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November 2020  |  Model Build

Danny Leitch

The Multi-Billion Dollar Excel Error that didn’t happen today

Excel is involved in every major transaction, every capital investment, every business sale, large or small and most financial forecasts. Decisions worth billions of dollars every single day are based on Excel models.

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The Multi-Billion Dollar Excel Error that didn’t happen today

Excel is involved in every major transaction, every capital investment, every business sale, large or small and most financial forecasts. Decisions worth billions of dollars every single day are based on Excel models.

Read more

November 2020  |  Model Audit

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Harder, Better, Faster

We set ourselves the challenge of looking at the financial model audit process to see how we can make it faster for our clients.

November 2020  |  Model Build

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The Beginning of the end? U.K. PFI contract expiry

The Public Sector is gearing up, through the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) to deal with the gargantuan task ahead, of managing the hand-back of the assets of 700+ projects over the coming years.

October 2020  |  Model Audit

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The pain of being audited

Nobody likes to be scrutinized. A financial model audit is a very public form of scrutiny. We understand that having a model audited many times is not a fun experience. Here at Gridlines, we have all been modellers ourselves and had our financial models audited. We are sensitive to that pain and do all we can to minimise it.

October 2020  |  Model Audit

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An end to audit iterations

Iteration based charging is the norm in the financial model audit sector. We understand why our competitors do it. Why wouldn't they? Ditching iterations is just one of the ways that we are shaking up the financial model audit market.

October 2020  |  Model Build

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Public Health England’s COVID-19 Excel Error

The impact of errors in Excel can be massive, we are passionate about helping our clients to use Excel well. Hear more about how we manage modelling risk.

August 2020  |  Openbox

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Openbox Beta: Round 1 Retrospective

There has been a huge amount of input from our beta users, this is helping us to make Openbox more stable and useful to modellers.

June 2020  |  Openbox

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Openbox dev diary – Private Beta week 1

Iain Morrow's weekly bulletin of progress with the Openbox private beta test.

May 2020  |  Openbox

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Your Openbox questions answered

You saw us build a financial model in 20 minutes, here we delve into some of your questions which came up from the demo.

May 2020  |  Openbox

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Openbox closed beta

With the first round of beta testing kicking off, we will soon begin preparations for the second round. This will commence in the coming months. If you would like to be involved at that point please apply using the form within this post.

May 2020  |  Openbox

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Can we build a Project Finance Model in 20 minutes?

In the first public demo of Openbox, we challenged ourselves to build a full Project Finance model in 20 minutes. We managed it with 3 minutes to spare. Watch the recording and find out more about the upcoming closed beta.

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