WHAT WHITEBIRCH CUSTOMERS LIKE BEST
MEETING THE TRAINING NEEDS OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS
Training is organized around the two primary user types: Power user training is for the individuals responsible to building and maintaining models.
Strategic user training focuses on the Presentation Deck capabilities of the platform. These users are typically responsible for analyzing and presenting the outcomes from the modeling exercise.
Director of Training, Quinn Henry, discusses the keys to client success.
A TEAM OF RICHLY EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL MODELERS
The team of modelers supporting the Whitebirch platform is richly experienced in all aspects of financial modeling. They bring a wealth of best practices and uncanny expertise to each client engagement.
It is the combination of the exceptional capabilities in the Whitebirch Financial Modeling Platform and our team of modelers that creates value for our clients.
Learn more about our team of modelers.
Eliminating Model Risk
Whitebirch clients know their projections are correct. Built-in business and accounting rules help control and enhance model integrity and the accuracy of all projections.
Many organizations operate with black box models. Senior Solutions Consultant Michael Nicolescu explains what they are and how they introduce risk into the organization.
DATA INTEGRITY AND VERSION CONTROL
Creating financial models typically requires multiple people building, reviewing, approving, and presenting the outcomes. For many organizations this means passing around files and data, which sometimes leads to accuracy, data integrity, and version control issues.
PFM Solutions CTO Kel Hoffmann discusses how the Whitebirch platform eliminates version control issues.
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MODELING: AN UNDERSERVED MARKET
Businesses large and small make decisions every day about their future without the ability to visualize or more deeply consider longer-term results or outcomes. Fluctuating economic factors, a tumultuous regulatory landscape, changing consumer preferences and demographics, and technological shifts, along with changing cost factor inputs, create a need to analyze the prospective financial position under various scenarios and circumstances.
PFM Solutions Vice President, Frank Candio, discusses how corporate modelers attempt to address their needs.
TELL YOUR FINANCIAL STORY
Whitebirch features a customizable presentation modality. Users can design and build decks, comprising as many slides as needed, to drive and present results. These decks are interactive with the underlying model. Updates to assumptions, variables, initiatives, and projects immediately and organically update the user-defined reports and graphs on the decks.
BUILT FOR COLLABORATION
Collaboration is essential for building consensus and making smarter business decisions. Whitebirch offers the ability for multiple users to access, use, and change the model at the same time. For changes in the modeling engine, a change log is provided to track changes to the underlying model, in its totality, by object, or even line item.
Unlike legacy financial modeling options, the Whitebirch Financial Modeling Platform is designed for collaboration. Director of Training, Quinn Henry, discusses how Whitebirch brings modelers and non-modelers together.
SERIOUS MODELERS: CONFIDENCE IN YOUR MODELS
The object-oriented design of the Whitebirch platform ensures complete transparency into model calculations, formulas, and logic. Users can drill down to the detailed explanations of any number or resultant in their model. No more tracing precedents from cell to cell and sheet to sheet.
If the underlying formulas, calculations and logic in your model are not transparent, stakeholders will not be confident in the outcomes. CTO Kel Hoffmann discusses how to build confidence in your models.
DESIGNED FOR SERIOUS MODELERS: CELLS VERSUS OBJECTS
Whitebirch models are easy to build, manage, and validate. All of these attributes are born of our object-oriented architecture, which permits users to design, build, manage, validate, and even change the projection logic of model elements in a single location. Once built, the validated logic may then be shared by other objects; that is, the objects on which the projections are based inherit the logic of the parent object. When building or changing logic, users need not change every element of the model, just the parent objects. This concept of inheritance is central to Whitebirch’s value.
Most financial modelers are adept at working with spreadsheets and cells. Many have developed sophisticated "moves" to overcome the inherent limitations of spreadsheets. The Whitebirch Financial Modeling Platform is designed with objects, not cells. CTO Kel Hoffmann explains why this is important.