Product Updates

Product Enhancement Releases

We are constantly improving of our suite of products based on customer feedback. This gives you an inside look at our enhancements on a release-to-release basis.

November 21, 2017

New in CapsimCore: Tooltips

Over the past year, we have provided guidance to students via our real-time alert system, which catches and reports common simulation errors that detract from business learning. We are pleased with how that system is performing – immediately eliminating basic simulation mistakes helps improve students’ confidence and makes learning easier. To that end, today we are adding a new feature to our real-time feedback system: tooltips.

Important terms in the CapsimCore simulation are now accompanied by tooltips, allowing students to quickly find definitions and other useful information without leaving the web application. While the CapsimCore User Guide still serves as a comprehensive reference for the simulation, the information provided in tooltips helps students better understand the business decisions in front of them. With real-time alerts and tooltips, it’s easier than ever to teach business with CapsimCore.

This feature was inspired by requests from many of our customers. Your feedback has been instrumental in making CapsimCore an accessible and enjoyable learning experience. As always, thank you to everyone who takes the time to share your stories and insights with us.

March 22, 2017

Chat Feature for CapsimCore

Capsim is excited to announce the release of a new built-in feature that allows students to exchange instant messages in CapsimCore, our entry-level business simulation.

Feature Highlights

  • Fosters active learning
  • Encourages collaboration and communication
  • Promotes informed decision making
  • Provides one-to-one as well as group chat abilities
  • Accessible within the simulation interface
  • It’s available at no additional cost!

CapsimCore Chat Feature

We are always eager to receive feedback from our customers and are currently exploring other fun potential functionalities like video chat and slide sharing.

February 22, 2017

Ten Teams for CapsimCore

Capsim has released an enhancement that gives professors the option of having up to ten participant teams in each of their industries. Previously, industries were limited to six participant teams making it difficult to have an entire class competing in the same Industry while maintaining favorable team sizes of four to five students per team. Consequentially, the enhancement reduces the number of Debrief reports that professors need to deliver to their class.

  • The enhancement features include:
  • Ability to add up to ten teams during the course creation process
  • Industry detailed scoring for up to ten teams
  • Debrief scoring for up to ten teams
  • Comprehensive report incorporating up to ten teams
  • Administrative functionality to manage up to ten teams

Ten teams now available in CapsimCore

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January 30, 2017

Situation Analysis

  • Students are now given a complete button on the last page of the situation analysis to help clarify if students are completely done with the situation analysis.
  • Improved situation analysis validation to show students which cells are incorrect.
  • Links for the reports are now also available on multiple pages of the situation analysis.  This is more convenient so students can display the report on the current exercise they are working on.
  • The situation analysis is now optional and professors have the ability to hide it from for the students.  Students will no longer see it as a requirement if the professor makes it optional.
  • Directions and additional images have been added to the situation analysis to make things easier to complete.

Rehearsal Quiz

  • Students will now be prompted to process their round after they finish the quiz and save decisions.  Students often forget to click process, which is what marks the assignment complete.
  • Rehearsal quiz is no longer scrambled, which caused some confusion.

Getting Started

  • Getting started has been grouped to give students more guidance to which exercises we recommend to complete.


December 2, 2016

New in CapsimCore: Real-time Alerts

CapsimCore’s new notification system provides students with real-time feedback and assistance with their simulation decisions. These are just two examples of many situations where students will be warned of a potential issue faced by their company.

CapsimCore Real-Time Alert

Students are warned when they are projected to run out of money.With real-time notifications in place, another layer of complexity is removed for students using CapsimCore. By providing guidance and assistance on common simulation pitfalls, students can focus on the business learning at hand – not the simulation software. This does not mean that students will miss out on important lessons, because the system does not help them solve problems. Instead, students are given guidance to recognize problems that they may have overlooked, preventing issues not related to business learning.

Now we have made it easier than ever for you to teach your course with CapsimCore. With features like automated analysis and debriefing, easy configuration and scheduling, and now, real-time alerts for your students, you can seamlessly add CapsimCore to your course without worrying about the complications of learning a simulation. Give your students the opportunity to learn by doing,  without worrying about how to use the simulation.

If you are interested in learning more about how CapsimCore can transform your business course and simplify your workload, let’s chat. Contact us at to learn more.


August 15, 2016


  • Introduced the Course Portal – a centralized area to manage all of your course’s sims, view high-level scoring and find anything or anyone related to your course. Perfect for large classes.
  • Added a self-paced option for participants in eligible games. No more waiting for your instructor to advance your game.


  • Numerous “under the hood” enhancements to improve your user experience.


  • Added anti-cheating measures for administrators to further prevent cheating and identify potential flagged users.


  • Added alerts warning users of mismatches between Marketing and Production to reduce confusion and unnecessary spending.
  • Allowed access to Training (Executive Development Program) without being assigned to a company, giving instructors flexibility in creating teams.
  • Streamlined the getting started process for users inside and outside of a team.
  • Improved the Manager’s Guide.
  • Fixed some annoying little bugs that were affecting your experience!

January 29, 2016

Capstone & Foundation

  • Added Situation Analysis Time Tracking – This feature allows professors to run a report from the Student Database to see how long students are spending on the situation analysis, broken down by each section and overall.
  • Added Success Measures Storage – Professors can now access student success measure scoring on a round-by-round and cumulative basis through the Simulation Database. Additionally, if measures are adjusted at a later time, student scores will adjust to reflect the changes.
  • Enhanced the Monte Carlo scenario option – In both footraces and tournaments, we have improved the Monte Carlo scenario feature.
    • Footrace – When selected, every team in a footrace will have slight modifications to their scenario.
    • Tournament – When selected, every industry in a course will have slight modifications to their scenario.
  • Professors can choose this option during industry setup, and the feature works with standard, growth, and recession scenarios.


  • Created Alternate Advanced Module Quizzes – Students will now receive different versions of the advanced module quizzes. While the content remains the same, questions have been altered for each of the HR, TQM, Advanced Marketing, and Labor Negotiations quizzes.


  • Updated all training videos within the dashboard and Executive Development Program.
  • Added ability to export specific Debrief Scoring measures on a round-by-round and cumulative basis.

January 7, 2016


  • Updated appearance of the regional maps in the Marketing and Production interfaces, based on professor feedback and voting.
  • Added tooltips to each of the Debrief Tool measures to provide a deeper understanding of how scores are calculated.
  • Added tooltips to a few items on the R&D interface to improve real-time student comprehension.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

August 26, 2015


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