What is Optimisation?

The Best Solution

Optimisation is a process that has the power to dramatically improve the way you do business. It allows you to find the best solution to a huge number of day-to-day and strategic business problems.

Competitive Advantage

Using optimisation in your business means you can quickly react to changing conditions, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your workers.

How it's done

Optimisation is a rigorous approach which takes into account all of the factors that influence decisions in business. This includes modelling of the problem, constraints on problems, and advanced solvers to give you the right solution to the right problem.

A range of Applications

Optimisation has a consistent track record across a wide range of industry and commerce. These include:

  • Process industries (refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals)

  • Manufacturing industries

  • Energy (oil, gas, coal, etc)

  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water, telecommunications)

  • Banking, insurance, finance and securities

  • Transport, logistics and distribution

  • E-commerce and ISPs

  • Trading, procurement and sourcing

About Canary Optimisation

Canary uses advanced linear, non-linear and network optimisation algorithms to deliver your company more for less. By applying mathematics to practical business problems, your organisation can improve its productivity. That means better decisions are made about how to commit assets like capital, people, vehicles, materials, time or facilities. The Canary focus is to dramatically increase business efficiency, competitiveness and performance.

Optimisation and your business


Canary's optimisation technologies allow you to create leaner processes which give you more outputs for less inputs. It gives your business the power to improve key performance indicators while lowering production and distribution costs, and manage rostering more effectively. Optimisation allows your business to gain the competitive edge.


Examining new strategies is a core part of any business - whether it be looking at long term planning or day-to-day operations. Mathematical models allow planning for the future, looking at different scenarios such as 'what happens to my production if demand doubles?', 'is it cost effective to open new plant?', or 'what will be the effect of hiring three new staff'? The projected cost of different scenarios can be found, rather than relying on qualitative measures of performance. Canary's analysis can help your organisation pro-actively investigate opportunities, plans and ideas in a quantitative manner.


The end goal of optimisation is to improve your business. That means higher quality products or services, increased customer satisfaction, and lower costs. Cost savings of 10-50% can be made in many areas of your business, while improving productivity and quality.


Every business is different, and requires different approaches to optimisation. Canary works in conjunction with your business to understand your processes. Each part of your operations are modelled mathematically using advanced algorithms. This modelling can be very detailed - looking at a particular supply chain or transportation problem - or holistic, examining your business as a whole.

IT Consulting Services

Canary assist with a range of IT consultation services relating to IT development, management and support.

Services include requirement analysis, software design, hardware, networking, marketing and implementation.

Software Development

Canary's core focus is software development, with significant strength in ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server.

Our development services are comprehensive — it's what we do, and the key reason we exist.

Database Management Services

Canary assist with the design, development and implementation of databases and database management systems to meet business requirements and push your business forward.

Database Optimisation

Canary can help optimise the performance of your databases to improve business performance through faster, more responsive systems.

Software Support

Canary provides software support services for helping with development issues.

We also assist with application installation, upgrades and configuration.

Managed Hosting

Canary provides a fully managed service for advanced web hosting and email services.

Our hosting services also include forward caching options, and our anti-spam features are well regarded.

Process Optimisation

Finding optimum solutions via mathematical and/or process modelling.

Software Migration Services

Moving software systems to alternative platforms, technologies, architectures and programming languages to ensure they remain accessible and supported.