DECISION TRAIN develops and markets innovative digital resources like videos, documents and Excel models for training and learning how to master @RISK and other DecisionTools Suite software tools developed by Palisade Corporation.
These tools are sold to three types of users: Student Users, Academic Users and Professional users.
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The single functional unit in which we bundle our training resources is the Training module. A training module is a bundled package linked to a business case to be solved using @RISK and other DecisionTools.
These modules have been developed from real-life business cases provided by actual consulting and training experience of our case developers.
Each package or module contains four components:
- One PDF textual colored document containing several pages that explains in detail a business case to be explained and solved. In general, the first part of the document explains the case; the second part describes how it will be solved. The third section describes in detail all the steps involved, one by one, in order to solve the case. The last section explains, summarizes and presents conclusive results with respect to the business case.
- One unsolved Excel spreadsheet associated to the business case that the student needs to fill in, step by step, led by the PDF document. This Excel spreadsheet contains gray or light-blue colored blank cells that need to be filled in during the training process explained on the PDF document and the linked videos.
- One solved Excel spreadsheet associated to the business case. The student can compare his or her results to this finished version of the business case exercise.
- Any number, from one to up to twenty, videos associated to this business case. Each one of these videos is freely linked to the structure presented on the PDF document. In other words, it represents a free and open version of what has been written on the document. Each one of the videos contains as much as 8 minutes. This length on the video duration is imposed by the video-development application used and also as a convenient way to deliver limited-size files that do not last extensively. Each one of these videos contains an explanation on how to solve, on a step-by-step basis, the business case presented.