Here’s how our system dynamics-based model works.

1. We build a structural causal model.

A structural causal model provides a comprehensive overview of the system from a bird’s-eye view. It is a model that depicts human decision-making – not just this is how it theoretically should go, but this is how it’s actually done. The model is completely transparent, and we always build it in collaboration with the client, learning decision-making rules through interviews with experts and by data analysis.

2. We run simulations to assess and test different scenarios.

Simulation is a risk-free way to test how different measures or events are expected to affect the whole situation or a scenario. Unexpected side effects may emerge, or new information is gained on expected effects – for example when and how much the subject of interest, such as price, demand, export volume, or cost, changes. Simulations provide confidence in decision-making and aid in risk management.

3. We come up with tangible solutions that can be put to practice immediately.

Our solutions help you describe and understand the behaviour of your operating environment and avoid unwanted side effects and risks in decision-making. We support you and your organisation in running, shaping, and interpreting scenarios, and making solid conclusions from them. All in all, you get a powerful tool for improving your operations, and a fresh perspective that leads to the confidence to make the right decisions.

The main benefits of working with us.

Predict shifts in your operating environment, avoid unnecessary risks, and look around the corner of the business cycle!

Easier decision-making

Obtain a fresh perspective that leads to the confidence to respond to challenges in the best possible way – not only when and how, but also why.

Solving and mitigating problems

Gain valuable insights on cause-and-effect relationships, system principles, and where the current situation is leading and how it can and should be influenced.

Better bottom line

Achieve more value and better quality with what you already have in use, and stay ahead of the competition.

More insights to your operation

Get fresh data-based analysis that is pertinent to the situation at hand and valuable permanent insights into your whole business.

How does our method compare to other analysis and foresight tools?

StatementSystem dynamicsAIBig DataLinear models
Acts as a short-term support for strategic work
YesYesNot usuallyYes
Acts as a long-term support for strategic work
YesYesNot usuallyNo
Can consider soft variables
YesDepending on the applicationNot usuallyNo
Well-suited for a changing world where theories evolve
YesYesDepending on the applicationNo
Does not require a large amount of data to be informative and useful
Combines expert knowledge and data
YesYesDepending on the applicationNo
Enables understanding and simulation of complex systems
YesYesNot usuallyNo
Enables understanding and visualisation of cause-effect structures
Models are open and customisable, making them transparent and auditable
Focuses on long-term dynamic changes and their effects, not just momentary forecastsYesPartiallyNoNo
Ability to handle complex systems with multiple interdependent factorsYesYesNoNo
Can anticipate emergent phenomena and reveal hidden structuresYesYesPartiallyNo
Helps understand how changes in one part of the system affect other partsYesPartiallyNoNo
A powerful tool in policy planning and strategic decision-making, where understanding complex systems is crucialYesPartiallyNoNo

A variety of industries have benefited from our solutions.

Process industry

STE Analytics has been a reliable partner to the forest, chemical, and energy industries for many years, and recently we have actively expanded our expertise also into the metal industry.

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Other industries

Our solutions and tools are used in for example agriculture and engineering for foresight, risk management, strategic work, and much more.

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Service sector

We provide expert analytical services to companies in the service sector, helping them achieve better efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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Public and societal services

STE Analytics has established itself as a trusted partner to the public sector. We are committed to supporting social and healthcare service providers in their challenges.

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More value and better quality.

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Foresight and risk management

By employing a structural causal model designed by us, you can consider a much broader range of undesirable side effects than might otherwise come to mind. It enables effective risk management and anticipating the undesirable consequences of seemingly right decisions.

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Data-driven leadership

Co-operation with us happens at the executive level. When needed, we are able to offer continuous proactive insights into market variables and their contributing factors. Your whole executive leadership will receive tools for addressing recurring problems in the best possible way, minimising undesirable side effects.

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Strategy development

We provide you with a transparent model that depicts your operating environment. With the support of STE Analytics, you can drive, shape, interpret, and draw conclusions from various possible scenarios, and make the best possible strategic decisions.

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Resource allocation

Our solutions help you in identifying local leverage points, and if a specific outcome is desired, you can easily determine which action most effectively leads to it. No more wasted resources due to insufficient insight.

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Pekka Aarnisalo, CEO and co-founder of STE Analytics.

Pekka Aarnisalo

CEO, Co-founder
Osmo Salonen, senior consultant at STE Analytics, and co-founder.

Osmo Salonen

Senior Consultant, Co-founder
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