We are pleased to announce Marketing Engineering for Excel Release 1.5 is now available to everyone and will be the version that students download this year. (This release was available to instructors as of April 2009).
Included in this release is the Ford Hybrid Car case, a topical case which allows students to work with our Bass forecasting model for forecasting the time path of adoptions of products and technologies. If you missed Dr. Rangaswamy's webinar on Bass model (March 18) you'll find it at our website under Archived Webinars.
While several minor enhancements are included with this release, of particular note is our new Latent Class (LC) Segmentation model. This model may be advanced for some of your students, but we hope it may be useful for your research, or use by your more advanced students. Latent class segmentation techniques reveal segment structures among customers that are unknown a priori. Thus, LC segmentation is particularly useful for determining unexpected groupings of customers that may point to new ways of identifying and targeting customers. Our implementation of LC supports variables of mixed scale (both nominal and interval-scaled variables), not available in our standard segmentation. Also, it allows you to explore numerous segmentation solutions with a single run, which enables automatic determination of number of segments, as well as identification of niche segments in the market. However, typically, LC segmentation requires more data (more respondents) than traditional segmentation methods.
We are pleased Marketing Engineering and Marketing Engineering for Excel is being adopted by new faculty and students and are working hard to ensure our offering brings enhanced value to the teaching/learning process.
Over 3,000 students used ME>XL during the last academic year and many new instructors were added to our growing list of users.
The following Universities are among those that adopted ME>XL during the past year. We are pleased to welcome them to the ME>XL family:
|University of Alabama||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Australian National University||S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research|
|Aoyama Gakuin University||Texas Christian University|
|Bar-Ilan University||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences|
|Dongbei University of Finance and Economics||UCLA|
|Fundação Getulio Vargas||University of Connecticut|
|Georgia State University||University of Kiel|
|Indiana University||Universität Bern|
|James Madison University||Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School|
|Koc University||Wake Forest University|
|Sasin Graduate Institute|
With the start of the new academic year, it is a good time to check the status of your complimentary Marketing Engineering for Excel license. Our faculty colleagues are free to use our software in their academic pursuits, but need to renew their license every year. You may check the status of your license by clicking on "About Marketing Engineering for Excel" under the ME>XL menu in Excel. If you need to renew, please visit the instructor portion of www.decisionpro.biz, download the latest version, and complete the activation process to renew your license for the year.
While we strive to improve and refine our marketing models, current business cases keep the learning experience vibrant for your students. We invite our colleagues to submit any cases they have developed and would like to share with their Marketing Engineering colleagues. We will do the editing, formatting, etc. but would appreciate any efforts you would like to share. Please contact us in the support center for more information.
Our Instructor Webinar Series continues this year, with a slightly different format. Several of our webinars have been split into two sessions (45 minutes each), theory and implementation, to allow instructors to better choose their area of interest. New adopters will enjoy the theory session designed to help understand the use of a particular model and how it might fit into a planned academic offering. Current users who need to see the software in action can choose to join the implementation segment of a model (feel free to enroll in either or both the 2-part webinars).
You may enroll in all your selected webinars by visiting the webinar registration page. You will receive a reminder several weeks prior to each session.
|Portfolio Analysis with GE/McKinsey Matrix||September 16, 2009|
|Segmentation - Part 1 - Theory||October 7, 2009|
|Segmentation - Part 2 - Software Implementation||October 14, 2009|
|Positioning - Part 1 - Theory||November 11, 2009|
|Positioning - Part 2 - Software Implementation||November 18, 2009|
|Introduction/Overview (First Time Instructors)||December 16, 2009|
|Customer Choice - Part 1 - Theory||January 13, 2010|
|Customer Choice - Part 2 - Software Implementation||January 20, 2010|
|Advanced Tips and Techniques - Part 1||January 27, 2010|
|Advanced Tips and Techniques - Part 2||February 3, 2010|
|Bass Forecasting||February 17, 2010|
|Resource Allocation - Part 1 - Theory||March 17, 2010|
|Resource Allocation - Part 2 - Software Implementation||March 24, 2010|
|New Instructor Webinar||March 31, 2010|
|Conjoint Analysis - Part 1 - Theory||April 14, 2010|
|Conjoint Analysis - Part 2 - Software Implementation||April 21, 2010|
|Customer Lifetime Value - Part 1 - Theory||May 12, 2010|
|Customer Lifetime Value - Part 2 - Software Implementation||May 19, 2010|