ProModel, MedModel, ServiceModel 2010 coming soon!
This new version is scheduled for release in October 2010. In addition to several enhancements, 2010 will contain the following new features:
- Six Sigma Analysis with integration to Minitab – select which variable statistic you want to do a Six Sigma analysis on in your model, run the simulation, and Minitab will automatically open and create Capability Analysis and Capability Sixpack charts. Because the simulation data is populated in Minitab’s spreadsheets, further Minitab tests and analysis can be done.
- Output Viewer 4.0 – developed in the latest Microsoft WPF technology, the new output viewer simplifies the creation of views, provides quicker and more open access for modifying charts and tables, and allows for analysis and comparison of multiple model data sources. The new user interface follows the Microsoft fluent UI standard and uses a ribbon for providing access to all the reporting functionality.
- Independent Scenarios– coupled with the capability introduced in the new Output Viewer, you will be able to run new scenarios independently of each other and compare their results side by side with previously simulated scenarios.
- Calendars – definition of shifts and time off (holiday, vacation, etc.) for locations and resources will be done using the new .NET Calendar Editor. It will expand upon the Shift Editor and provide a more accurate and intuitive way for scheduling resource availability.
- Additional graphic formats supported – JPG, TIFF, PNG, ICO and GIF89a with transparency.
- Optimized path network mapping algorithm – the method for finding the shortest path between two nodes in a path network now uses the Floyd-Warshall algorithm. For those of you with huge path networks, we’ve just saved you some time!
- Excel 2010 support – for Array import and external Arrival and Entity-Location files
- Online Help System – gives you access to the latest documentation…all the time.
- Windows 7 Certified
Some of the fixes included will be:
- Labels, axis settings and resource unit changes in Dynamic Plots were not persisting.
- Resource utilization statistics for parent resources in Dynamic Plots were not being calculated correctly.
- The file paths in connection strings for database array importing were not auto-updating after installing a model package and running the model.
- Search and replace was not finding text in the database connection string and data access fields.
- DTLeft function returned the total length of off-shift or break time instead of the remaining off-shift or break time.
- DTLength is a new function which will return the total length of off-shift or break time (like DTLeft previously did).
- And many more fixes…
Enterprise Portfolio Simulator (EPS) 2010 Service Pack 1 is Available! Service Pack 2 is on its way!
Our powerful EPS solution continues to grow with the release of Service Pack 1. This update includes new features to more rapidly visualize your project portfolio and present the results of your “what-if” analysis.
New features include:
- Easier creation and automated assigning of resources, costs, and variability to project plans.
- Portfolio import from Excel.
- Advanced, but easy-to-use, Task and Financing Templates.
- Multi-pane Reports (dashboard views).
- Cost reports that stack/filter by any cost object.
- Pivot-friendly, Excel reports that allow for custom analysis.
Keep your eyes out for EPS Service Pack 2 (SP2) coming soon, which features:
- Statistical reports for better understanding potential risk to project timings, resources, and costs.
- Greater number of Attribute and Fixed Cost categories.
- Improved user interface for importing data from outside sources.
Portfolio Simulator 2011 Coming this Quarter
Improvements to our powerful, client-version of Portfolio Simulator are coming soon, which enhance its interaction with other data sources to facilitate rapid portfolio analysis.
- Microsoft Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 support.
- Import of portfolios of projects from the Enterprise Portfolio Simulator server.
- Increased number of replications for statistical confidence.