Author Archives: Mike Shallcross

10% discount as Rainbow goes to Delft

10% discount as Rainbow goes to Delft

We’ve been a member of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) for some years, and on 3rd July we’ll be attending the 2014 Annual Conference, where we’ll be giving a brief demonstration of Rainbow Pro in use. So if you’re interested or you’re in the area, please do register and come along for the… Continue Reading

Rainbow Pro 8.1 easier for new users

Rainbow Pro 8.1 easier for new users

We’re very proud of Rainbow Pro’s rich set of analysis functions, but a few users have told us they have found it difficult to know which functions to use, and they would like something simpler. So we’ve responded to this by releasing Rainbow Pro version 8.1, which has a dual-menu system, as you can see… Continue Reading

Do it with fewer clicks in Rainbow Pro 8.0

Do it with fewer clicks in Rainbow Pro 8.0

We’re always looking for ways to make Rainbow easier and quicker to use, and the latest release of Rainbow Pro 8.0 helps you get where you’re going with considerably fewer mouse clicks. Even the Rainbow installer (the RainbowPro.exe file that you download) now makes things much easier; it not only copies the Rainbow add-in file… Continue Reading

Rainbow Pro 8.0 released

Rainbow Pro 8.0 released

As you’ll have seen from other pages of our website, we’ve now released Rainbow Analyst Professional (Rainbow Pro) version 8.0. In addition to the various new features mentioned in our previous post, we’ve used this opportunity to introduce a more flexible pricing structure, based on a range of license types and periods. In this and… Continue Reading

Rainbow version 8.0 coming soon

Rainbow version 8.0 coming soon

Over the past few months we’ve been working on the next release of Rainbow, which will have so many new features that we’ve decided to badge it as version 8.0. As you can see from the the screenshot above, we’ve reorganised the Rainbow ribbon, and added several new functions. Two of these, the Data Explorer… Continue Reading

New Rainbow versions are even easier to use

New Rainbow versions are even easier to use

We’ve just released Rainbow Analyst Professional version 7.2.2, which is all about ease of use and fewer mouse clicks to get where you’re going. In particular, as you can see from the composite screenshot above, we’ve added a section to the Preferences form so that you can tell Rainbow in advance how you want it… Continue Reading

Rainbow Analyst ranked #1 in independent study

Rainbow Analyst ranked #1 in independent study

A research report by three software engineering students at the University of Stuttgart has ranked Rainbow Analyst as number 1 among spreadsheet auditing tools costing less than 200 euros. As you can see from the summary table on p.41 of the report (shown above), Rainbow Analyst scored 22 points overall, compared with scores of 9… Continue Reading

Version 7.2.1 speeds up risk analysis

Version 7.2.1 speeds up risk analysis

We’ve now released Rainbow Analyst Professional 7.2.1, which lets you analyse risks in your spreadsheet in just two clicks using Rainbow’s “Map Risks” function! We realised that the 28 different Map Risks analysis options could be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve picked out 7 of the most popular options and set them as the default… Continue Reading

Watch Rainbow Analyst in action

Watch Rainbow Analyst in action

It can take a while to get your head around what the various functions in Rainbow Analyst Professional 7.2 can do for you. So on our new Demo page we’ve put together a series of short (3-4 minutes) videos on YouTube to demonstrate how some key Rainbow functions can uncover problems and errors in a… Continue Reading

Put an end to incomplete SUM() ranges

Put an end to incomplete SUM() ranges

It’s probably the classic spreadsheet error; the developer writes a simple SUM() formula which adds up sales of all products, and this works fine until a new product is added but is left out of the SUM() formula, which now gives an incorrect result. Back in the eighties a Florida company sued Lotus over an… Continue Reading

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