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Business Planning Software for Students

Palo Alto Software is proud to partner with the academic community. As part of our commitment to helping people succeed in business, we are eager to support educational activities in business planning, marketing planning, and entrepreneurship in general.

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LivePlan is the best thing that ever happened to business planning. With LivePlan, anyone can create a professionally formatted, investor-ready business plan in half the time.

  • Modern, standardized format. Focus on the business strategy, not the formatting.
  • Powerful financial forecasting. Walks you through building detailed forecasts with multiple revenue models. You develop the numbers, not the formulas.
  • Easy collaboration. Work with teammates at the same time, or drop in at any time to check progress and add comments.
  • Instructions and examples at every step. Our Customer Advocacy team and extensive Help Center library offer the support you need.
  • Competition-ready. LivePlan business plans are impressive, complete, and accurate. Join hundreds of students who’ve won business plan competitions with LivePlan.
  • Access anywhere. All you need is your browser and an internet connection.

Installed Software for Windows

We offer the following Windows desktop products for educational use.

Business plan software for Windows

Business Plan Pro Academic

Business Plan Pro Academic Edition is our popular business plan software for academia, used and respected at thousands of colleges and universities around the world. It allows instructors to focus on teaching business planning, and students to focus on writing their business plans.

  • Easy step-by-step process
  • 68 sample plans for guidance
  • Complete, integrated financials
  • Real-world forecasting tools
  • Improved funding tools (Premier only)
  • Import from Excel (Premier only)
  • Cash flow visualization (Premier only)
  • Multi-year planning (Premier only)
  • 60-day money back guarantee
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Marketing Plan Pro Academic Edition

A specially-priced academic edition of our popular marketing plan software is available for student and academic use. Marketing Plan Pro Academic Edition has been used and valued at thousands of colleges and universities worldwide. Focus on your plan and not the mechanics behind it with a tool that includes step-by-step guidance, complete spreadsheets, and more. All marketing plans include a watermark in the footer to allow instructors to manage student plans.

  • Easy step-by-step process
  • Complete marketing budget spreadsheets
  • Powerful plan versus actual analysis tools
  • 70+ sample marketing plans
  • 60-day money back guarantee