forecasts.
  • Data that can be trusted as finite days before a weather event. The data and forecasts can change often, so remaining up to date is key.
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Pros

Analytic Solver

  • Easy to use and learn.
  • Strong optimization platform for business and supply chain problems which can be modeled in Excel
  • It can handle multiple objectives and more than 8000 decision variables in a problem.
  • Lots of tutorial and examples are available to solve the problem
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The Weather Company

  • Detailed forecasts.
  • Hyper-local forecasts.
  • Daily updated local and meaningful forecast for our business.
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Cons

Analytic Solver

  • On the few occasions when I have used it to deal with problems of optimization of relatively large parameters (with a large number of restrictions and decision variables), the program has been slower, not substantially but slower, than programs such as the WinQsb, even when the latter runs on 32-bit machines and not 64. That has caught my attention, even though it is not a real problem for the uses I give to the program.
  • Given my partial function as a university professor, it has been much more effective and practical to use other software, due to the limited options that the educational license associated with the software has.
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The Weather Company

  • Forecasts are not always accurate.
  • Winter weather forecasts are now often now-casted which can be challenging for proactive planning.
  • Would love to see more tips on how businesses can prepare for severe weather by the use of the Weather Company’s data.
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Support

Analytic Solver

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The Weather Company

The Weather Company 9.0
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Support for the Weather Company has not been an issue. The predictive analytics processes that they use allow them to remain a strong force in the world of weather patterns and forecasts. Brand recognition allows them to continue to grow and develop in a world that is not as crowded as other predictive analytics areas.
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Alternatives Considered

Analytic Solver

We believe in building the models in Excel. A limitation with Excel is that Excel Solver can not take more than 200 decision variables with multiple constraints. It is cheap in terms of license and maintenance fees against other softwares which are available in the market.
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The Weather Company

Insightful meteorologists that both understands the science of weather and also understands our business needs.
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Return on Investment

Analytic Solver

  • - It has allowed finding ways to optimize (minimizing costs or times) the field processes involved in various projects.
  • It has even allowed, in specific cases where it was used for that purpose, to optimize the allocation of resources (people) to work in different jobs that present weekly variations of the activity that these people must perform.
  • It has allowed the sensitivity analysis of projects to changes in the decision variables related to them, which, and in very dynamic and changing environments, resulted in substantial decreases in money losses.
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The Weather Company

  • Better confidence in the weather forecast.
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Pricing Details

Analytic Solver

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

The Weather Company

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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