Creately vs. Lua

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.3 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.
$5
per month
Lua
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Lua is a mobile-first enterprise communication solution. It powers messaging that is built for business: instant, secure, and keeps everyone accountable. Some key features include: Real-time Secure Messaging, Two-touch Conference Calling, and an Analytics Dashboard.
$0
Per User per Month
Pricing
CreatelyLua
Editions & Modules
Creately Personal
$8
per month
Creately Team
$8
per month per user
Creately Team
$60
per year per user
Creately Personal
$60
per year
Creately Business
$149
per month Unlimited Users
Creately Business
$1,068
per year Unlimited Users
Lua
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CreatelyLua
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$2,500
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes, and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyLua
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Lua
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Chat00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyLua
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyLua
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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Lua
I wouldn't recommend Lua because they were recently acquired by another company and will be shutting down. It was unfortunate that we were only given 2 months notice right after signing up for another 1-year term.
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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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Lua
  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
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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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Lua
  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
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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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Lua
They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
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Alternatives Considered
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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Lua
We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
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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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Lua
  • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
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ScreenShots

Creately Screenshots

Screenshot of the diagram creation interfaceScreenshot of the diagrams and visual frameworks available to express ideasScreenshot of Creately VIZ's strategic frameworks used to deliver insights.

Lua Screenshots

Screenshot of A Group Conversation With Files and Photos (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Tab for All Your Ongoing Conversations Broadcasts (Android)Screenshot of An Interactive Directory Organized by Departments, Roles, and Custom Groups (iPhone)Screenshot of Two-touch Conference Calling, No Dial-ins, No Passcodes (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Repository for All Attachments (Android)Screenshot of Communication Analytics Dashboard (Web)