Write Business Planner is a comprehensive
software tool for preparing a complete business plan. Aimed at
first-time planners and planning professionals alike, it incorporates
an extensive business plan structure linked to a text processor,
financial spreadsheet, extensive graphics and online help including wizards,
examples, samples and external links. Plan Write Business Planner requires
Plan Write Business Planner is fully-customizable and includes facilities
for exporting to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as
to the PDF format and the Internet.
An alternative to Plan Write Business Planner is Plan
Write Expert Business Planner which, in addition to all the features
Plan Write Business Planner, incorporates an expert
system (based on Quick Insight) to help assess
business strategies and tactics as the precursor to drafting a
Name: Plan Write Business Planner.
Function: Comprehensive plan writer with extensive advice, facilities
Key features of Plan Write Business Planner include:
Business Plan Wizard to guide you
Step by step instructions
100's of examples to save time
Automatic 3D Color Charts
Format preferred by banks/investors/SBA
Customized for your business
Export to Word, Excel, PowerPoint
QuickBooks Pro interface
Library of sample business plans
Expert Analysis Plan Audit and Review
Designed for Windows XP
MS Word export compatible
MS Excel format financials
MS PowerPoint presentation
Export to PDF and HTML
Single or multiple authors
Publish your plan to the web
Save any plan as a template
Other features include:
Wizards walk you through the process: Your business
plan is easy to write as Plan Write Business Planner wizards step you
through the business plan creation process giving explanations for each
100's of examples: Detailed examples are included for
every item of an effective business plan.
Sample business plans: Actual business plans from real
businesses as judged by venture capitalists as the best business plan
presentation. Examples, checklists and expert advice help you avoid
Tailored to your business: Built-in wizards guide you through the
process and shape your plan to reflect the unique character and goals
of your business.
Complete financials: Automatically generates your
financial statements, in the format expected
by your banker or investor. Including income statements with compatible
cash flow and balance sheet reports as well as a complete set of financial
Evaluate "what ifs" on key financial variables: Instantly
modify and examine the effect of variables such as getting an earlier
or larger loan, maintaining a smaller inventory, or extending your accounts
payable, giving you a successful financial projection.
Color charts and graphs: Clarifying complex ideas such
as profit and loss, break-even projections, revenue and profit per employee
and cash flow projections, making them easy to understand.
Generates PowerPoint presentation: Automatically
generates your PowerPoint presentation in the template you choose. Your
business plan is well written and professionally presented.
Track achievements:Plan Write Business Planner allows you to set
objectives, or milestones so that management can easily
track the key activities, the person responsible, the schedule, and
This Online Demo of Plan Write
Business Planner shows, in a few minutes, how it can be used
to write a professionally structured business plan that provides direction
for internal management and describe your business to potential investors.
View the Online Demo now.
Plan Write Expert Business Planner includes
all the features found in Plan Write Business Plannerplus a
powerful expert system and knowledge base. These extra tools analyze
your plan and provide expert advice on over 35 key business concepts.
You receive a rating of success potential, a summary of actions
needed to improve the business, observations critical to improving
the business strategy and over 30 charts illustrating how your plan
measures up. The result is a well-documented, bulletproof business
plan able to undergo the closest scrutiny.
Require UK/International accounting layouts for your financial projections?
Plan Write Business Planner uses US accounting
formats. If you need more localized financials, consider using Exl-Plan for
your business plan projections. It is available in several versions (Basic,
Micro, Lite, Pro, Super, Super Plus, Ultra and Ultra
Plus) to suit different
sizes of businesses with accounts laid out using either US/Canadian or
UK/International formats. It also handles value added taxes
(VAT) and goods & services
taxes (GST). If desired, you can use Exl-Plan in conjunction with Plan
Write Business Planner or Plan Write Expert
Quick Guide to Exl-Plan Versions
Wish to complete detailed financial projections in a familiar
an Excel-based business financial planner and that can be expanded
by a user to handle detailed assumptions and projections. It generates
fully-integrated financial projections (income statements, cash flows,
balance sheets, ratios and charts) for up to seven years ahead. Eight
versions (each available as US/Canadian or UK/International editions)
have been released to suit different sizes and types of business. These
are available on a try-before-you-buy basis
and accompanied by a 150-page Business
Plan Guide and Template for
Word. Details, downloads, FAQs & upgrading.
