Enloop vs StratPad: Which is Better?

Enloop Vs StratPad

Hi there, and welcome to Startup Savant’s take on this wild Enloop vs StratPad debate. To begin, let’s see if we can’t move away from better vs worse, or The Force vs The Dark Side-style approach.

When it comes to professional-grade business planning software it’s really about which is a) more functional for someone like you, or a team like yours, and b) more aligned with the goals of your plan! Are you really looking for accounting software? Business modeling software? Analytics or a presentation-ready plan? Let’s dig in, but first…

What Enloop & StratPad Have in Common

What Sets Them Apart

  • Proprietary and convenient auto-write feature that, “automatically generates basic, customized text for eight sections of your business plan. The text includes real-time data from your financial forecasts embedded right into the sentences, syncing your text with your data and keeping your text up-to-date all the time.”
  • Can create well-formatted and professional PDF’s.
  • Share and communication features enable you to easily collaborate with others.
  • Aside from helping you write your business plan, it also has a downloadable toolkit, workshops, and 3 professional coaching certification programs.
  • StratPad Connect which is designed to help you get in touch with investors and potential funding.
  • Can be used by non-profit organizations. Enloop lacks the financial tools for these types of organizations.

Pricing: Enloop vs StratPad

ENLOOP STARTS AT $6

Definitely got a lot going on there. Most of our readers, and maybe you as well, are totally new to the idea of planning software, so this can get confusing fast. First, notice the number of plans you can have per package. How many do you need right now? In my opinion, this is put together like a funnel created for their ideal clients – startups and entrepreneurs.

The most logical approach seems to be, you start with their free version because you probably only need 1 plan. Then, in order to gain access to things like Charting, PDFs (without their logo), and so forth, you scale as needed. Me? Well, Startup Savant has used LivePlan from Day 1, but here I would just opt for their Professional Plan for a few months to try it out and see if it melds well with our team.

For an in depth look at the features you get with Enloop, check out our comprehensive review.

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STRATPAD STARTS AT $8.25

StratPad’s subscription plan structure is also very startup-friendly but with much more capability to serve bigger corporations. For small-biz owners $8.25/mo is no-brainer affordable, but over the last few years they’ve begun to shift their platform more in the direction of coaching advisors and SMB consultants.

Their Planning Expert plan isn’t bad, especially with the unlimited voice support but maybe you aren’t interested in workbooks? Honestly, if you go this route set aside some time to leverage their Business Plan Coach Course. The more you know and understand about business planning in general, the better, right?

For an in depth look at the features you get with StratPad, check out our comprehensive review.

Which Should You Choose?

  • Enloop: Is an option you could easily dip your toes into to test and tinker with. Definitely a popular option with a good list of benefits.
  • StratPad: Competitive with their own style of data presentation and a approach to help you get the most out of your biz-ideas.

What’s important is that you seize this momentum towards better-structuring and optimizing your business plans. Do they ensure success? No, but chances are they’ll improve every aspect of your business by shining a huge light on its most valuable and troublesome assets. Cheers!

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