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Enterprise Portfolio Simualtor Released

Service Pack 1 is on its way!

Please see our official release announcement for EPS 2010 for more information regarding this powerful new strategic planning application.

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Click here to read the press release Adobe PDF

Hot on the heels of our EPS 2010 release is Service Pack 1 (SP1).  This update will boost the capabilities of EPS in terms of rapid analysis of your portfolio and the presentation of your “what-if” results.

New features include:

  • Easier creation and automated assigning of resources, costs, and variability to tasks.
  • 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.

Project Simulator 2010 Released

In additional to the ever-present simulation capabilities that allow for quick analysis the impact of variability and resource constraints to Microsoft Project plans, Project Simulator 2010 provides the following improvements!

  • Microsoft Project 2010 Support.
  • Streamlined User Interface.
  • Faster Simulations.
  • More Powerful Reports.
  • Easier to Use than Ever Before.

ProModel, MedModel, ServiceModel 2010 coming!

This new version is targeted for release in August 2010.  In addition to several enhancements, 2010 will contain the following new features:

  • 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.
  • ProModel 2010 ProductsOutput 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!
  • Windows 7Excel 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…

Process Simulator 2010 Released

ProModel proudly announces the launch of Process Simulator 2010 exclusively for use with Microsoft Visio 2010*. Speed up your time to results when diagramming and modeling, by taking advantage of Process Simulator and the new capabilities in Visio 2010.

  • Microsoft Office Fluent user interface – find and access the features and tools you need more quickly with a new user interface that is consistent with other Office applications. Process Simulator installs with its own ribbon in Visio that makes access to its functionality easier than ever.
  • New and improved Shapes area – The new Shapes window enables you to more quickly find and select the stencils you want, and easily move between them.  Near the top of every stencil – above a faint dividing line – a new Quick Shapes area holds the shapes you want to use most often in a stencil. Process Simulator has a new stencil containing new shapes which not only help make your diagrams look more professional but also allow application of the Themes gallery.
  • Quick Shapes Mini Toolbar – Add shapes without leaving the drawing page with one mouse click, using a floating window that contains your most common shapes.  As you hover over the Quick Shapes mini toolbar, you are given a live preview of where the shape will be placed.  Click and drag on the blue arrow that appears and you are immediately changed to the Connector tool allowing you to create a connection to an existing shape on the diagram. This enables you to connect shapes without switching between the Pointer and Connector tools!
  • Insert and delete shapes with auto-healing – Insert new shapes into connected flow diagrams without having to move or realign existing shapes. Delete shapes from connected flow diagrams without having to delete or reconnect leftover connectors.
  • Page auto-size – Create larger diagrams without worrying about the page size with an expandable canvas that automatically adjusts to your need.
  • Subprocesses – Easily and automatically break complex processes in diagrams into more manageable pieces using subprocesses. Select a section of shapes in your existing diagram, choose to create a subprocess from your selection and Visio will automatically move those shapes to another page in your document, replace them in the main diagram with a single shape, and create a hyperlink to the newly created page!
  • Share a diagram in a browser – Publish any type of diagram (static or data-linked) to SharePoint Server 2010 using Visio Services, with just a few clicks. Diagrams are rendered in Microsoft Silverlight (high-fidelity) or PNG format.
  • Publish to SharePoint Process Repository – Store, share, and reuse business process diagrams and subprocesses through Visio 2010 integration with SharePoint 2010 Process Repository.

* Process Simulator 2010 can only be installed for use with Microsoft Visio 2010. If you have Visio 2003 or 2007, you will need to install Process Simulator 2009. A version of Process Simulator 2010 for use with Visio 2003, 2007, and 2010 is planned for release in the Fall of 2010 (it will also include the new Output Viewer 4.0).


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