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31st June 2005

Palo Alto Software exhibits at Business Start-up 2005

Stand 546

Palo Alto Software Ltd will be exhibiting Business Plan Pro at Business Startup 2005 - one of the UK's largest and most respected exhibitions for anyone looking to start a new business. Whether you are already in business, or have plans to launch one, then visit Palo Alto on stand 546 and find out how Business Plan Pro can help you plan your future.

With current television programs such as the Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice proving extremely popular, products that support entrepreneurship are gaining more interest in the business environment. Business Plan Pro 2005 is designed to help UK entrepreneurs successfully start up and gain funding for new businesses. This dynamic software application also enables existing companies and professionals to improve their growth potential and survival prospects by mastering the planning process through smart forecasting, budgeting and planning.

Distributed in the UK by Avanquest, Business Plan Pro 2005 is the best selling, most recommended business planning software available. Whether your business is large or small, established or start-up, this software has everything you need to produce a professional and customisable business plan that gets results. With over 450 sample plans, plus instructions and examples at every step, the wizard-driven experience provides instructions by planning experts and powerful resources for a complete business plan. Two expert business and marketing planning books are also included to help build your financial success.

Business Plan Pro 2005 is available in standard and Premier editions.

Key Features include:

• EasyPlan Wizard provides you with step-by-step guidance when producing your business plan.
• Develop a Strategy - helps you identify keys to success and to define your market.
• Wizard-driven Financials - Make sure your numbers work. Every financial table includes a built-in wizard to guide you through the process of creating solid business numbers.
• More Than 400 Complete Sample Business Plans - Use them for inspiration and research. Import sample plans directly into your own plan.
• All the Spreadsheets you Need - The financial spreadsheets you need in a business plan are already linked together, financially and mathematically correct, and surrounded by easy to follow instructions and explanations.
• Market Research Resources Included - Includes market research on virtually every industry.
• Visual Cash Planning with the Cash Pilot ™ [PREMIER EDITION] - Create what-if scenarios by testing the key variables that effect your cash flow.
• Import from Excel [PREMIER EDITION] - If you already have financial data in Excel, easily import it directly into Business Plan Pro and link it to your forecast.
• Collaboration Tools [PREMIER EDITION] - Work with other Business Plan Pro Premier users. Assign portions of the plan to team members and then combine it all into a complete plan.
• Professional, Preferred Format - Business Plan Pro uses a format that meets the most stringent requirements of bankers, lenders, Angel investors, and Venture Capitalists.
• Publish Online - 100% Secure - Publish to a secure website. Create logins for additional readers to view your plan.
• Plus many more features

Palo Alto Software Ltd also has a strong internet presence both at its home site, and also its sister site where information on business planning can be found, including free sample business plans, practical advise on planning and access to a panel of experts who have answered more than 1,400 questions to date. This site has also won awards as a valuable "plain talk" resource.

Business Plan Pro 2005 retails at £99.99 and the Business Plan Pro Premier 2005 retails at £159 and is available from and


Press Information
Natalie Dowse
Public Relations
Tel: 01962 835000
Mobile: 07870 279 233

Product Information
Alan Gleeson
Managing Director
Tel: 0207 559 3500
Mobile: 07876 766895

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