Features

Cloud, Standalone and Multiuser

AFOS is built using hybrid-cloud technology, which allows system installation on the cloud or on-premise. Cloud edition is developed for advanced users who want to have a virtual formulation office accessible by multiple users with different access rights from any type of device.

The standalone edition is focused on users who wish to have a traditional Windows-based application with a database saved locally. Main cloud computing benefits are high reliability, increased accessibility, data security, regular updates, collaboration, pay structure, scalability, savings on equipment, and more.


Features List

  • Multi-user and multi-platform (Windows, Apple, Android, Linux) cloud-based software
  • Very high level of data and access security, reliability, and redundancy managed by Microsoft datacenter.
  • Mixed-integer solver in addition to the commonly used linear solver. Mix-integer is an advanced solver that finds the least-cost solution taking into account the plant's technical constraints.
  • Open access database.
  • User-friendly and intuitive graphic design.
  • Printing and exporting supported to all commonly used file types.
  • Automatic updates upon new release or improvements and fixes.
  • Customization of user interface and multilingual support.

  • Unlimited number of ingredients.
  • Create new ingredients.
  • Modify ingredient composition with the easy navigation panel
  • Three sets of composition data.
  • Easy navigation between as fed and dry matter basis values.
  • Updated-by and Last update timestamp.
  • Track ingredient values through history.
  • Change price
  • Extended details panel for additional data and explanations.
  • Use ingredient filter for easy navigation.
  • Import ingredients from an external file.
  • Export ingredients to the external file.
  • Clone (duplicate) ingredients.
  • Clone ingredient to different plant.
  • Custom ingredient type.
  • Ingredients group management.
  • Create ingredient equations (calculated nutrients).
  • Create 'cascaded' ingredients equations.
  • Clone (duplicate) ingredients equations.
  • Ingredients price history and forecast chart.
  • Support ingredient names in other than Latin coding.

  • Unlimited number of nutrients.
  • Definition of new nutrient.
  • Modify the nutrient configuration.
  • Use nutrients filter.
  • Custom nutrient type.
  • Import nutrients from an external file.
  • Export nutrients to the external file.
  • Nutrient groups management.

  • Unlimited number of feed formulas.
  • Unlimited number of premix formulas.
  • Unlimited number of template formulas.
  • Unlimited number of ingredient and nutrient min and max constraints.
  • Unlimited number of nutrient ratio constraints.
  • Unlimited number of ingredient ratio constraints.
  • Unlimited number of ingredient combined constraints.
  • Unlimited number of post-optimization coefficients with complex formula definition functionality.
  • Least-cost optimization using linear solver.
  • Least-cost optimization using mix-integer solver.
  • Define constraints on As fed or Dry matter basis.
  • Define constraints in percent and weight units.
  • Apply default constraints for selected animal type for fast formula creation.
  • Apply additional configurable costs to the formula.
  • Define different cost patterns.
  • Calculate Dry matter and As Feed results.
  • Calculate weight results based on plant batch size.
  • Calculate Shadow price.
  • Save formulas as a recipe.
  • Save formulas as an ingredient.
  • Clone formula to different plant.
  • Manual tweaking of optimization results.
  • Define bulk ingredient for automatic recalculation during manual tweaking.
  • Interactive formulation with clear indication are results in defined limits.
  • Apply formula filters.
  • Recalculation for liquid components.
  • Ingredient and nutrient distribution calculation.
  • Formula dehydration calculation.
  • Comparison of actual and previous optimization.
  • Ingredient Total cost percentage calculation.
  • Boundary marginal cost calculation and chart.
  • Ingredient share/price chart.
  • Sub-optimal solution calculation to receive second-best results in case of infeasibility.
  • Indication which constraint(s) created infeasibility.
  • Clear indication of non-achieved constraints in case of infeasibility.
  • Use an additional formula panel for further details of the formula.
  • Formulation, results, and details of the formula on a single screen.
  • Include production data when saving formula as a recipe.
  • Save instances of formulas in the historical database for later analysis and comparison.
  • Open ingredient directly from formula creation window.

  • Multiblend batch optimization.
  • Define complex actions (add, remove, replace in multiple formulas) in Multiblend.
  • Run individual action for all selected formulas.
  • Run numerous actions on multiple selected formulas and post-optimization.
  • Compare before and after multiblending formula state.
  • Multiple saving and exporting from Multiblend.
  • What-if analysis on Multiblend-only prices.
  • Create temporary ingredients in Multiblend.

  • Manage an unlimited number of animal groups and breeds.
  • Define default constraints per animal type.

  • Fast reporting from the same screen where the formulation is done.
  • Detailed reporting with the Export report to PDF, Word, Excel, and CSV.
  • Manage reports and recipes history.
  • Sort reports and recipes by date, product name, and by formula name.
  • Modify and configure a report.
  • Rearrange rows in tables.
  • Export production report.
  • Export multiple formulas.

  • Unlimited number of plants.
  • Assign ingredients, species, and breeds per plant.
  • Configure batch size per plant.
  • Configure currency per plant.
  • Configure information properties of the plant.

  • Define ingredient stock value.
  • Import ingredient stock value.
  • Create formula production plan (schedule).
  • Calculate ingredient requirements (forecast) for an arbitrary date.
  • Compare tool for advanced ingredients, formulas, and recipes compare.

  • Unlimited number of label patterns.
  • Automatic label ingredient list.
  • Detailed label configuration options.
  • Label assignment to recipes.
  • Definition of label design in accordance with client requirements.

  • Automatic data backup.
  • Restore data.
  • Single user can access multiple databases.
  • Manage multiple databases.

  • Customize user interface environment.
  • Define currency and units.