Hello there, and welcome to Startup Savant’s attempt to settle the iPlanner vs LivePlan debate once and for all. And listen, before we jump into this puppy you should know our platform has used LivePlan since day one. Are we biased? Yeah.
In all honesty, it’s not really a “better or worse” type deal. As you’ll soon see LivePlan is just newer, sleeker, more modern and aesthetically pleasing compared to iPlanner’s VERY basic presentation style.
Let’s get started with some commonalities between the two planning software providers.
Aside from the lingo above, what follows will really seal the iPlanner vs LivePlan debate for you. In terms of pricing, they’re within the same ballpark, but once we dip into how data is modeled and presented…boom.
As you can see iPlanner puts three subscription options on the table: Professional, Corporate and Corporate Plus. iPlanner gives you the preference to design your monthly subscriptions. The lowest monthly subscription for the Professional service level is 3 months which is priced at $24, you can subscribe for up to 12 months. Not too bad really.
For the Corporate level, you have two options when it comes to your monthly subscription; 6 months or 12 months. The best thing about this service level is that you can create as many as 500 projects. So obviously this is more suited for medium to larger-sized startups/brands.
There you have it. It doesn’t get more basic than this folks. In fact, their site is so basic people used to the modern web will probably be a little confused at first. This isn’t necessarily a downside at all, there are plenty of people who gravitate towards this type of data presentation. Heard of Excel? The following screenshot shows what their planning app looks and feels like on mobile devices.
Cool? Pretty dense data there. Now let’s move on to the LivePlan section of the iPlanner vs LivePlan article. Bout time!
Very straightforward and easy to understand. There’s only one simple plan and you can either pay by the month or annually. If you’re not a math whiz, what it comes down to is you save about $140 off the top by going annual.
Notice how this makes you feel. Which would you be more likely to present to potential partners, stakeholders, investors, lending institutions, angel investors or venture capitalists? How about a CrowdFunding platform?
And that’s just the Pitch page which is sort of the starting page in your LivePlan dashboard. But now let’s see how they compare in terms of the way they calculate and wrap your data-goals, objectives, and financials.
So which one is better-suited for you, your brand, and your needs? Each software provides core functions in terms of planning, monitoring, and gathering data in a plan-specific way but as you can see there are vast differences.
At the end of the day we’re here and this article was produced to help you succeed. The world needs your success, it TRULY does and we love supporting that. So head on over to iPlanner if you’re feeling it, or take a big step through the link below. Cheers, and enjoy the journey.