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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

Track down those #REF! errors

Track down those #REF! errors

You know how annoying it can be when one of Excel’s cell errors (#REF!, #DIV/0!, #N/A and so on) creeps into your spreadsheet, and as soon as it recalculates, the whole spreadsheet seems to be filled with error values. With a large or complex spreadsheet, it can be difficult to track down all the cells… Continue Reading

Rainbow Analyst 7.2 now released

Rainbow Analyst 7.2 now released

We are delighted to announce the release of the latest version 7.2 of Rainbow Analyst Professional! As trailed in previous posts, this features a major upgrade of the Map Risks function, of which the new dialog box is shown above. This now offers an array of 28 sophisticated analysis options to help you detect risks… Continue Reading

Use this report to find hidden inconsistencies

Use this report to find hidden inconsistencies

We’ve now completed the initial coding for the powerful new analysis options in Map Risks (in Rainbow 7.2) that can help you find inconsistent references in your spreadsheets. The screenshot above shows the “Inconsistent precedent copies” report, which finds inconsistencies between the precedents of copied formulas. You can see in the first line that cell… Continue Reading

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