Is there any list of software companies which are specialized on using OR/analytics techniques.
If there does not exist such a list, I think we can make it one here with your help.

Those are my entries:

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asked 01 Dec '10, 22:31

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Are you listing companies that produce OR-related software/services, or companies that use OR solutions in their businesses?

(01 Dec '10, 23:20) Paul Rubin ♦♦

First one, otherwise the list will be huge. Almost every company uses OR solutions.

(02 Dec '10, 06:26) Arman

@Arman I think you are over estimating the success of OR, many companies do not use OR (of course it depends on the definition of OR).

(02 Dec '10, 07:59) Bo Jensen ♦

Since @fbahr has reactivated this thread, I have made it a wiki and just added the mentioned companies in the answers. If you want to add more go ahead. I don't think it should be a list of OR users, but restricted to companies who deliver general OR software/services otherwise the list will be long.

(21 Feb '12, 02:56) Bo Jensen ♦

If you think of OR as the conduct of "operations" with any eye toward improving them, then arguably any company that has operations of any significance is doing some OR. Whether they are doing it effectively, or in a way that would involve the services of an OR analyst ... is another matter.

(09 Mar '12, 15:26) 4er

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The INFORMS Roundtable is a good, but not not complete, list.


answered 01 Dec '10, 22:56

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SAS has to be up near the top of the list for analytics. Their OR solvers are also pretty good.


answered 02 Dec '10, 06:54

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IBM has been trying to position itself in this sector too. Although their business is not solely analytics they have very interesting analytics products (like a hadoop based spreadsheet)


answered 03 Dec '10, 08:58

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I beg to differ. I believe they are positioning themselves as more of an analytics company. IBM is a good example. http://industrialengineertools.blogspot.com/2010/09/ibms-furious-analytics-aquisitions.html

(11 Dec '10, 14:06) larrydag 1 ♦

You can add www.cassotis.com, a consulting company specialised in process optimisation, mixing OR and microeconomics.


answered 17 Feb '16, 14:40

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All airline companies have OR departments - united, us airways, delta,.. JDA FedEx chainalytics rockwell process solutions


answered 02 Dec '10, 03:35

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Southwest Airlines has an Optimization team

(02 Dec '10, 20:04) larrydag 1 ♦

Did they build their own optimization framework or customized one? What algorithms are they using?

(03 Dec '10, 12:28) Geoffrey De ... ♦

Include Sabre Airline Solutions in the transportation sector

(03 Dec '10, 13:21) larrydag 1 ♦

JBoss by Red Hat. Projects such as Drools Fusion (CEP: complex event processing) are used to coordinate Fedex's planes and trucks, Drools Planner (automated planning) for employee rostering and resource optimizations, ...


answered 02 Dec '10, 08:51

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I just left dynadec for n-side (www.n-side.com). N-side is a general OR/analytics company currently mainly active in steel, electricity and pharmaceutical.


answered 02 Dec '10, 13:33

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OR in Oracle is a well-kept secret (too well kept, sadly). Their retail group heavily uses OR methods and most of their software products have a strong analytical core. Of course, they acquired a few CRM, supply chain, and logistics companies over the years, all of whom have strong OR components in their products and services.


answered 10 Dec '10, 20:30

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Our product Oracle Crystal Ball would be an example of what @shiva is talking about. I know of a few other groups as well, that does OR software and came through acquisition.

(19 Feb '12, 18:47) Samik R.

answered 12 Dec '10, 08:11

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edited 19 Feb '12, 10:53

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O.R. is very common in the oil industry. I work at Petrobras in São Paulo, and there are other teams located in Rio de Janeiro. I have also met a practitioner from Exxon Mobil.


answered 23 Feb '12, 06:54

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