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January 2021  |  Model Build

Danny Leitch

Spreadsheet risk. How worried should we be?

When assessing your Excel financial modelling risk, here are some of the key factors you should consider.

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Spreadsheet risk. How worried should we be?

When assessing your Excel financial modelling risk, here are some of the key factors you should consider.

Read more

December 2020  |  Openbox

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Openbox release notes: December update v0.8.21

Since the end of the Openbox beta round 3 in October, we've been hard at work fixing the issues our beta users have found and implementing their feature requests. Here is the complete list to date.

December 2020  |  Openbox

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What does Lambda mean?

Lambda matters a lot. Both because of what it allows Excel to do, and because of what it tells us about how Microsoft sees the future of Excel. Lambda means Microsoft is continuing to develop Excel as a platform for serious analysis, now and in the future.

November 2020  |  Model Build

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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.

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.

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