Periodic Change Drivers are useful for creating outputs that change over time using a predefined curve or step function. You can set the value to change monthly, or by any number of months. The curves can float with variable dates like Plan Start, Plan End or Plan Cutover Date—or you can anchor the curve to a specific point in time using an absolute date.
You can specify an initial seed value that is then changed over time. They can be used to make all kinds of assumptions like increasing conversion rates, reduction in costs over time etc. Absolute dates also help us model things like expected rent changes which may be tied to calendar years rather than planning windows.
In this example we’re planning for advertising costs to increase by 5% every quarter.
This is a temporary workaround until a new feature removes this step.
You can see that the amount of $1,000 is increasing 5% every month as we built in the Periodic Driver.