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LivePlan Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

LivePlan product overview

Price starts from

$

20

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What is LivePlan?

LivePlan is a business plan creation solution, designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs, with step-by-step planning and over 500 sample business plans. At each step of the LivePlan business plan creation process, there are example business plans, video help, and tutorials to aid users in creating their custom business plan. The step-by-step planning method aims to make it easy to create a professional plan to impress audiences. With built in financials, LivePlan does all the math for users automatically including budget creation and forecasting.

Key benefits of using LivePlan

  • Browser-based, O/S independent. Build a business using a Mac or PC.

  • Access business plans anywhere with internet access.

  • Easy collaboration; no more emailing files back and forth.

  • Perfect solution for multi-user environments; no desktop-installed software is required.

  • All account and plan data is private, secure, saved every few seconds and backed up daily.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Videos
    Webinars
    Documentation

    LivePlan pricing information

    Value for money

    4.2

    /5

    109

    Price starts from

    $

    20

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    LivePlan features

    Functionality

    4.4

    /5

    109
    Total Features41 4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Third Party Integrations
    Activity Dashboard
    Data Import/Export
    Reporting/Analytics
    Collaboration Tools
    Performance Metrics
    Customizable Templates

    Functionality contenders

    LivePlan users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5

    /5

    109

    Positive reviews

    92%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.76/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

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    24

    4

    2

    3

    Pros
    The software has great tools to help along the way. I had never written a business plan before, but using the software made it very easy with plenty of help and examples to create my own.

    NS

    Nicholas S.

    Easy to use online and has a very good technical support. It is great that they keep your files or give files to you if you decided to cancel the account, that made me trust LivePlan more.

    CE

    Carlos E.

    This is all-in-one software that helps you organize thoughts, data, expectations and organize everything in a meaningful way that helps you plan, budget and forecast.

    PS

    Pasha S.

    Cons
    You sign in for this trap and get stuck with it. It's designed to skim the time poor customers with their hard earned money as they cannot even cancel the service once they are signed in.

    Tahir F.

    The reason I stopped using this software is that the reports it generates is difficult for banking and finance professionals to digest.

    LZ

    Lauren Z.

    It is a little difficult to try and figure out even after watching the tutorials.

    NM

    Nancy M.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Creates A Professional and Impressive Business Plan

    Reviewed 7 months ago

    It's a real Business Plan Software --After filling in information, you get to pick a professional colorful cover to add that finishing touch. The finish product is professional, complete with data, graphs and ready to present to any bank or lender as well as executive staff.

    Pros

    I like the fact that I don't have to think about the parts of a professional business plan; the software has it all laid out in the order it should be written along with sample templates to use for almost every type business.

    Cons

    There is not anything I can think of that I don't like about this software.

    Vendor response

    Thank you very much for the feedback, Zelda - we greatly appreciate it!

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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Good for planning and forecasting, rubbish at Actuals to compare performance against plan

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Checked my business plan was viable, helped me clarify my thought processes. Gave me something to measure performance against. Unfortunately doesnt integrate to Zoho Books (as of March 2018), nor is there any opton to import from a CSV or other spreadsheet format. If you are a Xero or QB user you can link to get your actuals for comparison against plan, BUT proceed with caution. You cant undo the data import - everything needs deleting manually, and you cant choose which timeframe you import data for. Its last 2 years plus current year and thats that. So if your business has changed significantly and you only want say last six months dat you cant achieve this

    Pros

    Cloud based, easy step by step process for planning for novices. Once you have put in the basics of revenue streams and costs its very easy to play "what if" type questions and see the impact on your forecast. You can get into enormous detail if you want or build this up over time as you develop your thought process.

    Cons

    Where the product really falls down is when you want to compare with Actuals. It only connects to Xero and Quick Books and you have no control over the data or time period that it syncs at all - current year plus last two years, which is rubbish if your business has pivoted and you only want the last six months data for example. Whats worse is you cant roll back the sync - you have to manually delete all sync'd data. Further if you dont use Xero or QBooks, there is no option to import from a spreadsheet - so again you need a data entry person to manually enter actual data unless you want to spend ages doing it yourself... Very disappointed as up to this point had liked the platform.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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    Why is the truth not being told about this program??

    Reviewed 6 months ago

    They are trying but they are not being honest with consumers and that's a pitty. Borderline digital scam as its more about controlling their 'image' in the digital space rather then providing a good service.

    Pros

    It has a great core structure and the potential to be a highly relevant tool.

    Cons

    It does not function well with Xero. If you are not inside the American corporate system you should NOT be using this software. Regardless of what sales teams are saying or what is being pushed by digital teams. This software is another example of forced coercion by the American corporate machine. The site is not user friendly in Australia against our taxation and terminology. The Xero sync does not work I have logged 100s of hours in this system trying to make it work but it's just not user friendly for an every day person like it is touting.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Best Planning Software for a Small Start-Up

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    LivePlan helped me create a workable, realistic strategic plan. After one year in business, I revisited the plan and saw that my projections on revenue, margins and start up costs were spot on, thanks in part to this great software tool. I recommended it it to several prospective bakery owners as a well-priced tool to start turning their dream into a viable business reality.

    Pros

    Live Plan was perfect for my needs - it helped me shape my strategic plan and think through my start-up capital requirements and revenue projections. I loved that it gave me some industry benchmarks and suggested budget items (like employee payroll liabilities) I hadn't thought of. The templates were also very helpful to show me what a plan should look like.

    Cons

    I didn't like that the software didn't highlight at the beginning how to coordinate between my LivePlan line items and my Quick Bookls like items. It made using the review feature (to compare projections with performance) more difficult to use.

    Vendor response

    Thank you so much for the feedback Laurie - we greatly appreciate it!

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Shocking service.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    It was a great experience with LivePlan. They have a clean and attractive user interface with helpful guidance. The customer service is shockingly amazing. I requested one payment refund after not using it in over a year and it was super quick and easy. Highly recommend this software.

    Pros

    It's clean, attractive, and easy-to-use.

    Cons

    It is subscription based and not cheap, however, I was shocked at how quickly and easily they refunded and cancelled my subscription after my request since I had not used it in over a year (Thanks Chris!)

    LivePlan FAQs and common questions

    LivePlan has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $20.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription


    LivePlan has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    LivePlan supports the following languages:
    Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, English, French, German


    Yes, LivePlan has an API available for use.


    LivePlan integrates with the following applications:
    QuickBooks Online Advanced, QuickBooks Online, Xero


    LivePlan offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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