2010 Version Includes Sought-After MS Visio® Filter, Large Scale Project Management, SharePoint® Collaboration
SAN DIEGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 1, 2009
SmartDraw.com, maker of the SmartDraw, the software that helps you work smarter by communicating visually, today announced the release of SmartDraw 2010, a new offering aimed at helping organizations put an end to communication breakdown by enabling the average businessperson to communicate effectively using visuals.
“In this economy nobody can afford new software that offers only a few fancy new bells and whistles,” says Paul Stannard, CEO of SmartDraw.com. “People and their organizations are only going to invest in new software if the product can offer substantial return on investment, and that’s exactly what we have delivered with SmartDraw 2010.”
Eliminating Workplace Problems through More Effective Communication
SmartDraw software enables the average business person to communicate more effectively through visuals. Studies have shown that communication which includes both words and visuals is up to six times more effective than words alone. A flowchart is a more effective tool for explaining a process than a long list of numbered steps; an organizational chart is a more effective tool for communicating the structure of an organization than a page-long written description; and so forth.
Most people don’t use any kind of visual when they communicate because they think that it’s too difficult to do.
SmartDraw 2010 automates the tedious tasks that used to make drawing difficult and makes it possible for the average businessperson to communicate complex information and ideas clearly and quickly.
Business Problems Solved with SmartDraw 2010
SmartDraw 2010’s improvements are aimed at helping businesspeople do the following:
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, software that helps you work smarter by communicating visually. Because people are six times more likely to retain and understand information presented to them visually, SmartDraw helps businesses increase their bottom line by improving communication, refining operations, completing projects on time, and successfully implementing their plans. Whether it’s a flowchart to explain a business process, a Gantt chart to show a project schedule or an organizational chart, SmartDraw is unique because it draws more than 70 different types of visuals for you, including timelines, maps, charts, decision trees and floor plans, resulting in presentation-quality visuals in just minutes. The company’s customers include more than half of the members of the Fortune 500, 2,000 K-12 schools and universities, and thousands of law firms, police departments, health systems and private enterprises of all sizes. In fact, SmartDraw is downloaded more than 3 million times each year. Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is a privately-held, San Diego, CA-based company and is part of the Working Smarter Network. For more information or to download a free trial version, please visit