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Lucidchart

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Avolution ABACUS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Lucidchart is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Avolution ABACUS

90%
1 Rating
9.1

Lucidchart

91%
783 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avolution ABACUS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Lucidchart

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Avolution ABACUS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Lucidchart

89%
752 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Avolution ABACUS

90%
2 Ratings
8.4

Lucidchart

84%
623 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avolution ABACUS

Well suited scenarios include IT portfolio management, project portfolio management, enterprise architecture planning, modeling of business capabilities, using standard frameworks that ship out of the box such as TOGAF, and integration with SharePoint.Less appropriate scenarios would be detailed data modeling and using the tool expecting to get model drive code execution.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a powerful workflow builder particularly useful to huge organizations implementing new and updated process flows across multiple regions, demographics, and departments. Creating easy-to-understand and visually appealing diagrams, the software's end products surely would appeal to a variety of users, from newly hired employees getting acclimated with the process to existing teams and leadership groups.
Sarah Malang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avolution ABACUS

  • Customisable meta-model that allows you to focus on areas of interest, cut out the clutter, and grow organically as requirements arise.
  • Integration to third party products such as SharePoint, and export/import with Excel feature makes getting information in and out really easy.
  • Reporting and analytics, and impact analysis are simple using the built-in features as well as ABACUS intelligence and/or integration to third party analytics tools.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

  • Large number of predefined charts, diagrams, flows
  • A great repository of various symbols and objects
  • The easiness of using and manipulating objects and shapes. There is a lot of auto-editing and adjusting which the software does for you which saves a lot of your time.
  • Easy way of duplicating shapes.
  • While working with the app everything feels organic and natural. You don't get the clunky/limited feeling which happens with some other similar apps.
Marko Prokic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avolution ABACUS

  • More standard connectors for integration with other modeling tools could be beneficial for companies having legacy tools/fragmented toolsets.
  • Better automated diagramming features would be useful.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

  • [In my opinion,] if there is one thing, perhaps it would be to slap Microsoft in the face a little harder.
  • [Microsoft] Visio is ok, but don't try to copy them or re-invent the networking diagram world by becoming greater than [Microsoft] Visio.
Edgar Rios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avolution ABACUS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Avolution ABACUS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Lucidchart

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0 per month

Lucidchart Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise.1
Free$0
Individual$7.953
Team$9.004
  1. per year
  2. none
  3. per month, per user
  4. per month, 3 user minimum
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Avolution ABACUS

No score
No answers yet
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Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.9
Based on 752 answers
Lucidchart is very easy to learn, and the search bars provided on every facet of the application (e.g. shapes) help you to find what you need very quickly. The UI is intuitive and it does what you would expect it to do. It does not have the wonky jumping-around habits when it comes to shapes that other diagramming software has.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avolution ABACUS

Avolution ABACUS 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Highly knowledgable team and fast response times
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.4
Based on 623 answers
We have not needed a lot of support since the documentation is done very well. We have also had a good experience dealing with their sales team. They respond quickly whenever we acquire about adding additional licenses. Also, the billing team worked closely with our accounts payable team to set up and connect our billing systems.
tim lawlor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avolution ABACUS

More flexible and user friendly interface.Better customization enables organisations to grow based on their maturity and requirementsAvolution is highly rated on Gartner and Forrester reviews
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

Lucidchart when compared to the competition is way ahead of them. It has a good number of features available in the free version and the other thing is that there is none to a little learning curve required to understand the product. It is fairly easy to use when we compare it to the rest.
Siddharth Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avolution ABACUS

  • Enabled rationalization of IT portfolio to save costs
  • Supporting of strategic planning of EA and IT initiatives
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lucidchart

  • Lucidchart dramatically improved collaboration during the pandemic when teams were operating in a completely virtual fashion.
  • Lucidchart not only allows for collaboration internally, but it allows us to build artifacts and documents which can then be shared directly or exported into a format that is easily shareable and sent to our clients.
  • The adoption of Lucidchart across the enterprise has allowed all our teams to be working in a single platform and speaking a single "language." This has contributed to more seamless handoffs and transitions as projects and customers are passed from one team to another and everyone is using a common tool.
Ryan Merrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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