Perhaps Studio’s greatest strength is that of scale. In order to build realistic enterprise models, you need three things:
- Ability to involve many people in the modeling process
- Virtually unlimited capacity and speed
- Support for the full spectrum of decision analysis methods
Vanguard delivers all three of these. Used alone, Studio lets you break down complex models into a collection of smaller, linked component models that encourage collaboration and reuse of prior work. Used in a multi-user environment as part of the Vanguard System, Studio’s collaboration capabilities come alive.
In terms of capacity and speed, your models can grow to almost limitless size without becoming unmanageable or bogging down. Studio’s native processing speed is about 60 times that of spreadsheets. Used with a Monte Carlo Simulation grid, your simulations will run at 1,500 times the speed of spreadsheets.
Finally, you are not likely to encounter a situation where Vanguard does not support the analytic method you need. However, if you do, you can easily integrate calculations performed in other applications into your Vanguard model. What’s more, you can directly link core systems such as your data warehouse, production scheduling, sales management and other systems into your Vanguard models.
The combination of these capabilities elevates Vanguard from a tool in your planning and analysis toolbox to a central, unifying application that brings together the people, systems, and analysis you need to manage more effectively.