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Making Medicine Count: The DecisionTools Suite Bolsters Efficacy of Humanitarian Programs

In This Issue
What's New
» DecisionTools Suite Bolsters
   Efficacy of Humanitarian
   Programs

» BOSS Academy Radio
   features BigPicture
   and Mind Mapping

» Roy Nersesian's Energy Risk
   Modeling
Book is Worth a
   Second Look

Updates from Palisade
» Palisade's 2015 Regional
   Risk Conferences

Case Study
» @RISK Crucial in Live Donor
   Kidney Transplant Study

@RISK Modeling Tips
» Using Simulation to Value an
  Option to Develop Vacant Land

Upcoming Webcasts
 

In This Issue
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2014 Palisade Risk Conferences
An intensive day of networking, software training presented by Palisade trainers and consultants, and real-world case studies presented by industry experts. Join us at an event near you.

Asia-Pacific
» Melbourne: 21 May
 
Brazil
» Rio de Janeiro: 5 May
 
EMEA & India
» Mumbai: 13 January
» Johannesburg: 12 May
» Madrid: 19 May
» Munich: 18 June
» Oslo: 29 September
» Moscow: 1 October
» Zurich: 6 October
» London: 22 October
» Dubai: 2 November
 
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» Toronto: 23 June
» Chicago: 24 June
» New York: 4 August
» San Fran/San Jose
   25 August
» Calgary 27 August
» New Orleans:
   11-12 November


Regional Seminars
Asia-Pacific
Melbourne: 29-30 July
Perth: 18-19 August
Sydney: 1-3 September

Brazil
Belo Horizonte:
  20-22 de julho
Rio de Janeiro:
  21-23 de outubro

EMEA
London: 15-17 September
Amsterdam: 6-8 October
London: 27-29 October

Latin America
San José, Costa Rica:
   11 al 13 de agosto
México, DF:
   8 al 10 de septiembre
Quito, Ecuador:
   23 al 25 de septiembre
Santiago, Chile:
   27 al 29 de octubre

North America
Denver: August 4-6
Ithaca: August 5-6
Cincinnati: August 11-13
Toronto: September 17-18
Dallas: September 22-24
Charlotte: October 6-8 

Live Web Training
Decision-Making and
Quantitative Risk Analysis
using the DecisionTools Suite

PART I
10-11 Aug, 1pm-5pm AEDT
  (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
1-2 October, 11am-3pm EDT
  (US/Canada Eastern Daylight Time)

 
PART II
24-25 Aug, 1pm-5pm AEDT
  (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
29-30 October, 11am-3pm EDT
  (US/Canada Eastern Daylight Time)

Project Cost Estimation, Schedule Risk and Decision
Modelling using @RISK and PrecisionTree
PART I
12-13 August, 1pm-5pm AEDT
  (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

 
PART II
26-27 Aug, 1pm-5pm AEDT
  (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Project Risk Assessment
using @RISK

18-19 August, 11am-3pm EDT

Decision-Making and
Quantitative Risk Analysis
using @RISK

PART I
2-3 Sept, 11am-3pm EDT
PART II
23-24 Sept, 11am-3pm EDT

Trial Versions
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in fully functional trial versions.
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The DecisionTools Suite
The complete risk and
decision analysis toolkit

» English
» Español
» Português
» Deutsch
» Français
» РУССКИЙ
» 日本語版
» 中文版

@RISK
Risk analysis software using Monte Carlo simulation for Excel and Project

PrecisionTree
Visual decision analysis
for spreadsheets

NeuralTools
Sophisticated neural networks for spreadsheets

StatTools
Advanced statistical analysis for spreadsheets

Evolver
The Innovative Optimizer
for Windows

BigPicture
Mind Mapping and Data Exploration for Excel


The DecisionTools Suite

Making Medicine Count: The DecisionTools Suite Bolsters Efficacy of Humanitarian Programs
Getting life-saving drugs to under-served people in developing countries is a driving goal for many non-profit organizations. However, well-intentioned efforts can fall short of their desired impact due to poor understanding of market uncertainty and risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Linskbridge, SPC, a consulting firm that advises international development organizations in determining what efforts have the highest impact along with the best value for money spent, recently used @RISK, RISKOptimizer, and PrecisionTree to help determine the best method of introducing a life-saving medicine in developing countries. With the aid of Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite software, the consultancy has been able to offer clients sound advice on which ventures have both humanitarian impact and fiscal soundness.

Using Palisade software, Khatuna Giorgadze, an associate with Linksbridge SPC, was able to take complex data from multiple sources and translate it into clear and comprehensive information on supply and demand of life-saving drugs in developing countries. With supply and demand established, Giorgadze then used @RISK, RISKOptimizer, and PrecisionTree to do a thorough market analysis and to help evaluate investment options.

All this information was then presented to clients looking to make sound and cost-effective investment and policy decisions to meet public health objectives. Palisade’s products helped make this process all the more efficient and effective. "Palisade's DecisionTools Suite is a very important component to our work," says Giorgadze. "Since 2011, it has enabled us to do the required market and investment analysis and make decisions. It’s easy to use, and its compatibility with Excel makes it all the more appealing. We’re very happy with how this software has enhanced our work."

