Apache OpenOffice vs. ConceptDraw MINDMAP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache OpenOffice
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).N/A
ConceptDraw MINDMAP
Score 5.7 out of 10
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ConceptDraw MINDMAP is l mind mapping software application that can also resolve tasks for project management. According to the vendor, multiple shortcuts help users create new topics, re-arrange them and highlight important points, and export to various file formats. Enrich your mind map with in-built visual…N/A
Pricing
Apache OpenOfficeConceptDraw MINDMAP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache OpenOfficeConceptDraw MINDMAP
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$199 per seat
Additional DetailsPrice varies for Individual, Commercial, Academic, Nonprofit and Government
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Apache OpenOfficeConceptDraw MINDMAP
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Google Workspace
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache OpenOfficeConceptDraw MINDMAP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(19 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache OpenOfficeConceptDraw MINDMAP
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
In my opinion, Apache OpenOffice is best suited for writing, editing and proofreading texts in any language. You can also download additional language packages that really take up little space in your PC's storage. Of course, Apache OpenOffice is comprehensive of spreadsheet-/drawing-/database-related softwares and so on, but I primarily use it for writing and editing my own texts. I don't see any scenarios where it is less appropriate, at least so far.
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CS Odessa LLC
Organising results of brainstorming session for threat and error management solutions is how we mostly use ConceptDraw MINDMAP. Another common use is for dynamic note taking while attending conferences or classes. It can also be used to prepare notes when giving classes. We also used it sometimes for accident investigation analysis, building diagrams of probable causes leading to the event.
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Pros
Apache
  • The number one strength of OpenOffice is the flexibility it gives. We can open any file type, save any file type - it's pretty much invincible. Even if we're going to work on this in a different program, just being able to open some of these ancient files that we get from local city governments is a huge win for us.
  • It's also administrator friendly - I'll use it a lot on the road because the licensing is so much easier to deal with than trying to check out a license from a server or make sure that everybody has internet connectivity.
  • It just looks pretty! It's legitimately a quality product, the layout looks good, it's not nearly as pushy as "other suites," and for the money it's the best!
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CS Odessa LLC
  • Brainstorming
  • Documenting hierarchies
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Cons
Apache
  • There seem to be issues using this app in Windows 10. It worked fine when we used it on Windows 7, but after we upgraded the network with NEW Win 10 computers, it takes a very long time to process commands.
  • It will not allow any upgrades.
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CS Odessa LLC
  • Limited drawing tools with the free version
  • initially seemed a bit fiddly to navigate
  • the interface was a bit 'busy'
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
It is a cheap alternative; however, with Microsoft 365 licenses also dropping significantly, we might opt to go in that direction to maintain uniformity.
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CS Odessa LLC
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Usability
Apache
It is so easy to use and produces quality work comparable to its paid competitor, Microsoft Office. I highly recommend this free software to any who need to make the switch to powerful and free Office software.
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CS Odessa LLC
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Support Rating
Apache
Is there really support? There is a user forum but I do not see much developer input. Support options are limited. The most recent (Sept 2019) version of the product seems to have issues operating under Windows 10, yet there are few recent comments in the community forum, most comments are regarding older versions.
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CS Odessa LLC
Support team is one of the best in ConceptDraw MINDMAP, the response was quick and solution for the problem is clear with best ticketing management. The right customer approach gives you hassle free interaction with support team.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
We found that it is possible to use Open Office to accomplish everything we need. Some tasks required searching for steps on Google.
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CS Odessa LLC
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Apache OpenOffice is less intense on our computer systems and saves us a ton of financial resources. Since our document creation and editing needs are typical of a small business and not very complex, Apache OpenOffice is sufficient for us. We think that almost any smaller to medium sized business would feel the same way if they don't have a need to make or edit complex documents.
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CS Odessa LLC
As we were already using PROJECT, it became obvious that ConceptDraw MINDMAP was the product to use. The integration between those two products is very convenient and useful. The fact that ConceptDraw MINDMAP solutions was usable on Mac OS was also a pre requisite for us. We did not use any other Mind Map software.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Moving to OpenOffice will save the company the cost of 500+ of Microsoft Office licenses in our company.
  • Because it is cross-platform, we could also save 500+ of Microsoft Windows licenses if we move everyone to Linux.
  • On the negative side, the lack of online collaboration and browser support may be an issue when you use clouds like Box, Workboard etc.
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CS Odessa LLC
  • More efficient brainstorming
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ScreenShots

ConceptDraw MINDMAP Screenshots

Screenshot of ConceptDraw MIDMAP v10 is perfect for brainstorming, project planning, meeting management, note taking, and much more.Screenshot of Data ExchangeScreenshot of Presentation ModeScreenshot of ConceptDraw OFFICE IntegrationScreenshot of In-built GraphicsScreenshot of Hypernotes