Title: Prototyping Customized DSS with a Spreadsheet Program - The Power Agents Systems.

Authors: Juha Mäntysaari and Raimo P. Hämäläinen

Status: Journal of Decision Systems, Vol. 6. Num. 4, 1998, pp. 391-402.


Keywords: Decision Support Systems, Spreadsheet prototyping

In this paper we will demonstrate the power of a spreadsheet program as a prototyping environment for customized DSSs. Abilities of a spreadsheet program for both visualization and optimization will be made clear through the study of the Power Agents System. Power Agents System involves digital pictures and complex graphs. Both of which can be included and modified in the application by the use of the default features of a spreadsheet program. The capability of using multiple worksheets in one workbook of a spreadsheet program will be specially useful in the construction of different user screens containing applications.