Sensitivity’s command structure is easy to follow. Common menu items can also be selected from a convenient toolbar located just under the menu.
Sensitivity interfaces with spreadsheet financial models and with models written in APL or Basic programming languages. (It is not necessary to know programming to use Sensitivity).
Easy to Use
Entering variable data is easy. Sensitivity prompts you to enter low, base, and high values for each variable. After all data has been entered, the Show Sensitivity Data command creates a summary of the inputs. The screen display to the right, for instance, shows a model for a new product with 11 variables. Variables can be easily changed and updated.
Following data entry, Sensitivity links with your spreadsheet and runs the model, inserting base, low, and high values for each variable and recording the swing in results. The results are displayed in a graphic form with the variables ordered relative to the sensitivity of the model results, producing a “tornado diagram.” In the example, Price, Peak Market Share, Unit Cost, and Years: Start to Decline, would be chosen for probabilistic evaluation using Supertree.