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IdeaBuddy

4.7
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IdeaBuddy Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

34

Total features

24

2 categories

IdeaBuddy features

Activity Dashboard
Budgeting/Forecasting
Business Plan Templates
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates

Common features of Business Process Management software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail

Price starts from

15

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options
Free plan
Subscription
Free trial

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Functionality

4.5

/5

34

Price starts from

15

Per month

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Total Features

24

Unique features

  • Step-by-Step Wizard

  • Business Plan Templates

  • Budgeting/Forecasting

  • Income & Balance Sheet

Functionality

4.5

/5

711

Price starts from

420

Per month

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Total Features

76

Features in Common

2

Unique features

  • Proposal Generation

  • Document Extraction

  • No-Code

  • Integration into Third Party Applications

Functionality

4.5

/5

548

Price starts from

0

Per month

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Total Features

136

Features in Common

12

Unique features

  • Historical Reporting

  • Compliance Tracking

  • Trend Analysis

  • File Storage

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Zoran K.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wish I had IdeaBuddy years ago

Reviewed 4 years ago

It works fast and it is easy to use. Again, I used business planning software before.

Pros

I have business ideas all the time and I write most of them down but rarely take action beyond that. With IdeaBuddy I can quickly explore my idea and evaluate it. I keep working on those that look promising and discard bad ideas. I am impressed with the level of detail and depth of guidance of this product. I used different business planning software before but this is different- combines cutting edge latest frameworks (business model canvas) with essential business planning tools (financials). So awesome!

Cons

If is a comprehensive tool and it takes a bit more time to fully develop the idea then I would want to invest sometimes. But that’s also a good filter for ideas - tests how passionate you really are about an idea.

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Verified reviewer

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Small Business planning

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall positive and I will keep using it!

Pros

I started with the free trial and continued on with a subscription. This has been a valuable tool in building my business plan and outlining and organizing my ideas for the company. I like that the business plan is thought-provoking in the items it captures. I also like that it will synthesize this into a complete and shareable document.

Cons

The web-based platform needs to be optimized for tablets and smartphones. Some of the features are not ideal in these settings. Currently I do not own a laptop/desktop so this is sometimes an inconvenience.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. We just wanted to inform you that IdeaBuddy is optimized for smartphones and tablets since last month. You can read more about it here https://ideabuddy.com/blog/ideabuddy-is-now-mobile-friendly/

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Victor F.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of the best products I have seen in long time

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Simple to use It guides you step by step in order to develop your idea Good price Stable New features time to time Best tool i hace seen for CF protections

Cons

I have not encountered any issues. So far so good

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Emily A.

Entertainment, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IdeaBuddy is all the tools I need in one place for my business scope and plan

Reviewed 2 years ago

I found IdeaBuddy this year and have since been able to make more concrete decisions about my business, propose more confidently to investors, and feel a sense of peace about the direction I'm heading. Wish I had found IdeaBuddy sooner!

Pros

The Financial Plan tool is what I appreciate most about the software. It has the ability to create multiple-year financial projections and make adjustments by year. I also love the design style. It's user-friendly and even cute! I look forward to logging on and noodling around on IdeaBuddy because every time, I discover new possibilities for my business. Previously, I was using book-keeping software for financial projections, a business planning software for my strategy and pitching to investors, and a project management tool for my ideations. Now I can integrate them all in one place and even run different specs on multiple project ideas!

Cons

On the Founder plan, the limit is 3 ideas, which is a challenge for an entrepreneur/artist like myself. Yet doubling my monthly fee to upgrade to 30 projects doesn't make sense for me either. I have various arms to my business and would like to be able to create more projects without having to delete projects or upgrade.

Vendor response

Thank you so much Emily, we're thrilled to know you love IdeaBuddy. We are constantly improving our platform, so stay tuned for more cool things to come. Happy Holidays!

SG
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Selwyn G.

Accounting, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Idea Buddy really is a good buddy

Reviewed a year ago

Excellent because it is very comprehensive in planning details albeit in summary form.

Pros

The design of the canvass is more informative than the regular canvasses on the market. This canvas leads you through all the necessary information to get you going and to keep coming back to be sure you are staying focused.

Cons

At this time I feel the product is feature rich and doesn't need much more. Less is more and feature creep can be the downfall of a good basic product. Perhaps there could be access to more resources to help with each of the categories!

Vendor response

Thank you so much Selwyn for the five-star review! Although you are right when you say that less is more, we are planning to add a few more features that will help our users and enrich their experience with the platform. Also, we will add more resources for the specific business ideas, like a startup checklist with steps to incorporate a business and the list of legal documents required. Stay tuned!

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Predrag P.

Renewables & Environment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A glance

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It is easy to use. Saves time. Looks nice.

Cons

Some features need to be activated. Small bugs. Cosmetics

Aj
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Ashwald j.

Hospitality, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simple and efficient service

Reviewed a year ago

Wouldn’t have gone for another app is the best user experience I’ve had in a long time.

Pros

Everything is given to you in manner that you don’t have break your head it’s really that simple.

Cons

Currency converter when exporting to users

Vendor response

Thank you Ashwald for the review, we are glad to hear you love IdeaBuddy!

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MacKenzie S.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Simple and fun way to develop an informal business plan

Reviewed 3 years ago

Enjoyed working through topics for the satisfaction of clicking complete!

Pros

Intuitive and easy to understand with fast access to helpful information.

Cons

Only for informal business plans, no ability to turn all the input provided into a formal business plan.

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Gary M.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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start up business plan

Reviewed 2 years ago

This system, in my opinion, is the best on the market, the templates and guidance really make you look professional

Pros

The system really helps remove the hassle of what you need to do, The templates are the best? The support staff especially [SENSITIVE CONTENT] , very prompt and courteous a real credit, I submitted my business plan to welsh business support, and yesterday I was complimented well written and delivered very good

Cons

A little suggestion Can the system be more prominent in stating 3 invitees,

RH
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Ronnie H.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ideabuddy works

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent

Pros

Ideabuddy has helped me align with relevant stakeholders easily and with detail.

Cons

It would be good if more than one person could update at the same time

Vendor response

Thanks a lot for a five-star review, Ronnie! Pro tip - you can invite other people to work together on your ideas by using the Invite option. We are constantly improving our platform, so stay tuned for more cool things to come. Happy Holidays!