Get to know, and learn to love, your Excel errors

Wednesday, August 7th   1 Comment

As I was scrolling through the index for my book… recently, I noticed the #REF error jump out at me.
Why is it that the #REF strikes such fear into a modeller’s

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Using Excel on a Mac for Financial Modelling & Analysis

Wednesday, September 12th   2 Comments

The usage of Excel on a Mac is increasing and according to an online poll… we ran last month on Linked In, more people are using Excel on a Mac than are still using

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EXCEL IN THE ENTERPRISE: successful financial modelling

Wednesday, August 22nd   No Comments (yet)

Spreadsheets are ubiquitous in modern business. From the local sole trader up to the largest global conglomerate, spreadsheets form the very fabric of da…

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The Fundamentals of Forecasting?

Monday, August 20th   1 Comment

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

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The Future of Excel: 8 Bold Predictions!

Friday, August 17th   1 Comment

Spreadsheets are ubiquitous in modern business and Microsoft’s Excel dominates the market. The computer giant has consistently beaten down each risi…

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Reasons why your financial model has been consigned to the scrap heap

Tuesday, March 13th   3 Comments

Financial model developers and relevant stakeholders spend a lot of time building a financial model. Unfortunately many financial models never fully yi…

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How insensitive is your financial model?

Tuesday, March 6th   No Comments (yet)

You have received a call from a client. The client wants a pricing tool or some other financial model built. The model must add value to the client; it merely c

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Using Cell Styles for Financial Modelling

Monday, July 18th   8 Comments

When developing a financial model, standards will often communicate the importance of developing a style guide to enhance the presentation and readabil…

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EuSpRIG London conference: “Spreadsheet Governance – Policy and Practice”

Tuesday, July 12th   No Comments (yet)

The EuSpRIG (European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group) conference is on this week in Greenwich, London. The EuSpRIG conference is a premier spreadshee…

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Strategic merger – Corality and Navigator form the Corality Financial Group

Thursday, July 7th   2 Comments

Corality yesterday announced the strategic merger of Corality and Navigator Project Finance into the Corality Financial Group, a decisive move to accel…

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Consolidating Multiple Graphs in a Financial Model

Monday, July 4th   3 Comments

Do plenty of sheets and a lot of charts in a financial model turn you off from learning the concepts used in the model?
It definitely turns me off whenever I see…

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How Long Does it Take to Build a Financial Model?

Thursday, June 9th   10 Comments

Whether you are a consultant building a model for a client, or an internal modeller, you or the person who has commissioned the model build will – understa…

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Open Source Valuation Model – Valuing LinkedIn.com

Monday, May 23rd   4 Comments

To assist investors in the evaluation process of new investment opportunities, Pristine has developed an open source valuation model. This model can be u…

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SMART financial modelling – the daily habit of successful modellers

Thursday, May 12th   1 Comment

Successful people generally share the same habits and motivations. The same can be said for successful modellers – their daily habit is a best practice m…

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Corality is a BRW 2011 Fast Starter

Thursday, April 28th   2 Comments

Corality is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the BRW 2011 Fast Starter List. The BRW 2011 Fast Starter announcement is the latest milestone…

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The Dangers of PivotTables, array formulae and other non-seamless Excel feature

Thursday, March 10th   8 Comments

Excel provides all users, not just financial modellers, with a rich array of features to employ in spreadsheet building. However there are some Excel feat…

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The schoolboy errors in financial models

Tuesday, February 15th   3 Comments

A number elementary or schoolboy errors plague many financial models. Many of these errors are avoidable, given some planning and thought is put into the f…

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The “One Size Fits All” Financial Model Template

Tuesday, September 7th   3 Comments

Take a look online and you’ll find plenty of low-cost or even free financial model templates available for download.  This seemingly economical optio…

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Systems Modelling Ltd – Spreadsheet Review

Thursday, July 8th   1 Comment

As part of Fimodo’s setup we welcome specialists in financial modelling and spreadsheets to contribute and share their knowledge and experience….

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EUSPRIG – European Speadsheet Risk Interest Group

Tuesday, July 6th   1 Comment

EuSpRIG 2010… is presented in Greenwich on July 15-16 and has a impressive line-up of spreadsheet risk experts. Fimodo supports EUSPRIG as it is a great init

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