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Strategic planning is easier if you start with a well-designed template. Try SmartDraw's strategic plan solution FREE!

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Strategic Planning Software

Improve your strategic planning process through the use of powerful visuals, made easy with SmartDraw's strategic planning software. SmartDraw's strategic planning software gets you presentation quality results, fast.

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The Strategic Planning Process

Strategic planning involves defining a mission, establishing goals and objectives, and creating strategies to attain those goals and objectives.

It's often something you will revisit throughout the year to make sure you're on track and this cycle will repeat annually. You can represent the strategic planning model visually:

Strategic Planning Cycle

A strategy is a long-term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, as differentiated from a tactic or immediate action to be pursued with resources on hand.

The development of a strategic plan requires detailed information gathering and analysis, and must be developed to match the desires of the leadership team responsible for the plan with the realities of the current situation both internal and external to the organization.

These realities are often represented in a SWOT diagram.

Strategic Planning Cycle

See more SWOT diagram examples.

Once the plan is completed, you'll implement the plan, and periodically evaluate the results.

SmartDraw is the easiest way to create strategic planning diagrams and charts. Choose a template or example that's most like your project, customize it with your information, and SmartDraw does the rest, aligning everything automatically and applying professional design themes for presentation-quality results every time.

How SmartDraw makes strategic planning incredibly easy:

  • Quick-Start Strategic Planning Templates
    Hundreds of professionally-designed templates like strategy maps, balanced scorecards, SWOT diagrams, and more make you instantly productive. Simply choose the template that is most similar to your project, and customize it with your own information.
  • Automatic Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your diagram for you, automatically. Add or remove an element, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges everything automatically for great results every time.
  • Share Your Strategic Plan Any Way You Choose
    Share your strategic plan in a variety of common graphics formats such as a PDF, or export it to any Office® application in one click. SmartDraw works on your SharePoint® network or on popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive, and OneDrive®.
  • Works on Any Device
    Use SmartDraw on your computer, browser or mobile device—Windows®, Mac®, Android®, iOS®, or any other platform with an internet connection. Whether you're in the office or on the go, you'll enjoy the full set of features, symbols, and high-quality output you get only with SmartDraw.
  • Easy PowerPoint® Generation*
    Plan your strategic planning presentation with a SmartDraw storyboard, include compelling SmartDraw charts and graphs, then click "Build" and SmartDraw creates your PowerPoint® presentation for you!*
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
Looking for strategic planning software? SmartDraw is the easiest solution that runs on any device and works with the programs you already use.
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*Full PowerPoint® integration is only available in the Enterprise Edition of SmartDraw.