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Definitive Scenario has been acquired by Decisive Tools
New tools continue to make decision analysis techniques more accessible. Monte Carlo simulation is perhaps the most popular of the management science techniques.
Definitive Software, Inc. has developed "Scenario", a general tool for Monte Carlo simulation. This is a standalone modeling tool. It interfaces to Excel for exporting results, but not for linking to Excel models.
Notably, scenario uses an influence diagram as the modeling interface. This graphical map shows the logical relationships linking model elements. Thus, models are more self-documenting.
Scenario features include:
Scenario sells for $195 and is available from:
Contact: Andy Killinger
Definitive Scenario received a PCWeek 'Best of COMDEX' finalist award (fall 1997).
John Schuyler, January 1997. Revised Aug. 1999
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