Cited in Interfaces

OpenSolver has been mentioned in the latest INFORMS Interfaces journal in a COIN-OR article by Kipp Martin, who writes: 

Users of Excel should also be aware of OpenSolver. This is an Excel VBA add-in that extends the Excel built-in solver from Frontline Systems Inc. This add-in allows the user to formulate a model using the builtin Excel solver. However, rather than optimize the model with the built-in Excel solver engine, with the OpenSolver add-in, you can solve the problem using the COIN-OR Cbc mixed-integer linear programming solver. Thus, there are no size limitations based on license restrictions. Students can build and experiment with large realistic-sized models. Another feature of OpenSolver is that it has a command, View LP Model, which shows the algebraic statement of the model. This is a nice feature for debugging and actually seeing the underlying constraints and objective function in an easily readable format. Although built on COIN-OR software, OpenSolver is not available at the COIN-OR website; it must be obtained at 

Martin, Kipp: Tutorial: COIN-OR: Software for the OR Community, Interfaces 40(6), pp. 465–476, INFORMS 2011 (subscription required) 

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