What is a technology platform? It is an environment for building and running applications, systems and processes. You can think of it as a toolbox that contains all the necessary widgets a software developer needs to create new applications. In the case of Polymathian, Tropofy facilitates our ability to build software that delivers our industrial mathematics solutions (mathematical optimisation, simulation or advanced analytics). Whether you're a RACE customer using Premium Solve capabilities to run multiple complex scenarios simultaneously or a BOLT user testing various processing and blending strategies to meet demand, you're leveraging the power of the Tropofy platform.
Tropofy supports the technical requirements of modern operations including:
Tropofy is the foundation which Polymathian uses to deploy the rightsized solutions for our customers to get the right computing performance at the best price. The application of industrial mathematics capabilities requires specialised computing power. Mathematical optimisation will often consider trillions of possible outcomes before arriving at the optimal solution. This is the sort of computing power Tropofy helps facilitate efficiently. When a global mining company needs to assess how their system performs to volatility in the market, the Tropofy platform allows Polymathian to quickly deploy discrete event simulation solutions to evaluate complex system interactions. Or a bulk rail value chain coordinator who needs additional business intelligence can access the world's fastest cloud computing resources on-demand to run multiple complex scenarios simultaneously in business-critical and time-sensitive situations.
"Tropofy is the foundation which Polymathian uses to deploy the rightsized solutions for our customers to get the right computing performance at the best price."
The ability to quickly adapt Polymathian software to meet the evolving needs of modern-day businesses is a key differentiator. Tropofy’s foundational components allow product teams to enhance existing capabilities and add new features to meet customer demands. This agility is why Polymathian can deploy software quickly, allowing customers to begin leveraging the power of industrial mathematics within weeks instead of months.
Tropofy creates additional value for customers by enabling updates like improved data visualisation, database analytics or user experience enhancements, to be shared across all software products. Rather than add software enhancements to individual products, Polymathian makes them at the platform level (platformisation vs productisation). This methodology creates value for all our customers who gain access to additional product features with each platform update, whether they use RACE, BOLT or ORB.
“Tropofy creates additional value for customers by enabling updates like improved data visualisation, database analytics or user experience enhancements, to be shared across all software products.”
Data security is paramount. Whether sharing, transferring, or storing data, security is guaranteed within Tropofy's ecosystem. The platform builds on top of AWS' world-class infrastructure and managed services to achieve high availability through redundancy across multiple data centres. The fully automated failover system ensures a copy of all parts of the system is available should anything fail. However, automated failure detection, or self-healing, means most failures are detected and repaired without product downtime, which is essential for customers who run our software 24/7 for critical operations. Shifting a lot of the undifferentiated heavy lifting to AWS enables Polymathian to provide customers with a high level of data security.
Developers can streamline building, testing and deploying new applications by using the mature codebase that comprises Tropofy’s architecture, which is of the highest quality due to its constant use and reuse. The result is highly reliable and agile software products that customers can have confidence using to make mission-critical decisions for complex operations.
Polymathian uses sophisticated software deployment methodologies and best practices to rapidly deliver quality software applications. Our scalable cloud-based deployment strategies respond to dynamic user needs. Businesses can scale up or down their computing needs, which allows them to meet demands and reduce costs. From modules designed for real-time optimisation to historical "actual vs planned" to strategic modules intended for use across all time horizons, the Tropofy infrastructure has a flexible deployment solution to meet customer-specific challenges.
Polymathian software integrates seamlessly with other systems to securely connect people, processes, data and devices. By allowing unrelated software systems to integrate, organisations eliminate manual processes, resulting in improved productivity, workflows, and information access. Polymathian customers benefit from our extensive library of APIs for common industry software.
Tropofy is a vital tool for deploying Polymathian's pioneering industrial mathematics capabilities. Together with our optimisation software, we are transforming how organisations make critical business decisions by solving increasingly complex problems in today's dynamic business environment.