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Customers in over 50 countries are experiencing a leap forward in business modeling with Quantrix Modeler. Here are just a few case studies that examine how leading companies have improved their business.


 

Inventory planning is just one element of a consumer product company’s overall fiscal picture, but for Far Bank Enterprises, it also provides the foundation for business forecasting.  By using Quantrix to develop a top-down/bottom-up hierarchical model, the company is building a detailed financial planning model to drive its business decisions moving forward.

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Materials-intensive businesses need numerous “what-if” financial scenarios to manage purchasing decisions effectively. For Molymet, a global metallurgical firm headquartered in Chile, switching from spreadsheets to Quantrix enabled the company to develop multiple scenarios for income statements, create more insightful forecasts, and have greater confidence in its data and models.

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Logistics Capital & Strategy is a Washington, DC-based company that specializes in supply-chain-intensive industries that require analysis and modeling of large amounts of data with multiple views and often across many “what if” scenarios. Discovering value and opportunity in these complex industries is what sets LogCapStrat apart from its competitors, and Quantrix Modeler has become an important tool in that process.

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Education Corporation of America (ECA) is a leader in private education, a fast growing segment of higher education.  Like many institutions, their previous spreadsheet-based budgeting and planning process was inefficient and introduced errors into the decision-making process.  In order to better manage growth, ECA set out to find an alternative to spreadsheets that would improve budgeting and planning and enable more accurate and timely decisions. 

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EVN is an Austria-based conglomerate that provides electricity, gas, heat, water, waste incineration and related services to more than three million customers in 18 countries.   Robert Halbweis, energy economist, needed a forecasting tool that would support decision-making in very fluid energy markets.  Read how Quantrix helped his energy planning group improve performance and profitability.

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Rapid growth can create an enormous amount of stress, but establishing solid business processes supported with the right tools can help companies to manage the growth. Healthcare company Dynasplint Systems, Inc. recognized it needed a better way to manage its 20+ percent annual growth, and chose Quantrix Modeler, the business modeling and analytics software, to help it establish a comprehensive budgeting and planning process.

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Data Modeling & Analytics

Merrill Lynch


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Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies, with offices in 37 countries and territories. Their total client assets are approximately $1.5 trillion. Merrill Lynch is a leading global trader and underwriter of securities and derivatives across a broad range of asset classes. It also serves as a strategic advisor to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals worldwide. The Core Application Infrastructure (CAI) group at Merrill Lynch develops, maintains and monitors the information technology infrastructure that provides the critical business edge to financial advisors within the Global Private Client practice.

 


Forecasting & Budgeting

Tele2

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Tele2 is Europe’s leading alternative telecommunications service provider with operating revenue of over US$7 billion. The Danish operation provides more than 600,000 customers with services such as mobile telephony, Internet services and traditional fixed wire telephony. Tele2’s mission is to deliver the best prices in the market for telecommunications services. Defending price leadership in the highly competitive telecommunications market is no small task. In Tele2’s case, it requires agile business planning with highly accurate customer demand forecasting and detailed tracking of all internal and external costs and overheads. Johnny Rossing, business controller, replaced previous technologies with Quantrix Modeler and achieved dramatic improvements in business planning and forecasting.

 


 

Financial Modeling

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There are a number of innovative ways to generate energy, but no matter how potentially profitable the project, they all need financing. And that requires a detailed financial model that identifies the costs, revenues and the risks based on a variety of scenarios, and the proposed timeframe for key metrics such as payback and return on investment. For Sammo Energy, a UK-based start-up developing its first projects in Romania, Quantrix is the key to discovering the answers to those necessary questions.


 

Risk Modeling

Impac

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Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, originates, sells, and securitizes various mortgages. With $22 billion in assets covering 323 metropolitan areas in all fifty states, it is among the largest companies active in non-conforming residential mortgage loans in the United States. Impac offers a broad spectrum of lending programs for the non-conforming borrower. For its business partners, the company has established strong relationships based on superior customer service, and maintains its leadership in developing the products, tools and technology clients and consumers demand.

 


Business Planning & Capital Budgeting

Gartner Lee

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Gartner Lee Ltd. is an international environmental consulting firm with offices across Canada and the Middle East that builds strategic forecasting and capital budgeting models to help clients determine the impact of different decisions -- the long-term effect of shutting down a landfill to a community, or the waste diversion rate created by a new recycling program, capital financing issues, and other scenarios. Each model incorporates many different factors and variables, including debt payments, operating costs, and geographic information, and needs to offer multiple views of data based on client request.

 


Forecasting
Citrix
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Citrix Online, the real-time access and collaboration software-as-a-service division of Citrix Systems, Inc., uses detailed revenue models to forecast its e-commerce and corporate businesses.  Quantrix made it easy for the finance department to develop models and boost productivity, but the real benefit for the company was the improved accuracy it achieved.

 


Risk Modeling

VARisk

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Kyle G. Lundstedt is co-owner of VaRisk, Inc., an Oakland, CA-based firm that builds valuation and risk management tools for large banks and other players in the mortgage market. He recently switched the company’s models to Quantrix Modeler. The following interview with Lundstedt explains the complexities involved in VaRisk, Inc.’s solutions, why the company outgrew Excel, the beauty of Quantrix on the Mac platform, in addition to other topics.

 


Business Planning & Budgeting



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When businesses grow and prosper, financial systems need to grow with them. For Cimpor, a 1.6 billion Euro cement manufacturing and marketing group based in Portugal, a series of global acquisitions meant that it outgrew its fragmented, spreadsheet-based budgeting and planning system. Migrating to Quantrix Modeler offered the company the flexibility and integration it needed to centralize and control its growing business.

 


Business Modeling & Analytics

 

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Most CFOs would say that it is their job to watch the bottom line. For Craig Burkert, CFO of Romco Equipment, every fluctuation in that number leads to a series of questions. Financial modeling software from Quantrix helps him make sense of the hundreds of thousands of numbers that go into the bottom line, to effectively communicate the relevant data to the right people, and to turn business information into business intelligence.

 


Business Modeling & Analytics



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Simple ideas can become complicated in the financial modeling process when traditional, two-dimensional spreadsheet tools are used. Turner Analysis & Advisory, a European management consulting firm based in Warsaw, specializes in business modeling and transaction advisory services and is delivering powerful, complex analysis in a simple way using Quantrix Modeler.

 


Business Modeling & Analytics



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Successful manufacturers rely upon precise, repeatable processes to eliminate waste and inefficiency. The better a company can track its processes the more there is to be gained. For a major semiconductor manufacturer, Quantrix Modeler was the key for developing multidimensional models that enabled the company to capitalize on best practices and discover new methodologies.
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