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Analytica Cloud Player (ACP)

ACP lets people collaborate via the web in building and using Analytica models. It lets you view and run a model using a web browser, with no software to download.  You can explore influence diagrams, change inputs, and view result tables and graphs, just like Analytica on the desktop.  From Analytica on the desktop, you can publish a model directly to ACP from the Publish to Cloud option on the File menu. You can also create web applications using ACP, tailoring a user interface to the needs of end users beyond the standard Analytica options: You can set the user-interface style to use tabs or an expandable outline. You can embed tables and graphs into a user-interface diagram.  

Sign up for a free ACP Individual Account

Buy an ACP Group Plan

Advantages of ACP

ACP offers some big advantages over Analytica on the desktop for collaboration and distributing models to end users:

  • Users can review and run models or web applications without having to download or install any software onto their desktop (except for Adobe Flash, which is already installed in 98% of browsers). Users need no help from their IT department. You can invite model reviewers or users simply by emailing them the URL of a model in ACP.
  • You can be sure that your end users are using the latest version of models and data posted on the server, without having to worry about distributing updates.
  • By using password-protected ACP accounts, you can avoid sensitive or proprietary models being seen by unauthorized people. You can also use Analytica Enterprise to hide selected data or formulas.
  • You can create web applications with user-interface styles beyond what is (yet) available in Analytica on the desktop. You can choose tab-based navigation in which each module in the top model is accessible via a tab. You can embed tables and graphs in each user-interface tab (module diagram). This makes it easy for users to enter data and view results without having to navigate multiple windows.

As an Analytica modeler, you can upload models into ACP directly from your desktop. It will run on the web with no changes, looking very similar to how it looks on your desktop computer.  But, ACP offers some additional user-interface features to make models look even better on the web.

ACP users can save changed models, to revisit them in later sessions. Most ACP directories are password protected, so only authorized users can view and use models.

Try ACP

If you haven't seen ACP in action, you can view a few example models in ACP:

Play the Rent vs. Buy model

Play the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) Example for Wind Turbines

Play the Foxes and Hares model

Individual Account

An ACP Individual Account is free. With this Account, you can upload models to your private directory and then run them using ACP. You can invite others to view your models by sending them an email invitation. When they receive the invitation, they can view your model simply by using their browser. There is no need for them to install Analytica software.

To use ACP, select Publish to Cloud from the File menu within Analytica. This will both set up your account and upload your model into ACP. Or, you can Sign up for an ACP account here.

You can upload files up to 25 MB in size and up to 1 CPU-minute-per-calculation. Note that a CPU-minute-per-calculation may be longer than an actual minute.

If your support is not current, your Individual ACP Account still comes with 25 free sessions. These sessions never expire.

If your support is current, the Individual Account comes with 25 free sessions that never expire and an additional 25 sessions each month. The additional 25 sessions expire at the end of each month.

You can purchase additional sessions and they do not expire.

Group Plan

ACP group plans allow multiple users within a group to develop and use models. Within projects, a user can be assigned a role, such as Reviewer. A Reviewer can open and run models, as well as save snapshots with changed inputs for reuse in future sessions. An Author can upload models into the project and modify them. A Manager can add new users and define their roles.

The Basic Group Plan costs $250/month or $2,000/year. It includes 500 sessions/month and allows up to 10 users, 50MB files, and 2 CPU-minutes-per-calculation.

The Premium Group Plan costs $5,000/year. It includes 1,200 sessions/month and allows up to 25 users, 200MB files, and 5 CPU minutes per calculation. If models require optimization, Analytica Optimizer can be purchased as an add-on.

You can purchase additional sessions and they do not expire.

Buy an ACP Group Plan.

ACP Server License

Organizations can purchase an ACP Server License that runs on their own server. The number of sessions, users, and CPU minutes per calculation are subject to the limitations of your own server. If models require optimization, Analytica Optimizer can be purchased as an add-on.

For pricing and to purchase, please contact Lumina at sales@Lumina.com or call 650-212-1212.

Sign In

If you already have an ACP Individual Account, you can sign in here.  If you already have an ACP Group Account, you can sign in here.