OptaPlanner is a constraint satisfaction solver. It optimizes business resource planning use cases, such as Vehicle Routing, Employee Rostering, Cloud Optimization, Job Scheduling, Bin Packing and many more. Every organization faces such scheduling puzzles: assign a limited set of constrained resources (employees, assets, time and money) to provide products or services to customers. OptaPlanner optimizes those planning problems to do more business with less resources.
OptaPlanner is a lightweight, embeddable planning engine. It enables normal Java™ programmers to solve optimization problems efficiently. Constraints apply on plain domain objects and can reuse existing code. There’s no need to input difficult mathematical equations. Under the hood, OptaPlanner combines sophisticated optimization heuristics and metaheuristics (such as Tabu Search, Simulated Annealing and Late Acceptance) with very efficient score calculation.
OptaPlanner is open source software, released under the Apache Software License. It is written in 100% pure Java™, runs on any JVM and is available in the Maven Central repository too.