EPS 2012 SP2
Announcing the release of EPS 2012 SP2! Contact ProModel Support for your EPS upgrade at (888) 776-6633 or email support@ProModel.com.
EPS 2012 SP2 is now available for Windows Server 2012.
New Major Features
The following features haven been implemented in EPS 2012 SP2:
Resource Surplus Mode
This new option allows the simulation to assign surplus (unassigned or idle) resources to tasks by one of three modes:
- None: This default option maintains the previous simulation behavior. No surplus resources will be assigned.
- Recoup: Surplus resources will be assigned to tasks that have been previously delayed due to resource constraints. The backlogged work will be recouped by the surplus resources in order to attempt to complete the task on time.
- Accelerate: Surplus resources will be assigned to tasks to complete them ahead of schedule.
Resource Surplus Leveling %
When surplus resources are assigned, by default the highest priority task will get all the surplus resources. The leveling % (a percentage of the original resource assignment) allows you to set the maximum surplus assignment a task can receive, thus spreading surplus resources among multiple tasks.
For example, if a task has an assignment of four resource units, and the leveling % is set to 50%, the task will receive a maximum of two additional resource units, for a total of six.
With a Leveling % defined, tasks are assigned surplus in order of priority, so if the highest priority task gets its maximum share of the surplus, and there are still idle resources available, the next highest priority task will get its share of the surplus, and so on.
Previously, optimization would generate all possible combinations of solutions. The optimization is now smarter and doesn’t create what-if changes for parameters that do not impact the results. This allows optimization to find better scenarios faster and without apparent duplication.
Improvements for Large Data
Operations that involve large amounts of data (duplicating divisions, clearing multiple records, etc.) are now more efficient and robust.
EPS 2012 SP1 Feature Summary
New Major Features
The following features haven been implemented in EPS 2012 SP1:
Scenario ‘What-ifs’ for Tasks
Scenario ‘What if’ changes can now be specified for individual tasks. A large selection of task properties can be changed this way: durations, priorities, survival, costs, revenues, attributes, etc.
Dependencies between different projects, and their tasks, can be defined in the Project Repository. These cross-project dependencies can also be imported when adding projects to the repository from Microsoft Project, Project Server, or Excel.
Concise Condition Syntax
A concise view of conditions, using a new syntax, has been added to facilitate the following improvements:
- Conditions can now be copy/pasted from one cell to another, or even from MS Project, Excel, or any text source.
- Conditions can be defined and edited directly in the condition cell without needing to use the condition builder.
- Start, Finish, and Terminate conditions can all be seen at the same time in a single ‘Conditions’ tab view.
- The ‘descriptive’ view of any condition can still be seen in the tooltip for a condition cell, or in the visual condition builder in the task’s edit dialog.
A full description of the new syntax can be found in the User Guide.
Export to MS Project Improvements
When exporting to MS Project, the user can now select to export average simulation data as well as a percentile of simulation results. The created MS Project plans now include full resource assignment information including time-phased data to better represent constrained resource results from EPS.
Optimization Usability Improvements
To make the optimization even easier to use, the objectives were combined into a single list of options. Additionally, the parameter ranges can be copy/pasted from one cell to one or more other cells, so that they do not need to be set individually.
Visual Calendar Editor
Calendar schedules can now be defined in moments using the new graphical calendar editor.
User-selected column widths will now persist in the grid views. Additionally, column options can be defined in a new ‘Edit Columns’ window, which is available via the right-click menu for columns.
Quick-Add Resource Requirements
When viewing resource requirements for tasks, a new panel is available that allows resources to be assigned to multiple tasks rapidly at the same time.
The following additional features have been implemented in EPS 2012.
- The Start/Finish Probability report now shows the ‘Finish’ series checked by default.
- The user can choose between several file formats for the exportable reports (.csv, .xml, etc.)
- Similar to columns in the grids, tabs in the views can now be toggle on/off via the right-click menu.
EPS 2012 Released!
Introducing EPS 2012 with Portfolio Optimization
Looking for an easy to use portfolio optimization solution?
Enterprise Portfolio Simulator (EPS) now has an integrated optimization feature. Simply select a desired constraint and enter preferred performance objectives. Within seconds EPS shows the top ranked scenario options for your portfolio.
