There are multiple updates (other than IFE, EFE and CPM) and improvements in Template version 17 over version 16. However, the IFE rating system changed in the 17th edition of the textbook (along with interpretation differences in the IFE, EFE, and CPM which could lead you to results/interpretations that do not match the 16th and earlier versions of the textbook. It is likely best to use Template version 16 (available for download on the website) if you are using the 16th or earlier versions of the textbook.
The Free Excel Student Template Version 17 or 16 should save you considerable time and allow for your presentation to be more professional. Do not mistake this Template for doing all of the work. Your assignment is to analyze the firm’s strategic situation and present recommendations for the next three years as well as financial analyses to support your conclusions. You will still need to do the research and enter key internal and external information into the Template.
The Template does not gather or prioritize information. It does however assimilate information you enter in a professional way and also performs many calculations for you once that critical information is entered. Best of luck, with your project.