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PC ADVISOR: Business Plan Pro makes it “”

by mike

August 12, 2008 – Review of Business Plan Pro UK in PC Advisor

by Rosemary Haworth

It might be coincidental, but no sooner has the new series of entrepreneur-baiting show Dragons Den started than comes word of a new business planning program designed to help budding businesses get off the ground.

Palo Alto is a British company that’s been going for 14 years. With this latest version of its Business Plan Pro 11 software, the company aims to make it quicker and easier for would-be business managers to create accurate plans and financial projections. To this end, the £79 Palo AltoBusiness Plan Pro 11 has a more colourful and streamlined user interface with customisable colour charts.

It is certified for use with Windows Vista and it will enable startups to “create a business plan that is complete and financially accurate”.

As well as being able to make use of the desktop-bound planning software, users can access a dedicated website,, where they can share business planning data.

A £129.99 Premier version of Palo Alto Business Plan Pro 11 extends the software’s capabilities with a management tool. This includes month-to-month and year-to-year financial planning and analysis.

Entrepreneurs can also impress would-be financial backers in German, French, Italian and Spanish with the addition of bolt-on language packs.

For more details of the software, which will be sold via the Amazon website and Borders bookshop, see