VisualDSS and Simulation Process Automation: ESI Group Scores with a Service Business (TT)
The Visual Decision Support System, or VisualDSS from the ESI Group, enables companies to build and manage simulation models for multiple domains, to automate processes and workflows, to manage simulation content and data, and to support knowledge-based decisions and automated reporting. Four clients that rely on VisualDSS for process management and optimization confirmed several major payoffs. Development time was slashed dramatically to the range of a twentieth to a third of the initial effort. For some, however, the biggest payback derived from the standardization of the process for simulation that removed the variations endemic to manual processes.
All four relied on ESI to code the solution, and three of the four relied on ESI to update the solution as the processes employed evolved. They considered their position as simulation analysts to represent a higher priority than any coding effort for software development, and contracted with ESI for the coding of the tools. Indeed, ESI has developed a service business for delivering ready-to-use tools for simulation processes. That business may well represent a major opportunity for CAE vendors.
Keywords: VisualDSS, Simulation Process Automation, process management & optimization, process standardization, ESI Group, knowledge-based decisions, templates, Python scripting, task execution, verification & validation of product performance