Base-case analysis, What-if analysis and Risk analysis

Base-case analysis, What-if analysis and Risk analysis

According to Heys (2008), ‘base-case analysis’, ‘what-if analysis’, and ‘risk analysis’ are the three main categories of spreadsheet analysis. Though each of these is used in speculating outcomes using Microsoft Office Excel on a worksheet, each of them applies a different form of parameters and procedures. This paper explores how Base-case analysis, What-if analysis, and Risk analysis are important features of the Microsoft Office Excel analysis process.

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