Access the fully-featured IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio, now in a monthly subscription.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ

Getting started with this product

How long will it take to download and install IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Community Edition?

Assuming you have a fast Internet connection, you can expect to be using IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Community Edition in about 15 minutes.

What kind of system do I need to run IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Community Edition is available on Windows64, Linux64 and macOS. The Development and Deployment Editions are available on Windows64, Linux 64 (Intel, Power and Z platforms), and AIX.  IBM CPLEX Optimizer is available on z/OS.

How do I learn more about IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Read our solution brief. You can learn how to optimize your business decisions, develop and deploy optimization models, and create real-world applications to improve business outcomes.

Where can I get the latest news and announcements on IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Visit our Decision Optimization blog on IBM developerWorks to learn about recent developments in products and services. Check back regularly for information about new features, new samples and tutorials, and technical events.

Where can I go to ask technical questions related to IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Please visit our Decision Optimization forum on IBM developerWorks if you have any questions related to this offering. You can get your questions answered by our top product experts.

Is there a quick introduction to get me started with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Our Meet CPLEX page on IBM Knowledge Center introduces CPLEX, explains what it does, suggests prerequisites and offers advice for using the documentation.

Pricing

Where can I get specific information about IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio pricing?

Contact our sales organization for any questions about pricing and to request a demo.

Do you offer a free trial for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Yes, we offer IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Community Edition for free. You can register to download it at the link below. The Community Edition is restricted to problems up to 1000 variables and 1000 constraints. A time-limited trial without restrictions on problem size is available upon request.

Do you have an unlimited version available for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Yes, we have free unlimited versions available for faculty and students through the Academic Initiative Program.

Do you have an authorized user for monthly subscription available for ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Yes, with the Development Authorized User Monthly Edition, the user can buy a number of months with this metric for his or her project needs. Support is included for the period of the month purchased. For more details, please visit our purchase page.

Support

Where can I find documentation for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Please visit our IBM Knowledge Center page to help you troubleshoot and find support for ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

How can I get support on IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

Please visit our IBM Support site for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio for product documentation, tools, resources and more.

Is there someone I can contact for help with my IBM Decision Optimization products?

Yes, we have a IBM Decision Optimization support team that can help answer your questions.

Is there somewhere where I can post questions regarding my IBM Decision Optimization offerings in terms of download help, bugs, and so on?

Indeed, we have a IBM Decision Optimization forum on our IBM developerWorks community that's free of charge where you can post questions and answers and network with like-minded peers.

Other common questions

Where can I get more information about optimization and linear or mathematical programming?

IBM Knowledge Center has a selection of printed resources about optimization and mathematical or linear programming.

How can I develop my skills in mathematical optimization?

Cognitive Class offers a free course for those interested in addressing business optimization problems. The Mathematical Optimization for Business Problems course will prepare you to construct simple optimization models, and it provides tips for better modeling practice.

Does a user group community exist for IBM Decision Optimization?

Yes, we have IBM Decision Optimization Virtual User Group meetings and a dedicated page. The meetings will provide you with updated and useful information about our products and how to get the best value from our optimization technology and solutions.

Is there a LinkedIn group associated with IBM Decision Optimization?

Yes, we have the IBM Decision Optimization Community on LinkedIn that allows you to collaborate for networking and sharing knowledge.

What Twitter handle do I follow for recent announcements and events related to IBM Decision Optimization?

Please follow our IBM Data Science Twitter handle for news and updates around IBM Decision Optimization products and services.