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My organization considers Coda for a variety of business and organizational projects. Using Coda, my organization keeps a lot of data and different types of data in one place. The user interface of Coda is very fluid and easy to use. My organization has benefitted from using the efficient and effective operational functionality of Coda.
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Lucid provides an easy to use and understand interface with a lot of templates to get you started with strong visual collaboration quickly. They provide excellent support and resources to help with adoption amongst users and they are constantly providing new and innovative features that wow users. At times it is difficult to keep up with all the functionality available to us through these tools.
Read full review Pros Flexibility. It's easy to get started on a small scale, but add more complex organization strategies as needed. Integrations. It's simple to ingest data from sources like Zapier for time-saving automations. Useful components. View table data across different formats like cards or custom detail views. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons It takes getting used to in terms of how the formulas per column is implemented, in contrast to how we build tables in Excel. For organization/team purchase, it would be worth considering having a training for the core team of users. Right now, we do a lot of self-learning. Inability to email charts or image without these objects being hosted on a third party. The community has been great in providing workarounds but it would be much more convenient to be able to have such ability natively. APAC Support. I'm based in Malaysia, due to timezone differences, even with a livechat implemented, the support for each step and conversation takes up to 24 hours per response. Having some hours covered in our timezone would greatly improve customer support experience. Read full review I have used the templates before and those are nice! I would like to see more The ONLY complaint I can come up with is that there has been several times that my screen will lock up and i have to fully refresh it, even when it is a fairly fresh load. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Coda is definitely something that has been proven to drive positive impact in our organization. We have many divisions that can benefit from this that we have yet to explore. It would definitely be worth renewing.
Read full review Usability
Coda can seem either really useful or really useless. The extremes of both ends is driven by what our own understanding of what we want to implement. If we lack this understanding, it will be easy to misunderstand Coda's usability especially in the wrong context.
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I would rate Lucidchart's overall usability as a 9. The platform's user-friendly interface and intuitive drag-and-drop functionality make it incredibly accessible for both beginners and experienced users. It minimizes the learning curve, allowing users to start creating diagrams immediately. The extensive library of templates and shapes further enhances usability, making it easy to find the right elements for any type of diagram. The only reason I don't give it a perfect 10 is that there's always room for minor improvements, and while Lucidchart is highly user-friendly, there's always the potential to refine features further for an even more seamless experience.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
So far in the past year, we haven't had situations that Coda has gone down for us which is great.
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We haven't done any integrations - the initial part of our experience we found that for docs with complex formulas, the page tends to load slowly but in recent months, Coda has improved and optimized the loading times in general and we generally don't find any problems in terms of speed anymore.
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Mainly due to timezone differences. I think Coda's support in general is well implemented and executed. They know their stuff and are helpful. But since I'm not in the same timezone, solution rates are slower for me, and that's not something I prefer. I work in customer service, too, and more often than not, time is important. Shortening the solution time would be a much greater experience.
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I've posted a couple questions on the forums. My questions were answered in a reasonable amount of time and the support I received answered my questions accurately and concisely. I wish there was a faster way to get support, and I wish there was more advanced training courses. I haven't contacted them via email or phone before.
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I'm relatively inexperienced but this experience is meaningful. It would have been nice to have some guidance from Coda so that we understood more on Coda's purpose and potential.
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While all of the products listed have great features and platforms, there was always one thing missing from them that I would need to get from another application. Coda was the first one we used that really combined some of the best parts of those products and allowed us to use it in one place. I also appreciate the flexibility of creating your own framework and workflow, unlike in other tools where you have to follow how they capture data and organize projects.
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If it's solo work, I prefer Lucidchart over all its competitors. For larger group collaboration,
is much much preferred than Lucidchart. Figma is ok for some basic use but can't handle complex stuffs.
and Visio are just terrible products to use in general. So Lucidchart is one of my top three for sure
Read full review Scalability
I think scalability is definitely good here since it's based on number of doc makers. Implementation into each dept becomes simpler. That being said, due to the nature of our work, we find it easier that we have a "super user" and then a team of other doc makers. This would make the doc creation and management more efficient.
Read full review Return on Investment Increased insight for all stakeholders involved--both in terms of overview and details Better grip on issues and escalations--reduced friction, confusion, and higher clarity on status, next actions, and ownership. Reduced time required by those who need to maintain all information. Record (a detail) once and use multiple times. Read full review It sure has. It has saved me a lot of time. Think of all the time I could have wasted trying to learn a program that does the same thing, whereas Lucidchart just does it with ease, learn as you go, and be a boss at it. Lucidchart has increased productivity. My diagrams have helped co-workers find connectivity and helped them troubleshoot devices. This has saved time and increased productivity. Read full review ScreenShots Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Screenshots