SmartDraw Software Announces Two New Editions of its SmartDraw 2012 Product

SAN DIEGO, CA—January 17, 2012 - SmartDraw Software, makers of the world's first visual processorTM, today announced the release of two new editions of SmartDraw 2012: Business and Enterprise. Both of the new editions share all of the features and functionality of the SmartDraw 2012 Standard Edition, including over 70 types of visuals such as mind maps, time lines and org charts. Automated drawing and formatting features from the original version are also incorporated into the new editions, which also offer a variety of enhanced tools and features.

"Our customers love the exciting new features for meetings and planning we've added to the 2012 product line," said Paul Stannard, CEO of SmartDraw. "The new editions give our business customers additional powerful tools such as new ways to create PowerPoint presentations, full integration with SharePoint, and new features compatible with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio. For meetings and project management, these tools give managers and their teams an incredible amount of control and flexibility like never before. The time and money that organizations will save by using these tools is tangible and significant."

Business Edition

SmartDraw's intuitive software allows anyone to easily create professional-quality flow charts, mind maps, project charts, timelines and more. The 2012 Standard version is specifically designed to improve project collaboration, communication and implementation with a number of new features.

The Business Edition takes this even further, offering a powerful new way to create visual PowerPoint presentations. It also allows users to integrate their visual documents using SharePoint, including SharePoint 2010.

The Business Edition is priced at a discounted $297.

Enterprise Edition

Targeted toward project managers and their teams, the Enterprise Edition offers the features of both the Standard and Business Editions. In addition, it gives users import/export capability with Microsoft Project, the ability to import files from Microsoft Visio (including Visio 2010), and allows them to build and share VPM(Visual Process Management) collections.

Both the Business and Enterprise Editions include one year of free Platinum Protection, SmartDraw's maintenance plan, a $49.95 value.

The Enterprise Edition is priced at a discounted $497.

"We've pioneered real-time information capture with the user in mind, incorporating feedback and feature requests received from some of the thousands of customers who've harnessed the power of visual communication to transform their business," Stannard said. "Whether you're a long-time user or just beginning to discover the possibilities of SmartDraw, these new editions make it easier than ever to get things done for more agile, efficient innovation, operation and improved bottom line results for organizations of any size."

About SmartDraw Software
SmartDraw Software, LLC helps businesses increase their bottom line by improving communication, refining operations, completing projects on time, and successfully implementing their plans through the everyday use of visual communication. Publisher of SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processorTM, SmartDraw Software enables business professionals to easily and automatically create more than 70 types of common business visuals, including flowcharts, project charts, mind maps, org charts, timelines and more. SmartDraw lets anyone achieve professional-quality results in just minutes. SmartDraw is used by more than half of the Fortune 500, as well as thousands of law firms, police departments, health systems and private enterprises of all sizes. SmartDraw Software, LLC is privately-held, with headquarters in San Diego, California. For more information or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit www.SmartDraw.com.

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