This MacNews Category Review looks at banking solutions software for the Mac. Products covered include Axial Finance, Balance, Banker's Compliance Mode, BankUp, Bank X, BlueChip, Bottomline, Business Plan Software, Business Valuation Analysis, Cashflow Plus, CEO's Strategy Planner, ChartScape BB, Commercial Loan Analysis, Comparative Lease Analysis, Deluxe, Debt Quencher, Debtinator, deLuxe, Derivatives Expert, EasyBank X, eLoan and eMoneyX.
Axial Finance is a tool for investors and professional traders. It offers a range of indicators and strategies to analyze the financial markets in real time and detect the best opportunities. Strategies can be optimized and backtested on a set of values to evaluate their performances. A programming language is available to develop advanced indicators and strategies.
Balance lets you track your finances, whether it be stock investments or a credit card transaction. Then you can chart them according to the categories you define.
Banker's Compliance Mode
Banker's Compliance Mode lets you simulate short- and long-term financial scenarios.
BankUp is account managing software. It's the reference client application for the online-banking system-extension, OpenBank, and is designed to create, schedule, execute and control transactions and account statements on your Mac.
Bank X is German online banking software. It's available in two versions, Standard and Pro. The Pro version offers several advanced features such as import and export functions, various report options as well as a basic profit and loss report. You can also get an Extern-Erweitergung add-on that facilitates the storage of the application and all personal data on external storage devices.
BlueChip is Japanese software for tracking details of your stocks and portfolio.
Bottomline is designed for companies just starting up or those that have been operating for a few years to help analyze all aspects of a businesses operations from profitability, cash flow, and capitalization planning to operating expense and budget and forecast planning. There are 14 programs and models which can be customized to the individual business.
Business Plan Software
With Business Plan Software users provide information about their business, its projected sales and expenses and its borrowing needs. The program produces a detailed narrative, calculates five years of pro forma including operating statements, cash flow, balance sheets, ratios and returns a custom, professional, business plan in PDF format.
Business Valuation Analysis
Business Valuation Analysis is a collection of business valuation models designed to work with Excel and generate results using one of 10 available valuation methods.
Cashflow Plus is an integrated 12 month cashflow system that includes a five-year model for forecasting and simulation.
CEO's Strategy Planner
CEO's Strategy Planner is a financial decision support package to assist senior managers with strategic planning, including such facets as profitability, cashflow, manpower planning and product development.
ChartScape BB is software for stock quote indication and analysis. It uses Yahoo! Finance time-series data, so it's unnecessary for users to update data; it enables interactive operation and more.
Commercial Loan Analysis Model
Commercial Loan Analysis Model is a loan analysis model designed to work with Excel to produce a financial analysis of any organization based on their income statement and balance sheet data.
Comparative Lease Analysis
Comparative Lease Analysis is designed for brokers, real estate professionals and tenants. It, as you might guess, lets you compare and analyze lease rates. Deluxe
Deluxe is a German management and stock control program for the retail business. Its integrated modules include: stock control, stocktaking, product assembly, labels/barcodes, P.O.S. cash, invoices, purchase orders, repairs, client, vendors, fax & letters, valuations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, banking, checks, customer card, custom reports, import/export, auto backup, single user, clicent/server, and eCommerce.
Debt Quencher lets you calculate the interest on a debt. For instance, adjust one number and you immediately know how much you can save by adding just a few dollars to your monthly payments. You can enter all your credit cards and Debt Quencher will instantly show you which balance you should pay down first.
Debtinator is a smart debt tracking application. You don't need to make sacrifices, you don't need to change your lifestyle. Instead, just punch in your financial situation (income, expenses, debts), and Debtinator will track all unallocated money you have and re-assign it to pay off your debts in the order you specify.
deLuxe is a management and stock control program for the retail business.
Derivatives Expert is a suite of functions for doing complex financial analysis and engineering with respect to most exchange and Over-The-Counter (OTC) traded securities and derivatives.
EasyBank X is a French software solution for banks that enables clients to perform transactions by phone. It is fully compliant with ETABAC 3 and allows the transfer of all files in the French domestic format (CFONB). Simple and safe to use, EasyBank removes the need for forms and other paper documents by keeping a record of every operation carried out. Three versions are available: Junior, Standard and Pro.
eLoan is a French finance application that calculates loan costs based on loan rates and duration.
eMoneyX is a Mac OS X compatible calculator utility for investments, stocks and loans.
Next week: part II.