D-Sight Web 3.6.0: Release Announcement

Portfolio Optimization Module

D-Sight Web 3.6.0 adds an optional layer of intelligence to its base and allows to perform optimization on the results once they have been calculated. It is now possible to add constraints to your data set to model restrictions that you face in your projects. Keep on reading to learn more.

Two-Step Process

The optimization module is quite easy to grasp. The first step consists in defining and adding your constraint and the second one allows to see the results.

  • Two_steps_process

Adding Constraints

Five types of constraints are available and can be combined together to model your optimization problem:

  • Sum constraint: allow to consider limits on available resources (for instance money, people, etc...)
  • Alternative number: allow to consider a minimum or maximum number of alternatives that should be selected
  • Alternative number from a custom group: allow to consider a minimum or maximum number of alternatives within a group
  • Alternative linking: allow to ensure that linked alternatives are both selected if possible
  • Alternative score: allow to specify the minimum or maximum score that the alternative should have to be selected
  • Available_constraints

Optimized Portfolio Results

Once the problem has been defined, D-Sight Web will calculate the optimal portfolio that satisfies all constraints.

The resulting portfolio will list all remaining alternatives and will include as well some additional information such as the mean of the scores and the total of all scores.

  • Optimization_results