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PR (Business Plan Pro): Palo Alto Software Launches All-New Business Plan Pro 11.0

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Eugene, OR (November 16, 2007) – Palo Alto Software today announced the release of a completely new and feature-packed version of its flagship business planning software, Business Plan Pro 11.0 and Business Plan Pro 11.0 Premier Edition.Now in its 20th year, Business Plan Pro continues to address the business planning needs of entrepreneurs. Once again, Palo Alto Software polled its Business Plan Pro customers and offered state-of-the-art changes, including new customizable color charts, easier and faster financials, and a streamlined interface that will help you finish your plan faster.

“Anyone familiar with Business Plan Pro knows that it is the best software on the market for bringing a business plan to life,” said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. “We have completely rewritten this year’s offering from the ground up, placing an emphasis on making it very intuitive and even more user friendly than previous versions. We’ve built features into this version that make it easier than ever to customize the way the finished plan looks and works — to fit the user’s specific business needs. We are excited to bring this version of Business Plan Pro to market. We know our long-standing customers, as well as our new customers, will find the new Business Plan Pro helpful and relevant.”

As Palo Alto Software continues to focus on perfecting business planning tools, with its new CEO, the company also continues to review the needs of entrepreneurs. In response, additional new features of Business Plan Pro 11.0 include a new “Keep it Simple” option that creates a plan that can be completed within hours, a new SecurePlan.com feature which makes it a snap to publish your business plan to the Internet, and new features that make it easy to fine tune the print job to fit your needs. Palo Alto Software has also added international features to the new versions, allowing users to choose a Spanish outline for their plan, and giving access to US and Canadian small business and startup resources. Business Plan Pro 11.0 is certified to work seamlessly with Windows Vista.

For the third straight year, Palo Alto Software is including with Business Plan Pro a copy of the best-selling book The Art of the Start by author, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything is made available to help inspire entrepreneurs in their quest to build their dream businesses.

For the entrepreneur or small-business owner, Business Plan Pro 11.0 Standard Edition produces professional business plans quickly and easily. Business Plan Pro 11.0 Premier Edition offers users a more powerful planning and management tool. It includes a financial management dashboard to help any business manage its plan month to month and year to year, to ensure cash flow stays positive and profits stay high. Business Plan Pro Premier is also designed to support the multi-year planning and implementation process with easy year-end archiving and roll-forward features. Now you can keep your plan alive, month to month and year to year with our unique management tools.

Business Plan Pro 11.0 is available immediately at www.paloalto.com.

About Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Palo Alto Software, Inc., founded in 1988, develops, publishes and markets software products. BUSINESS PLAN PRO® is the best-selling business planning 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 and MARKETING PLAN PRO®. Palo Alto Software’s product line offers “know-how” solutions that have made it the market leader in its software category. Palo Alto Software’s award-winning site, www.bplans.com, 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, www.paloalto.com. To access high-resolution images of Business Plan Pro, go to www.paloalto.com/pr and select images from the navigation bar.

For Immediate Release

Contacts: ‘Chelle Parmele, Joanne Hogue
Phone: (800) 229-7526, (410) 658-8246
Email: chelle@paloalto.com, joanne@lva.com