Financial Planning Software

Provide clients with valuable advice in an efficient and compliant way with our fully developed online software platform, in use by Australian advisers since 2012.

Astute Financial Planner

Astute Financial Planner

Developed by advisers for advisers, Astute Financial Planner provides a logical end-to-end client engagement process, coupled with the power of 17 of Australia's best interactive financial modelling calculators.

Welcome to the number one solution for intuitive and easy-to-use delivery of professional financial advice.

$350 P/M + GST

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Online Info Gathering Goals and Scoping tools Interactive Modeling Compliance built in

Features & tools

5 Minute Financial Health Check (5MFHC)
About You Questionnaire / Mini fact find (AYQ)
Review Changes Questionnaire (CQ)
Electronic Reverse Fact Find
Financial Planning Explained video
Importance of Insurance video
Importance of a Review video
The ‘How We Can Help You’ Marketing Tool
Goal Setting and Tracking tool
Scoping and Scaling tool
Fee for Service
Letter of engagement (LOA)
Ongoing Service Agreement (available soon)
Income calculators (3)
Investment calculators (4)
Debt calculators (3)
Insurance calculators (4)
Retirement calculators (3)
About You Questionnaire (Fact Find)
Changes Questionnaire and Reverse Fact Find report
Comprehensive Scope and Scale Of Advice report
The ‘How We Can Help You’ Marketing Tool
5 Minute Financial Health Check (5MFHC)
Video: Financial Planning Explained
Video: Importance of Review
Video: Importance of Insurance Advice
Seiko - available now
Planned API Integration – Xplan, Adviser Logic, PractiFi, Xeppo

Welcome to the future of financial planning and advice delivery

Astute Financial Planner enables you to conduct live financial modelling with your client's information. Get the Estate Planning Calculators Set as an add-on to your client engagement software, or as a package deal within Astute Financial Planner 360. (the entire set of 20 calculators)

Astute Income Planner - Income calculators

Included

Advisers can quickly ascertain the income and capital gains tax a client is paying and how to use their income more effectively to grow wealth. Explore what Astute Income Planner's add-on calculators can do.

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Astute Investment Planner - Investment calculators

Included

Deliver live graphical demonstration of all the investment options your clients are looking for with our suite of add-on calculators for investment planning. Property analysis, investment profiling and more. Everything the adviser needs.

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Astute Debt Planner - Debt calculators

Included

A calculator set to model and explain various ways to improve a client’s cashflow and current debt funding. Illustrate how debt can be used for wealth creation and identify good debt and bad debt.

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Astute Insurance Planner - Insurance calculators

Included

Facilitates a comprehensive needs analysis with summary and file notes. Calculators include Life Insurance, Income Protection, Total and Permanent Disability, Trauma, Critical Illness.

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Astute Retirement Planner - Retirement calculators

Included

Model a client’s retirement needs including transition to retirement strategies and age pension. Quickly determine if a client is on track. Add non-super assets and make an in-depth analysis…

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Astute Estate Planner - Estate calculators

$50 +GST P/M

Expand your service offering and profitability by facilitating Estate Planning in 60 to 90 minutes. Producing an Estate Plan briefing paper and protecting your clients is now easier than ever before.

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How it works

Step 1: Info gathering

Professional and engaging first contact for initial or review meetings and disengaged clients, automate information gathering.

Contact Astute Wheel
Make contact

Improves engagement with prospects and clients

Useful tips and coaching with guide scripts

telephone call guide script
Send a Tailored email
Tailored email

Confirms appointments, with actions your clients follow

Email template with video link.

Email template with video link
Automated forms
Automated forms

Completed by prospect or client and then automatically emailed to you

5 Minute Financial Health Check
About You Questionnaire
Review Changes Questionnaire

Financial Health Check and Questionnaires
Schedule a follow up
Follow up

Scripted calling, if 5MHC, AYQ or RCQ reports not received

Use telephone call guide script

telephone call guide script
Tools to educate clients
Client education

Videos and other resources to explain key concepts and terminologies prior to meeting

Financial planning explainer videos

Client education

Step 2: Meeting prep

Access to information early allows for meetings to be planned and all client’s issues to be addressed through modelling tools.

Work with client financial data
Work with data

Login to AstuteWheel’s Virtual Meeting Room.

Choose ‘existing’ or ‘new’ client

Setup for a new or existing client
Review client’s issues and priorities
Familiarise

Review client’s reports, determine issues and priorities

5 Minute Financial Health Check

5 Minute Financial Health Check
Look for opportunities
Find Opportunities

Review your client’s latest information forms and look for ways to add value

Changes & About You Questionnaires

Review client’s latest financial information
Model your ideas prior to meeting
Test Modelling

Quickly explore strategy options prior to meeting

Practice modelling using client supplied data

Test client supplied data
Plan your financial advice
Link to Strategies

Prioritise your advice and plan the meeting using the AstuteWheel File Note

Use the AstuteWheel file note

Step 3: Meeting

Expect noticeably better outcomes from your Initial & Review meetings using the AstuteWheel tool set.

Live interactive modelling
Review & discuss

Review 5MFHC, AYQ or RCQ and uncover important extra information.

Engage by asking the right questions

5 Minute Financial Health Check
Price Financial Advice
Scope of Advice

Determine what advice segments are in and out of scope

Determine the scale of advice and implications for matters not to be included

Determine Scope of Financial Advice
Re-engage clients, show value and upgrade
Goals Based Advice

Explore the subject matter of clients goals

Clients goals are discussed, prioritised and made S.M.A.R.T.

Confirm priorities
Financial Advice Presentation Tools
Presentation tools

Present AstuteWheel Methodology for rapid comprehension and engagement

Use slides and videos to explain your value proposition

Present AstuteWheel Methodology
Live interactive modelling
Educate Clients

Explain how strategies work and compare alternatives

Use modelling calculators and graphs to simplify explanations

Astute Financial Modelling Calculators
Live interactive modelling
Demonstrate Value

Demonstrate value through realtime modelling of strategy options

Choose appropriate calculators to explore and agree on strategies

Agree on financial strategies

Step 4: Price advice

Expect better conversations and higher fees from a more effective client value proposition

Price Financial Advice
Prioritise advice

Determine the priority of in-scope advice

This will be determined by the clients goals priority

AstuteWheel segments
Confirm the value of financial advice
Confirm value

Quantify the value of your advice for in-scope segments

Use the AstuteWheel to summarise benefits

AstuteWheel segments
Justify your ongoing service
Ongoing service

Demonstrate the value of regular reviews

Use Review Process video and discussion of comprehensive process

Review Process video
Justify your ongoing service
Price your advice

Price advice per segment or by ongoing service package

Use wheel segments and value-add to determine price

Scope AstuteWheel segments
Seek price agreement
Advice Agreement

Seek price agreement and sign-off for Ongoing Service.

Use  your own LOE or OSA (Dealer group specific)

OSA or LOE for Dealer Group

Step 5: Compliance Trail

Client Reports along with AstuteWheel Generated File Notes form your compliance audit trail

Financial Services Compliance
5MFHC

The 5 Minute Financial Health Check identifies client’s priorities and scope of advice

Saved on the system or printable

System saved and printable
Financial Services Compliance
AYQ or RCQ

AYQ is the start of your Fact Find, and the RCQ captures important changes

Saved on the system or printable

System saved and printable
Financial Services Compliance
File note

AstuteWheel file notes links client needs to appropriate strategies

Saved on the system or printable

System saved and printable
Compliance
Goals Based Advice

Evidence of client’s voice and adviser exploring subject matter

Saved on the system or printable

Client Voiced Goals documented
Financial Services Compliance
Scoping Advice

Evidence of proper scoping and scaling, linking to goals and implications discussed

Saved on the system or printable

Dealer Compliance
Financial Services Compliance
Saved Scenarios

Modelling scenarios can be reproduced for compliance

Saved on the system and recalled when required

System saved and printable

Step 6: Marketing Arsenal

Tools to build your client base via your centres of influence and current clients.

Market to Centres of Influence
Centres of Influence

Improve COI’s trust in your process and the value you add to clients

Show depth and breadth of your advice with modelling calculators and tools

Astute Financial Modelling Calculators
Financial Services referral networks
Client Referrals

Demonstrably improved client experience makes referral discussion easier

Use 5MFHC to demonstrate continuous improvement and client satisfaction

5 Minute Financial Health Check
Re-engage clients, show value and upgrade
Disengaged Clients

Re-engage clients, show value and upgrade them to your ongoing service proposition

Use the disengaged client link when sending annual fee disclosure emails

show value and re-engage clients
Web tools
Videos

Articulate your Client Value Proposition through short videos

Videos can be used in meetings or embedded on your website

Financial Advice Explainer Videos
Market your financial advice
Marketing Tool

Clients see benefits of financial advice on specific life events using How-we-can-help-you tool

HWCHY tool can be embedded on your website or sent as a link to clients

Online tool shows how you can help

Financial Planner Tools & Calculators

Brett comments that the Astute Financial Planner has revolutionised how they engage with clients and provides his financial advisers with structure and purpose in meetings. Clients are engaged in the process and he attributes the financial planning software and financial calculators with an increase in his business as his clients are actually getting it now.

Brett Abikhair, Principal & Financial Advisor, Crows Nest.

We have re-engineered our practice’s client offering – especially our financial advisory offering, from a traditional investment/transactional based offering to a new Wealth Management and Advisory offering which services clients’ broader needs and can solve far more complex financial issues for them. We are using Astute Wheel’s client engagement tools ... more

Barry Hayes, Director, Hayes Girling Financial, Rowville VIC

There is no doubt that the only way to really see how powerful the software to be is to take it for a test drive. I can truly say that it has reopened my eyes to the ways we can make a difference to clients’ lives by taking on a ... more

Peter Audet, Managing Director, Varria, West End QLD

I met with a local solicitor for the first time and I took her through the Financial Planner Client Engagement platform to show her our methodology when meeting a new client. She confirmed she would be referring every client to me.  I have been using the Astute Wheel for a ... more

Paul Birch, BFT Group, Erina NSW

Financial Planner Enquiry

To subscribe to Astute Financial Planner please complete this form and we will contact you within 24 hrs to guide you through the financial planning software setup process. You can be using the software within 3 business days.

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