For example, if you want to determine a portfolio with the greatest net present value, while keeping resource utilization at 90% or less; no problem, EPS with optimization can show you your best portfolio options. Just click GO!
Click here to watch a quick example of
how easy optimization is with EPS.
EPS lists your top ranked solutions. Click on any one of the options to learn what the unique characteristics are of that scenario. Now go back to scenarios in EPS and create that scenario to view more financial, resource and productivity data, as shown in the Net Present Value chart below.
The following features haven been implemented in EPS 2012.
Optimal ‘What-if’ scenario changes can be automatically recommended based on portfolio goals. Identify which projects to work on and when they should be started, along with their priority and the optimum resources to support them using the powerful optimization feature of EPS.
Working within desired constraints, the optimization will rapidly experiment with future portfolio possibilities, intelligently narrowing down the possibilities, in order to recommend different options to maximize the portfolio’s performance.
Import from Microsoft Project Files (.mpp)
In addition to importing from Project Server, EPS can now import directly from stand-alone Microsoft Project files. Microsoft .mpp files are uploaded to the EPS server, where they can be imported into the Project Repository and optionally linked. This allows for rapid visualization and analysis of an entire portfolio of projects. Rapid evaluation of potential project against an existing portfolio is quick and easy.
Overhead vs. Activity Resource Costing
A cost rate for resources has always been available in EPS, and like MS Project, the cost is accrued as the resource does work. Now, a true overhead-based cost option is available to account for resource costs even when they are not assigned to tasks.
This is useful for modeling salary employees vs. contract (hourly) employees. When viewing reports, the costs accrued by resources as they work on tasks is still shown, but any cost accrued due to unassigned time will be shown as an “Overhead” cost.
Simulation and Report Performance
The simulation engine has been improved using the latest software technologies and techniques in order to obtain significant performance improvements. The time to simulate single replications has been improved at least 2x-5x, and much more in some models. When running multiple replications, the performance gains are even more significant on servers with multiple processor cores, since the simulation can now run replications simultaneously.
The loading of the report filters and the report charts has also been significantly improved. Reports with many filter options will load faster, and also cache the filter options for instantaneous filter loading on subsequent reports. Additionally, progress indicators have been added to show the initial loading for large data sets.
Resource Capacity Stacking
In the resource time series reports, capacity can now be stacked by resource attribute. This is useful for showing how much capacity is In-house vs. Contractor, or at a particular geographic location, etc.
Utilization Series in Resource Unit Time Series
An additional series, ‘Utilization’, is now available in the Resource Unit Time Series report. This will show a line that has data points for each time period, which are calculated by dividing the In-Use units by the Capacity. When this series is enabled, an additional Y-Axis is displayed on the right side of the report. The previously available ‘Required Units’ series has been removed, since it was redundant with the ‘In-Use’ series for unconstrained scenarios and difficult to understand for constrained scenarios.
Export Reports to PowerPoint (.pptx)
Individual reports, dashboard views, or even all report tabs can be exported directly to slides in a new PowerPoint file. This feature is accessed via the right-click menu on individual reports or the tab header.
Project Attributes in Project Lists
In most views where a list of projects is shown, the project attributes will also be shown. This allows long project lists to be sorted and filtered by one or more project attributes.
Exportable - Resource Requirements Report Improvement
When a very large number of records (100,000+) were returned from the server for the Exportable – Resource Requirements report, the grid in the browser could have trouble retrieving the records. There is now the option to preview the records in the grid as before, or optionally turn off the previewing, and just have the Excel file generated.
Template Matching using ‘OR’
Previously, the matching criteria for attributes in the templates did not allow for multiple possible matching attribute values. Now users can specify more than one possible matching value for a given attribute. This is done using the ‘|’ character. For example, if a template should be assigned to tasks that have a ‘Location’ attribute values of USA, Canada, and Mexico, but not UK, Europe, etc., this can be done by entering USA|Canada|Mexico as the matching attribute value.
Export to Microsoft Project (Feature Preview)
‘What-if’ scenarios in EPS can be exported to Microsoft Project for distribution to project managers and subsequent project execution. The export includes all the projects in a portfolio with much of the key data required to schedule a project (Tasks, timings, WBS). This feature is in ‘preview’, meaning that a final release is pending based on additional feedback received.
The following additional features have been implemented in EPS 2012.
