This is a post on the Tri Star Site.

Aren’t inter-departmental politics fun? They occur in any organization when resources are few. And since the economic downturn and executive’s turn towards cost control strategies, budgets have been rare resources indeed.

In this post, we’ll look at how the often conflicted relationship between simulation and test is taking a friendlier turn, especially under a rising new type of executive.

The Traditional Conflict between Simulation and Test
So what’s the beef between simulation and test?

Ultimately, it comes down to how simulation software is traditionally justified. The value proposition is always about eliminating prototypes and rounds of testing. It’s a good return on investment because it involves hard dollars. No CFO can argue against the elimination of a recurring expense line item in exchange for a one-time expense, the software.

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