Anaplan Optimizer uses linear programming to quickly solve complex problems involving thousands of inputs, aiding business planning and decision-making. Optimizer does this by identifying values for variables that maximize or minimize the configured objective. For example, it identifies the most profitable, the fastest, or cheapest, while accounting for any specified constraints.
You can use Optimizer through a dashboard or worksheet, allowing you to change input parameters. Model builders and users can perform all work in Anaplan, allowing you to create and run optimization processes without support from IT personnel.
Optimizer is an entitled service, so you must opt-in to access the feature. Your Account Executive can help you to enable Optimizer.
Not all problems result in any feasible or optimal solution, most commonly when a problem is unbounded or has no valid solutions. When there are no solutions, an explicit error is displayed. Learn more in Optimizer limitations.