- ‘PV Years’ is now defined in the Financials – Productivity Time Series report. The Portfolio option ‘Financial PV Length’ has been removed, since it is no longer required. Existing scenarios with PV data will need to be re-simulated in order to be viewed correctly in the reports.
- In-line resource contours now show a visualization sparkline in the resource requirements view.
- Row numbers are now shown in the row headers. The row header still supports double click to open the edit dialog for the record.
- Several series in the financial reports have had their default styles changes from bars to lines.
- APR is now a scenario option, and not just a portfolio option.
EPS 2011 SP1 Released!
Enterprise Portfolio Simulator 2011 SP1 has been
released! It includes several new features listed below:
Hide and Show Columns
Expressions in Task Templates
Cost/Revenue Totals Report
Expanded Resource Work Report Options
Export Report Images
Displaying Unfinished Gantt Tasks
Save Grids to Excel
Restrict Users to ‘My Items’
More details follow about each of the new features in the
following sections. To receive your
upgrade of ESP 2011 SP 1, contact ProModel Support at email@example.com or call 888.776.6633.
Projects can now be created using hammock tasks. These hammock tasks get their information
from milestones or key tasks in a source project. This is useful for custom summarizing of
detailed plans into tasks that are better suited for resource forecasting
and/or variability analysis. For
example, a business unit might be in charge of detailed project scheduling,
while another unit needs to estimate resources for key phases of the detailed
plan. In this case, a resource plan with
hammock tasks can be easily created using information from the detailed plan
(start/finish dates, priorities, attributes, etc.)
organization there can be different groups who would like to use the same
instance of EPS, but with unique and separate data. EPS now supports ‘Divisions’, which represent
individual sets of project data within the same instance of EPS. Users can be granted access to multiple
divisions as needed, and switch between. Each division can link to a different MS Project Server.
Many of the options in the toolbar are now available in
right-click, context menus. The options
that appear in the menu are different depending on the selected items. The new right-click menus are available in
the grid rows and headers.
Hide and Show Columns
You can now customize which columns are visible or hidden. Columns
can be hidden or shown by right-clicking on the column headers. The hide/show state is saved on a per-user
A sparkline has been added to the contour view in order to
make it easier to visualize contour trends. Contour points > 1, which
will increase a base value, are shown in green. Contour points < 1, which will decrease a base value, are shown in
Expressions in Task Templates
Similar to Resourcing and Financing Templates, Task
Templates now accept the use of expressions, which can include numeric
variables. This is useful for using
information from the source project plan’s custom fields to drive task template
information. For example, the source
project may contain information about survival or variability that can be used
for the tasks when the template is applied.
Breadcrumb navigation makes it easy to see the parent item,
see which item or items are currently selected in the grid below, quickly
switch between parent items using the drop down, and navigate back up a level
by clicking on the link.
Simultaneous Simulation Support
In order to better leverage the large multi-core nature of
servers, and improve EPS performance, scenarios can now be simulated
simultaneously. When the user selects
more than one scenario to run, the scenarios will be run at the same time, up
to the number of simultaneous simulations defined when EPS was installed.
Cost/Revenue Totals Report
This new report allows analysis to be done on the total cost
and revenues accrued in any given time frame. This report also supports percentiles.
Expanded Resource Work Report Options
Resource Work report previously had four separate series for 8-hour days and
24-hour days. Now, there are only two
‘Work …’ series, and work can be displayed in minutes, hours, 8-hour days, and
Export Report Images
report charts can be saved to an image file, with or without the legend. This option is available by right-clicking on
any blank area of a chart.
Displaying Unfinished Gantt Tasks
In previous EPS versions, only
the tasks that successfully completed were shown in the Gantt report. By design, this would exclude tasks that
should have been successfully completed, but did not finish before the
simulation ended (determined by ‘Run Length’).
Tasks that don’t complete before
the simulation completes, are now displayed and the simulation end date is used
when calculating average finish dates. In this case, these tasks are highlighted with a red border to denote
that the average finish dates may use the simulation end date for one or more
Save Grids to Excel
addition to copy and pasting to Excel, a new option exists to save an entire
grid to an Excel file. This option is
accessed by right-clicking on the top-left cell of a grid.
Restrict Users to ‘My Items’
views, the user may be restricted to viewing and editing only the items they have created or last edited. This permission is set in the User –
The following additional features have been implemented in
EPS 2011 SP1.
