Fourteen reasons to trade in your spreadsheet

Spreadsheets are ubiquitous and useful, but spreadsheet thinking encourages some bad modeling habits that can endanger your organization and your credibility. With a true dynamic simulation environment, you can do better:

  1. Share your model with a comprehensible diagram showing how your world works.
  2. Test what-ifs instantaneously with Synthesim™.
  3. Audit on the fly with Causal Tracing™ – no more peering into cells one by one.
  4. Have real dynamics and feedback, not just what you can get by row/column fill operations.
  5. Write readable equations – no more =LN(B6)*1/(1+EXP(C4*(D9-D10)).
  6. Avoid errors and rework from incomplete copy-paste-fill operations.
  7. Separate your model from your data and output, so your what-if explorations don’t accidentally wreck your crucial models.
  8. Easily compare models and output files, to see what’s changed.
  9. Escape the two-dimensional world, with up to 8 array dimensions and flexible mapping.
  10. Avoid instabilities inherent in running in discrete time.
  11. Automate quality tests with Reality Check™.
  12. Calibrate with appropriate statistics for dynamic systems.
  13. Use integrated Monte Carlo and optimization algorithms.
  14. Get more raw speed for large models.