UVA Darden Business School Adopts StatTools

The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia has selected Palisade's StatTools as the standard statistics software for all its MBA candidates. Ranked 12th in the Wall Street Journal's 2004 overall ratings of graduate business schools, the Darden School has made an "integrated and innovative curriculum and course materials" a core goal in its mission. With the adoption of StatTools, Darden joins the growing ranks of universities using the Palisade statistics package. Other recent adopters include Pace University and the University of Indiana.

"Robust and Easy to Use"

According to Dr. Phillip E. Pfeifer, professor of marketing, "Palisade did a good job of balancing ease of use with flexibility and robust results. I think StatTools will allow our students to perform better statistical models more easily." A longtime @RISK and DecisionTools Suite user, Dr. Pfeifer liked StatTools' snug fit with Excel, its short learning curve, and its easy, check-box approach to defining a dataset.

Echoing Dr. Pfeifer was Shawn Harahush, StatTools Product Manager at Palisade: "One of the goals in developing StatTools was to make the software easy to use, thus avoiding the need to learn a complex new package."

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Gannett Fleming Uses @RISK for Project

When local transit authorities need federal funding for capital projects, Gannett Fleming provides the project planning and risk assessment services that move projects forward. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has established guidelines that call for detailed risk assessments by qualified consultants before granting federal funds to local transit projects. Gannett Fleming, a national planning, design, and management firm, uses Palisade's @RISK for Project to provide detailed project planning and risk assessment services that exceed FTA guidelines.

The @RISK for Project Solution

According to Dan Estrada, Project Manager for Gannett Fleming, "@RISK for Project facilitates an integrated approach to quantifying schedule and cost risks and offers concise evaluations of their potential impacts. The software allows us to confidently address FTA requirements."

@RISK for Project is Palisade's project risk analysis solution. It integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Project and provides project managers with the analysis power to assess project uncertainty and accurately forecast project cost and schedule.

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Palisade Software Supports FLEXnet™

New releases of Palisade software now support Macrovision’s FLEXnet (formerly FLEXlm). As the world's most popular software licensing platform and the de facto industry standard, FLEXnet provides the broadest possible range of license management capabilities for enterprise customers. Already embedded in millions of copies of software, FLEXnet’s versatile architecture offers more flexible solutions than any one provider—or in-house IT staff—can possibly deliver, without sacrificing the convenience of one-stop shopping.

Now you can deploy @RISK, DecisionTools Suite, and other Palisade software with unprecedented flexibility. Enjoy such benefits as:

   • “Check out” individual licenses from a network
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   • Reserve or partition licenses for particular groups of users
   • Familiar deployment for many IT professionals
   • Compatible with major security protocols

FLEXnet is available with most Palisade software, and the update is free of charge for current Palisade users.

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