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Business Plan Software:
Plan Write Expert Business Planner

Page Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Benefit from Expert Guidance
  3. Features
  4. Online Demo
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. User & Media Reviews
  7. Buy & Use Now

1. Overview

Price and qualityPlan 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 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7.

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.

 
 
Fast Facts

Name: Plan Write Expert Business Planner.

Function: Comprehensive plan writer with extensive features & facilities. Built-in expert adviser & analyst.

For: Startups, managers, entrepreneurs & consultants.

Benefits: Expert help to improve planning & results and write business plan.

System: Windows 95/98/ Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7.

Price: US$ 229.95 to download.

See Also: Plan Write Business Planner, Quick Insight & Plan Write for Sales.

 

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2. Benefit from Expert Guidance

Industry attractivenessPlan Write Expert Business Planner brings big benefits to the planning process:

  • Your business plan is audited and effectively critiqued by industry experts.
  • As you work through the expert interviews and assessments, you are challenged to justify plans and shown how they can be improved.
  • You can assess alternative strategies and tactics and made aware of new options.
  • Proven business plan structure which can be readily customized to suit your specific needs.
  • You will produce a plan that will get the right results and reactions from management, investors, lenders.
  • You will be helped to correctly position your business and to create robust, realistic plans that can be implemented.
  • The software is easy to use and loaded with help and advice and with examples and wizards to guide you through all the steps of writing a business plan.

Here is a selection of major organizations that have benefited from the Plan Write and Insight expert planning software.

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3. Features

Competitive advantagePlan Write Expert Business Planner contains all the features of Plan Write Business Planner including:

  • Business Plan Wizard to guide you
  • Step by step instructions
  • 100's of examples to save time
  • Complete financials
  • Automatic 3D Color Charts
  • Format preferred by banks/investors/SBA
  • Customized for your business
  • Export to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML
  • 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
  • Industry Profiles
  • Milestones
  • Single or multiple authors
  • Team Collaboration
  • Publish your plan to the web
  • Save any plan as a template

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 considered include:

The Enterprise
Differentiation
Competitive Advantage
Name Recognition
Service & Support
Market Share
Ability to Promote
Staying Power
Options to Abandon
Propensity to Attack
Speed of Response
The Market
Market Life Cycle
Market Growth Rate
Threat of Substitutes
Distribution Channels
Dependable Suppliers
Ease of Switching
Market Segments
Ways to Obtain Advantage
The Environment
Government Action
Demographics
Technology
Culture
Economy
The Prospects
Price Sensitivity
Negotiating Strength
Impact of Failure
Risk of Purchase
Price Awareness

InsightsYour 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 strategy:
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 for success.

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!

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4. Online Demo

ChartThis 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 and implementation.

Contents of Demo

Insight from Experts
Interview & Analysis
Strengths & Weaknesses
Expert System Strategy
Industry Attractiveness
Competitive Advantage
Position Evaluation
Price Quality Matrix
GE Business Screen
Boston Consulting Group Matrix
Review Your Strategy
Business Planning Wizard
Business Plan Wizard
Business Planning Samples
Format of Business Plan
Executive Summary
Customizable Business Planner
Business Plan Presentation

Financial Projections
Help with Projections
Financial Statements
QuickBooks Interface
Industry Profiles for Business
Charts for Business Plan
Auditing Business Plan
Checking Business Plan
Writing Business Plan
Collaborative Business Planning
Export Business Plan
Financial Statements
Financial Projections
Organization Chart
Business Plan Template
Implement Business Plan
Buy Expert Business Planner

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5. Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Plan Write Business Planner and Plan Write Expert Business Planner?

Plan Write Business Planner guides you through the creation of a professional quality business plan.

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 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 Business Planner.

Quick Guide to Exl-Plan Versions

Wish to complete detailed financial projections in a familiar spreadsheet environment?

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.

If desired, you can use Exl-Plan in conjunction with Plan Write Business Planner or Plan Write Expert Business Planner.

What other expert systems are available?

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 Hi-Tech Marketing is similar to Plan Write for Sales but its expert system has been tailored for technology-based businesses.
  • Plan Write for Pricing contains an expert system to help determine the optimal price for a product or service.
  • Insight for Sales Strategy includes an expert system that helps businesses improve their sales conversion rates and revenues.

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 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?

Use this Contact Form to explain your needs or utilize our Online Business Plan Advice Service.

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6. User & Media Reviews

System Strategy Department, IBM:

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 funds.

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 customer.

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 investor.

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.

Note: The user and media testimonials relating to Plan Write Business Planner and Quick Insight also apply to Plan Write Expert Business Planner.

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7. Buy & Use Now

Buy and download Plan Write Expert Business Planner now via BRS's website as follows:

  1. Click the appropriate yellow Order button below. At the BRS product page, click the orange Add to Cart button and click Proceed to Checkout.
  2. Once payment has been authorized, you will be instructed on the download procedure and sent a product registration number by email. Note that typical file sizes are about 20 Meg.
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Plan Write Expert Business Planner
Expert system based on Plan Write Business Planner plus elements of Quick Insight.
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See also:      

Plan Write Business Planner

Comprehensive tool to help write professional business plan.
129.95
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Quick Insight

For assessing new product and service ideas for new/smaller businesses.
229.95
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Special Packages with Big Savings

Entrepreneur Package
(3 items)
Includes: Plan Write Expert Business Planner, Plan Write for Pricing, and Plan Write for Marketing.
Save US$ 100.85
489.00
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Manager Package
(4 items)
Entrepreneur Package plus Business Insight.
Save US$ 207.85
1,177.00
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Consultant Package
(7 items)
Manager Package plus Quick Insight, Plan Write for Sales, and Insight for Sales Strategy.
Save US$ 419.70
1,655.00
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* To download & use now. Includes a comprehensive electronic version of manual

View our terms and conditions applying to software purchases and trial version upgrades. Note our 30-day refund guarantee. If based within the European Union, you may wish to check on the possible application of Value Added Tax (VAT) to transactions.

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