How to build a Benefit Simulator


In this example we will show you step by step how you can create a benefit simulator, where we want to display the time that can be saved with our new product version, that can lead to this as a result:


With this simulator our sales reps can simulate the specific customer's situation right on the spot, with the relevant values and thus profit for our customer. 

We will create this form by inserting the following interactive elements:

  1. Open question
  2. Link to the results
  3. Calculate the result
  4. Dynamic graph
  5. Link to change values

1.  Open question

With the open questions we collect the specific customer's data to base our calculations on later in the simulation.


Insert an open question to collect information:


Make sure to activate 'Allow only numbers' so that you can use this input to make calculations later on.

When you fill in a 'Default answer' (based on the national average for example) you will also have an outcome when your customer does not know or want to share the numbers for their specific situation.

2. Link to the results

To go the the 'result' pages you can use the swiping option but in our example we have created hyperlinks to view the results.


Right-click on the shape you want to create a link on. Choose 'Link' '> 'Place in This Document': 


Repeat this step for the results per 'function' as well, so that you can show the results for all of them on demand: 


3. Calculate the result and display in a 'Text Field'

To clearly display the profit our customer will gain, we want to calculate the results for each product version with their data:


But also display the difference and thus show what they'll gain exactly:


We'll use the open questions that we've created earlier to base the calculations on.

By putting the ‘calculation’ fields outside the slide, it won’t be visible in the app.

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The calculations we are performing: 

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To summarize the difference straight away, we'll make a calculation with the 2 calculation results we have just reached


and place it in the text box at the right top of the overview:


4. Dynamic Graph

For a nice visual display of the results, we'll also work with the dynamic graphs.


Use the calculations that you have created as the variables of your graph: 


5. Link to change values

Whenever the customer wants to change the entered values, it would be nice to have an easy access to the data slide. We'll create a button to directly have that slide opened: 


Create the button you want and right-click on it to create the link. Choose the option 'Place in This Document'.


You can download the PowerPoint of this sales tool 


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