Oracle® Crystal Ball

New Features


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Table of Contents:

New Features, Release

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

This section describes the new features introduced in release of:

  • Oracle Crystal Ball (and related classroom products)

  • Oracle Crystal Ball Decision Optimizer

  • Oracle Crystal Ball Enterprise Performance Management

For a description of new features introduced in previous related releases, see Features Introduced in Earlier Releases.

Redesigned Tornado Analysis Tool

The Crystal Ball Tornado Analysis tool has been redesigned with a new wizard interface. Numerous enhancements include individual variable test range customization, updated tornado and spider charts with the ability to save style changes, and the calculation of variable elasticity and explained variation statistics in the output. Enhancements also include a new programming interface to enable automation through Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications or similar Excel development environments.

Integrated Correlation Matrix Tool

Correlations can now be edited in either pair-wise or matrix views. In addition, Crystal Ball now supports direct editing of correlation matrixes within the product, and offers the possibility to link directly to matrixes within Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Crystal Ball Developer Kit

The addition of several new developer kit functions offer enhanced access to Crystal Ball statistics. Added functions include:

  • CB.GetAssumStat

  • CB.GetAssumStatFN

  • CB.Spearman

Expanded OptQuest Efficient Frontier Results View

An option has been added to the OptQuest Efficient Frontier results view that enables users to view the test points of all of the best solutions.

Support for Microsoft Excel 2013

Crystal Ball release now supports Microsoft Excel 2013.

Support for Microsoft Windows 8

Crystal Ball release now supports Microsoft Windows 8.

Localization into Additional Languages

Oracle Crystal Ball user documentation as well as the user interface are now translated into French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Documentation Now Certified on Apple Mobile Devices

Documentation files for Release are now available in two mobile formats: .mobi files, available previously, and .epub files. ePub documentation files are supported on all Apple Mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). ePub files are supported on many mobile devices; however, they are certified only on Apple Mobile devices. Additional devices will be certified over time.

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

If you are coming from Release,, or, use the Cumulative Feature Overview tool to review the list of new features added between those releases. This tool enables you to identify current products, the current release version, and the target implementation release version. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized set of high-level descriptions of the product features developed between your current and target releases. This tool is available here: