Strategic Planning Software

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Strategic planning is easier if you start with a well-designed template.

Strategic Planning With Visuals

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

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Strategic planning template

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:

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.

See SWOT diagram examples included with SmartDraw.

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.

SWOT example for strategic planning

How SmartDraw makes strategic planning easy:

  • Quick-Start Strategic Planning Templates
    You'll get 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.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!
Strategic planning templates

Effortless Collaboration

You and your team can work on the same strategic plan using SmartDraw Cloud, or your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.

SmartDraw collaboration

Smart Integration

With SmartDraw you can do your strategic planning from anywhere, on any 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.

A strategic plan is meant to be shared, collaborated on, and discussed. You can save your diagrams as a PDF or PNG or insert them into any Office® application in one click. SmartDraw also works on your SharePoint® network.

You can even build your entire presentation in SmartDraw. Create a storyboard and include compelling SmartDraw charts and graphs, then click "Build" and SmartDraw creates your PowerPoint® presentation for you!*

*Full PowerPoint® integration is only available in the Enterprise Edition of SmartDraw.

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Strategic Plan Templates and Visuals

SmartDraw comes with dozens of strategic planning visuals to help you get started. Make:

  • SWOT analysis diagrams
  • Strategy maps
  • Balanced scorecards
  • Strategy matrices
  • PEST/STEP analysis
  • Growth share matrix
  • Competitive analysis
  • Authority matrix
  • and more!

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Looking for strategic planning software? SmartDraw is the easiest solution that runs on any device and works with the programs you already use.