FAQs

Whatever you want it to look like. We aim to match the financial model with your company style. As long as a user can clearly differentiate between different types of cells (inputs, calculations, totals etc), then most company style guidelines can be accommodated.

Unfortunately, that depends completely on what your requirements are. As a very rough guide, a typical corporate or project model (for a mine or power station for example) would likely cost A$25-50,000. Complex infrastructure models would cost more than this, and simpler models for startups or SMEs would cost substantially less.

We have a flexible pricing model to suit your needs. We can work for a fixed price so you have budget certainty, hourly rates to maximise flexibility or a hybrid/modular formula where we agree a fixed price for each discrete element of work as it is refined.

If you’re a non-profit organisation, we’re happy to talk to you about our pro-bono or heavily discounted work.

If you’re a startup or SME and you’re after something reasonably simple, check out our download page for a free template you can use and customise yourself.

Like cost, time is a function of your individual requirements. However, regardless of the complexity of the desired model, we follow a standard build process which we find is suitable for most engagements. And when it's not, we change it.

  1. Business requirements - A series of conversations to agree and understand your business, and model requirements and properties;
  2. Architecture - Develop and agree the model’s broad structure. This would probably be included in a proposal document if you require one. Example structure diagrams are included below;architecture-toparchitecture-inputs
  3. Source data – you would provide all source data (in whatever form is available) so that we can further refine model architecture and commence creating a layout;
  4. Layout – Create an Excel file with no formulas, but containing all headings, labelling and styles to agree on the look of the model;
    1. Start building – feed in source data, create formulas and code any macros;
    2. Review and modify – Review each individual module of the model as it is built and before moving on to the next module, so as to more easily find discrepancies and errors. This stage is also useful for finding errors in the underlying source data;
  5. Iterate – Even though the model is complete, it is likely that either you or us will recommend changes in a back-and-forth process;
  6. Deliver final model.

Absolutely. If you already produce various spreadsheets for different aspects of your business, we can usually incorporate these in the model as input sheets, with no reformatting required. This is to make it easier for you to keep the model up to date as circumstances change, with no process changes required within your company.

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