Prescriptive Analytics is an advanced analytics technology that can provide recommendations to decision makers and help them achieve business goals by solving complicated optimization problems.

Prescriptive analytics helps organizations make better decisions by optimizing trade-offs between business goals, such as costs or customer service, while considering predictions, rules, and constraints on available resources, to recommend the best course of action, whether you want to decide on a configuration, a design, a plan, or a schedule.


Improve operations

Optimize product planning, reduce inefficiencies, drive smarter operational decision-making

Manage resources more effciently

Better utilize: capital, personnel, equipment, vehicles, facilities

Mitigate risks

Gain insight into how decisions can have business-wide impacts and hedge against data uncertainty


IBM Decision Optimization

Take your planning and scheduling decision-making to the next level. Build and solve  optimization models using prescriptive analytics solutions from IBM that provide powerful optimization engines, integrated modelling environment and support for multiple programming languages


IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Provides a model development toolkit for rapid development of decision optimization models using mathematical and constraint programming.

IBM Decision Optimization for Data Science Experience

Combine optimization and machine learning techniques in a unified environment to build the optimal action-plan and meet business goals.

IBM Decision Optimization Center

A configurable platform for building and deploying applications to solve complex planning and scheduling challenges

IBM Decision Optimization on Cloud

Harness the power of decision optimization engines on the cloud to solve mathematical optimization problems

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for z/OS

Solve mathematical programming models like MIP/MIQCP using CPLEX Optimizer on z/OS

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Customer success

FleetPride improves supply-chain efficiency with IBM prescriptive analytics

IBM Analytics solutions gives supply chain managers game-changing insights into operations

Smarter, sustainable forest road management with IBM Analytics

The College  of  Environment at the University of Washington leverages  prescriptive analytics solutions from IBM to develop algorithms and solve complex problems related to optimizing the forest road network while supporting highly efficient timber harvests