Palisade Software Plays Major Role in Russian Telecom Giant's Enterprise Risk Program

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» Palisade Software Plays Major
   Role in Russian Telecom Giant's
   Enterprise Risk Program

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» SJTU Relies on @RISK and
   DecisionTools Suite to
   Train Next Generation
   of Engineering Leaders

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   (Part 1)

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Palisade Software Plays Major Role
in Russian Telecom Giant's Enterprise
Risk Program

Russian mobile network operator, MegaFon, uses several tools from Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite to integrate risk management within its budgeting and investment planning processes. MegaFon is one of the three largest mobile telecommunications operators in Russia, and has subsidiaries in Tajikistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It is the only company with its own mobile network and has over 63 million active subscribers.

In 2012, MegaFon increased and formalized its level of qualitative analysis and forecasting, as well as put in place a process that would integrate risk management with its budgeting and investment planning. The aim was to provide the management team with insights that enabled informed decision-making to increase its capital expenditure efficiency.

This Russian telecom giant has also used @RISK and TopRank to help make informed decisions regarding major construction projects. Each year MegaFon needs to plan for the continuous upgrading of its network. Projects include building new antenna, installing the latest equipment and laying fiber optic cable. In 2012, MegaFon made the decision to invest in a large construction project with the aim of minimizing its operating costs and improving network quality and control over technical operations. @RISK allowed MegaFon to use graphs to show easily how NPV and cash flows could change over time, and the probabilities of those changes occurring, rather than the static number that they would have had to rely on without the risk analysis tool.

It doesn't stop there, future plans for MegaFon’s risk management programme include developing it to enable the company to analyze various risks through modelling. For example, as part of an exchange rate risk mitigation plan, MegaFon plans to analyze the different derivatives they can purchase by simulating different scenarios and exchange rates to provide a clearer picture of potential losses and gains.

@RISK Palisade's decision support software is a
      well-balanced and flexible instrument that
      can be applied to a wide variety of
      situations, making it ideally suited to
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      such as its informative and example-led
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                        Dmitry Shevchenko
                        Head of Risk Management at MegaFon

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 » More about MegaFon 

Case Study
Shanghai’s Top University Relies on
@RISK and DecisionTools Suite to Train
Next Generation of Engineering Leaders

Engineering students at one of China's top universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, are learning how to deal with risk analyses and decision-making with the best tools in the industry: @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite. Professor Li Mian, an authority in system design and optimization, uses the tools not only in his own research, but in the classroom as well.

Dr. Li gives two examples on how the software is used in his teaching and research. One of which involves a study of pricing risk and decision-making when introducing a new product to the market. The second example involves Dr. Li's use of the software in his course work. He demonstrates how the software can be applied when determining the influences of various factors on tolerances in car engine design.

 » Read the full case study
 » More about Professor Li
This case study is available in Chinese also:
 » 上海交大开设DecisionTools 和@RISK软件课程并获得成果

Product Spotlight
Solar and Wind Power Example (Part 1)
This model illustrates the daily output of a combination of solar and wind energy units. The solar unit is affected by cloud cover with a temperature adjustment. The wind unit is modeled by a random wind speed and an ouput function of this wind speed. The @RISK outputs include hourly and total daily output values for solar, wind, and combined solar and wind. This model is based on Roy L. Nersesian's book Energy Risk Modeling. To view the model, you must have @RISK 6.0 Standard or higher. Download a trial version here.

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