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Product Update: Secret Menu

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Our latest product update went live on Thursday evening. In addition to the usual bug fixes and minor improvements, this release added these notable features: Introducing the “secret menu” for advanced financials We strive to keep the financials in LivePlan as clear and understandable as possible. At the same time, we want to support the… Read more »

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Palo Alto Software Announces $10,000 Business Plan Competition for US Entrepreneurs

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The Eugene, Oregon-based company launches its inaugural “LivePlan $10,000 Boost” business plan competition with a $10,000 prize awarded to the first place prize winner. Eugene, Oregon July 17, 2012 Palo Alto Software, developer of the number-one selling business planning software tools — Business Plan Pro, Sales and Marketing Plan Pro, and its new cloud-based business… Read more »

Switching your LivePlan to Full Financials

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If you’re using LivePlan to write and track your business plan you’ll want to make sure you expand your financials to include the following. These financial documents are required if you are seeking a bank loan or outside investment capital. They are also required if you’re submitting your completed LivePlan  into the “LivePlan $10,000 Boost”… Read more »

Focusing on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) Part 1

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Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) consist of a number of important metrics that businesses should measure and use to manage their businesses. While these will vary across industries, the following represent some of the more common ones that are important for SaaS-based businesses. Cash: Managing cash has always been an important element of running a business,… Read more »