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The Red Hat build of OptaPlanner is now available in Red Hat Application Foundations, enabling application developers to turn data and constraints into a best-fit solution. Using the lightweight, embeddable planning engine from the open source OptaPlanner project, customers can build scalable planning applications that efficiently solve complex optimization challenges such as rostering, vehicle routing, scheduling, or many other constraint satisfaction problems.
In order to deal with the complexity and pace of an ever-changing world, businesses— especially those in asset-intensive industries— are turning to digital solutions to deliver better results with greater competency. According to industry analyst firm IDC, “By 2026, 75% of large enterprises will rely on AI-infused processes to enhance asset efficiency, streamline supply chains, and improve product quality across diverse and distributed environments.”1 And, with remote work environments increasing, optimized business processes are even more critical as organizations need to make informed decisions in situations where employees may not be located where operations are happening.
Customers can use the Red Hat build of OptaPlanner to deliver effective plans and schedules for many common problems such as shift scheduling for employees, efficient route planning for fleet vehicles to deliver packages across cities, ordering and assigning jobs to machines or assembly lines, and more.
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Red Hat Application Foundations is a connected set of application services that, together with Red Hat OpenShift, helps accelerate containerized application development and delivery across hybrid and multicloud environments. Serving as a toolkit for organizations looking to quickly build and integrate application and data services as part of their application and infrastructure modernization strategy, Red Hat Application Foundations allows teams to choose the best technologies for their needs as they evolve application strategy and development.
To learn more about the Red Hat build of OptaPlanner on Red Hat Application Foundations, or renew your existing OptaPlanner support from Red Hat Decision Manager and Red Hat Process Automation Manager, visit the web page here.
1Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence and Automation 2023 Predictions, Oct. 2022, Doc #US49748122
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