Platform: Windows XP
License: Time limited demo
Number of downloads: 182
Atebion is plugged as an alternative to spreadsheets that makes building altering and validating models easier, and allows for advanced 'what ifs'.
An understanding of algebra is required to use the software, but something of a refresher course is provided via detailed help files.
The real advantage of Atebion over a spreadsheet is its ability to focus on the particular problem you need to solve. Unlike a spreadsheet it is not necessary to define all known variables, and calculations can be done quickly thanks to not having to rearrange formulas.
Simply define all your variables in Atebion, enter any necessary equations (i.e. profit = income - expenditure), enter the values of quantities we know and Atebion will do the rest, calculating all unknown variables.
Admittedly it looks a little daunting at first, and it will be to those unfamiliar with algebra. But for those who understand algebra it could soon become an easier option than spreadsheets.