Discover all the exciting and powerful tools and theory that make Crystal Ball a leading tool in the field of simulation and analytics. Below is a collection of white papers and feature overviews that will give you insight into how analytics can improve performance and decision making at all levels of the organization - Strategy, Tactics & Operational Excellence
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Crystal Ball software is used by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including 85% of the Fortune 500. Customers hail from a broad range of industries, such as aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and utilities, who are increasingly using performance management, business intelligence and predictive modeling together to improve their strategic decision-making process.
Crystal Ball was originally introduced in 1986 by Decisioneering Inc. to integrate Monte Carlo techniques into spreadsheets and systems to more accurately forecast risk and variance.
1998 - Decisioneering introduced Crystal Ball Professional Edition, the first desktop software suite to combine the technologies of Monte Carlo simulation and global optimization. Crystal Ball Pro was hailed as a breakthrough product and received several awards and nominations.
June 2004 - Decisioneering launched Crystal Ball Premium Edition, combining time-series forecasting, Monte Carlo simulation, optimization and real options analysis.
March 2007 - Decisioneering was acquired by Hyperion to add predictive capabilities to its business intelligence suite that uses Microsoft Excel as its primary interface.
July 2007 - Oracle Corporation acquired Hyperion including Decisioneering, in order to offer a best-of-breed business intelligence product family that will work with heterogeneous information from both Oracle and non-Oracle sources.
June 2008 - Oracle Crystal Ball EPM edition is launched. This edition is fully integrated with Hyperion Strategic Finance, Planning, Essbase and Oracle BIEE through the Oracle SmartView Add-In in Excel.
April 2010- Oracle introduces versions 11.1.2 that incorporates a host of new features including forecasting integration with Oracle EssBase.
January 2011 - Oracle Crystal Ball 126.96.36.199 is released which gives users 64bit power along with better integration with EPM.
May 2012 - Oracle Crystal Ball 188.8.131.52 is released, providing better forecating speed and enhanced data modeling and fitting capabilities.
Crystal Ball EPM uses the power of Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office to access data from your EPM applications, including Hyperion Planning and Essbase directly in Excel to model your risks and predict success. Furthermore, with Oracle EPM Workspace you can share your Crystal Ball workbooks and analysis across the enterprise to enhance and accelerate collaborative decision making by putting the right information in the hands of the right people.
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