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PR (Palo Alto Software): Oregon Business Magazine Lists Palo Alto Software as One of the Top 100 Bes

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Palo Alto Software Ranks 15th on a Long List of Reputable Companies

EUGENE, OREGON – March 25, 2009 – Palo Alto Software, (www.paloalto.com) creators of a product line that offers “know-how” solutions to help small businesses grow, today announced that Oregon Business Magazine, the premier magazine for business and community leaders across the state of Oregon, honored the best-selling software company as one of the 100 best companies – with under 50 employees – to work for in Oregon.

“Thank you to both Oregon Business for running this survey, and thank you to all of our employees who diligently filled it out! We are recognized because all of our employees think this is a great place to work,” said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. “I am beyond thrilled to have the company acknowledged in this way. There is nothing more important to me than the team of people who make Palo Alto Software what it is. Without them we would be nowhere.”

According to Oregon Business Magazine, “with the economy crashing and burning all around us, this was a record-breaking year for the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project: 372 organizations and nearly 30,000 employees took part in the16th annual ranking of the 100 Best.” Sectors prominent among the 100 Best this year include professional services (with a strong showing from law and staffing firms), finance, construction, technology and marketing/communications.

“Because our people are so critically important to our success, we do our best to make sure that we provide the best working environment, with the best benefits we can possibly afford,” adds Parsons. “Skimping on your people is just not smart. Before you know it, you are also skimping on your customers. I truly believe that being a healthy and profitable company goes hand in hand with providing a happy, healthy, productive work environment.”

About Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Palo Alto Software, Inc. develops, publishes and markets software products for use with personal computers. BUSINESS PLAN PRO is the best-selling business-planning software in the U.S. retail market, according to NPD Intelect. Palo Alto Software’s marketing-planning product is MARKETING PLAN PRO powered by Duct Tape Marketing. This combined product line offers “know-how” solutions that have made Palo Alto Software the market leader in its category.

With its most recent product, EMAIL CENTER PRO, Palo Alto Software has created a Web 2.0 “Software as a service” (Saas) email management tool.

Palo Alto Software’s award-winning site, www.bplans.com, continues to be one of the highest visited sites in the small-business arena, offering numerous business-planning resources.

Palo Alto Software was founded in 1988 and 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 or further information, go to http://news.paloalto.com/