Ventity Release 1.1

Ventity version 1.1 has launched! We’ve got several new features in addition to those highlighted in the pre-release news post. In addition to the Chart Manager, which helps with storing, sorting and customizing your charts, Causal Tracing, useful for fast and effective analysis of model dynamics, and the GetCategory and DelayInformation functions, we’ve also redone

Ventity Pre-Release 1.1

The Ventity pre-release for version 1.1 is here! We’ve added several new features that we’d like to highlight along with a host of other improvements. First up, the Chart Manager is a new tool which will be automatically opened whenever you plot a variable in Ventity. Each Chart can be saved or altered individually, with

Ventity Release 1.0.2

Ventity is just getting better – release 1.0.2 is now available for evaluation and purchase. Download a copy now. Entity Picker Improvements The revised Entity Picker is much faster than the initial version, which makes it easier to analyze large populations of entities. You can easily pick out individuals, or slice collections by attributes, to

Data science meets the bottom line

Ventity can be used to put big data in context, by incorporating the learnings from big data in simulations that account for organizational structure and finances. Ventity can also do data intensive simulation, with an architecture friendly to relational data and dynamically changing lists, optimization for calibration, and much more  on the road map.

What can you do with entities?

This video demonstrates the use of entities to: represent markets with sparse offerings and new product introductions, create new structure on the fly, from data or random events model multiple scenarios simultaneously for an aggregate infection model, model the same infection process on an agent based social network, and calibrate a function to time series

Ventity Release 1.0.1

We’ve released a minor update to Ventity that resolves a “bootstrap” error on start up, experienced by a few users. If you already have release 1.0 running, there’s nothing to do – this is otherwise identical. If you’re just getting started, download Ventity with an evaluation license here. If you already have a license, get


Ventity 1.0 Released

Ventity is now officially available! Learn more about it. Download an evaluation copy. Purchase a license (or claim a free one). Release 1.0 includes enhanced Causal Tracing™, with interactive trees and strip graphs:


Jay Forrester, 1918-2016

We at Ventana Systems sadly mark the passing of Jay Forrester, pioneer in servomechanism control, digital computing, System Dynamics and global modeling. We hope that our tools and our work may carry on in Jay’s spirit, to help people better understand and manage complex systems, tackling the biggest problems with courage and integrity.


Ventity Beta E48, October 6, 2016

The latest beta is #E48, October 6th. Get it here. There are several improvements over the September release, but one that’s particularly helpful is color-coordination of entity traces across multiple charts: We’re preparing for commercial release, so this version is testing licensing infrastructure. For the moment, this could hardly be easier – just click the

Ventity Beta update E30, September 27, 2016

The latest beta is #E30, September 27th. Get it here. There are many refinements in this version, and stability is very good. There are too many items to list, but here are a few representative improvements: Causal tracing tables simplify debugging Copy-paste stability much improved Multi-sliders for Synthesim-like control Optimization with vector inputs and outputs