First Place in NJIT SOM

2018 Strategic Management Showcase at New Jersey Institute of Technology

You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently. -Steve Jobs Students from New Jersey Institute of Technology definitely did things differently which led them to succeed in the The Fourth Annual Strategic Management Showcase with … Continue reading 2018 Strategic Management Showcase at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Product Update in December from Smartsims

SMARTSIMS PRODUCT UPDATES: December 2018

New Animations when Saving Decisions Previously, clicking the “Apply” button just reloads the screen, but with the new update it is now more evident that the decisions are being saved. On-Screen Warning on Unsaved Decisions Some students miss out on saving their decisions when they move onto a different screen or click away. So we … Continue reading SMARTSIMS PRODUCT UPDATES: December 2018

AdSim Advertising Simulation by Smartsims Industry Benchmark Report

AdSim Advertising Simulation Report Guide: Industry Benchmark Report

What is the Industry Benchmark Report? The Industry Benchmark Report is a summary of all firms’ Net Marketing Contribution reports so that you can benchmark yourself against your competitors as shown in the figure below. In real life, this information would be difficult to obtain, but this report has been made available to you so … Continue reading AdSim Advertising Simulation Report Guide: Industry Benchmark Report

Music2Go Marketing Factory

Question of the Week: Why did I receive a different number of units from what I ordered? | Music2Go Marketing Business Simulation

In Music2Go you make decisions for an entire year, but your factory has a limited ability to adjust the number of units produced to try to meet actual demand during the year. This is called Demand Responsiveness. Demand Responsiveness allows the actual number of units ordered to increase or decrease by up to 20% to … Continue reading Question of the Week: Why did I receive a different number of units from what I ordered? | Music2Go Marketing Business Simulation

Chossing an agency in AdSim

Question of the Week: Which Agency should I choose in AdSim Advertising Simulation?

Agency Selection The first key decision you need to make for each of your products is whether you will employ the services of an advertising agency to assist you with your media selection. Four Agencies Internal Plan The Internal Plan means trusting your own media selection ability and going at it alone, which often obtains … Continue reading Question of the Week: Which Agency should I choose in AdSim Advertising Simulation?

Testing Decisions in MikesBikes

How do I Test My Decisions in MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation?

There are three ways on how you can test your decisions in MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation. 1. Live Forecast These figures on the Live Forecast update in real-time as you click “Apply” on any decision screen. This enables you to easily see the impact of individual decision changes on overall performance. The figures can … Continue reading How do I Test My Decisions in MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation?

September 2018 Product Update header

Smartsims Product Updates: September 2018

Updated Product Development/Launch Screens (MikesBikes Introduction & Music2Go Marketing) The decision screens which enable students to modify an existing product and launching new products now feature additional information to help students make more informed decisions. Launching a new product Previously students would need to navigate to the Market Information and Market Summary Report for this … Continue reading Smartsims Product Updates: September 2018

Investor Relations in MikesBikes Advanced

Question of the Week: What is Investor Relations?

More than a mathematical analysis of risks and returns determines the value of a share. It is also affected by how much the investment community knows and understands about the company concerned, and their perceptions of the quality of the firm’s management. Hence to ensure that their shares are fairly valued, firms need to make … Continue reading Question of the Week: What is Investor Relations?

August Product Updates

Smartsims Product Updates: August 2018

The following are Smartsims product updates available from August 2018. Where product names are noted in the heading, that update only applies to these products. Smartsims Support Center Goes Live!  The Smartsims Support Center is our online knowledge-base for all simulations. This live resource enables users to find instant answers to their questions, as well … Continue reading Smartsims Product Updates: August 2018