Microsoft Excel

Graphing and Reporting Improvements in @RISK 7.5

New to version 7.5, all graphs and reports in @RISK now feature a more streamlined interface, to accomplish more in fewer clicks.  One of the many additions made to help save time: you can now toggle between your default probability, cumulative and tornado graphs without having to click from each respective drop-down menu.

The new style of these easy-access buttons will allow you to more easily toggle between your favorite graphs.

In addition, graphs and reports support Excel’s built-in themes and colors. Now you can apply your company’s standard Excel themes to your @RISK reports, improving communication, consistency and efficiency!

The same report with stylistic changes that happen with a click of the mouse.

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New Functions in @RISK 7.5!

Functions are at the heart of risk analysis involving Monte Carlo simulation. In version 7.5 we have added a total of 22 new functions – 16 distribution functions and 6 new statistical functions. @RISK’s new distribution functions will appeal to a variety of industries and applications:

  • RiskDagum – This distribution is mostly associated with modeling income distribution and is useful in many actuarial statistics.
  • RiskFréchet – Used to quantify extreme events, Fréchet distributions is helpful in modeling rare, unexpected events such as radioactive emissions, seismic analysis, and peak single-day rainfall and flooding.
  • RiskCauchy – This distribution is useful in scientific and engineering applications to model resonance behavior, measurement repeatability and light dispersion.
  • RiskBurr12 – Burr distributions are used to model household income, insurance risk and reliability data.
  • RiskFatigueLife – If you are looking to model material reliability, FatigueLife distribitions are effective in modeling reliability and are used to estimate failure of materials over time.

These new functions are important for accurate, insightful estimation of uncertainty and provide useful statistics on simulation results data.  Ranging from insurance risk to reliability engineering to modeling of household income, @RISK 7.5 has your risk analysis needs covered!

»Learn about all the new functions in @RISK 7.5

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Palisade Unveils BigPicture, Brand-New Software Product

BigPicture - Mind Mapping and Data Exploration for Excel
Mind mapping, diagramming, data maps, and org charts – right in Excel

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Palisade is pleased to introduce BigPicture, the diagramming and data mapping software add-in for Microsoft Excel. With BigPicture, you can create mind maps to organize thoughts and ideas, or create dynamic data maps from any type of spreadsheet data. You can even create automatic organizational charts from your personnel data. BigPicture is now available for download in beta!

For 30 years, Palisade software tools have been helping decision-makers gain powerful insights in their spreadsheets; now, BigPicture adds a new, visual diagramming platform to your decision-making toolbox.


BigPicture  lets you:

  • Brainstorm complex problems using mind mapping techniques
  • Present and explore data sets with eye-catching topical maps
  • Work in Excel and easily share maps with others
  • Clarify decision processes
  • Automatically generate organizational charts from source personnel data
  • Link any map to underlying data sets for live updating

While the applications are limitless, BigPicture will be particularly useful for tasks such as strategic planning, org chart creation, and data mapping, giving professionals an easy-to-use tool to better plan out decisions and display dense data with the click of a button.

BigPicture Data Map

A data map built with BigPicture, illustrating the connections between complex data points with clear, detailed visuals.

BigPicture Strategic Planning

A BigPicture strategic map, with nodes expanded to show the different factors and possibilities of certain choices.

BigPicture Org Chart

A BigPicture flexible org chart, illustrating the structure of the organization along with detailed info on all the employees.

Download the BigPicture Beta Now!

The BigPicture Beta is available now for download, free of charge. Download it today, and begin exloring.