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.
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.
|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|
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
Palisade At-A-Glance: Applications
Capital Project Estimation
Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Exploration and Production
Loss Reserves Estimation
New Product Analysis
Product Life Cycle Analysis
Real Options Analysis
Six Sigma and Quality Analysis
Supply Chain Optimization
Palisade At-A-Glance: Technologies
Genetic Algorithm Optimization
Monte Carlo Simulation
OptQuest Solving Engine
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.
• Sam McLafferty builds Monte Carlo simulator on an Apple II