Creately vs. Gliffy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$6.95
per month
Gliffy
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Gliffy is an online diagramming tool with collaboration features from the San Francisco company of the same name, offering standalone versions of Gliffy and integrated versions for Jira and Confluence.
$6
per month
Pricing
CreatelyGliffy
Editions & Modules
Creately Online Personal
$6.95
per month
Creately Server
$6.95
per user
Creately Team 5
$40
per month
Creately Desktop
$75
per user
Creately Team 10
$80
per month
Creately Team 25
$200
per month
Professional
$6
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyGliffy
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.95 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.For Enterprise pricing, please reach out.
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Community Pulse
CreatelyGliffy
Considered Both Products
Creately

No answer on this topic

Gliffy
Chose Gliffy
The Gliffy platform supports only web whereas Lucidchart and Zoho Creator both support web, iPhone App and Android App. Gliffy is geared toward SMB and MSB whereas their competitors also market to freelancers and Enterprise customers providing solutions for each. Gliffy only …
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User Ratings
CreatelyGliffy
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyGliffy
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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Gliffy
Gliffy is great if you have a need to show images directly on a Confluence page. It’s also good for people that just want to illustrate something that would be harder to draw with a strict modeling tool. Gliffy is less appropriate if your personnel are skilled modelers and appreciate the modeling functionality provided by a real modeling tool.
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Pros
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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Gliffy
  • First it's important to point out that Gliffy has priced itself incredibly well for small to medium sized businesses. Most other similar solutions are so expensive that organizations will avoid getting workflow software overall. Gliffy can take pride in knowing they're helping small business operate better.
  • Gliffy is incredibly easy to use for a first time user. I rarely have to train someone on how to use it. It's a lot of fun to see people get excited about systems and processes when using Gliffy. If you need to get up and running quickly I can't think of a better solution for workflow visualization.
  • I also like using Gliffy for mindmapping. I'm sure some mindmapping experts can tell me how I'm doing that incorrectly, but it just works for me. This points to the ease with which Gliffy allows you to get your thoughts down quickly and easily.
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Cons
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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Gliffy
  • I have had some trouble saving complex diagrams and viewing them on the fly. On a handful of occasions, diagrams are unable to save, which means I either need to try to "save as" a separate diagram, or I am perpetually stuck trying to "load" recent changes. Overall, this means I always have a slight lingering fear that my diagrams aren't fully saved or recoverable. Support has been pretty responsive helping me to reload corrupted diagrams.
  • Adding Text, Notes, and Images can be a challenge. While laying out objects with simple text is a strength, adding formatted text and commentary can be a challenge. I often find my objects ghost-moving all over the screen and lost. I'd love a drag-and-drop way to load images in to diagrams. The process is a bit cumbersome with the file upload wizard.
  • Template environments - I struggled a bit to try to create a default starting point for my diagrams. I've tried to load common libraries and ignore others, those settings are often ignore upon reload. I'd love to use the same 10 objects and ignore the rest, I am not able (yet) to create this scenario, though there may be more to learn.
  • Searching, Indexing, Retrieving my diagrams. As part of an enterprise plan, I find there are too many clicks required to a) find/search for my diagrams and b) save diagrams into my Gliffy folder. In our implementation I can see all folders for all of my colleagues, and need to drill down a bit before I get to my folder, where I can actually search my documents in a list. I'd prefer a more intuitive way to land on my diagrams and to organize them (e.g., by customer) so that I can access them more quickly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Gliffy
Because of its great versatility and ease of use. From diagramming to roadmpas and even user interface wireframes. Once a draft or first version is done we like to use the Confluence integration so we can collaborate and have one single source of truth
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Usability
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
Gliffy
I didn't bother answering all of the other questions because all you need to know is that Gliffy is incredibly easy to use. It's perfect for first-timers or really anybody who wants to view a process visually and quickly. It's simply fantastic from a user-friendly standpoint. Keep up the great work!
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Support Rating
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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Gliffy
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Gliffy
The Gliffy platform supports only web whereas Lucidchart and Zoho Creator both support web, iPhone App and Android App. Gliffy is geared toward SMB and MSB whereas their competitors also market to freelancers and Enterprise customers providing solutions for each. Gliffy only offers online support whereas their competitors offer phone support, online support, knowledge base and video tutorials
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Return on Investment
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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Gliffy
  • Gliffy had a positive ROI on our initial efforts in getting team members to map out their workflows, provide them in confluence through its integration and get them distributed to our organization. The ease of use was a huge success for adoption.
  • Gliffy did seem to have unfriendly costs. Even as a customer for years that signs year-long contracts the price needle did not move much. Enterprise-wide software is expected to have discounts at a bulk buy within the industry.
  • Gliffy for the first time provided a tool for us to put our thoughts in a shareable format. It paved the way for increased organization and getting to buy into pre-existing processes.
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