December 06, 2016

Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan Business Planning Software Honored With 2016 Accountex Award

Eugene, Oregon

Palo Alto Software, creator of the leading small business planning tool LivePlan, today announced it is the proud winner of the 2016 Accountex User Favorite Award for Business Intelligence. Presented in partnership with AccountingWEB, the Accountex User Favorite Awards are the most sought-after awards in the field of accounting technology today, as they are determined by the attendees through a cumulative scoring system that measures usage, and affinity for the solution. Winners were announced at the Accountex Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, 2016.

Selected as this year's "Favorite Business Intelligence Tool," LivePlan is the leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution for lean business planning, strategic financial forecasting, and performance tracking for small business management. Designed to turn static business plans into dynamic business dashboards where users can plan, manage and track profitability, LivePlan offers a unique set of features that empower CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers to boost their strategic advising services.

"So many accountants have developed a deep trust with their clients, but are still limited in what they can offer their businesses on a year-round, advisory basis," said Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software. "The LivePlan method and our tools help accountants take their practices to the next level, filling a greater need and unlocking more valuable services to their small business clientele, creating additional revenue for all parties along the way. It's satisfying to see LivePlan acknowledged as a 2016 Accountex User Favorite, and we'll continue to evolve the product in the years to come."

Four-hundred companies within the Accounting Technology Ecosystem were automatically nominated, and the scoring system allows winners in each category to be identified as the true user favorites, rather than those with the largest client base.

"The User Favorite Awards are the most coveted of accounting technology accolades as they are unbiased and decided by the users themselves," said RD Whitney, Global Vice President of Diversified Communications and Accountex. "Winners were selected from a competitive landscape, the Accounting Technology Ecosystem, by the people who use these solutions daily. It was a cumulative scoring system in categories where they were compared to direct competitors. It is a significant win since the most important stakeholders were the judges, and a powerful response as to how they are performing in the accounting technology space."

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About Palo Alto Software, Inc.

Palo Alto Software, Inc. develops tools and provides content resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Palo Alto Software, Inc., makers of the #1 selling business planning software in the world, develops and publishes tools, products, and content to help small and midsized businesses pitch, plan, manage, and grow their ventures. LivePlan, the company’s flagship product, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution for business planning and financial management. Palo Alto Software has been the market leader in its category for over 15 years, has served well over 2 million entrepreneurs, and has customers in 180 countries. It was founded in 1988 by business planning expert Tim Berry. Sabrina Parsons has been the company’s CEO since 2007. Parsons successfully expanded its service offering into the cloud with LivePlan. Palo Alto Software is a privately-owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon.