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Looking for a SaaS calculator for planning. Is there a product, excel sheet, tool etc. for this?

Alper Cakir

May 22nd, 2015

Our new startup Xtensio got great feedback yesterday on Product Hunt. We finished at 2nd place with over 500 upvotes. So far we have proven the concept and the product is expanding organically. We are seeing increasing traction with no marketing budget.

We started exploring different monetization models and I need a a calculator. Is there a tool (or an excel sheet) that we can plug in user numbers, churn, fees, expenses, etc and it spits out estimates/predictions? 

Thank you!

Paul Silverstein President & Founder - Talentrackr

May 22nd, 2015

take a look at hhttp://www.forentrepreneurs.com/saas-metrics-2/. Great blog, spreadsheets, and full descriptions for what you need to know to manage a SaaS business! 

Liam Carolan Marketing Technologist

May 22nd, 2015

Looking for a SaaS calculator for planning. Is there a product, excel sheet, tool etc. for this? Cool product. Looks like you're on an incredible journey that will have lots of rewards along the way. -LFC

Stephen Levin Data Analytics Lead at Sestra

May 22nd, 2015

The easiest quick hit calculator I know of is on baremetrics. It's obviously simplistic, but gives you a decent estimate.

http://forecast.baremetrics.com/

Eran Aloni

May 23rd, 2015

Hi Alper You should definitely check out Christoph Janz's blog. Specifically look at http://christophjanz.blogspot.de/2013/04/a-kpi-dashboard-for-early-stage-saas.html Hope this helps Eran

Jamil

May 22nd, 2015

http://saas.fm

They also have a free to use Android app.

It's a bit basic but it does month by month and year by year projections.

Alper Cakir

May 23rd, 2015

This is all very useful information.Thank you all for your answers. 

Jon Bourne

May 22nd, 2015

+1 for Paul's recommendation. Was going to recommend the same. Excellent post for understanding the metrics.

Shingai Samudzi

May 22nd, 2015

Send me a message.  I have some free SaaS financial/revenue model templates that you can use.  samudzi@projectvision.org

John Seiffer Business Advisor to growing companies

May 22nd, 2015

I'd recommend you build your own spreadsheet. That way you get a much better understanding of how your assumptions affect your outputs and when the data from the real world don't agree with your results it will be easier to learn from. 

If you plan on raising money, investors will look at your assumptions inside and out much more intensely than they look at your outputs and if you don't know them cold you'll loose their confidence.  

Karl Schulmeisters CTO ClearRoadmap

May 22nd, 2015