Empiricor Selects SmartDraw over Visio for Presentation Graphics

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SmartDraw.com announced that Empiricor, a leading consulting company for venture start-ups, has selected SmartDraw software to create business graphics for presentations. The company will use SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software, to create business model schematics, process flow charts, Gantt charts, project tables and more.

SmartDraw.com today announced that Empiricor, a leading consulting company for venture start-ups, has selected SmartDraw software to create business graphics for presentations. The company will use SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software, to create business model schematics, process flow charts, Gantt charts, project tables and more.

"Much of our work involves making presentations to clients, VCs, banks and investors on short notice, so the choice of software tools is important," said Chris Davis, CEO of Empiricor. "I downloaded SmartDraw's free trial and was pleasantly surprised by its ease of use, flexibility and functionality -- not to mention price -- especially when compared to Visio."

SmartDraw, which is downloaded every year by more than 2 million people, automates creation of business graphics for presentations, including process flow charts, organization charts, Gantt charts, project charts and more. Unlike other graphics programs that provide users with a blank screen and expect them to draw, such as Visio, with SmartDraw users start with a template that is specifically designed to create the type of illustration needed. Users enter the information and SmartDraw does the rest: building the graphic automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes. And, in the rare case that users need extra help, SmartDraw offers free customer support to all users.

"The greatest benefits of using SmartDraw are the time and effort saved by ease of learning, ease of use, flexibility and easy integration into Microsoft documents," said Mr. Davis. "I would readily recommend SmartDraw as an essential business planning and communication tool."

SmartDraw offers a variety of licensing options and programs, including educational pricing. A free trial is available at http://www.smartdraw.com and includes both online and telephone technical support.

About SmartDraw.com
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company visit http://www.smartdraw.com

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