Now that you have your first model, let's take a few minutes to explore the basic structures. The first few structures will be in Model Development. Just like in the last section, you can get here from the Home Page by clicking on the Model Development button. You can also use 1) the "Develop" button at the top of the screen and then select "My First Model" or 2) the "Model Details" icon in the upper right if you've already selected a model; note that this option will skip the model selection screen.
The Products represent the lowest level of calculation and grouping within SLOPE. Clicking on the Products button will take you to a page that will let you interact with the variables, change the structure of the Model Point File, edit the Product Details, and edit the Output Groupings.
Portfolios are the middle-level data structure in SLOPE. They provide a way to group together multiple products into a single unit within the model projections and perform additional calculations on the aggregated results. If you clicked on the Products section already, you can either navigate back to the Model Development section or use the drop-down in the upper right corner to navigate directly to portfolios, as shown in the picture below.
Company Variables are the top-level calculation layer that are used for calculations that should occur at the legal entity level and can utilize results aggregated from all products and portfolios combined. Just like Portfolios, there are many ways to navigate to the Company page.
Table Structures allow you to define the fields included in each table; what data type they are and which are Index columns vs Data columns. The values themselves can later be added into SLOPE or imported through a spreadsheet.
For the next step, you'll want to head over to the Assumption Management page. Again, there are three ways to navigate here: You can click on 1) "Define" at the top of the page, click on the 2) "Go to Model Details" button in the upper-right corner, or you can 3) select "Assumption Management" from the home page, as pictured below.
There are three buttons regarding tables: Data Tables, Mortality Tables, and Scenario Tables. All three of these function similarly, allowing you to upload tables matching existing structures; either the structures you've previously created in Model Development or the preset structures of mortality tables. As previously mentioned, you can create new tables manually or import them from Excel, with the field names as headers in the top row of the spreadsheet.
In the next section, we'll revisit Products in more detail with - Set Up a Product.