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Decision Lens

November 14, 2013 09:04 ET

Decision Lens Unveils Fall 2013 Update, Adding Greater Control and More Visual Analytics to Enterprise Prioritization

Powerful New Features Make It Faster and Easier to Reach the Insights Necessary to Get More Value From Budgets and Investments

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, collaborative prioritization and resource optimization software, announced today the availability of the Fall 2013 update of the Decision Lens platform. This release is the second significant upgrade of the platform this year and focuses on adding more insights, control, and analytics. With the new increase in features, speed, and functionality, organizations are more empowered than ever to make successful prioritization and allocation decisions.

The newest version of Decision Lens provides organizations with a more powerful and configurable platform. With new features for individually parsing out data gathering and rating tasks, planners can now source expertise from exactly where it lives without creating clutter or confusion for participants. And with greatly enhanced visual analytics, organizations can get faster and more targeted insights into the spread and viability of investments and plans.

Already used by dozens of transportation, mass transit, facilities, national defense and public utilities' entities nationwide, like the US Navy, Amtrak, and the Kansas City Chiefs, Decision Lens helps organizations streamline and improve the efficacy of their optimization and resource allocation processes. The launch of the Fall 2013 update will even better enable these organizations to develop accurate, multi-year investment plans with a higher ROI.

Remarked John Kealey, CEO of Decision Lens, "The latest release of Decision Lens improves the ability of enterprise to achieve high ROI and value through prioritization and resource optimization. By not only providing a more powerful and customizable platform, but also a more analytic and insightful set of visualizations, this is the most useful release of Decision Lens yet."

Some of the key features and enhancements of the Fall 2013 update of Decision Lens include:

  • Better Insights with Ratings Assignments
    • Assign only those specific tasks you want a person to complete
      • Source the ratings and opinions you want exactly from where the expertise lives
      • De-clutter and reduce the workload of your participants by focusing their efforts on what they know best
    • Quickly see the completion progress of all of your ratings and tasks from one place
      • Easily see where the biggest holes to completion are with visual completion charts
      • Quickly identify participants with tasks remaining and contact them via email
  • Powerful Visual Analytics
    • The Bubble Plot visualization has been entirely redesigned, making it more powerful and useful than ever
    • Users have more control than ever, now able to adjust axes, sizes, colors, data sources, filters, and labels to make the graph exactly what you need
    • Quickly see which projects are funded and at what percentage
  • Introducing Decision Blueprints®
    • Decision Blueprints® incorporate many years of experience with customers within each industry segment, as well as input from industry experts, trusted journals, and research
    • Decision Blueprints® are starter templates consisting of the most common prioritization criteria and rating scales
    • Decision Blueprints® have been released for five key industries in Capital Planning -- Transportation, Mass Transit, Infrastructure & Facilities, Public Works / Public Utilities, and Water
    • More Decision Blueprints® are in development for many other solution areas, including R&D and Innovation, IT Prioritization, Enterprise Risk, and more
  • Overall Performance Improvement
    • All Web Services have been upgraded, delivering better performance throughout the platform
    • Users will see up to 3x faster performance in most actions and tasks in the app

The Decision Lens platform is built on a flexible, Web Services architecture. The Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model can reduce standup time to a matter of hours, and allows it to run in standard Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla and Safari.

Decision Lens software is used across government and commercial organizations for better prioritization and resource allocation. Key clients include Amtrak, Maryland Department of Transportation, Northrop Grumman, Joint Staff, US Navy, Air Force, and Army, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

About Decision Lens
Decision Lens (@DecisionLens) develops progressive optimization software solutions that allow organizations to make complex decisions more effectively and efficiently. Our collaborative software platform structures decisions, quantifies intangible factors, and evaluates choices that enable organizations to reach their goals.

Decision Lens improves the speed and quality of prioritization and resource optimization, while maximizing returns, and providing accountability and transparency for how decisions are made.

For more information contact Decision Lens at 703-399-2100 or visit http://www.decisionlens.com/contact.

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