Plan Write Expert Business Planner is a comprehensive
tool for preparing a professional business plan as well as an
expert system (based on Quick Insight) for analyzing
your plan and providing expert advice on over 35 key business concepts
to improve your plan and ultimately your business.
Plan Write Expert Business Planner incorporates
all the tools and facilities included in Plan
Write Business Planner. These include an extensive business
plan structure linked to a text processor, financial spreadsheet, extensive
graphics and online help including wizards, examples, samples and external
links. Its expert system is based on the result of many years
of research using the works of over a hundred experts in business,
planning and strategy.
Plan Write Expert 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. It requires
Plan Write Expert Business Planner is ideal for start
ups as well as established businesses for seeking approvals, raising
venture capital and securing loans. Note that Plan
Write Business Planner contains comprehensive facilities for
writing a business plan but lacks the expert system included in Plan
Write Expert Business Planner.
Name: Plan Write Expert Business Planner.
Function: Comprehensive plan writer with extensive features &
facilities. Built-in expert adviser & analyst.
In addition, it provides expert help to evaluate your business
strategies. As part of the planning process, it asks you to characterize
your business in every key area that could affect its success. The factors
Service & Support
Ability to Promote
Options to Abandon
Propensity to Attack
Speed of Response
Market Life Cycle
Market Growth Rate
Threat of Substitutes
Ease of Switching
Ways to Obtain Advantage
Impact of Failure
Risk of Purchase
Your answers to the interview questions are compared against a Knowledge
Base of proven principles of business success. This Knowledge
Base is a combination of the business models published by 100+ business
strategy experts such as Michael Porter Five Forces Model, Competitive
Advantage, Boston Consulting Group Matrix and GE Business Screen.
The Expert System makes observations
about your business which are supported by a list of
factors considered in the analysis. Each factor is scored and
weighted. You can easily see the strengths and weaknesses of your strategy.
Every observation made by the Expert System can be traced to
its underlying assumptions - you can easily see how each answer
you gave to describe your strategy influences the potential for success.
Expert analyses performed on your plans include:
A rating of the success potential:
This evaluation looks intently at the appropriateness of the
industry, the viability and advertisability of your offering,
the potential to turn prospects into customers and the capabilities
of your company to market the offering.
A summary of actions needed to improve the business:
Recommendations are provided to support your pursuing either
a Cost Leadership (low price), Differentiation (we're different)
or Focus (we're unique) strategy.
Observations critical to improving the business and marketing
Which areas of your business require immediate attention? Are
there any inconsistencies in your plan? What is the current position
of your major competitors and are their future actions predictable?
Over 30 charts illustrating how the plan measures up to critical
marketing and sales concepts:
What are the environmental factors that affect your business?
What is your market share versus the competition? Pricing Strategy?
Competitive Position? Prospect/Customer Characteristics? Product/Service
Positioning? Advertising & Promotion? Cash Cow vs. Dog?
And, the analysis is fully integrated into the planning process:
The application of the "expert system" intelligence to your data
provides a rough draft of the plan in areas where we've been
able to gather sufficient information. The language used is consistent
with that expected by serious investors.
Plan Write Expert Business Planner generates dozens of charts to
help you adapt your strategy to your competitive environment. These charts
can be added to your business plan to support and document your strategy
When finished, your strategies will have been
audited and critiqued by planning experts and you will
have a professional, high quality plan which should meet all
the criteria of bank, sophisticated investors, business-support agencies,
business managers, and most importantly - yourself!
This Online Demo of Plan Write Expert Business Planner introduces the expert system and presents sample
reports and charts. It also shows how to capitalize on this expert help
to write a professionally structured business plan to cover all the
key issues relating to operations, management, marketing, projections
Plan Write Expert Business Planner includes
all the features found in Plan Write Business Planner in
addition to 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
Require UK/International accounting layouts for your financial
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
Exl-Plan is 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.
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.
For expert help on preparing a marketing plan, see:
Plan Write for Sales which contains
facilities for writing a marketing plan as well as an expert systems
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
Is this software designed for a product or a service industry?
Plan Write Expert Business Planner is not industry specific and works equally as well
whether you offer a product or service – or a combination
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
Need more help to select the most appropriate planning package?
The expert analysis pointed out several things about our business that
we had failed to consider. The software looked at our strategy from a
different angle than we did.
Based on the analysis, we could change directions before committing our
Kettley Publishing - Financial Services Software:
I have been a user of Plan Write Expert Business Planner for some time now, and have been extremely
satisfied. Your product helped me lead the marketing organization from
startup to market dominance in a very short period of time. My company
works in a financial services niche market so our sales don't compare
to your Fortune 500 success stories but nonetheless I am a very satisfied
Windows Sources: Michael Zulich - Plan Write Helps You Plan It Right
The hardest part of starting a business is getting your banker to approve
a loan. Usually, the bank wants a detailed business plan, and if you
don't have an MBA, that can be an intimidating prospect. Unless you use
Plan Write Expert Edition, which gives you everything you need to write
a complete business plan. Plan Write starts the planning process by asking
a series of questions about your business idea and your competition.
When you've answered the questions, you get a detailed analysis, including
charts, that points out the strengths and weaknesses of your business
and offers a series of suggestions for improving your concept. Plan Write
then takes you through the process of actually writing your business
plan. Plan Write Expert Edition is a must-have program if you're trying
to start a business and don't have time to go back to graduate school.
Black Enterprise: Tariq K. Muhammad - The Write Software
for Business Plans
For years, it's been nothing more than an idea, but now the time is
right to take your dream of running your own business from wishful thinking
to reality. The first step, the business plan, is the most crucial...
a plan is a living document that details the expected growth, revenues
and scope of your business. Where do you start? Knowing what should be
included in the plan is difficult to decide, especially for novices.
However, with the help of Plan Write Expert Edition, even a novice can
create a professional, well-presented business plan. Like many similar
applications, Plan Write walks you through a business plan, but that's
where the similarities end. Not merely a fill-in-the-blanks template,
it analyzes your plan and provides advice on marketing strategy to aid
your plan and your business... Questions about the life cycle of your
particular market and the reliability of your channels of distribution
go beyond the building of a business plan to the real life concerns of
running a business.
Once you get into the meat of the program, it tests your knowledge of
your market by asking questions about competitors' offerings, their quality,
perception in the marketplace and potential for creating an advantage
by employing various marketing strategies. The Advisor, by far the most
useful aspect of the program, is ever ready to analyze your plan and
provide suggestions. When the plan is complete, the advisor presents
an analysis that includes a rating of your success potential, a summary
of necessities to improve your business and observations critical to
improving your business strategy. Plan Write stands out among business
plan programs because it does more than just write your plan. It has
a built-in advisor that allows you to create a comprehensive document
with all of the kinks worked out before you present it to a prospective
PC World: John P. Mello - Plan Write: Expert Help
for Business Plans
Plan Write Expert Edition supplies you
with professional advice on how to create a viable business plan, even
if you're a beginner. What makes this $230 product different from others
in the category is its knowledge base--a collection of information
you use to test assumptions about your business. You can then adjust
your plan accordingly. You enter facts about your product or service,
target market, financial situation, competition, pricing strategy,
and so forth. The program then makes specific recommendations and warns
of any weak spots. The knowledge base uses some of the same business-strategy
research found in the company's other well-regarded program, Business
Insight. Of course, Plan Write gives you the tools to create your plan,
including financials. An outline view explains exactly what should
be in each section. The only con to this approach: It may be too confining
for creative types.
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