Optimize your machine learning decisions

Learn how IBM Decision Optimization for Watson Studio helps you make smarter business decisions


Prescriptive analytics helps organizational teams make better decisions. You can optimize trade-offs between business goals (such as costs or customer service) while you consider predictions, rules and constraints on available resources. This approach makes it easier 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.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 Watson Studio

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

Banque de France

Banque de France uses IBM optimization solutions to process hundreds of thousands of securities transactions quickly and securely.

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