Mindjet, the leading provider of visual tools for brainstorming and planning, today introduced MindManager X5 Pro, the first XML-based business mapping software. Most collaboration tools focus on creating online meeting rooms in which people can share documents and send emails. By focusing instead on the collaborative process itself, MindManager X5 Pro helps teams reach decisions sooner and implement plans more quickly. In MindManager-led meetings, business teams create concise, visual representations of the thinking and planning that evolves during the collaborative process. Using MindManager X5 Pro to pull together information from emails, documents, databases, and Web services, team members create plans and strategies based on that information. Then they use MindManager X5 Pro’s new XML open interface to push those ideas and actions into Microsoft(R) Office tools, scheduling and project management applications, information systems, and databases.