  » Read the complete case study
 

BOSS Academy Radio features
BigPicture and Mind Mapping

BOSS Academy Radio is a show catering to business owners and entrepreneurs, where the host, Paul Kirch, shares his expertise and experiences with his listeners. Recently he interviewed Palisade's Randy Heffernan and Michelle Jackson to discuss how mind mapping can be incorporated into a business and why BigPicture is a tool that everyone should consider.

BigPicture is Palisade's newest addition to our suite of products. Currently in its beta stages, Palisade is hoping to bring it to market by the end of this month. This interview touches on how mind mapping can be the ultimate visual planning tool and how BigPicture can become an integral part of the planning and presentation process.

  » Listen to the interview
  » Learn more about BigPicture
 

Roy Nersesian's Energy Risk Modeling
Book is Worth a Second Look

Growing out of Roy Nersesian’s energy courses he delivers at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Energy Risk Modeling is a ground-breaking reference for those looking for simulation, decision trees, and optimization techniques for energy applications. The book is loaded with real-life examples that demonstrate how @RISK, PrecisionTree, and Evolver can be used to make better financial decisions within the oil and gas, electricity, and renewable energy industries. Roy Nersesian’s easy-to-read, step-by-step approach makes his techniques accessible to anyone who uses Microsoft Excel. All examples covered in the book are provided in Excel spreadsheets.

   Energy Risk Modeling

  » Learn more about Roy Nersesian's Energy Risk Modeling
 

Updates from Palisade
Palisade's 2015 Risk Conferences
The Palisade Risk Conferences have brought together risk and decision analysis professionals from Fortune Global 500 corporations to small consulting practices, and across every industry. Join us in a city near you:

New York: 4 Aug Register Now
San Fran/San Jose: 25 Aug Register Now
Calgary: 27 Aug Register Now
Oslo: 29 Sept Register Now
Moscow: 1 Oct Register Now
Zurich: 6 Oct Register Now
London: 22 Oct Register Now
Dubai: 2 Nov Register Now

Our Annual 2-Day Risk Conference will be held in New Orleans, November 11-12, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Register now for our biggest event, with multiple tracks of software training and industry presentations.

New Orleans: 11-12 Nov Register Now

  » See the global list of conferences for 2015
 

Case Study
@RISK Crucial in Live Donor Kidney
Transplant Study

A new study out of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals important new information for those donating, and receiving, kidneys. Dr. Bekir Tanriover, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, wanted to examine kidney transplant asymmetry more closely. "When you have more than a 10% difference in kidney size, how does this asymmetry translate into how well the kidney functions once it is transplanted in the recipient? How much kidney asymmetry is actually acceptable?" To tackle these questions, Tanriover and his colleagues conducted a retrospective study of 100 kidney donors who had asymmetric kidneys, gathering three measurements from each patient: the kidney size (volume), filtration efficiency, and biopsy scores, and plugged them into @RISK.

  » Read the complete case study
 

Product Spotlight
Using Simulation to Value an Option to Develop Vacant Land
From Chapter 45 of Financial Models Using Simulation and Optimization by Wayne Winston, published by Palisade Corporation

A classic example in the real options literature is the option to develop vacant land. The idea is that if you wait a while before building on the land, the land may substantially increase in value. This process makes finding the value of development easy. Download the example model and step-by-step instructions to determine the value of developing into a 6 or 9 unit apartment complex and then the value of waiting one year to develop the land using @RISK.

 » Download the example model and step-by-step instructions
 

Upcoming_Webcasts

English
Introduction to BigPicture

Presented by: Palisade Corporation
   28 July - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now
   06 August - 10am EDT-Eastern US / 4pm CEST   » Register Now
   12 August - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now
   21 August - 11am EDT-Eastern US / 5pm CEST   » Register Now

Introduction to Risk and Decision Analysis using
@RISK and the DecisionTools Suite

Presented by: Rafael Hartke, Palisade Corporation
   13 Aug. - 11am CEST-Central Europe / 5am EDT   » Register Now
   19 Aug. - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now
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   23 Sept. - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now

Portfolio and Investment Decisions using
@RISK and DecisionTools Suite

   Presented by: Fernando Hernández, Palisade Corporation
   18 August - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now

Schedule Risk Analysis with @RISK
   Presented by: Rafael Hartke, Palisade Corporation
   22 Sept. - 1pm EDT-Eastern US / 7pm CEST   » Register Now

Español
Introducción al análisis de riesgo y decisión
con @RISK y DecisiónTools Suite

   Presentador: Manuel Carmona, Palisade Corporation

   8 septiembre - 11am CEST-Central Europe/ 5am EDT   » registrar

Français
Introduction a l’analyse des Risques et décisions
avec @RISK et DécisionTools Suite

   Presentador: Manuel Carmona, Palisade Corporation

   6 octobre - 11am CEST-Central Europe/ 5am EDT   » Inscrivez-vous

Deutsch
Einführung zur Risiko- & Entscheidungsanalyse
mit @RISK und der DecisionTools Suite

   Presenter: Sascha Stange, Palisade Corporation

   29. Sept. - 11am CEST-Central Europe/ 5am EDT   » Jetzt Registrieren

» See complete Webcast schedule


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