New version of the FAST Standard issued

I am pleased to announce that we have issued a new version of the FAST Standard. This incorporates the results of work undertaken to review and amend the FAST Standard’s guidance on Excel Names, with changes made to the following clauses: 3.03-08 Do not use Excel Names; and 4.03 Excel Names FAST Standard 02b June 2016… Read more

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March LinkedIn Group Discussions

Over the last few months we’ve had some interesting questions posed on our LinkedIn group. We plan to share them regularly, to help modellers who are trying to apply the FAST standard. Below are some of the discussions, and the relevant links to the LinkedIn group.

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Moving towards a common modelling language – ICAEW Recognises FAST

On Tuesday, 17 June 2014, the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched its “20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice” at its headquarters, Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London.

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Introduction to FAST event in New York

On April 11th, F1F9 and Vair Training LLC will be co-presenting a free “Introduction to FAST” event in New York, hosted by Baker & McKenzie LLP.

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FAST in Benelux

This 5 minute film gives a flavour of the discussions that took place around the Standard itself, and the purpose of the independent standards organisation, the FSO.

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FAST Standard Organisation launch event

On November 29th the launch event for the FAST Standard Organisation, or “FSO” took place in London.

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How FAST helps business understanding

In this short video, Alan Woods, President of Liverpool Members Network of the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) gives his view on FAST.

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Reducing spreadsheet risk

Peter Gillon, a Senior Finance Manager with long experience in the out-sourcing sector, discusses how FAST reduces risk and increases collaboration.

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Adopting the FAST standard – Edinburgh City Council’s experience

Infrastructure Journal recently posted an article about what happened when City of Edinburgh Council adopted the FAST Modelling Standard for a financial modelling project.

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