Additional Simulation Status and Cancel. A new status icon is shown after a scenario
is checked to run and begins loading for simulation. Simulations can now be canceled by clicking
on the running icon.
The Financial – Productivity report now supports
stacking by projects, tasks, and attributes.
The wildcard character (*) can now be entered in
a Date type attribute field for the templates. This is useful for defining a date as a matching criterion for some
template row, while ignoring the matching for others. Text and Number type attributes also support
the wildcard, while Flag types do not.
Point labels are no longer shown for data point
with a ‘0’ value.
Report tabs can have their text edited.
Report attribute filters now group the
attributes by type. I.e. task, project,
and resource type attributes have their own groups.
Various performance improvements have been made
to the database queries and other general functionality.
What's New in EPS 2011
Improved User Interface
The EPS user interface is being updated with the latest technology.
- Easier to use grids in which data entry and edits can be made. Click here for more information about Grids.
- Information can be copied and pasted to and from other cells in EPS or Microsoft Excel.
- Data can be filtered, sorted, and grouped by almost any criteria. This is useful for looking at projects by attributes, tasks by resource assignment, etc.
- Tasks are shown hierarchically, and can be expanded and collapsed at any time by any level.
The load time for views has been significantly improved. For example, displaying of large data-sets that took 45+ seconds in the old technology now load in 1-3 seconds.
Roles, Rights, and Privileges
Individual users of EPS can now be restricted to certain areas of the application. These permissions can be applied quickly via pre-defined roles and then fine-tuned as needed, or completely customized by specific privileges.
EPS calendars can have up to two exception schedules defined and applied. This functionality is similar to Portfolio Simulator, and allows for the modeling of holidays, various time off, or alternate work schedules for tasks and resources.
Project-to-Project Task Conditions
Once projects are added to a portfolio, dependencies between the tasks in separate projects can be defined. This is useful for situations like controlling the starting a project based on the progress of another project, or starting/canceling contingency plans depending on the events of other projects. All three condition types (Start, Finish, and Terminate) are supported, thus allowing for nearly unlimited modeling of real-world dependencies and time constraints.
Link to Excel File Imports
When importing projects from Excel, a link can be maintained between the projects in EPS and the Excel file. This is useful for rapidly updating project data in EPS without reimporting the entire project.
Projects linked to Excel will only allow the editing of fields that will not be overwritten during an Excel update. This prevents the loss of custom changes, while allowing the user to make specific changes to the EPS projects, which would otherwise be lost if re-importing from scratch.
New Add-in Capabilities
EPS 2011 will support custom add-ins that can be created on demand by the ProModel Development team. If there are custom features required by particular users and organizations, these can be address quickly in an add-in for that customer without waiting on the main EPS release cycle.
The following reports are currently schedules for inclusion in EPS 2011:
- Throughput WIP. This work in progress report is similar to the WIP report in Portfolio Simulator.
- Durations (Cycle Time). The durations report is similar to the Cycle Time report in Portfolio Simulator.
- Additional Reports. As the development of EPS 2011 progresses, other reports may be added to this list.
Minor Features and Bug Fixes
The following minor features and bug fixes are scheduled for implementation in EPS 2011.
- Simultaneous simulation of individual scenarios. To improve simulation times on servers with multiple cores, EPS is able to simulate multiple scenarios simultaneously. For additional scalability, the user can also set up additional servers to run simulations as need.
- Filtering visible items by logged in user. The option exists to view all items in the ‘Analysis’ views or just the items that the logged in user has either created or last modified. This makes viewing large lists of items across an entire organization easier by filtering out those that may not apply for the logged in user.
- Behind the scenes project import. When importing projects, the import process will happen on the server, and not tie up the client interface. This is useful for queuing up multiple projects to import, and then doing other work in EPS while the projects are being imported.
EPS 2010 SP3
New Major Features
The following features have been implemented in EPS 2010 SP3.
Future Project Starts
Once projects are added to a Portfolio, they may be set to continually reoccur. The number of future reoccurrences along with the occurrence frequency may be defined.
It is important to note that projects will only reoccur in the future, and not previous to the portfolio’s status date.
Savable Report Views
Once a report has been defined, it may be saved for use in the future or for sharing with colleagues. In addition to individual reports, entire dashboard views may be saved.
