Consideo's Modeler is the sort of unusual software that turns up from time to time. It's designed to visualize and analyze "connections of arguments, ideas, strategies, projects, and processes." It can model complex, multifactor business strategies, but it's useful to everyone from scientists to students. Among the real-world virtues it claims are the ability to shorten meetings by focusing questions and clarifying arguments. It functions as both a qualitative analysis tool, identifying, tracing, and describing factors and connections ranging from "weak" to "strong," and a quantitative modeler, running simulations based on your data, including imported SQL and Excel data.
Software like Modeler is rare, but this program's capabilities go beyond even the few other graphical analysis tools out there, offering the ability to model everything from meetings to molecules. You can model literally thousands of factors with "subsystems," a level of complexity unimaginable not too long ago. Yet, for all its complexity, a big part of Modeler's appeal is its ability to display complex data in customizable graphical presentations that are easy to grasp and also easy to put to work. The program's attractive interface reflects that capability, bringing clarity to complexity.
The free demo version of Modeler is limited to 20 analysis factors. It leaves behind folders when it's uninstalled. It works in versions of Windows from 95 to 7. There's really nothing else like it out there, but even other process modelers don't offer the kind of power and flexibility this complex but capable tool makes routine.
The Consideo Modeler is a tool (Windows, Mac and Linux) to visualize and analyze our daily challenges. The MODELER helps to gain insights to get ideas, communicate, plan projects, identify risks, or develop measures successfully. Unique is the MODELER's ease of use. Right the way we think and talk we connect factors with arrows with a polarity of plus or minus to form arguments or to describe projects, processes and developments. The MODELER has won several prices and is named a world champion made in Germany as the currently leading tool of its kind worldwide. Either we do qualitative modeling, quickly describing connections between factors with the attributes 'weak', 'middle' or 'strong' to then identify the factors that are decisive risks ore measures short- and longterm Or we do quantitative modeling, to use data (e.g. Excel, SQL) and formulas to then run scenarios in simulation cockpits to foresee the likely effects of risks and measures over time. Using so called subsystems we can model the interplay of even thousands of factors. People who use the MODELER say they are modeling. They model meetings, they model ideas, they model processes, they model strategies, and so forth. Users range from international organization, renowned companies from all major industries, trainers, consultants and coaches to universities and even schools worldwide. Also available its additions, the PROCESS MODELER (to manage complexity and identify constraints (ToC) within processes and projects, to import from e.g. MS Project) and the OLAP MODELER to connect to data warehouses (e.g. SAP BW) for a new dimension of business intelligence.
What's new in this version:
Version 7.5.1 adds automatic quantification of qualitative models (saves you valuable time) stepwsimulation (for business games and more excitement with presenting scenarios).