Cost Benefit Analysis Template

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 21, 2009

Cost Benefit Analysis Template provides a simple tool for calculating financial futures. With its familiar layout and excellent direction, this program makes financial forecasting simple enough for even novices.

The program's interface was immediately familiar to us since it was built within an Excel spreadsheet. The money management aspects were simple as well, thanks to its onscreen instructions, which covered navigation and interpretation of fields and equations. This program allowed us to forecast a project's financial expenses as far as nine years away. We simply entered our costs and benefits into the appropriate rows and columns and the program added all the numbers itself. In a separate tab we viewed the results of our future costs, discounts, and net values in neatly organized cells. We needed no mathematical talent to successfully operate this program, which was a huge relief. Cost Benefit Analysis Template also provided three separate bar and line charts to visualize our project's future, which was a nice touch but not a necessity. As an added feature, the program offered a simple mortgage calculator, which was also nice but not necessary. This calculator's simple layout and helpful instructions created a financial planning tool anyone could love.

Cost Benefit Analysis Template's edit feature is disabled during its trial. The program comes as a compressed file.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.02.1

Version 2.02.1 features a new and easier upgrade procedure now embedded in the free download file.


Date Added June 15, 2011
Version 2.02.1

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Additional Requirements Microsoft Excel/Open Office Calc


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Developer's Description

This free Excel template enables the user to enter expected costs and benefit of a proposed project or investment over a multi-year planning horizon, including confidence factors if desired. It will return such CBA metrics as Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Worth, and Payback Period. Several pre-canned graphs will also be generated. A free Mortgage Payment calculator is included to calculate the payments for any loan taken out, given the loan value, interest rate, and duration of the loan. Pro version is also available which allows full editing and customization of all functions for Excel-savvy users.
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