- Saving a Report. Individual reports are saved by clicking on the save icon at right of the report title bar, and entering a name. Please note that the report type and filter settings will be saved for the report; however, zoom levels and right-click menu options will not be persisted.
- Saving a Dashboard View. A collection of reports in the same view may be saved by mousing over the view tab, clicking the save button, and entering a name for the view.
- Loading a Saved Report or View.The saved reports and views will be available from the ‘Saved’ tab in the reports area. Simply click on ‘Saved’, and mouse over the Views or Reports. Click on the name of a saved view to load it. Click on the name of a saved report, or click and drag its name onto the layout, to load it.
Selectable Chart Types
The user can now choose whether chart series show as bars, lines, areas, splines or spline areas. Additionally, if the report is stacked, the series type will stack accordingly (i.e. stacked bars, stacked areas, etc.)
The series type is selected for individual series in the report filter. Simply expand the series name to see the type selection drop down menu.
Chart Data Point Values Shown in a Grid
The values for data points shown in any chart (except Gantt) can now be displayed in a grid. These values can also be exported to Excel in a pivot-friendly format.
- Displaying Data Point Grid. Simply right-click on any empty area of a chart to show the appropriate right-click menu. Select the “Display Series in Grid” option.
- Exporting to Excel. Once the data point values are shown in the dialog that appears, they can be exported to Excel by clicking on the “Export to Excel” button at the top. Additionally, one or more rows can be selected and copied to the clipboard.
It should be noted that only the data points visible in the chart will be shown in the grid. Therefore, if you have zoomed in the chart, the data in the grid will only reflect the points still visible in the chart.
Exportable Start/Finish Report
A new report has been created that will export raw task start/finish values to Excel in a pivot-friendly format. The dates can be the average of the replications, or each individual simulation rep.
Easier Resource Mapping
When importing projects, there is an option to import resource requirements. This requires that all resources in the source project be mapped to EPS resources. The mapping had automatically been suggested based on resource names, but when individual resources were to be mapped to EPS resources of a different name, the mapping process could become tedious.
There are two new options for pre-defining resource mappings to make importing of resources much easier.
- In the “Resources” view, there is a new ‘Suggested Group Members’ field. Here names of resources can be entered. If that resource name exists in the project, and doesn’t already exist as an EPS resource, this EPS resource will be automatically suggested during import.
For example, if I have an EPS resource called ‘Developer’, and I may want my named resources in MS Project to map to ‘Developer’. I could simply enter in the named resources in the ‘Suggested Groups Members’, and they will map to the EPS Developer resource at import.
- In MS Project and in the Excel Import Template, there exists a “Group” column in the resource sheet. If this column contains the name of an EPS resource, the EPS resource will automatically be suggested during import.
There is now an order of automatic mappings suggested by EPS during import:
- If an EPS resource by the same name exists, it will be mapped.
- If no EPS resource by that name exists, then any name that matches in the ‘Suggested Group Members’ field will be mapped.
- If neither of the above are true, then the “Group” field from MS Project or the Excel sheet will be read, and if an EPS resource name matches, it will be mapped.
- If none of the above is true, then the user will need to manually select an EPS resource to map.
EPS 2010 SP2
User Defined Fixed Costs
In addition to the three default fixed cost types (start, prorated, end), up to seven additional fixed cost categories can be custom defined along with their accrual method.
Projects imported from Microsoft Project Server (EPM) will continue to save fixed costs from the projects to the first three default EPS fixed cost categories. Projects imported from Excel may have five fixed cost categories defined, which may be mapped to any EPS fixed cost category.
Tasks finish when all their work and duration are complete. However, there are situations where a task should end based on the events of other tasks or a calendar date. Finish Conditions are now available to allow the forced finish of a task.
Finish Conditions can be defined in the new 'Finish Condition' tab in the task view, and are automatically created when importing from MS Project Server for tasks that have finish-to-Finish dependencies and Must Finish On constraints. Please note that EPS will always enforce finish conditions, whereas MS Project may be told by the user to ignore finish dependencies and constraints.
Increased Number of Attributes
The number of available text-based attribute categories has been increased from 20 to 60 for projects, tasks, and resources.
Most report series now support the viewing of data by percentiles. This means that when a scenario is run for multiple replications with some variability (task, work, survival, etc.), the reports can show percentiles of key metrics across replications. Percentiles are selected by expanding report series and clicking on the Add/Edit percentiles button. Percentiles can then be selected by clicking on the slider.
