Within each Section in each Scenario, Dryrun's Add Item feature has gotten a major boost in power in order to help you forecast better.

Clicking Add Item anywhere inside Dryrun will reveal a revamped window that performs in a straightforward manner as always. From there, clicking Add Dependency along the bottom will allow any number of linked 'child' items to be created.

When adding new Dependencies, you can update the following fields for each one of your items entered:

  • Name

  • Number of Units, if applicable

  • Amount

  • Repeat Schedule

  • Category

  • Start Date

  • End Date

  • Percentage, if applicable

  • And whether you want the item to be a Placeholder

A few important things to note:

  • Make sure you name each Dependency something descriptive and distinguishable so that it can be easy to recognize within your Scenario.

  • Categories will need to be created prior to selecting them on this screen.

  • Each dependency becomes a separate item when created, however, they are directly tied to the ‘parent’ item that was created. If a dependency is edited that is not the original item created, it will also edit all the other dependencies that were created.

What can you do with Dependencies?

A few examples of things that can be modeled are:

  • "Tax as a payable from my monthly revenue"

  • "Wages, liabilities; (stocks + contributions, employee tax payroll deductions and retirement options) as payables from my revenues."

  • If A increases in cost, what will happen to B?"

  • Minimum wage just went up again, how many staff can I afford @ this/that wage?"

  • How many hours should I attribute to each person/project for job-costing?"

  • My trades-based business has had an inventory hike...how much will my margin decrease while I accommodate in the short term?"

Here’s a quick video to show how these Dependencies are displayed in Dryrun:

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