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  This product combines one of the most useful management and planning tools, linear programming, with the most popular user interface for planning, Visi-Calc. Visi-Calc allows you to specify dependencies of items and ask ``what if''. Opti-Calc lets you point at numbers and say to hold them constant, point at other numbers and say to maximise or minimise them, then it will set up the LP problem, solve it, and display the numbers changed as a result of the optimisation. This would make our product stand head and shoulders above all the competition, and properly handled should sell as fast as we can make them.

Other than the concept above, no work has been done on this product. Somebody who knows LP needs to design this thing after first gaining an in-depth understanding of Visi-Calc.

Editor: John Walker