1. Modeling
  2. Optimizer
  3. Limitations
  4. Performance considerations

The Optimizer is new technology for Anaplan and best practices for performance are yet to be defined. Be aware that while the Optimizer process is running and calculating the solution, the Anaplan model is locked so we recommend that you test in a sandbox or test environment. If a problem is so complex that the Optimizer processes indefinitely or times out, consider separating the Optimization model from the production model and contact Anaplan Support for assistance.

You must specify a timeout setting when configuring your optimization. The default setting is 300 seconds, but this can be adjusted up or down. A timeout setting is necessary to prevent Optimizer from running indefinitely unless cancelled.

For performance analysis, consider isolating the inputs of your optimization problem (objective, variable, and constraints) into distinct modules so that you can easily identify them.