Rachel Glassford
(888) 744-6295

December 14, 2015 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 2 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization.

DiscoverSim is now bundled with MIDACO, one of the world’s strongest evolutionary solvers for global optimization.  MIDACO was developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to solve some of the most difficult space trajectory problems. It holds the benchmark world record best solution to Full Messenger (Mission to Mercury) in the ESA Global Trajectory Optimization Database.

Other new features in version 2 include:

  • Non-normal Process Capability for all 53 continuous and 10 discrete distributions.
  • Nelder-Mead simplex optimization for fast local non-smooth problems.
  • Exhaustive Discrete optimization – all combinations for small discrete problems.
  • Powerful hybrid of optimization methods.
  • Support for Excel 2016 (32 and 64 bit).

“DiscoverSim enables you to quantify your risk through Monte Carlo simulation and minimize your risk with global optimization,” said John Noguera, CTO, SigmaXL. “Now with MIDACO, you can be confident that a best solution will be found for even the most difficult of business optimization problems.”

DiscoverSim is ideal for “Design For Six Sigma” (DFSS), Risk and Project Management and comes bundled with SigmaXL Version 7 for Lean Six Sigma statistical and graphical analysis.

A free 30-day trial version is available for download from the SigmaXL website at:

About SigmaXL Inc. SigmaXL is a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Lean Six Sigma tools and Monte Carlo Simulation. SigmaXL customers include market leaders like Agilent, Diebold, FedEx, Microsoft, Motorola, and Shell. SigmaXL software is also used by numerous colleges, universities and government agencies.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-SigmaXL (888-744-6295).

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