SmartDraw Software Launches SmartDraw 2016, Extending Lead over Microsoft Visio®

Cloud Version to Bring SmartDraw to Mac and Mobile Users

SAN DIEGO — March 15, 2016 — SmartDraw Software today announced the availability of SmartDraw 2016, the latest edition of the popular drawing software used by more than one million users worldwide and 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies. SmartDraw 2016, which now includes SmartDraw Cloud, allows users to easily create powerful visuals from any platform, including PC, Mac and mobile devices.

SmartDraw 2016, the result of a major five-year development effort, includes an updated user interface, improved sharing, new and improved templates, themes and symbols. SmartDraw 2016 also includes, for the first time, a full-featured cloud version of SmartDraw that runs from any popular browser on any PC, Mac or mobile device.

"Most cloud apps are hobbled versions of their desktop counterparts," says Paul Stannard, founder and CEO of SmartDraw Software. "We had no interest in such a compromise and suspected our customers would not as well. Instead, we took five years and recreated almost every feature of our popular SmartDraw business edition. We think our customers will be happy we made this extra effort."

"We long ago standardized on SmartDraw as our corporate drawing tool for our Windows users because it is easier and more powerful than Visio®," says Dominick Nguyen — PMO Lead for the South West Community Access Centre and e-Health Connect South West Ontario Delivery Program. "SmartDraw Cloud lets us serve our non-Windows users; users on a Mac, tablet, or smartphone. It even lets our employees work on SmartDraw drawings away from the office in places where SmartDraw desktop has not been installed."

People looking to create powerful visuals have downloaded SmartDraw more than 22 million times over the past 20 years. Much more powerful than Microsoft Visio®, SmartDraw offers 4,500 smart templates for more than 70 different kinds of visuals such as flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, floor plans and more. With 34,000 professionally designed symbols, SmartDraw makes it easy to quickly create complex, powerful visuals.

Availability and Pricing

SmartDraw 2016 is available now in four editions at special introductory pricing:

  • Standard Edition (includes 1-year of SmartDraw Cloud)...........$197
  • Business Edition (includes 1-year of SmartDraw Cloud)...........$297
  • Enterprise Edition (includes 1-year of SmartDraw Cloud).........$497
  • SmartDraw Cloud Stand-alone...........$14.95 per month (payable annually)

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About SmartDraw

SmartDraw has spent the last 22 years helping organizations create complex, powerful visuals quickly and easily. SmartDraw visuals help to clarify communication, improve operations, implement plans and complete projects on time. Three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies use SmartDraw, as do more than 250,000 public, private and government organizations worldwide. Founded in 1994, SmartDraw 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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