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    Business Modelling

    You are frustrated with your inflexible business planning tools?
    We have the solution!

    In an increasingly volatile and competitive business environment, a good understanding of the numbers is vital for decision-making, for example in the areas of strategic planning, M&A transactions, restructuring, financing, investments or project planning.

    Existing tools, if available, may prove inadequate for the task: inflexible and time-consuming to use.

    The result is that only the bare minimum gets completed with little or no analysis of strategic options or scenarios.

    Our solution: We develop a flexible planning model for you in Excel
    according to the successful best practice approach.

    Plan

    • We plan the model together, to ensure that the model meets your requirements..
    • We define relevant topics, such as entities to be modelled and functionality.
    • We agree a project plan and deadlines.
    • You have transparency over the entire process right from the start.

    Develop

    • We develop the Excel model using proven best practice.
    • You provide actual and, if necessary, plan data for the model and we discuss planning assumptions.
    • We test each model well to ensure reliability.
    • You receive a best practice model that is user-friendly, flexible and reliable.

    Use

    • We use the model to simulate and analyse results.
    • User-friendly outputs facilitate analysis and decision making.
    • You use the model to analyse your situation and options, optimise results and make better decisions.
    • If desired, we can support you with training and act as sparring partner.

    Plan

    • We plan the model together, to ensure that the model meets your requirements.
    • We define relevant topics, such as entities to be modelled and functionality.
    • We agree a project plan and deadlines.
    • You have transparency over the entire process right from the start.

    Develop

    • We develop the Excel model using proven best practice.
    • You provide actual and, if necessary, plan data for the model and we discuss planning assumptions.
    • We test each model well to ensure reliability.
    • You receive a best practice model that is user-friendly, flexible and reliable.

    Use

    • We use the model to simulate and analyse results.
    • User-friendly outputs facilitate analysis and decision making.
    • You use the model to analyse your situation and options, optimise results and make better decisions.
    • If desired, we can support you with training and act as sparring partner.

    A user-friendly, reliable model provides you with a great basis
    for analysis and decision making!

    Contact us now to arrange a free, short, no obligation call
    to discuss your needs. » contact

    What our clients say

    Thomas Zimmermann
    Head of Finance and IT for Germany and Austria
    Galderma - pharma / skin-care

    Knott Consulting has developed reliable, user-friendly Excel models for planning and controlling for us, that we have been using for years now and can amend them, as necessary. One of the many benefits is that our staff are now all active modellers and have learned to follow best practice rules.


    Odile Brandstetter
    Vice President Treasury
    Majorel - worldwide customer relationship management
    Customers include Amazon, Apple, booking.com, Bytedance and Google

    The cash planning tool implemented by Knott Consulting was a huge game changer for our organisation as it transformed the pure EBIT orientation to an EBIT and CASH culture: in all our subsidiaries the users are now challenging all departments to get updated assumptions week after week and adjust their forecasts, enabling us to reduce our working capital and save on financial expenses.
    The cash planning tool proved its best efficiency at the heart of the Covid-19 crisis where we could precisely monitor our 3-month liquidity and act accordingly, therefore showing strong control to our banks and shareholders.
    The team has been a perfect fit to our organisation, listening to our needs, showing a good knowledge of our concerns, high flexibility and great responsiveness to both the corporate heads and, more importantly, to all users.