Core Consultants provides customised excel solutions to its clients. Our models are flexible, creative and comprehensive. Furthermore, they may be VBA enabled or linked to a data base. Our models are seen as an important planning tool which enables companies to perform sensitivity analyses on their operations with respect to a number of key input variables.
Our excel models can be broadly divided into two main groups, namely model builds and model reviews.
1. Model Builds:
Model builds typically focus on investment process models which include:
2. Model Reviews:
Model reviews draw on our experience of best practice excel models as well as our skills as resource analysts. In general we review a model according to four criteria, namely:
- Checking the assumptions used in the projections.
- Checking that the methodology employed and the calculations is accurate.
- Checking whether the conclusions drawn are consistent with the opinions of key industry players as well as with the assumptions and methodologies used.
- Checking that excel best practice is utilised fully.
Having the model professionally reviewed is an important step in the investment process as it provides a “sanity check” or second opinion before committing to finance a particular project. To this end, employing a dedicated resource consultancy who is both experienced in modelling company projections and familiar with the latest commodity and economic trends is vital.