Plan Write for Sales which, in addition
to Plan Write for Marketing's facilities for
writing a marketing plan, incorporates an expert system to help
assess and formulate marketing strategies and sales tactics.
Plan Write for Pricing contains an
expert system to help determine the optimal price for a product or
Seek an expert system to evaluate your business
There are two main options:
Business Insight is a powerful
and sophisticated expert system for evaluating business strategies
for larger businesses. It includes a facility to generate a detailed
marketing plan linked to the Plan Write for Marketing.
Quick Insight is ideal for assessing product
and market proposals for new and smaller businesses. It is considerably
less detailed than Business Insight but retains
the essential elements and facilities.
Is this software designed for a product or a service industry?
Plan Write Business Planner is not industry specific and works equally as well whether you
offer a product or service – or a combination of both.
Does this software come with a guarantee?
Yes. This software
comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you purchase a product
and are not satisfied, you may return it within 30 days from the date
of purchase and we will refund the full purchase price.
Does your software come with technical support?
Yes. Our software comes
with free, knowledgeable technical support for the lifetime of the product.
Is this software available in a MAC version?
Sorry, no. This software is designed
for use only with PCs running Windows.
Need more help to select the most appropriate planning package?
Plan Write for Business
provided complete flexibility to organize the outline and associated
text, charts and spreadsheets.
Owner, Fast Set Coatings, Inc.:
Plan Write for Business saved us untold man hours, was loaded with
examples, and forced us to think of things we wouldn't have considered
otherwise in our business plan.
President, J. D. Associates:
The combination of Plan Write for Business’ detailed outline,
professional word processor, integrated spreadsheet with financial
templates and graph generator allowed me to create a business plan
that impressed even the most demanding investors.
Consultant, Diamondback International Inc.:
Using Plan Write for Business, I am able to add, delete and modify
outline topics, personalizing the Business plan to my client's business.
It provides an excellent outline of topics appropriate for any business
Thom Foulks -
It's All in the Plan
Just a decade ago, preparing a business plan involved a lot of drudgery.
No longer. Now, a rich variety of software tools can help guide you though
the process. In this article we look at six products that do everything
from helping you summarize your business goals to projecting revenues
and profits. They can show you examples of successful business plans
and help you find potential problems in your plan before it ever hits
the desk of a lender or investor. All of the products discussed here
can guide you through the planning process. The principal differences
between products are the additional software they require (only Plan
Write is truly stand-alone) and whether they organize primarily financial
or narrative information....
Plan Write is a sparkling Windows product that includes a full-powered
word processor (complete with spelling checker) and business plan outliner,
along with an integrated spreadsheet-charting module. With such helpful
features as a business term glossary and advice for various elements
of your plan, you should be able to prepare every document you need from
within Plan Write. Of all the products in this group, its final report
most closely meets the criteria experts define as critical. It's
our top choice.
Gregg Kaizer -
Plan Write Prepares You for Business
Be prepared should be the slogan for business, not just the Boy Scouts.
Plan Write from Business Resource Software helps you assemble a solid
business plan before you open your doors. This simple integrated package
- word processor, spreadsheet and charting module - hands you a ready-to-go
plan outline and the tools necessary to flesh out a blueprint specific
to your business.
Plan Write's business plan outline alone makes it worthwhile for budding
entrepreneurs. The outline is augmented with numerous spreadsheet
templates (including Profit & Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheets)
and detailed documentation. You simply step through the outline, expanding
on each item by typing detailed notes and explanations, fiddling with
numbers, and producing illustrative charts from spreadsheets. By the
time you've gone through the entire outline, you have a polished plan.
CPA Software News:
San W. Stearman -
Detailed Summary Plan Shown Side by Side
Plan Write is a fully integrated Windows program, with its word processor
and its own spreadsheet. Plan Write's approach to the plan narrative
is the best of any software reviewed. The Business Plan is presented
in outline form. The user can add, delete or rearrange the outline to
suit the needs of their individual plans - a definite advantage over
other approaches. The outline can be shown in a summary view or in various
levels of detail. The word processor can add tables and insert graphs
and spreadsheets. It is easy to use for anyone familiar with MS Word,
with capabilities like spell check. Taking advantage of Windows' power,
the handbook suggests keeping both your current plan and the sample detailed
plan in separate side-by-side windows.
