VP-Planner

VP-Planner

(tool, product)
A spreadsheet from Paperback Software. It has a graph menu within the spreadsheet program (with CGA graphics). The graphs are updated every time the graph screen is activated.
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Users may like to discover some familiar interface conventions in a new product, but what counts more--as the lukewarm sales history of VP-Planner suggests--is whether buyers believe a new product offers dramatic advances in power and performance.
Others require a spreadsheet template such as Lotus 1-2-3, VP-Planner, VP-Planner Plus, Twin, Symphony,or Quattro.
VP-Planner Plus has superior wordprocessing capabilities, but its main distinction is its database functions.
The other was against Paperback Software, developer of VP-Planner, also competitive with 1-2-3.
We then tested the educational versions of two other programs, The Twin (Mosaic Software, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; the educational version is distributed by Prentice-Hall) and VP-Planner (Paperback Software International, Berkeley, Calif.), to see how they would handle the multiscreen, non-stop simulation.