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Business Valuation Software

Any good business valuation software recommendation? What do you use & how much your charge?

Hi Guys,

I need business valuation software for my practice. Any recommendation? What system do you use in your practice, excel or software? How much you charge for this service to your clients? ThanksĀ 

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By DJKL
01st Dec 2017 16:29

An excel spreadsheet, a fair few valuation textbooks (Gurney, Hamilton Baynes, Livens (this latter is most up to date I have) and a bit of thought. Calculator, an internet connection, paper and pen also assist. Decent knowledge of discounting (Samuels and Wilkes comes out of the bookcase) is also sometimes helpful as is a very detailed fact find re the business .

Always struck me as one of these areas that is more made to measure rather than off the peg, not sure if there is software with the required flexibility re all the possible required inputs, but would be interested if anyone has an all singing all dancing bit of kit.

Given I spend a fair bit of time looking at property development desktop appraisals that have been produced by systems if one is anything like these it will likely be crude and imprecise.

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01st Dec 2017 17:02

If you are valuing a business, one may politely suggest if you are trying to use software, you don't know what you are doing.

It will add nothing at all to the process apart from a false sense of accuracy.

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01st Dec 2017 19:23

There is no such thing (yet) as software that will value a business. You still need a human brain to do it. There may be software that will streamline the calculations, and smarten up the presentation of your results, but I am not aware of any.

As soemeone who spends nearly all his time valuing businesses, I hope that the software does not replace me before I retire.

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By tom123
to johngroganjga
02nd Dec 2017 17:04

Or the robots get us!

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