Professor Arvind Rangaswamy Named 2020 Distinguished Professor

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Professor Arvind Rangaswamy, one of DecisionPro's founders, has been named one of ten distinguished professors for 2020 by Penn State University.

February 14, 2020
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 10 distinguished professors for 2020.

The distinguished professor title recognizes outstanding academic contribution to the University. This special academic title is bestowed upon a limited number of outstanding professors for whom endowed chairs or professorships are otherwise unavailable.

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Marketing Engineering – Fall 2019 Update

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  • Enginius, online Marketing Engineering, is now our flagship product
  • Marketing Engineering for Excel will remain as a legacy offering
  • ME Cloud, a temporary online solution for Macintosh users, will be discontinued December 31, 2019 - ME Cloud usage has been extended to the end of the 2019-2020 academic year calendar and will be discontinued on June 30, 2020.
  • ME Cloud Users should begin planning their migration to the Enginius platform
  • Fall 2019 considerations

Enginius (online Marketing Engineering)

Enginius, our new flagship product, includes our familiar Marketing Engineering models and cases. But it is platform independent,  providing the same user experience on almost any internet--connected device. All new models and cases will be introduced on Enginius only.

All existing MEXL model are available in Enginius, as well as most of our existing cases. And we recommend you carefully review new models and cases, available only on Enginius.


Enginius availability

Bass Forecasting


Conjoint analysis


Customer Lifetime Value


GE McKinsey Matrix


Panel Data Analysis

Fall 2019



Predictive Modeling


Price Optimization


Resource Allocation




Sentiment Analysis

Fall 2019

Customer-Base Corporate Valuation

Spring 2020

Social Network Analysis

Fall 2020

Marketing Engineering for Excel (MEXL)

MEXL, our legacy product, has served our marketing educators well. We will continue to make the product available for several more years, but no additional models, features or cases will be introduced on the MEXL platform.

Marketing Engineering Cloud (ME Cloud)

Our ME Cloud product is a Windows-server based version of MEXL and is intended for Macintosh users and/or Windows users who cannot install MEXL on their local machine. ME Cloud requires Mac users to work in a Windows environment, something that is likely foreign to them and Enginius provides a far superior use-experience. Hence, ME Cloud will be discontinued on December 31, 2019 June 30, 2020. Instructors who are planning classes for 2020 should plan on using Enginius (above).

Fall 2019 Considerations

Instructors teaching Fall 2019 may be reluctant to embrace a new platform at this time; hence, we have made it easy for you and your students to experience Enginius without switching completely.

If you have not yet explored the Enginius platform, please visit to for a quick video overview.
Enginius Video Overview

And to get registered as an instructor for free access to all the Enginius materials (this site is separate from DecisionPro and requires a new account).
Register as an Enginius Instructor

Further, every student with a Marketing Engineering for Excel license will have the same access to Enginius, at no additional cost.

We recommend you consider introducing at least one of our new Enginius models this Fall; that introduction should require minimal change to your course(s). We encourage instructors to experience and share Enginius now; beginning January 2020, Enginius will be licensed separately.

As always, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best regards,
Gary Lilien
Arvind Rangaswamy
Arnaud De Bruyn

PS. If you’re going to AMA Chicago, consider joining us for “Teaching Marketing Analytics” on Saturday at 9:15am in Chicago Ballroom A and for an “Enginius Tutorial” on Sunday 8:00am in Chicago Ballroom F. Note: Your program may have the Sunday time as 10:45am; that has been changed to 8am.