Get to know the latest addition to the Smartsims Team, Sunil Abinandan. He shares his experiences doing the MikesBikes Advanced simulation as a student, mentor and how these successfully helped him land the job here at Smartsims!
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
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
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?
There are three ways on how you can test your decisions in MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation. 1. Live Forecast The 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?
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
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?
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
The Smartsims Support Center is our new simulation knowledge-base. This live resource enables our simulation users to receive instant answers to their questions, as well as browse a wide range of help topics to guide them through their learning journey. The Smartsims Support Center works on any device: Browse decision areas such as Marketing, … Continue reading Press Release: Smartsims Support Center Goes Live!
There are various historical information available for you under the Historical Reports menu. This can be found under the “All Reports” menu, then use the drop-down box within this screen to navigate through these reports. MikesBikes Introduction The available historical reports are: Income Statement History Balance Sheet History Cashflow Statement History Factory Report History Emergency … Continue reading Accessing Reports from Previous Years in MikesBikes