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What's New

May 2017

  • Launched Cashflow Plan Home for 12-month personal, household and micro-business projections. Freeware and Premium versions.

January 2017

  • All versions of Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan have been updated to handle start years of projections through to the mid-2020s.

September 2015

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

  • Brian Flanagan, founder of PlanWare, has launched a personal blog which concentrates on social, economic and political matters in Ireland. You can follow it via Twitter.

August 2009

  • Irish-based firms wishing to apply for a subsidy under the Employment Subsidy Scheme (closing date: 4th September 2009) can use our financial projection software to help prepare the required cashflow and trading projections. More details here.

February 2007

  • Existing releases of Exl-Plan, Cashflow Plan, Free-Plan and Biz-Plan all run very satisfactorily with Microsoft Office 2007 (Excel 2007 and Word 2007). We have updated installation/running instructions throughout the site and added new FAQ pages about using Excel 2007 for Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan.

October 2006

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April 2006

  • The Business Plan Guide has been rewritten and expanded to include much more detail and advice.

  • Free-Plan and Biz-Plan business plan guides and templates have been upgraded to release 3.0. They now include substantial additional content and a separate Business Plan Template for Word (48 pages) and complementary Guide (supplied as a 90+ topic Help file and as a 100+ page PDF file for printing).

  • Inclusion of Free-Plan release 3.0 in all free, trial and commercial versions of Exl-Plan.

January 2006

  • The freeware version of Exl-Plan has been completely rebuilt and now generates annual projections for two years ahead (instead of for just six months with the previous version). It is identical in all other respects to Exl-Plan Basic. Get full details about Exl-Plan Free and download it for free.
November 2005
  • The Exl-Plan range of business financial planners has been extended to include Exl-Plan Basic for generating high-level and/or first-cut projections for five years based on annual assumptions. This low-cost version (US$29) meets many basic planning needs and is a great introduction to the more detailed monthly/quarterly planners within the Exl-Plan range. Get details and download free trial copy.

August 2005

  • The Exl-Plan range of business financial planners has been upgraded to release 2.6. Lots of minor changes as well as addition of Start worksheet and improvements to the interaction between an Exl-Plan workbook and other workbooks.

April 2005

  • The Cashflow Plan range of business cash flow planners has been upgraded to release 1.3 - lots of small improvements and changes to make them even more useful and easier to use including:

      • Introduction of Free version offering rolling 6-month projections as freeware.
      • Addition of the Cashflow Plan Improver to all versions to help assess and enhance a business's cash flow.
      • Addition of comprehensive tools to the Super and Ultra versions to facilitate consolidation of projections for a group of subsidiary businesses. A Cashflow Plan Consolidator Guide which is included in the download files for Cashflow Plan Super and Ultra.

  • If you are a registered user of a paid-for version of Cashflow Plan and wish to either trade up to Super or Ultra or switch an existing version of Super or Ultra to the latest release, send us an email or use the Contact Form giving the following details about your original purchase of Cashflow Plan:
          1. Your registered user name and/or organization.
          2. Your current version of Cashflow Plan (i.e. Micro, Lite etc.).
          3. Approximate date (or serial number) of the invoice/delivery note or confirmation email sent by us when you originally purchased Cashflow Plan.
          4. The desired version of Cashflow Plan.

November 2004

  • Initiated a page devoted to business planning tips. This is updated weekly and can be subscribed to or syndicated via RSS RSS- Business Plan Tips.

April 2004

  • Created online tutorials for prospective and new users of Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan. Details.

January 2004

December 2003

  • The entire Exl-Plan range of business financial planners has been upgraded to release 2.5 - lots of small improvements and changes to make them even more useful and easier to use.

October 2003

September 2003

  • Our widely-used Free-Plan (65-page business plan guide and template for Word) has been given a substantial upgrade to release 2.0. The main change has been the separation of the template and guide sections.

March 2003

  • The site has been given a major facelift and new navigation menus introduced.

  • Addition of a 25-page Business Plan Guide and revamped the white paper on Writing a Business Plan.

  • Added Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of the Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan manuals for viewing and downloading for Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan.

March 2002

  • We have added a third online survey to explore the strengths and weaknesses of businesses.

October 2001

  • The white paper entitled Insights into Business Planning has been greatly expanded as the result of incorporating the views of almost 450 people who have written business plans.

August 2001

  • To further assist users and prospective users, we have created downloadable Word-based manuals (100+ pages) for Exl-Plan and Cashflow Plan. These manuals can be used to guide potential customers on their purchase decisions, and by users to supplement online help or replace the optional printed manuals.

  • Compiled a 30-point Checklist for Preparing a Business Plan in a convenient on-page format.

  • Updated Free-Plan, our Word-based business plan guide and template, by adding about eight more pages of advice and guidance.

July 2001

  • Launched Cashflow Plan, a new range of Excel-based, business cashflow planners. All five versions generate fully-integrated projections (cashflows, income statements, balance sheets, ratios and charts) for 12 months ahead, and for the initial three months on a weekly basis. They include facilities for sensitivity analyses and for rolling projections forward one month at a time to simplify regular updating of cashflow forecasts. Full details and trial version downloads.

  • To coincide with the launch of Cashflow Plan, we compiled a Checklist for Improving Cashflow - over 30 ways are described - and extended the white paper on Making Cashflow Forecasts.

November 2000

  • The benefits of using Exl-Plan over building a financial planner from the ground up with Excel are explained here.

October 2000

  • Addition of Exl-Plan Ultra Plus to the Exl-Plan range of financial planners. Ultra Plus is the most powerful version of Exl-Plan - it accommodates ten revenue/cost groups and covers three years' projections on a monthly basis; quarterly projections for a further two years; and, optionally, annual projections for sixth and seventh years.

September 2000

August 2000

  • Major extension of the Exl-Plan range of financial planners to include Super Plus and Ultra aimed at larger businesses. Super Plus is similar to the Super but handles a greater range of sales and cost variable. Ultra is based on Super but generates monthly projections for three years (instead of one year with Super) with quarterly projections for a further two years and, optional, annual projections for sixth/seventh years. Full details and trial version downloads.

May 2000

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January 2000

Entire site has been revamped with new navigation, new structure, new features, tools etc. including:

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Have a look at:

Exl-Plan Financial Planner (for Excel)
Cashflow Plan Cash Flow Forecaster (for Excel)
Plan Write Business Planner
Plan Write Marketing Planner
Plan Write Expert Business Planner
Quick Insight Business Idea Assessor
Business Insight Strategy Evaluator

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