ValQ Help & Support

Frequently Asked Questions


ValQ is available as a custom visual / extension for Microsoft Power BI and SAP Lumira.

You can leverage ValQ to support several business cases that need you to perform scenario analysis & what-if simulations. Use cases supported include business modeling, planning, budgeting, periodic re-forecasting, variance reporting, sensitivity analysis and more.

In addition, you can also leverage ValQ to build KPI dashboards without simulation capabilities.

The value driver tree is highly configurable with no need for coding. The hierarchy of nodes, the calculations involved at each level – which defines the relationship between nodes – can all be configured without need for any programming scripting.

Absolutely. You can compare, save and share the results of your scenarios.

ValQ comes with an embedded calculation engine that handles all calculations locally (front-end) on-the-fly. Once data is loaded into the tree for the first time, all further interactions & what-if analyses are handled locally without any requests going back to the server or the data source. As a result any changes due to simulations are updated in a fraction of a second.

Technical / Support

Installation takes a matter of minutes, as with any other extension for SAP Lumira Designer. For Microsoft Power BI, it is as simple as adding the custom visual from the Power BI marketplace

For optimal performance, we suggest that you have a maximum of 5,000 driver nodes in a model. We also have a built-in restriction to ensure that a parent node does not have more than 250 child driver nodes immediately under it (it could, however, have more than 250 descendants – children of children nodes).

If you would like to exceed these limits, reach out to us for a custom build.

Yes. Visual BI offers global enterprise-class support for customers supported by a valid support and maintenance agreement. There is a dedicated helpdesk with a support portal that customers can access.

ValQ vs. Other Advanced Commercial Software

  1. You can model business scenarios on-the-fly – in a matter of few hours to a few days – something that would take weeks or months with best-in-class bottom-up planning software
  2. Highly visual and intuitive user experience means executive and operational management alike can analyze and simulate on their own completely changing the use of models
  3. You have a high-performance experience as ALL calculations happen on the front-end

No, ValQ helps you build interactive & dynamic top-down planning models. These are intended to complement your investments on bottom-up planning platforms and deliver agility to your planning process.

With ValQ, you can model scenarios on the fly, and your executives can directly play around & interact with the models with minimal reliance on a IT analyst or consultant.

After a few initial iterations, discussions & feedback, you can subsequently leverage your planning software for a more detailed fine-tuning, configuration and validation. This saves a lot of time & effort. Your business meetings would also be more effective using ValQ as executives can receive instantaneous feedback on changes to scenarios.

Maintenance and Support Overview

Customers with a valid License and Support Contract for ValQ stand to gain the following benefits:
Free upgrades to their licensed software, including major releases, minor releases and patches
SLA- driven support delivered by our global support team
Access to Support Portal to create, track and manage cases and escalations
… and more

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About ValQ!
ValQ empowers analysts, executives and decision-makers across departments and functions. Model any business scenario in minutes, build complex business plans, what-if simulations, create & compare budgets, forecasts and scenarios – all within Microsoft Power BI. The product is developed by Lumel Technologies (formerly Visual BI), which has a decade of experience in building add-on solutions on top of BI platforms (SAP BI and Power BI) with our suite of innovative products such as xViz, Inforiver and BI Hub.


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