STEEPLE Analysis Template

Understand Your Strategic Positioning Better

Assess your organization’s external environment to streamline strategic business planning and forming business propositions.

  • Multiple frameworks for identifying business threats and opportunities
  • Real-time collaboration to work with stakeholders on strategy development
  • Easy-to-use visual canvas to arrange research data for better analysis & comprehension
STEEPLE Analysis Template
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Empower Strategic Thinking

Empower Strategic Thinking

Empower Strategic Thinking

Multiple pre-made templates for in-depth strategic analysis; STEEPLE analysis, SWOT analysis, SOAR analysis, Business Model Canvas, Ansoff matrix, & more.

Professional diagramming and visual tools for environmental scanning, situational analysis, strategic planning, and change management.

Online whiteboard with built-in collaborative brainstorming tools to capture and organize input from stakeholders.

Configurable color themes for visual voting or color coding factors that are temporary, long-term, or should be monitored over time.

Add detailed docs, attachments, links and more via the notes feature on external factors to validate them with suitable information and rate their impact.


Make Better Informed Decisions

Make Better Informed Decisions

Simple drag and drop tools to easily group brainstormed ideas and prioritization grids to visually rank them on the canvas.

Migrate research data on external factors affecting your organization from external sources to visualize on the canvas as meaningful shapes for easier analysis.

Import reports, screenshots, and images, and attach key documents with in-app previews to centralize all information and assets needed for decision-making.

Built-in tools to create dynamic and interactive presentations, reports, dashboards to onboard stakeholders with organizational strategies.

Make Better Informed Decisions
Get Everyone on the Same Page

Get Everyone on the Same Page

Get Everyone on the Same Page

Multi-user collaboration with asynchronous editing and automatic conflict resolution to connect remote teams together.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas. Async!

Video conference from the platform itself; feel like you are in the same room.

Multiple access levels and roles to streamline managing, sharing, editing, and reviewing your ideas, plans, and strategies.


Plan Your Strategic Initiatives

Plan Your Strategic Initiatives

Frames for Kanban boards, timelines, grids, and more to visually arrange your plans and create a view for your own working style on the canvas.

Built-in project management tools and integrations to popular task management platforms to keep your team work flowing.

Assign tasks to complete items in context. Link tasks to or from other project management tools seamlessly.

Set estimated times and due dates for tasks and allocate resources based on availability and skill sets.

Plan Your Strategic Initiatives



Visualize process and user insights with AI templates

Visualize process and user insights with AI templates

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    What Is a STEEPLE Analysis?

    STEEPLE analysis is a strategic management method that is used to examine the external factors affecting the growth and performance of an organization. It is a variant of the popular PESTLE analysis.

    How to Create a STEEPLE Analysis?

    • Gather a competent team made of departmental heads, process owners, and other stakeholders that can help you gather as much data as possible.
    • Brainstorm and gather information on each component of the STEEPLE analysis. Use a Creately STEEPLE analysis template to organize the date you find.
    • While the socio-cultural factors include information on age, education level, lifestyle, behavior etc. of your customer, the technological factors here include advancements in technology and new trends.
    • Economic factors include cost of living, prices of competitor products, GDP growth rate etc. Consider areas like climate changes, environmental regulations etc. when examining environmental factors.
    • Political factors you need to analyze are government policies, political situation of the country, market regulations, trade agreements and so on.
    • Legal factors involve those laws and regulations that may affect decision-making and the management of the company. Ethical factors refer to behavior, morality, duties and integrity of employees and the company.
    • Once the relevant data on these areas are gathered, evaluate them to identify opportunities and threats that they may bring.
    • Create an action plan to make use of the identified opportunities and take precautions to minimize the risks related to the threats.
    • Once the STEEPLE analysis is completed, you can share it with stakeholders for review using the Creately Viewer.