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

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!

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Stephen Levin
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Stephen Levin Entrepreneur
Data Analytics Lead at Sestra
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/
Jamil Velji
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Jamil Velji Entrepreneur
I help businesses build predictable and scalable lead generation systems that convert cold traffic into customers
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.
Liam Carolan
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Liam Carolan Advisor
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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
Paul Alan Silverstein
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President & Founder - Talentrackr
take a look athhttp://www.forentrepreneurs.com/saas-metrics-2/. Great blog, spreadsheets, and full descriptions for what you need to know to manage a SaaS business!
John Seiffer
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John Seiffer Advisor
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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.
Jon Bourne
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Jon Bourne Entrepreneur
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+1 for Paul's recommendation. Was going to recommend the same. Excellent post for understanding the metrics.
Shingai Samudzi
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Shingai Samudzi Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO at ProjectVision
Send me a message. I have some free SaaS financial/revenue model templates that you can use. [removed to protect privacy]
Karl Schulmeisters
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Karl Schulmeisters Entrepreneur
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Alper Cakir
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Alper Cakir Entrepreneur • Advisor
CEO at Xtensio, Creative Director at Fake Crow
This is all very useful information.Thank you all for your answers.
Eran Aloni
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Eran Aloni Entrepreneur • Advisor
GM US & VP Product at Gong (Stealth)
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
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