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DPL 9 New Features

DPL 9 Release is Now Available!

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A Decision Tree-focused Model in DPL 9

The major DPL 9 Release serves to underscore Syncopation's commitment to providing analysts, consultants, managers, and analytic teams with an intuitive, graphical decision-tree based modeling environment for performing robust decision & risk analyses, Monte Carlo simulation, real option valuation, and portfolio prioritization.

For over 20 years, DPL has provided analysts with a set of tools that can help to:

  1. Graphically describe, communicate and analyze complex decision-problems
  2. Visualize downside risk, while maximizing upside potential
  3. Increase stakeholder value in the face of uncertainty
  4. Build a shared understanding among stakeholders in order to make smart, confident decisions

The DPL 9 Release includes a number of enhancements and features that serve to augment analytic performance, interoperability, scalability and intuitiveness -- bringing these crucial elements to a level that is simply unmatched by competitors in the space. Listed below are some of the new features by version:

DPL 9 Professional

  • More Flexible Modeling: Decision Tree or Influence Diagram Focused

    Select which modeling mode you prefer: decision tree-focused, influence diagram-focused, or no preference (i.e., split halfway). Build your model entirely in the view you prefer.

  • Modeling Ease-of-use Improvements

    Multi-select any object in the Influence Diagram or Decision Tree to make multiple changes at once. Manipulate the decision tree via streamlined and more intuitive use of the mouse.

  • Graphical Output Improvements

    Exercise full control over the marker size in all charts and the percentiles and labels displayed in Risk Profiles.

  • New Time Series Percentile Chart

    Visualize cash flow over time for all your initial decision alternative to gain a complete picture of how uncertainty evolves over time.

  • Selective Attributes:

    Got a lot of attributes? With this feature you can slim down your Fat Policy Tree by selecting which attributes are displayed.

  • Perform a Subtree and Continue:

    Just like it says -- perform a subtree and then continue descending the tree with further events so you can define your decision problem with precision.

  • 64-bit Executable

    Exploit the scalability of the 64-bit Windows architecture.

  • .XLSX Conversion

    DPL now does Excel XML: convert an .xlsx/.xlsm spreadsheet to a DPL Program for a huge performance boost.

DPL 9 Enterprise

  • Multiple-objective Functions

    Who's making that decision? Optimize multiple objective functions simultaneously within a single model to get a handle on the actions of partners and adversaries.

  • Parallel Endpoint Recording

    Divide and conquer by running a large model on several different machines.

  • Allow Event Already Active

    Need to model a decision-problem in which it's most convenient to encounter the same event more than once on a path in the tree? (example: sequential oil well drilling decisions) Models these types of problems with ease by enabling the new "Allow event already active and halt with penalty value" feature.

  • Enhanced API and Improved Database Performance

    Expanded functionality for embedding DPL in an automated decision support system and better database connectivity under the covers.

  • DPL does BIG Data

    Estimate probabilities and discover conditional relationships to predict the target event so you can go from big data mining to making the big decision.

DPL 9 Portfolio

  • New Given Success and Subtree Attributes

    Calculate key metrics given success and under other conditional scenarios automatically as part of a portfolio run.

  • .CSV Definition of Portfolio

    When just defining the portfolio is half the fun, manage your list in Excel or another program and import it into DPL with just a few clicks.

  • Element Definition Based on SQL query

    Dynamic project selection based on projects' characteristics in the portfolio database.