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Risk and Decision Analysis
Solutions since 1984

We’re the difference between taking a guess and taking control. At Palisade, we turn the art of decision-making into a science that works for you.

Our innovative software solutions create usable insights from uncertain situations. As the leading provider of risk and decision analysis software for three decades, Palisade enables companies and organizations to evaluate risk at any level and decide what step comes next.

With offices around the world, Palisade offers a truly global presence. And, with over 150,000 decision makers using our products at top research universities and Fortune 500 companies, Palisade has a diverse client base that spans a broad range of industries and organizations.

30th Anniversary

Founded in 1984, Palisade is proud to celebrate its 30th year helping professionals make better decisions. From humble beginnings in our founder’s basement, to establishment as an internationally recognized industry leader, Palisade Corporation continues to focus on our core values: providing user-friendly analytical tools that enable decision-makers in any industry to choose the best approach.

Palisade Facts

Decision makers using Palisade software around the world: over 150,000
Number of countries with Palisade customers: 94
Number of Fortune 100 companies using Palisade software: 93
Number of students per year using Palisade software globally: 60,000
Available languages for Palisade software: 8
Privately owned since: 1984
Years of consecutive growth: over 30
Number of offices worldwide: 6
What We Do: Palisade is distinguished by its core products
Our flagship tools, @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite, bring powerful new analytics to Microsoft Excel and Project. By harnessing the power of Monte Carlo simulation, decision trees, optimization, and other techniques, Palisade’s products enable users to fully understand risks and make better decisions.
Palisade also offers personalized risk solutions, allowing for customized software applications that integrate @RISK and other Palisade technology with your organization’s models. Along with our cutting-edge software solutions, Palisade provides business consulting, model-building services, and on-site training designed around your organization’s specific needs and goals.
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Who We Serve
Palisade software can be applied to any decision or process, and is fully integrated with the modeling platforms in Microsoft Excel and Project. This means our tools serve customers across a wide range of industries. We have a long track record of supporting clients in research institutions, oil and gas companies, insurance/actuarial firms, financial organizations, pharmaceutical companies, utilities, manufacturers – the list goes on. So whether you’re with Shell or Stanford, we have a solution for you.
What Makes Us Different

Unlike most software companies, the same core development team that created Palisade tools in the 1980’s and 1990’s continues to improve and expand on our products today, providing a solid foundation of expertise that’s rare in the industry.

What’s more, our developers listen to our customers; user feedback is a huge influence on our development cycle, so that every iteration of our software is better suited to meet your decision making needs.

  • Palisade At-A-Glance: Industries

    Actuarial

    Aerospace/Defense

    Agriculture

    Automotive

    Banking/Finance

    Chemical

    Consumer Goods

    Engineering/Construction

    Entertainment/Sports/Media

    Environment

    Food Safety

    Healthcare

    Human Services

    Insurance/Reinsurance

    Management Consulting

    Manufacturing

    Medical/Biomedical

    Mining

    Government

    Oil/Gas/Energy

    Pharmaceutical

    Retail

    Technology

    Telecom

    Transportation

    Travel/Hospitality

    Utilities

  • Palisade At-A-Glance: Applications

    Capital Project Estimation

    Cost Estimating

    Currency Valuation

    Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Exploration and Production

    Loss Reserves Estimation

    New Product Analysis

    Plant Shutdown

    Portfolio Optimization

    Pricing

    Project Planning

    Product Life Cycle Analysis

    Real Options Analysis

    Regulation Compliance

    Reservoir Estimation

    Resource Allocation

    Retirement Planning

    Six Sigma and Quality Analysis

    Supply Chain Optimization

    Value-at-risk

  • Palisade At-A-Glance: Technologies

    Decision Trees

    Forecasting

    Genetic Algorithm Optimization

    Influence Diagrams

    Linear Optimization

    Monte Carlo Simulation

    Neural Networks

    OptQuest Solving Engine

    Risk Analysis

    Statistical Analysis

Palisade History

In 1980, founder Sam McLafferty developed his own Monte Carlo simulator on an Apple II with a built-in modeling language. This innovation sowed the seeds for the Palisade’s genesis in 1984, right out of Sam’s basement. The first product was PRISM, a stand-alone Monte Carlo tool for the IBM PC.

From thereon, Palisade continued to steadily grow, developing its first @RISK software in 1987 for Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS. @RISK continues to be our flagship product today. The DecisionTools Suite followed, giving users a full set of integrated programs for risk analysis and decision making. The Suite was an immediate hit for academics, and has seen steady commercial adoption ever since.

Throughout the decades, Palisade has never stopped innovating. And while our technologies have changed with the times, our core values have stayed the same: to provide world-class risk solutions and customer service, giving analysts and decision-makers the tools to make the best decisions possible.

1940's:
Manhattan Project leads to birth of Monte Carlo simulation
1940
1950's:
Early Monte Carlo meetings at RAND Corp, NIST, Oak Ridge, University of Florida
1950
1980's:
• Key Monte Carlo papers appear in fields of computer vision and artificial intelligence
• Sam McLafferty builds Monte Carlo simulator on an Apple II
1980
1984:
Palisade Corporation founded, debuts PRISM--stand-alone Monte Carlo tool for IBM PC
1984
1987:
Palisade’s @RISK is the first Risk Analysis add-in for Lotus 1-2-3 DOS
1987
1988:
Harvard Business School requires all incoming students to have @RISK
1988
1994:
@RISK for Project launched; first time risk analysis is used for project and schedule management
1994
1996:
DecisionTools Suite is released: first complete package of decision analysis of tools
1996
1997:
Contract with Cengage Learning adds DecisionTools Suite software to leading MBA textbooks, a partnership that continues to this day
1997
1998:
Palisade establishes first overseas office in Plymouth, UK, setting the stage for international branches in London, Sydney, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Cuenca, Ecuador
1998
1999:
Palisade holds first user conference at Cornell University with over 100 decision-makers; leads to current annual global conference series
1999
2004:
Palisade outgrows headquarters in Newfield, NY; moves to current waterfront location on Cayuga Lake in heart of downtown Ithaca, NY (#4 in MSN’s ‘Most Livable Cities’ list)
2004
2010:
2010’s and Present: Continued innovation with breakthroughs in analytical speed, graphical reporting, project management, and advanced modeling
2010
2013:
Russian language version of software added to existing international versions, further enhancing accessibility of Palisade solutions
2013
2015:
Palisade releases BigPicture, a new product for mind mapping and data exploration in Excel. BigPicture is added to the
DecisionTools Suite in version 7.
2015 BigPicture

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