Atebion is an alternative and complimentary to standard spreadsheets:
Atebion has been designed to replace
mission critical spreadsheets, making it easier for the user to build, alter and validate models, giving more confidence to
Atebion is a numerical processing package
for solving modeling problems and has the ability to bring information together from standard spreadsheets, different financial
systems and different databases in order to see variances and investigate “What ifs”, all under full control with
the minimum of errors.
With Atebion information entry is in
many ways similar to that of a standard spreadsheet but unlike a spreadsheet you only need to have a clear understanding of
your problem to create or alter models. Atebion is special in its ability to
switch inputs and outputs, exploiting the potential of modern computers for advanced “what ifs”.
Atebion works on the principle that:
¨ We identify
entities ('Variables' in Atebion) which can be measured in terms of numbers. Examples:
In finance Income, Expenditure, Profit, Cost, Quality, Outcome. In
Science and Engineering Density, Mass, Volume.
¨ We establish
rules ('Equations' in Atebion) which relate the Variables. (Example: Profit = Income - Expenditure).
¨ These Equations
represent our world (or the part of it that we have decided to model).
¨ We then decide
which Variables have Known values. (Example: Profit = 42. Income = 1212).
¨ Within the normal
algebraic rules of solubility, Atebion will calculate the Unknowns. (Example: Expenditure
= 1170). We do not need to
know how to re-arrange an Equation.
Unlike a spreadsheet, we do not have
to decide at the outset which Variables are to be Known (i.e. inputs) or Unknown (outputs).
We have a general model, not a purpose made method of calculating
The data and the Logical Rules (expressed in the
form of algebraic equations) are clearly separated. The data presentation does not get in the way of the data analysis.