1. What are the system requirements for SurvivalWare?
PC or Laptop with Windows 10.0 or later, 2 GB RAM, 100 MB of hard disk space.
2. Is there a cloud version of SurvivalWare?
No. SurvivalWare is Windows based. You can run it on a virtual desktop in the cloud as a way to share access.
3. Can you customize account names in the model?
Yes. The "Flex Name" feature allows you to rename variable for display and reporting purposes.
4. Do you have to use QuickBooks in order to use SurvivalWare?
No. SurvivalWare can accept data from other accounting software as long as it can be exported to CSV or Excel format. You can also type in number directly into the grid, or import them from a template.
5. Can you run models besides the Fort Knox corporate planning model?
Yes. You can run custom models developed for you, or develop your own with SurvivalWare Pro when it is released.
6. How much history will the model retain?
The Fort Knox model has been set up to retain 60 months of historical data in addition to the 12 months of the current year.
There is a rollover process at the beginning of each new year that adds older data to an archive. This data goes beyond the 60 months and can be retrieved at any time.
7. How far into the future can you forecast?
The Fort Knox model has been set up to allow projections for 36 months beyond the current year. You can forecast 10 additional years beyond that, but not broken down by month.
8. How accurate are the forecasts?
9. How much does it cost to have a custom model developed for SurvivalWare?
Obviously there is a wide range depending on your needs and the complexity of your business. Figure about $5,000 or $6,000 at the low end.
10. Can SurvivaWare Consolidate multiple entities?
Yes. You can create your own consolidation lists with multiple levels. Consolidation reporting is enhanced with ByRow and ByColumn views.
* The model takes your forecast for key drivers such as sales, gross margins, and collection period to calculate a full set of finacial statements month by month into the future. There are tools to help you forecast these assumptions, but ultimatelty it is up to you to provide the estimates.