Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Check out the latest version of DecisionPlanner!

Amber & I have release the latest version of DecisionPlanner. It is available at www.yoopersoft.com.

DecisionPlanner now offers Decision Modeling. Help people make decisions by sharing your expertise. Create a decision model for others to copy. There are three programs available, two of which can allow you to make some money and build your own business.

DecisionPlanner now has a wizard that makes it easier to enter information related to your decision. Simply answer the questions on the screen and click the next button. You’ll get feedback early and often. DecisionPlanner will offer recommendations and rank your alternatives early in the process and often as you give it more information.

One of the most powerful new techniques used in DecisionPlanner is paired rankings. If you have more than two alternatives, or more than one perspective, paired rankings offers a superior method of ranking you options. The theory is that you can choose between two options far easier than you can rank a list of more than two options. Based on this, we present each combination of options and ask, by perspective, you to choose which of the two you prefer. After each combination has been presented, DecisionPlanner ranks you alternatives and offers recommendations such as eliminating alternatives that received absolutely no votes or even adding alternatives and perspectives if it’s appropriate. If this process gives you a clear solution, great! If not, it’s on to the next technique: Pro-con analysis.

Pro-con analysis asks you for the factors, or decision criteria, you will use to decide. Each factor is then designated as a “pro” or a “con” for each alternative. Based on this, DecisionPlanner will once again rank your alternatives and offer recommendations.

The final and most powerful technique is the Analytical analysis. For those of you who have used DecisionPlanner already, this is the tool you are already familiar with. The analytical analysis asks you to enter target values for each factor, and then actual values for each alternative / factor combination. Using various formulas, DecisionPlanner compares the target values to the actual values and, once again, ranks your alternatives. Comprehensive reports then guide you to the right solution for you.

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