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Ten Easy Steps to Create a Professional Standards-based Valuation Report

Overview – ValuSource valuation applications provide the best of both worlds, a stand-alone comprehensive valuation application and direct access to all the spreadsheets and Word documents in Excel and Word.

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Set up the valuation (project) – The first step in the process is to setup the project and enter some basic business information.

2

Input financial statements.  The financial statements are completely flexible, you can enter an unlimited number of accounts and sub-accounts and make the financials look like your clients.

3

Make income statement and balance sheet adjustments.  Every line item in the income statement and balance sheet can be adjusted.  You can enter multiple adjustments per line items and copy those adjustments to other years as well.

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Perform a comprehensive financial analysis.  One the financials have been input, a comprehensive financial statement analysis is automatically calculated.  Internal and external comparisons are provided and RMA and IRS can be downloaded to use as industry norms.

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Compare financial statements to industry norms (IRS, RMA or custom comparisons). The IRS and RMA databases are built directly into the software, so they are always one click away.

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Select appropriate approaches. All the standard approaches are included, allowing you to select which ones are appropriate for your engagement. Each approach has settings and assumptions to allow you to quickly set up the approach to meet your specific requirements.

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Work through every appropriate approach. Once you decide which approach you want to use, then work through the steps of completing each one.

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Download and integrate all appropriate valuation data. The software has 11 integrated databases. Select the database, select the data and download directly into your valuation project.  Databases must be purchased separately.

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Weight the approaches to calculate a conclusion of value. Once you are done with the valuation approaches, you select which methods you want to include in your value calculation.

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Generate a comprehensive smart standards based report AUTOMATICALLY using the optional report writer. In business valuation, half the battle is the analysis and database integration, the other half is the written reports. The report writer automates this process saving you up to 50% of the time it takes to create a final written valuation report in Word.