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Palisade DecisionTools Suite Risk Analysis Software now Compatible with Office 2013 and Windows 8; Available in Multiple Languages
8 May 2013, Ithaca, New York -Risk and decision analysis software provider Palisade Corporation today announced the immediate availability of a substantial update to its DecisionTools® Suite 6 package for Microsoft Excel. New version 6.1 is fully compatible with Excel 2013, Project 2013 and Windows 8.  This is particularly important for academic users who are among the earliest adopters of new Microsoft releases and operating systems.  The DecisionTools Suite includes the market-leading risk analysis tool, @RISK.

Additionally, the latest version has now been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Japanese and Chinese.  The user interface, example models, tutorials and help files have all been carefully translated.  Users can specify the language at install and change languages later — all from the same installer. This is a major benefit to multinational companies seeking to roll out a single risk analysis standard around the world.

“Windows 8 represents the biggest change to Microsoft’s operating system since 1995,” noted Palisade Vice President Randy Heffernan. “The latest release of DecisionTools Suite software ensures that organizations can continue to make insightful, data-based decisions as they adapt to new ways of computing. Coupled with extensive language support, this new version brings better decision-making and risk analysis to a much wider audience.  Many multinationals see these features as critical to their ongoing adoption of corporate risk analysis standards.”

Multinationals in the oil and gas, mining, utilities, manufacturing and banking industries around the world face uncertainty every day.  Cost estimation, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, operational risk assessments, new product development, exploration -- decisions in each of these areas carry an associated level of risk.  Where to invest?  What product to produce in what quantity?  What price to charge? 

Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite is an integrated set of quantitative tools that help organizations examine these risks, calculate their impact and develop mitigation strategies.  Palisade software brings techniques like Monte Carlo simulation directly to Microsoft Excel, so that these powerful analyses can be brought to virtually any type of model.

On the use of @RISK, a key component of the DecisionTools Suite, toymaker LEGO’s Senior Director of Strategic Risk Hans Læssøe commented, “@RISK enables the Enterprise Risk Management team to undertake in-depth technical analysis of the risks that are inherent in our operation.”

Building on Læssøe’s observations, Art Misyan, director of foreign exchange at pharmaceutical giant Merck, noted the ability of @RISK to compare different assumptions of uncertainty. “We love it,” said Misyan, “because it gives us the flexibility to evaluate alternative distributions on screen.”

For more information on the DecisionTools Suite 6.1 and to download a free trial, please visit:

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