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Best software for business planning

Best software for business planningThe article presents some of the the most appreciated features of similar products from the best software for business planning producers.

Best software for business planning : PlanWrite from Business Resource Software

PlanWrite, a competitive product, is one of the best business-plan software products at the time of writing. The program offers business-plan solutions which can be adapted for any type of business.

Features

A business-plan writer needs such basic features as a business plan outliner, a chart generator, an integrated spreadsheet module and a sample database. The PlanWrite program also offers:

  • An organization chart
  • The possibility of team collaboration
  • Export to Word, Excel, PDF and HTML
  • A detailed profit-and-loss statement, which bankers and investors require
  • Cash planning
  • A PowerPoint presentation interface
  • Financial statements which permit the addition of detailed line items to explain any line item in the statement
  • Saving of plans as templates
  • Availability in three versions from $49.95. PlanWrite standard version is available for $119.95

An Expert Edition offers an MBA Wizard, a strategy evaluation, critical observations and assessments, scoring and weighting of strengths and weaknesses, data and charts.

Best software for business planning choise :

Biz Plan Builder 2004 from Jian

Features

  • Resources and a manual containing 65 creative ways to finance your business
  • PowerPoint presentation interface
  • Pre-planning tools — business info, management, start-up checklist
  • Documents such as letters to investors, bankers, lenders
  • Five plan prototypes
  • Comprehensive financial models in Excel Workbooks
  • User support:
    • Built-in support: the “Handbook of Business Planning”, the video “The Thinking Behind Your Plan”, a PowerPrompt interactive guide
    • Online support, free advice, links, FAQs
    • Data import/export from/to Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
    • Price of $99.99 for Biz Plan Builder 2004

    Shortcomings

    • The “fill in” plan-building procedure does not allow the writer to leave the patterns
    • The final form of the plan permits improvement. It can be exported to MS Word for further formatting

Best software for business planning choise :

Ultimate Business Planner from Atlas Business Solutions, Inc.

  • Features

    • Works in Windows environment.
    • Has built-in reports and charts.
    • Helps reveal incomplete sections or possible problems in a plan review
    • Contains over 1,000 indexed business-plan samples and complete sample plans for 25 industries
    • Contains a database of business start-up resources
    • Includes information to SBA-available loan programs and contains links to necessary forms
    • Compatible with QuickBooks
    • Publishes business plans and financial projections with Adobe PDF
    • Supported by phone and email.Thirty days of free phone support from purchase date
    • Costs from $99.

    Shortcomings

    • The user interface needs updating and upgrading.

Best software for business planning