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Henley-in-Arden, UK, 25 August, 2021Lanner, part of Royal HaskoningDHV Digital, have launched the latest version of its flagship software.

WITNESS Horizon 24.0 is the most up-to-date incarnation of Lanner’s WITNESS predictive simulation software which enables businesses to create dynamic predictive digital twins of existing or planned business operations, allowing ‘what if’ scenarios to be fully tested before committing time, resources and money.

Now available to download, WITNESS Horizon 24.0 comes with a host of extra features, focusing on ease and speed of use. It seamlessly combines desktop modelling and scalable cloud execution, enabling modellers to work faster and smarter than ever before. Key features include:

  • IntelliSense and Inherit Scenario functionality to make it quicker to recall system elements within models and to simplify experimentation
  • Upgrades to support scalable deployment of multiple experimentation scenarios, enabling users to better future proof growth
  • Large batches of experiments that might previously have taken hours can now take minutes, resulting in more efficient experimentation and results generation when using the integrated WITNESS.io subscription service.

These features enable project managers and engineers to rapidly develop feature-rich models and simulation apps that provide unparalleled insight through data visualization and freedom to test choices in a risk-free virtual environment.

‘What if’ scenarios
This dynamic technology has been helping businesses for over 20 years across a range of industries including manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, fast-moving consumer goods and the service sector.

Sander Zweers, Commercial Officer at Lanner, said:

“WITNESS Horizon 24.0has been designed to support the deployment of multiple experimentation scenarios, with enhanced features and a new fully integrated connectivity to our cloud execution service WITNESS.io. This connectivity lets users run models faster than ever before across multiple cores on the cloud, before analysing the generated data.

“The new features have been designed to empower modellers and analysts as they execute simulation models as part of their organisation’s digital twin strategy.”

Scalable growth
WITNESS.io enables WITNESS solutions to be embedded into external systems, which Lanner has achieved during its work with the Manufacturing Technology Centre on its Factory in a Box project, and custom apps such as Lanner’s Brewery Game, which uses WITNESS.io to execute scenarios created by the players.

Lanner has found that customers are increasingly looking to scale up the number of experiments they are running. Depending on the models’ size and complexity, handling so many scenarios can take a significant amount of time when relying on their desktop’s processing capability.

In response, the team developed WITNESS Horizon 24.0, allowing users to subscribe to WITNESS.io which provides as much capacity as they need to run multiple large-scale experiments.

As demands on time grow and business answers are needed quicker than ever, WITNESS Horizon 24.0 will maximise productivity and boost efficiency by freeing up time to analyse scenario output and make more informed decisions.

Current maintained Lanner customers can download WITNESS Horizon 24.0 from the MyLanner portal. For more information about this latest release and the WITNESS.io subscription service, contact us here: http://www.lanner.com/

Note to the Editor

For more information:
Simon Ward, Agency Six, simon@agencysix.co.uk / 07396 060 272

About Lanner
Lanner deploys Predictive Simulation & Digital Twin Solutions to help many of the world’s leading firms create better performing facilities and operational processes through delivering dynamic Process Intelligence, providing certainty to empower smart business decisions.

Lanner’s predictive simulation solutions deliver unprecedented insight into existing operations as well as guidance through foresight for making the best business decisions for the future.

With its headquarters and software development based in the UK, Lanner works with organisations around the world to optimise their resources, streamline supply chains, design new facilities, manage valuable assets and drive business performance.

Lanner’s predictive simulation applications and solutions are widely deployable across distributed cloud environments, mobile devices and secure networks, and its standards based, award winning simulation engine has been embedded across leading vendors’ BPM software suites.

For more information, visit www.lanner.com or follow @Lanner on Twitter

About RoyalHaskoningDHV Digital
Royal HaskoningDHV Digital is part of Royal HaskoningDHV. Royal HaskoningDHV Digital builds on the company's mission to enhance societies by combining specialised digital capabilities with deep engineering knowledge. Royal HaskoningDHV Digital offers a comprehensive portfolio of digital consultancy and software solutions to create value for clients across the globe. Royal HaskoningDHV Digital focuses on accelerating innovation and implementation of emerging technologies. Its portfolio of services will support clients in sectors such as water, industry and mobility as they optimise their operations and future performance through digital transformation. For more information visit our website: www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/digital