The task of planning and budgeting certain services, especially services made more complex because of their characteristics, poses a great challenge for a number of reasons, including the need to handle a huge number of variables, the obligation to comply with certain rules or regulations, and the need to finish within a reasonable time (especially if there is a deadline or delivery date).
Add the aim to design the service as efficiently as possible, and the task not just becomes more complicated, but practically impossible for a human being to solve, even if helped by a spreadsheet.
The company needs a tool to automatically budget and plan complex services in public and private tenders based on variable requirements, not just optimizing the cost of the solution and the time of the service design managers, but also fully respecting certain restrictions that coexist with more flexible rules.
Foqum has extensive experience developing optimization algorithms for this kind of complex problem.
We developed a tool for the company whose main functionality is a heuristic multi-objective optimizer capable of finding the most profitable solution based on all the variables impacting the problem, respecting the restrictions but tinkering with the more flexible rules.
Now our customer may enter in a simple form the data of the service to be budgeted and planned, and obtain in a matter of minutes a complete simulation that would take weeks for a specialist to build.