Converting old plan files Follow

Business Plan Pro can automatically read and convert any plan from Business Plan Pro v11 or 2007 and uses a conversion utility for any older plan files.

A free utility is available to convert plans from Business Plan Pro 2006 through Business Plan Pro v4.0.

Resolution

Click the links below to see instructions on converting your old plans.

Converting to:

  1. Business Plan Pro v12

    For plans from versions 2006 or older, you'll need to use our installed converter on the plan first then have Business Plan Pro v12 open and convert those files.

    Download and install the Conversion Utility file from our Web site

    1. Click here to download the conversion utility from our Web site
    2. When prompted by Windows, choose to Save this file to the Desktop of your computer.
    3. Once the download has completed, double click on the Pas8ConversionUtility.exe to install the utility.

    Once the utility is installed, launch it and use it to upgrade the files:

    1. Open the Conversion Utility 8.0 program
    2. Next to Source file, click Browse and select the .BPD file for the plan you want to convert
    3. Next to the Destination file, click Browse and type in a new file name for the converted plan.
    4. Click the Convert Plan button
    5. Once the plan is converted, close the utility.

    Lastly, open Business Plan Pro v12 and choose to Open an Existing Plan. At the bottom of the browse window that appears, change the file type from .BPDX (our new file type) to .BPD and then select the file you converted with the steps above.

For plans created in software older than version 4.0: 

Although we provide automatic conversions between one version and the next, each version uses new technological advances. Over several years, these improvements make very old files incompatible with newer versions.

Our Diagnostic Services team can usually convert files created in version 3 for you. Send us an email with the files attached for information on this or for assistance in converting your files.

You may also be able to copy and paste from program to program to convert the plan manually, although this is not ideal.

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