Data Manipulation

In January 2013, Prophecy delivered a training course in Kuala Lumpur titled “Advanced Financial Modelling and Data Manipulation in Excel”. The course title and content sat very well with Prophecy employees given our experience and recent discussions around the essence of financial modelling. Oftentimes, when asking or telling stories about financial modelling, people will mention […]

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Business Process Management

Part of the process of developing the financial model is a detailed scoping session prior to model development. Whilst this stage is crucial for delivering a tool that meets all stakeholder requirements it has an important side effect: it makes companies say out loud how they do things, to an independent third party. The back […]

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The Importance of Robust Spreadsheet Models

We came across this article today which strongly underlines the importance of consistent, transparent and robust spreadsheet models.  In this case the numbers are very large as may be the consequences. Perhaps the final sentence of the report says it best, quoting Peter Achterstraat, the NSW Auditor-General as saying “High quality, timely data is absolutely essential […]

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More Financial Modelling in Excel Training

Last week we delivered a Financial Modelling in Excel Training course to students from across South East Asia at the M Hotel in Singapore. The two day course covered a range of Excel tips, tricks, functions and functionality as well as exploring Best Practice theory. This newly amended course is overwhelmingly practical with Excel skills […]

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Financial Modelling in Excel Training

This week Prophecy team members will be in Singapore to deliver our Financial Modelling in Excel training course. The goals of this two-day course include an introduction to Best Practice spreadsheet development as well as financial modelling tips and techniques, and Excel functions, functionality and shortcuts. Day 1 of the course involves building a base […]

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Prophecy: Blogged

From inside industry to advanced financial modelling, from best practice to tips and tricks, Prophecy: Blogged will share ideas, thoughts and techniques that will help you get the most out of your spreadsheet. All feedback is welcome. Email us with your own observations, challenges and successes for inclusion in future editions of Prophecy: Blogged prophets@prophecymodelling.com

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A Spreadsheet World

Before you choose a certain strategic path, chances are that a spreadsheet has helped inform the decision.  From choosing which mortgage is right for you to divesting a billion dollar asset, spreadsheets are the weapon of choice when it comes to making financial and strategic decisions. A single spreadsheet can stand behind million and billion […]

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