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Make Intelligent Predictions from Incomplete Data –
Right in Your Spreadsheet

Have you ever been faced with a lot of data and wanted to use it for predicting the future, or for classifying unknowns? Have you ever had to make a decision given new, incomplete data?

Of course you have. Nobody ever has complete information when making decisions. But if you have access to historical data for your problem, NeuralTools can help! NeuralTools is a sophisticated data mining application that uses neural networks in Microsoft Excel. With NeuralTools, you can make accurate new predictions based on the patterns in your known data. NeuralTools imitates brain functions in order to “learn” the structure of your data. Once NeuralTools understands your data, it can take new inputs and make intelligent predictions. Your spreadsheet can “think” for you like never before!

NeuralTools is used to make credit lending decisions by predicting the likelihood a new borrower will pay back a loan. It’s used for reducing transactional risk by identifying bank or credit card transactions likely to be fraudulent. Call centers use it for staffing strategies by predicting call volumes. Medical professionals use NeuralTools to diagnose unknown tumors and other ailments. The list is endless!

New in Version 6 – Testing Sensitivity Analysis

The amount of data available for training a neural net is often limited, and obtaining additional data can be expensive. The new Testing Sensitivity Analysis in version 6 helps to make the most of small data sets.

When a neural net is trained on a small data set, the subset of data that is used to test the neural net is also small, which limits the reliability of the testing results. This new analysis helps to determine if testing results are reliable given the amount of data that has been set aside for testing. It can also answer the question whether changing the size of the testing subset will increase the reliability of the results.

How NeuralTools Works

There are three basic steps in a Neural Networks analysis: training the network on your data, testing the network for accuracy, and making predictions from new data. Only NeuralTools can accomplish all this automatically in one simple step!

NeuralTools can automatically update predictions when input data changes, so you don’t have to manually re-run your predictions when you get new data. Combine with Palisade’s Evolver or Excel’s Solver to optimize tough decisions and achieve your goals like no other Neural Networks package can!

Excel Ease of Use

NeuralTools works where you work ? in Excel. Because NeuralTools uses the same interface as Excel, you can get up to speed quickly. With NeuralTools, you get the best of both worlds: Excel ease-of-use, combined with robust, accurate predictions.

Industries & Applications
INDUSTRY
AGRICULTURE
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ARCHAEOLOGY
BANKING

CREDIT CARDS
DEFENSE 
ENVIRONMENTAL

FINANCE & SECURITIES

FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES
HOMELAND SECURITY
INSURANCE/REINSURANCE

MANUFACTURING
MARKETING


MEDICINE
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OIL/GAS/ENERGY


PHARMACEUTICALS
PSYCHOLOGY
REAL ESTATE
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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Bone and artifact identification and dating
Loan underwriting
Credit scoring
Detection of fraudulent transactions
Target identification
Prediction of air and sea currents
Air and water quality
Investment prediction
Currency fluctuation
Beer and wine flavor prediction
Identification of potential terrorists
Policy underwriting
Loss reserves estimation
Quality control and Six Sigma
Accurately target prospects
Measure and compare marketing methods and campaigns
Tumor and tissue diagnosis
Heart attack diagnosis
Coal plant ash analysis
Energy price prediction
Oil reserves estimation
New drug effectiveness
Criminal and psychotic behavior prediction
Real estate appraisal
Specimen identification
Protein sequencing
Network line fault detection
Highway maintenance
Power grid fault detection

NeuralTools Features & Benefits
FEATURES
Live Prediction feature automatically updates
predictions when input data changes
(Industrial edition only)

Automatically trains, tests, and predicts in
one easy step
Better predictions faster
True add-in, featuring Excel-style functions, toolbar interface, menu, and Excel commands
Variable Impact Analysis ranks the effect of input variables on predictions
Training Sensitivity Analysis

Can train and analyze data spanning
multiple worksheets
Cases in a dataset can be automatically or
manually tagged for training, testing,
and prediction data
Variable matching ? variables in the different datasets (training, testing, and prediction) do not need to be in the same order or even have the same names 
Neural Networks Manager for easy management
of many trained Neural Networks
Save Neural Networks in workbooks or as native NeuralTools files
Can be used for both categorical and numeric data

No need to create dummy variables for categorical
data ? NeuralTools automatically interprets categorical data directly
Graphs and reports customized using standard
Excel features
Designed to work with StatTools, @RISK, Evolver,
and other Palisade products
BENEFITS
No need to manually re-run predictions as conditions change; allows real-time optimization of input variables.

Saves time and hassle in setting up analyses

Save time and make better decisions
Intuitive and easy to learn

New input variables can be selected or emphasized for more accurate predictions
Shows reliability of test results based on the size of the testing data set
Virtually unlimited analytical capacity

Saves time and hassle setting up analyses, while allowing for customization

No hassle managing various datasets



Keeps Neural Networks organized for quick
retrieval
Allows flexibility to use trained Neural Networks on multiple spreadsheets
Maximizes the range of problems that can be analyzed
Saves time and improves clarity


Tremendous variety of reporting options to meet any presentation needs
Combine analysis with other techniques

Two Editions to Meet Your Needs


NeuralTools comes in two editions: Professional and Industrial. The Professional edition allows up to 1,000 cases per dataset, and the Industrial edition has unlimited capacity. The Industrial edition also adds Live Prediction, whereby the predicted results are updated automatically when the input data changes.

Part of the DecisionTools Suite

TopRank is part of the DecisionTools Suite, Palisade’s complete risk and decision analysis toolkit. The DecisionTools Suite includes @RISK for risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation, NeuralTools for prediction using neural networks, StatTools for statistical analysis, PrecisionTree for decision trees, Evolver for optimization, and more. TopRank is fully compatible with all DecisionTools programs and can be combined with them for greater insight and analysis. For example:

NeuralTools and Evolver
Combine NeuralTools with Evolver to optimize complex problems. Set Evolver’s target goal as the live predictive output for NeuralTools, and the cells for Evolver to adjust as the new inputs for NeuralTools. Then watch Evolver and NeuralTools work together to predict the optimal solution. For example, use Evolver to find the optimal amount of money to lend someone while maximizing the chances of repayment.

NeuralTools and RISKOptimizer
You could even run NeuralTools in conjunction with RISKOptimizer, running Monte Carlo simulations on each trial solution and making live predictions of the results.

Licensing and Training

NeuralTools is available through a variety of licensing options, including corporate, network, and academic licenses. Training, consulting, and books can be bundled with your software to ensure you and your staff get the most out of your investment.

100% Excel

NeuralTools predictions are calculated 100% within Excel, supported by Palisade sampling and statistics proven in over twenty years of use. Palisade does not attempt to rewrite Excel in an external recalculator to gain speed. A single recalculation from an unsupported or poorly reproduced macro or function can dramatically change your results. Where will it occur, and when? Get accurate results using NeuralTools!

64-bit CompatibleCOMPATIBILITY: @RISK and DecisionTools Suite software is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP-8, Excel 2003-2013, and Project 2003-2013.

64-bit Compatible
64-bit technology enables Excel and DecisionTools software to access much more computer memory than ever before. This allows for vastly larger models and greater computational power.