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Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

MINDMAP is very focused on brainstorming and branching hierarchies of ideas and planning. Outside of those uses a more general diagramming software package like ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a better option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

Ease of use, it has many stencils supporting system architecture and IDEF system behavior diagrams. I have also utilized it as a system conops design tool. Excellent flexibility. Powerful program for drawing plans and structural charts, is easy to use and contains a wide range of design tools that facilitates the development of flow charts for users with little experience
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

  • For an idea, put whatever comes to your mind and organize with ConceptDraw MINDMAP.
  • Easily create slideshows for a business presentation of your idea without going for any other tool.
  • Easily export the work to PDF, PowerPoint and any image format for quick share.
  • Best note taking application which we can connect to our existing work.
SureshRaju Pilli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

  • The templates for basic flowcharting are simple to use and cover most of the basic functions and touch points in a diagram.
  • The variety of included icons and connectors means it's very easy to create floor plans and/or network diagrams.
  • The ease at which you can customise connectors with different colours/thickness makes it very effective in overall presentation of a diagram.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

  • Interface can be a bit cluttered, takes some work to use efficiently for more than basic maps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

  • The shapes library can be a little daunting if you're unfamiliar. Unless you know what you're looking for and where to find it, you can spend a lot of time looking for a particular shape or icon. But once you find it, you can add it to your shapes menu for easy access.
  • You can also spend a lot of time selecting your defaults for shapes, arrows, font size, etc. But like the shapes library, once you get it down, it's locked in.
  • Be prepared to spend a few hours playing with Visio before figuring out all the nuances. But if you're a beginner and need to create a process flow or diagram, you can do it very quickly without a lot of effort or training. The fun stuff takes a little longer to master.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

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Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I LOVE Visio for project workflow documentation. Customers come to us to develop workflows for them and integrate systems. Visio makes it easy to understand and document customer needs as well as highlight web service touchpoints and integration areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

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Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.4
Based on 2 answers
Some things that I think should be easy to do are not, at least not for a beginner user. I'm sure it's easy once you get the hang of it but the two main issues I have with Visio are the connecting of different states and searching for graphics/icons after you have chosen a starting template.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 7.9
Based on 2 answers
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.
SureshRaju Pilli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.7
Based on 28 answers
Overall, I feel that Microsoft's support is weak. They are now such a behemoth that their model of putting documentation online for their users to sift through is totally outgrown. Given the amount of money you pay for these licenses, Microsoft should provide easy one-on-one support for their products via email or chat. The idea of paying their rates for support incidents is ridiculous. If you have an enormous amount of time on your hands, use their support websites and you will eventually find a solution most of the time.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

Best tool for brainstorming ideas and gathering requirements with an easy way to connect the information. The other software which we tried had limited options and were more time consuming. The pricing model of ConceptDraw MINDMAP is simple and straightforward. Apart from pricing, the mind mapper tools gives the best way to express your idea and easy to build presentations.
SureshRaju Pilli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

Other products that we have tried (like Google Drawings and LucidChart) did not offer the same flexibility and ease of use that we have found in Microsoft Visio. While they may offer better collaborative features, they were lacking in some of the basic interface and shape features that Visio makes easy.
David Currier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

  • More efficient brainstorming
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visio

  • Microsoft Visio helps improve communication which ensures increased alignment. This helps reduce costly rework on projects.
  • Microsoft Visio is expensive to license the whole organization, so it takes some time to ensure your diagram is in a good format for publishing and there are only so many people who can edit the Visio files.
Bryan Goodyear, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw MINDMAP

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199*

* per seat

Microsoft Visio

General

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

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