INFORM specializes in intelligent planning and logistics decision-making software, based on Operations Research. These are best-of-breed solutions that add on to existing IT systems. INFORM's solutions allow for the best possible use of resources such as people, machines and inventory. They can be tailored to a wide variety of turnkey applications, usually achieving a return on your investment within months. Operations Research uses mathematical and other appropriate methods to improve decisions and processes. Initially it was used and developed for military purposes to develop optimum strategies. After World War II it entered business and public administration and has been used extensively to achieve better results with the available resources. Today the methods of Operations Research are recognized as being the best methods to optimise highly complex systems. The combination of Operations Research methods with high computer performance can significantly improve corporate processes. Using models and methods of Operations Research can be applied to both, planning and controlling time-critical processes in “real time”.