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PR (Business Plan Pro): Over 50% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Palo Alto Software

by mike

Eugene, OR (July 11, 2007) — Palo Alto Software announced today that more than 50% of the Fortune 500 list have purchased the company’s software products. The Premier Edition of Palo Alto’s flagship business plan software, Business Plan Pro, is powerful enough to provide the ability for larger-sized companies to comfortably create the type of business plans they need for new product or service descriptions, financial plans, marketing plans, or complete business plans.

“We took a look at the numbers recently and discovered that Palo Alto software is installed at over 50% of the Fortune 500. That’s a strong factual statement,” said Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software. “We know the value of our business plan software and espouse it all of the time — but this independent look at the numbers is strong validation of the necessity for business plans, and our Business Plan Pro software. We’ve been able to say that more entrepreneurs have chosen Business Plan Pro than any other business planning software out there. Now we can say we are the choice of the Fortune 500 as well.”

For the entrepreneur and small-business owner, the Standard Edition of Business Plan Pro produces professional business plans quickly and easily. Business Plan Pro Premier Edition is designed for the businessperson who needs to create a comprehensive business plan. The Premier Edition includes extensive detail in the areas of sales forecasting, personnel planning, and generates enhanced profit and loss statements with up to 10 years of detailed financials.

Both products are available at the company’s website at

About Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Palo Alto Software, Inc., founded in 1988, develops, publishes and markets software products for use with personal computers. Business Plan Pro is the best-selling business plan software in the U.S. retail market, according to NPD Intelect (formerly PC Data). Palo Alto Software’s other products include Business Plan Pro Social Enterprise Edition (for nonprofits) and Marketing Plan Pro. Palo Alto Software’s product line offers “know how” solutions that have made it the market leader in its category. Palo Alto Software’s award-winning site at continues to be one of the highest trafficked sites in the small business arena, offering numerous business planning resources. Palo Alto Software is a privately owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon. More information about Palo Alto Software products is available on the company website at For high-resolution images of Business Plan Pro, go to and select images from the navigation bar.

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