If you are looking for help in using Analytica, these affiliated consultants offer special expertise in the use of Analytica to create effective decision tools. Lumina has selected these firms on the basis of their outstanding skills in decision analysis and decision-oriented modeling, and knowledge of Analytica and other tools. They have experience in applications in a wide variety of areas, including the environment, oil and gas, earth sciences, telecommunications, e-commerce, health, and pharmaceutical.
Lumina will be glad to help you select an affiliate to suit your needs. Our recommendations will be based on the type of assistance you want, expertise in application area and methodology, geographical region, and preferred language. Please call us at 650-212-1212 or email us.
Novix assists companies with their business planning. We model the financial, marketing, production and logistics planning processes to better understand the key business variables so that our clients are able to make informed and better decisions. The Novix mulitilingual team (Spanish, Portuguese, English) has worked with companies from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.
“Using Analytica as the main development platform, we are able to provide our clients with a powerful tool for decision making analysis that is flexible, allows the analyst to handle large data sets consistently and can easily be adapted to business changes.”
Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Incite has delivered solutions in Analytica since 1996 within a broad array of commercial sectors. Although we specialize in supporting strategic technology decisions, we have applied Analytica in a wide array of client problems including facilities capital cost estimating, market evaluation, project valuation and selection, schedule risk and cost analysis, environmental remediation, litigation strategy, new product development, network architectural design, commercial real estate strategy, and portfolio system design and support for pharmaceutical R&D and electronics.
Analytica’s influence diagram environment, support for scalable multidimensional analysis through Intelligent Arrays(TM), and native Monte Carlo engine allow us to capture the logic and behavior of client problems quickly and present them in a way that facilitates productive and decisive dialog. By combining these uniquely adaptable and flexible features with our structured approach to decision-making, we help our clients gain deeper insights into opportunities and make better decisions faster.
“As a consultant, I use Analytica primarily for two reasons: efficiency and communication. Analytica’s “object-oriented” programming language and intelligent arrays allow me to develop and maintain quantitative analysis rapidly and accurately. Thus, I spend much less time just writing code or auditing and correcting mistakes than I would in spreadsheets or other programming languages. Analytica’s influence diagram environment allows me to discuss the logic of models graphically with clients. As a result, I spend much less time getting confirmation of a model’s accuracy from clients, and I spend more time actually helping clients think through their problems and solutions. Analytica helps me be more of a consultant than a programmer.” – Rob Brown, Incite Decision Technologies.
Location: Cumming, Georgia
Risk Sciences International provides risk assessment expertise primarily in the areas of public health, safety and environmental protection.
“We particularly enjoy the considerable productivity gains associated with Analytica. We are always working in partnership with our clients. In this environment, good model development practices rely on visualization, collaboration, computation, and documentation. Analytica encourages all of these to work harmoniously. The capacity to deliver web-based solutions with Analytica is also exciting, where models built in Analytica are easily maintained within the Analytica environment, while the web-based dissemination provides low cost distribution and communication options for external users of policy models.” – Greg Paoli, Principal Risk Scientist, Risk Sciences International
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Languages: English and French
Lumidyne Consulting has deep expertise in distributed energy resources (DERs) and applies advanced modeling techniques to help its clients understand DER markets, technology adoption, and impact on electric grid operations. Lumidyne staff are experts in the Analytica software platform, which they have been using for over a decade, and have developed customized modeling solutions for dozens of clients in the energy industry (on both the supply & demand side). They employ System Dynamics, linear and nonlinear optimization, Monte Carlo analysis, consumer choice theory, financial analysis, and other sophisticated methods in their modeling solutions. Lumidyne’s leadership (Cory Welch & James Milford) came from Navigant Consulting, where they led the development of most of Navigant’s DER models, and were previously researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
“The Analytica modeling platform is nothing short of genius. Its icon-based environment, Intelligent Arrays, integrated Monte Carlo analysis capability, structured optimization, and ease with which you can create graphical user interfaces make this the perfect tool for solving my client’s modeling needs. With Analytica, I can say “yes” far more often, since creating and modifying complex models is so easy. My clients are always impressed when they see a model we’ve built, and it definitely helps us stand apart from the competition.”
– Cory Welch, Founder & President, Lumidyne Consulting LLC
Location: Arvada, CO