Castaway makes it easy to create anything from simple budgets to complex forecasts to dynamic business models, for single entities or consolidated groups.
Includes: Budgets and Static Forecasts
Use dynamic reports, flexible dashboards and non-financial data to analyse and tell the story of your business – past, present and future.
Includes: KPI’s, Metrics and Dynamic Reports
Use what-if’s and scenarios to model the financial impact of different decisions, projects and options. With numbers you can trust, you have the power to make better decisions.
Includes: Actuals & Variance Analysis and Cashflow Management
Uncover the key drivers of business and cashflow performance, monitor KPI’s and targets; and test different assumptions to focus on growing business value.
Includes: Due Diligence and Business Valuation
Analyse scenarios, strategies and growth paths. Model different market conditions and assumptions. Continually fine tune your direction, strategy and business plans.
Includes: What-Ifs & Scenarios and Rolling Forecasts
We have been using WinForecast for the last 9 years as a robust P&L, Balance Sheet and cash flow forecaster. It has been brilliant for increasing bank and board confidence. In recent years, we have moved to Castaway. I highly recommend both Michael and his team to you and the Castaway product.
Castaway has been an integral part of my business in developing client forecasts both for internal management and board reporting as well as bank submissions for ongoing funding and new business acquisitions. The flexibility of data and budget/ actual variance reporting from P&L to cashflow and funds statement combined with exportability makes it a dynamic tool. I would recommend this product to all who are involved in this process and those who are making decisions about the future of a business.
I have been a user of Castaway since it was released, employing it across several industries and business sizes in that time. It has always appealed to me because of its ease of use – if you can use a spreadsheet, you can use Castaway. Not only do you get accurate, easy to read financial data, including the most important information of all - cashflow – but the customisable reports and reporting periods makes your output look top quality.
We had been looking for a forecasting tool to replace a legacy product, having found Castaway we couldn’t be happier. Castaway meets all our needs. We love the simple reporting and drill through functionality. This comes in handy with those complex, multiple entity consolidations. To be able to crack out a full budget and cash flow in super quick time allows us to provide real-time feedback to clients on a projects viability. In addition we utilise the link to source data feature to provide various flexible scenario analysis. We would recommend Castaway to any finance professional or business owner who wants to make informed decisions. Castaway is easy to learn and intuitive with backup support only a call away.
We have been using Castaway for three years now. In my 27 years as an accountant, no other piece of software I have encountered gets even close to equalling the value added to our practice and to the value we have been able to add to our clients' businesses, by using it. Our business has grown 40% in the last 2 years and 90% of this growth is attributable to Castaway work. Castaway is an essential tool for all advisory firms.
Our Company has been budgeting and cashflow modelling in Excel for many years and developed a sophisticated financial model. However, budgeting became a nightmare for our finance team as the Excel-based model became too complicated and never balanced when we consolidated the various entities in our Group. We switched to Castaway as it was easy to use and enabled us to run various “what-if” scenarios with middle management in a format they could understand. We no longer have broken links and budgeting is now a much more productive exercise. Recommend Castaway to anyone who wants to make budgeting simple and clear to all involved.