SmartDraw 2008 Named “Most Innovative General Business Software” at the Software Innovation Awards

SmartDraw 2008 Named “Most Innovative General Business Software” at the Software Innovation Awards

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2008 today announced that SmartDraw 2008 has won the title of “Most Innovative General Business Software” in SoftwareCEO’s annual Software Innovation Awards. The winners were announced at the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo on May 7-9 in Santa Clara, CA.

“This year’s SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards competition featured more than 90 entries, a record number,” said David Sommer, chief operating officer, CompTIA, and publisher of SoftwareCEO. “That’s testament to the creativity and vibrancy of the software market, which continues to produce products and services that deliver real business value to customers. By winning a SoftwareCEO Software Innovation award, SmartDraw has demonstrated it is at the forefront of innovation. On behalf of the worldwide membership of CompTIA and SoftwareCEO, I am pleased to recognize their achievement.”

“We are honored to receive recognition for the way SmartDraw has revolutionized graphics software,” said Paul Stannard, CEO.

SmartDraw, popular software downloaded by more than 2 million people every year, is the first program to automate the creation of business graphics such as flowcharts, mind maps, floor plans, project charts, org 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 they need. 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.

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

About 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, 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 or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit


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