Bizplan provides a step-by-step business builder to break down major projects into manageable pieces to help you plan your pitch, set goals, and track your progress from a single interface.
I was initially very excited to use Bizplan. As a founder, I would much rather be working on tasks that directly impact the success of the business, not accounting. However, when I started using this platform, it seems to be very poorly designed. It's very buggy.
The very first page broke and I had to manually change an HTTP request to get by. Finally it asked me to upgrade to premium, even though I was already a premium user. I started to enter some financial data and it kept failing to save, or closing out on me.
Beyond the bugs, the design of the platform is sub-par. It's not overly easy to navigate and could certainly be described as confusing.
All-in-all, I would not recommend BizPlan to my greatest competitor/enemy. Avoid this product at all costs.Pros:
It looks niceCons:
Very buggy and not a lot of functionality
BP was quick to offer additional support when we ran into some issues. I was impressed with how they wanted 100% customer satisfaction. Two thumbs up.Pros:
It covers everything you need to write your BP - BONUS: It's fantastic for startups of all kinds.Cons:
Adding new users was a bit tricky, but support was there and finally helped us get it figured out.
This product saved my life on more than one occasionPros:
Good outlines to follow to create a plan super fast, intuitive interface for financials, nice export and branding functionsCons:
PDF exports are difficult to edit= bad pagination breaks can’t be fixed and there is no way to review the design and layout of pages
I honestly think that it is well worth it and for startups should be more than enoughPros:
I has a lot of functionalities like selling and purchasing on credit and Inventory. The design and graphics look awesome.Cons:
It acts funny sometimes and you cannot separate the sales terms by each client.
nice product, especially for those who dont like or have no experience to run complicated excel ss. can run pretty much every major business forecast which is necessary. track plan\fact, and "what if". a bit raw, but is really useful if you would like quickly check your assumption or about to make some capital investment etc.Pros:
good product which lets you forecast your activity in right order, without using sophisticated excel ssCons:
internal navigation in terms of moving articles around should be improved
I would give it a 9 on ease of use. But probably more like a 5 or 6 on consistency/glitchiness. I had quite a few small issues making certain features work....and then they would work great the next day.
As long as the tools functioned as intended, I really like the software. I was able to work smoothly with it, and more importantly its laid out in a way that is logical in terms of order of thought/planning of a business plan. I.e. I did not feel like my thought process was hindered by the workflow. It was good for ideation in how we are planning to do things with our new Roastery.
There is some good info on each feature in the software, but you need to at least be fairly familiar with the financial layout of your business in order to build this out. Great way for a non finance person to build out a pretty fully featured plan without missing too many things.
I am liking the software in general. Looking forward to playing with it more.
I'd recommend it for the entry level price for sure.Pros:
Simple and Fast ideation of a fairly comprehensive business plan. Customer Service is stellar. Their chat feature is an instant real person.Cons:
Some bugs being worked out, but they're working on it.
One of the best and most flexible tools out there to write biz plans, especially for novices. The tool has also been continually improved. Initially I experienced reliability issues around saving plans as you're writing but those problems seem to have been fixed.Pros:
Ease of use, streamlines the process of writing business plans, makes it easy to output to PDF, includes relevant sections for financialsCons:
Make it easier to consume data from more platforms; tool is flexible enough to get around it
We have used Bizplan since 2016 for several businesses and its we have enjoyed to have all data about our business plans on one handy platform and the reports generated have been appreciated by stakeholders. Please do understand that you need to present different information to different stakeholders though - such functionality would be highly appreciated in future releases.Pros:
Super comfortable to have all details at one place where all our users can workCons:
Still no business plan templates and a bit dated way of doing business planing
I've been using this App for about 1 year and I can see the evolution. Some of the Startups.com features are not applicable in my country so I only use the BizPlan app alone.
Last year, the app was buggy indeed and I had to test it with several browsers instead (mine is Safari ;)) But over time, improvement to the UI is apparent and the UX is goes without saying.
For now, I think BizPlan can use some development in the Mobile Version compatibility or a lite mobile app to simply showing it from tablet or edit some of the descriptive content in each plan whenever users are having discussion on the go or having a sudden inspiration while commuting or in a meeting.
Yes I do personally recommend it compared to another app that offering the same functionality in SS and several other apps that I already purchased in Mac AppStore.Pros:
It's actually evolving in a positive direction over the last 1 year. The interface is getting more intuitive & the speed is also improving.Cons:
There is an obvious need of Business Plan Template when it comes to presentation/pitching. I think this would come handy if available.
Bizplan removed hackers/bots from my account. Didn't bother about talking about it anymore. I guess it wasn't a priority? Kinda uneasy about using their service anyway. Wish support wanted to talk to me about my account being hacked but they didn't care :/Pros:
My account was hacked.