Streamlined Strategic Rollup
When projects are rolled up to strategic levels, the start date of each project is now automatically used as the status date. This simplifies the process of selecting multiple projects at once for import when using strategic rollup.
Scenario View Improvements
The scenario view now shows a more concise set of columns. The information shown now consists of the major settings for each 'what if' scenario. An additional option has been added to quickly constrain or unconstrain all resources, or let each resource use the constraint setting specified in the Resource view and Change Descriptions. The 'All Constrained' and 'All Unconstrained' options will trump any change descriptions for individual resource allocation mode. Scenario settings that were in columns that no longer appear can still be viewed and changed by editing individual scenarios.
The load times of various parts of the application have been greatly improved for large data sets. The largest gains are in the task views and output reports, where 2x-10x reductions in load times have been realized.
Added Support for SMTPS Mail Servers
In addition to supporting the sending of emails using an SMTP mail server, EPS now supports SMTPS.
Minor UI Improvements and Bug Fixes
A number of small improvements have been made to the usability of EPS as well as some fixes to the user interface.
- Duplicate Template Profiles. Entire profiles in the task, resourcing, and financing templates can now be duplicated.
- Update Report Appearance. New theming has been applied to the report user interface.
- EPS Port Configuration. When deploying EPS, the ports for the various parts of the application can now be specified in the Configuration Manager. This is useful for networks where ports may already be in use by other applications.
- Configurable Output Directory. During the deployment, the default location of output report files can now be modified using the Configuration Manager.
- Caching of Projects. When projects are imported from Project Server, they are no longer cached in the browser session. This modification allows the user to make a change to a Project in Project Server that was recently imported, and then reimport or update the project without needing to close all browsers to reset the session and clear the cached project.
- Empty Conflict List. Occasionally, when importing or updating, the conflict dialog would not show the list of conflicts. This has been resolved.
- Deleted Projects Referenced by Portfolios. In some environments, deleting a project that is referenced in a portfolio could result in an error when displaying the portfolio's project list.
- Importing of Project Priority. When importing, the priority of projects is brought over automatically from the import source, and no longer entered in the import wizard.
- Importing Resource Requirements from Excel. Previously, resource requirements did not come across when importing projects from Excel in certain situations. All resource requirement information is now properly imported.
- Deleting a Resource that is referenced by a Template. Now, when a resource is deleted, any resourcing template that references that resource will also be deleted.
- Excel Import – Survival/Duration Contour Base Date. The survival and duration contour base date now import correctly from Excel.
- Resourcing Templates – Enable/Disable. The cells in the resource templates view were becoming improperly enabled and disabled when scrolling horizontally. This has been resolved.
- Duplicate Button in Templates. The Duplicate button would become disabled in the template views after deleting a template record. This has been resolved.
EPS 2010 SP1
- Multiple Project Import with Resources. Entire portfolios of projects can be imported from Microsoft Project Server in a single pull, and then continuously and automatically updated in EPS thereafter. All applicable project information is now completely transferred, including: tasks, resource assignments, dependencies, constraints, financials, attributes, etc.
- Import from Excel. Any project data that can be represented in Excel can now be imported into EPS. Tasks, resources, assignments, and advanced simulation properties can all be defined in Excel 2003-2010 and loaded into Enterprise Portfolio Simulator.
- Advanced Task and Financing Templates. Now, in addition to automatically applying resource requirements to projects based drivers and algorithms, financial information and task variability can be contained in algorithms that are applied to tasks based on attribute drivers.
- Project-to-Project Start Conditions. Projects can be modeled to start or finish based on other projects in the portfolio. This is useful for planning contingency projects and alternative futures based on the outcome (success or failure) of other projects in the system.
- Multi-pane Reports (Dashboard). Any number of reports can be viewed side-by-side in a flexible arrangement. Useful for showing overall portfolio performance and comparing multiple portfolio metrics in a single view.
- New Cost Report. Costs are accrued in a multitude of ways by many different cost objects (resources and fixed costs). Now these costs can be simultaneously sliced, stacked, grouped and filtered by any combination of resource, task, fixed cost, or attribute values.
- Resource Requirement Excel Report. Complete resource usage results can be exported to Excel in a pivot-friendly format, which allows for further analysis of the simulation output.