Is it Best to Hedge Your Lettuce? @RISK and StatTools Help Answer the Question

Agriculture is traditionally one of the highest risk economic activities. In California, many produce farm operations use a rule-of-thumb to manage their seasonal finances–often aiming to contract 80% of their crop in advance to buyers at set prices, and leaving the remaining 20% to be sold at spot prices in the open market. The rationale […]

@RISK Weighs Water’s True Cost

Many of us assume that water is cheap—it flows freely from the tap whenever we need it. However, the true cost of water is far from free. For many companies pursuing corporate water stewardship strategies, a common barrier to action is this perceived low cost of water. As water costs are often as low as […]

@RISK Helps Keep Pupfish from the Brink of Extinction

The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is one of the world’s most endangered animals. There is only one wild population living in a single aquifer-fed thermal pool in Nye County, Nevada, and has been perched on the brink of extinction at 35–68 fish in 2013. A major strategy for conserving the pupfish has been to […]

Counting Cars: @RISK Models Traffic Congestion

In their article titled “Estimation of Mixed Traffic Densities in Congested Roads Using Monte Carlo Analysis” in Air & Waste Management Association’s April 2015 EM Magazine, authors Brian Freeman, Bahram Gharabaghi, and Jesse Thé use @RISK to create a novel method to estimate the number and type of vehicles on a 1-km stretch congested roadway. […]

Review our Software on Capterra

Palisade software users–have our tech tools been valuable to you and your work?  If so, we’d love you to take a few moments to review our products on Capterra. Capterra provides software directories, blogs, infographics and ebooks to help customers find the exact type of software tool they’re looking for.  This tech  concierge service has […]

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: @RISK plays a part in finance analysis for SpiderMan 2 and other movie favorites

The next time you settle in at the Cineplex to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you may have @RISK to thank in part for its production. Movies such as SpiderMan 2, The Interview, and 22 Jump Street have all benefited from @RISK’s quantitative risk analysis—thanks to Benjamin Waisbren. Waisbren, a partner at the law firm […]

Oil and Gas Companies Rely on @RISK to Evaluate Insurance Structure

In a volatile industry sector, many large oil and gas companies establish their own insurance subsidiary. These entities, called captive insurance companies, help manage the overall group risk. Due to the way in which they manage reserves, the captive can typically afford to retain higher risks than individual operating companies or business units. Alesco Risk […]

Play Ball! Palisade Software Used in Award-Winning Sports Analytics Research

Baseball fans, take note: next time you’re looking to place a bet on a game, you may want to use @RISK. That’s what DePaul University professor Clayton Graham did to create his baseball wagering model, presented at the prestigious  ninth annual 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Dr. Graham’s research submission, “Diamonds on the Line: […]

Rave Review for BigPicture from Mind Mapping Software Blog

BigPicture has garnered an in-depth and enthusiastic review from the Mind Mapping Software Blog, a leading source for news, trends and resources related to visual mapping. Chuck Frey, widely regarded as one of the leading experts on visual mapping and visual thinking, explored the software’s numerous features and says, “You’ll be very impressed.” Frey investigates […]

How Safe is That Shrimp? @RISK Tackles Health Hazards After Deepwater Horizon Spill

Southeast Louisiana is home to a large population of Vietnamese Americans who rely heavily on the shrimp caught in the Gulf for their livelihood and as a food source. When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened in in April 2010, Vietnamese shrimpers were particularly concerned. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted risk […]