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About the Software

Marketing Engineering for Excel

mexlsoftwareOperating System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (see "Student Access" below for solution for Mac users)

Additional Software Requirements: Microsoft Excel XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013

Intended Audience: Undergraduate or Graduate level business school students with minimal background or technical training.

Retail Price: $500.00 (12 month license), $1,500.00 (permanent license)

Academic Student Price: $45.00 (6 month license) / $60.00 (12 month license) / $90.00 (24 month license)

Universities may purchase volume licenses at an additional discount below Academic Student Pricing. See "Student Access" below for more details.

About the Software

The Marketing Engineering for Excel software package enables students to gain hands-on experience in applying the analytical marketing concepts discussed in the Principles of Marketing Engineering book. When used with our business cases, students apply the concepts learned in the books to real world situations by running analysis on case data and interpreting output to answer business specific questions.

  • Lilien and Rangaswamy relish marketing students with dirty fingernails, soiled by hands-on application of modern marketing methods. Their book and software open up a marketing toolkit so that students can learn information-based marketing the old-fashioned way: by building practical models.
    James D. Hess University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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When taken beyond the classroom, our software package provides tools to help address most of the common marketing problems: Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP); New Product Decisions; Sales Forecasting; Advertising and Communication Decisions; Salesforce and Channel Decisions; Pricing; and Sales Promotion Decisions.

The software is built as an Excel Add-In to simplify use while increasing flexibility.

    Simplified Use

    • Access software through familiar Excel interface
    • Tutorials and sample data sets to learn basic software operations
    • Built-in context-sensitive help
    • Automatic cell selection during analysis when using our templates

    Increased Flexibility

    • Instructors are not limited to our business cases and data sets
    • "Create a Template" option enables students to specify the features of the data set and have a table created with data entry indicators
    • Instructors may provide their own data or have students gather real world data to complete an analysis
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  • Marketing Engineering Models

    Marketing Engineering for Excel includes the following software models. Each model includes a tutorial to demonstrate software usage and at least one business case to demonstrate model usage in a real world scenario.

    Bass Forecasting
    The Bass diffusion model is used to forecast the sales of a new product or service that has no close competitors. Learn More...
    The Conjoint Analysis model is a procedure for measuring, analyzing, and predicting customers' responses to new products and to new features of existing products. Learn More...
    Customer Choice
    The Customer Choice (Logit) model is an individual-level response model that helps to analyze and explain the choices individual customers make in the market. Learn More...
    Customer Lifetime Value
    Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is a metric of a customer's value to the organization over the entire history of the relationship. Learn More...
    GE/McKinsey Portfolio Matrix
    The GE Portfolio approach evaluates a business on the basis of two composite dimensions: industry attractiveness and business strength. Learn More...
    Positioning / Perceptual Mapping
    Perceptual-mapping helps firms to understand how customers view their product(s) relative to competitive products. Learn More...
    The Pricing model. Learn More...
    Resource Allocation
    Resource Allocation helps optimize resource sizing and resource allocations across segments, products, channels, etc. Learn More...
    Segmentation and Targeting
    Segmentation is the process of classifying customers into homogenous groups (segments) such that each group of customers shares enough characteristics in common to make it viable for the firm to design specific offerings or products for selected segments. Learn More...

    Student Access to Software

    DecisionPro provides academic subscriptions to its software at an 85% discount from the regular professional license. If you would like to give your students hands-on experience with the Marketing Engineering for Excel software, visit the Get Software for Students page for more details.

    Instructor Resources

    The following instructor resources are available to assist instructors in learning Marketing Engineering for Excel software:

    1. Archived Webinars - DecisionPro has archived instructor webinars available to assist instructors in learning the Marketing Engineering concepts and software usage for most models.
    2. Business Case Solutions - DecisionPro has case solutions for the business cases that accompany the software. Some cases also include a video solution. 

    Instructor Evaluation Copy

    Instructors may download a complimentary copy of the Marketing Engineering for Excel software from the Get Instructor Software page.