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Petranomics Analyzer Addresses Economic Analysis Challenges

Petranomics Analyzer's analysis tools address the challenging tasks of interactively analyzing uncertainties, managing scenarios and providing results view management.

Business assumption uncertainty can have dramatic business impact. In fact, not addressing uncertainty is one of the most common analysis deficiencies.

The Petranomics Analyzer's Sensitivity Analyzer, Scenario Manager and Results View Manager help improve your analysis including the impact of business assumption uncertainty. The Sensitivity Analyzer is integrated with the Scenario Manager to allow interactive sensitivity analysis with scenario comparison.

  1. Determine Focus and Find the Business Assumptions that Have the Biggest Impact +
  2. Determine If Your Model Adequately Reflects Your Business +
  3. Analyze Model Outcome Sensitivity to Business Assumptions +
  4. Model Exploration and What-ifs +
  5. Manage and Evaluate Scenarios and Determine How They Impact the Plan +
  6. Locate the Best Risk Reduction and Risk Mitigation Opportunities +
  7. Tune Your Plan By Adjusting Assumptions You Control +
  8. Determine Aggregate Model Sensitivity +
  9. Compare Actuals and Re-Forecast +

 

  1. Determine Focus and Find the Business Assumptions that Have the Biggest Impact - Do you ever focus on an assumption without knowing if it really matters? The Sensitivity Analyzer Find and Rank Assumptions Wizard ranks assumptions by impact to the outcomes you select. You can also filterout select assumption groups and automatically range up and range down each group collectively or individually.

  2. Determine If Your Model Adequately Reflects Your Business - As you construct business models, you must know if the model adequately reflects your business. With the Sensitivity Analyzer, you can explore how your model responds to changes in input variables and determine if it contains adequate modeling details.

  3. Analyze Model Outcome Sensitivity to Business Assumptions - One of the biggest and most common mistakes in modeling and analysis is overlooking outcome or business metric sensitivity to business assumption uncertainty. Most managers recognize the need, but they don’t have the right tools for the job. Building your own analysis mechanisms in spreadsheets is often too time-consuming. Petranomics' Sensitivity Analyzer and Integrated Scenario Management provide a powerful set of tools to perform sensitivity analysis and manage scenarios.

  4. Model Exploration and What-ifs - After you have constructed a model or have one to evaluate, you need to measure its robustness by understanding how it responds to fluctuations and changes. This process involves many what-if questions. Our Sensitivity Analyzer provides a new way to ask what-if questions and understand the model through interactive analysis.

  5. Manage and Evaluate Scenarios and Determine How They Impact the Plan – Have you ever halted your analysis because managing and evaluating multiple scenarios becomes too complex? Petranomics Sensitivity Analyzer, Integrated Scenario Management and Results View Manager makes it easy to compare business cases or alternatives.

  6. Locate the Best Risk Mitigation Opportunities - You can never eliminate risk, but if you can identify risk then you can monitor and plan for it. For assumptions you can control, you can apply selected risk reduction. With Petranomics Analyzer tools you can identify the best candidates to apply risk mitigation and determine potential improvement.

  7. Tune Your Plan By Adjusting Assumptions You Control – Once you are ready to execute the plan, you may need to align it with the latest information, update it with current assets or reallocate investments to different areas. Petranomics Analyzer enables you to tune your plan by interactively adjusting the assumptions you can control and compare their outcomes to your base case.

  8. Determine Aggregate Model Sensitivity - Don't forget the worst-case analysis for both upside and downside to your plan. The Petranomics Sensitivity Analyzer allows you to examine aggregate sensitivity for the worst and best cases.

  9. Compare Actuals and Re-Forecast - When your monthly and quarterly financial results come in, you need to determine the overall impact and how to adjust the plan with the new forecast. With the Petranomics Scenario Manager, you can drop your actuals in a new scenario for the period and compare the outcome results to the plan with the Results View Manager. With this new information, you may need to adjust your assumption ranges or expected values for the forward forecast periods. As a result, you can reduce uncertainty and achieve a better forecast.

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