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To Capture and Forecast Costs

The GenSight cost forecasting model builds an accurate picture of all costs incurred during the lifecycle of a project cost. It pulls together different categories of expense, such as development, operating and capital. The timing of expenses in the model is linked to the timing of the project. This helps give an accurate reflection of cost build over stages or milestones, and it also ensures realism if a project is delayed or accelerated at a particular gate.

The cost model is dynamic, and linked to all other planning tools in GenSight. For example, when comparing options to delay some projects in order to accelerate others, the cost model will automatically compensate for the shift in timing. This adjustment will flow right through all the GenSight models up to the overall portfolio return metrics, so you can genuinely see the effect of scheduling changes



  • Cost breakdown by type – Development cost, Opex, Capex
  • Dynamic integration with Excel enables external financial calculations to be incorporated. Full 2 way data exchange/synchronization.
  • GenSight formula Engine – an Excel like calculation template integral to GenSight, works directly on the data for extensive calculation chains
  • Cost model links to timeline of each individual project – a change in schedule shuffles cost profile in timeline, and portfolio rollup adjusts accordingly
  • Portfolio rollup aggregation, slice and dice costing analysis by category/type/stage etc. of project
  • Comprehensive set of financial metrics
  • Feeds automatically into business case, profitability analysis
  • Cost data visualization – extensive charting and reporting of costs

How Configurable is GenSight?

  • Line items to costing model are configurable
  • Configurable tags in Excel to manage data exchange
  • Formula Engine in GenSight is completely configurable calculation template
  • Configurable granularity – yearly, quarterly, monthly etc.
  • Configurable BI grade analytics
  • Custom calculations, metrics, KPIs
  • Configurable charts, reports and aggregation/bucket/categorizations

Key Features

  • Development, Opex, Capex
  • Custom metrics/categories
  • Best-practice solution
  • Link to stages/gates
  • Dynamic timing model
  • Links to P&L
  • Rollup to portfolio
  • Integrates with Excel


GenSight is trusted by many of the world’s biggest and best innovators. Around 20 global product launches every day use GenSight.


We have a 25 year track record of success. Building the platform, delivering award winning solutions, supporting our clients.


  • Cloud or On-Premise
  • From 20 users to 5,000+
  • Fully configurable, easy to use
  • Flexible, rich user experience