Many planning packages have pre-defined outlines, Plan Write's flexible
outlines are a logical approach to developing a narrative. The word processing
and spreadsheet capabilities are impressive for an integrated package,
and Windows lets the user generate a professional looking document.
Home Office Computing:
Joel T. Patz -
Step by Step Business Planning
The programs in this roundup aim to help you do more than just put words
and numbers on paper. They help you organize your work, forcing you to
think logically about many of the issues confronting new business efforts.
Most offer tips and suggestions about what to think about when preparing
a plan, then help you assemble the package into a credible whole. Some
even provide business tips and a list of resources you can consult for
The programs take one of two approaches: templates or interactive applications.
The first provides templates for the word processing and spreadsheet
programs you're already familiar with. In terms of the quality of the
guidance and the final document, however, we found the template approach
less helpful than the second category of programs. The interactive group
guides you through building a custom plan with an interview or helps
you develop text and numbers by following examples displayed in front
of you. The interactive products generally use a split screen for the
text or financial sections of your plan, offering explanations or samples
in the screen's top half and a custom word processor or spreadsheet in
the lower half. The programs then consolidate text, graphics, and attractive
charts into a printable plan, with content and format quality varying
from good to excellent.
For this buyer's guide, we looked at nine Windows and Macintosh business
plan packages... Plan Write is the best product for guiding you through
the stormy waters of creating a business plan. Even before you start
the interactive interview process, Plan Write can step you through a
basic break-even analysis. The program asks you for the unit cost, average
unit price, number of units you'll sell and operating expenses, then
displays a break-even chart with explanatory text customized to your
The plan writing process starts when you click the Text button. The
screen offers an explanation of each topic (called a Rationale) and an
example at the top of the screen, either of which you can copy complete
with a single mouse to the bottom half of the screen, where you compose
your text. You can also switch to a full-screen view and use the text
When dealing with financial information, Plan Write stands apart from
the rest. You enter values one-by-one on some screens, viewing an explanation
for each entry at the top. As you progress, you'll soon see a summary
spreadsheet that consolidates all the previous information. When we wanted
to change a value, we just clicked on it in the summary spreadsheet and
Plan Write took us to the original data entry screen, then let us jump
back to the summary. That's unprecedented in plan writing software. For
screens that let you enter data for an entire year, you left-click the
mouse button on the row header (such as Royalties) to read an explanation
of what should be included in this category.
Your financial data is instantly reflected in the good cross-section
of charts. Double-click a bar in a bar chart and Plan Write takes you
back to the financial screen where that data was originally entered;
click on the Next button and you're back to your chart.
The program includes an excellent outline view for jumping between topics,
and you can even use it to insert new text topics, spreadsheets, or charts
anywhere you like. If you're stumped for ideas, click on the Internet
button for access to more than 100 Web sites containing tips for using
the program, improving your business plan, and locating investors.
Tonia L. Shakespeare -
Planning for Success
If a business owner plans properly, he or she can thwart problems before
they occur. Many entrepreneurs see the formulation of a business plan
as overwhelming, much like applying for a business loan. But devising
a business plan doesn't have to be daunting. A business plan is nothing
more than a navigating tool. It can steer you in many directions: toward
investors, expansion capital or simply help keep you charted on the right
course. One way to demystify the business plan is to use business planning
software. With software programs designed for the neophyte business owner
as well as the established CEO, the outlines needed to develop business
strategies are no longer limited to detailed self-help books. ...
Maybe you're looking for more detailed analysis. Well, if a rational
approach appeals to you, check out Plan Write. This software program
is ideal for any commercial enterprise. Combining an integrated outline
word processor, text editor and spreadsheet facility, Plan Write offers
a thorough analysis of a host of factors. Among these: organizational/personnel,
employee age range, medical benefits and vacation days/holidays; the
competition, image, years in business and service/warranty record; and
financials, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow.
Particularly appealing are the active windows. You can access various
files and display them on screen, while still using the keyboard to type
in new information. That way you're able to stay focused on the information
you want to include in your business plan. A definite plus is the option
of having the outline of your business plan and text window open at the
same time. Plan Write can also import information from outside spreadsheets.
For a reasonable price, this business planning software is fully capable
of producing a comprehensive financial report.
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