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96 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is particularly well suited for situations when you want to visualize data quickly. If your information is already well-organized, it is quicker and easier to use Lucidchart than to create infographics in a graphic design program that’s not tailored for easy chart-making. I don’t recommend using Lucidchart in situations where you want to display information graphics that are flashy, sleek, and modern.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

I think Micro Focus Vibe is very well suited for organizations that work in a team collaboration front and have to share documents. I think this really shines in organizations that have a standard set of information that gets lost in the sauce because of the sheer amount of people in an organization. In this case, the Wiki is very helpful in this setting. I wouldn't quite recommend this site for video production houses unless you are patient enough to correlate your needs to the many many features available through Vibe...because it all boils down to patience.
Cori Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Task Management
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.0
Scheduling
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
9.0
Workflow Automation
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Mobile Access
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Search
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
9.4
Visual planning tools
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
5.7

Communication

Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.9
Notifications
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.8
Discussions
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Surveys
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
6.7
Internal knowledgebase
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1

File Sharing & Management

Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.3
Versioning
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Video files
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Audio files
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Document collaboration
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Access control
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Advanced security features
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Device sync
Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.0

Pros

Lucidchart

  • Allows individuals to further realize engineering issues and collaborate, globally in real time, in order to resolve the issues.
  • Allows individuals and teams to define a workflow or process to use for a platform or action. For instance, before selecting an HRIS platform, we used Lucidchart to map out all HRIS processes which made selecting a platform ridiculously simple.
  • Lucidchart also allows anyone to easily publish their output so that users, both internally and externally, can view their ideas without needing a license, login or any complicated understanding.
  • The mobile aspects of Lucidchart are also fantastic as an individual can create a concept or design and present it to individuals right from their pocket.
Nathan McBride | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe connects GroupWise mail with Vibe natively which means you can access Vibe from within the mail product.
  • Once forms and workflows are set up, the access structure on who sees what or not is very effective.
  • You can use Novell Vibe as your main intranet with everything from wiki's, blogging and more fully automated and still in synch with your internal organisational structure.
  • After playing with it for a while i found that through jsp it is highly configurable.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lucidchart

  • The process for browsing and managing uploaded user images seems a little off. For example, I frequently will use screen captures as graphical elements of a document. While LucidChart fully supports doing so, it might be helpful to have a more powerful interface when reviewing/browsing/selecting files that are serving duty as custom images.
  • I create fairly involved sitemaps and love the sitemaps tools which let you type your hierarchy into the diagram in a popup and see that hierarchy anytime you click on a shape. However, the popup is small, and when I click on a shape in my wireframe, the popup doesn't jump to and highlight the item I've selected in the hierarchy. This makes it challenging to find the item I'm trying to work with in the popup hierarchy.
  • The cost is a big deal, initially, Lucidchart was freemium and was free for us to use the team license which we made available to our users at the university. Without warning, they changed their license structure and began charging for this. Now if our users want to have the same functionality they have to purchase a license or request for an education discount which is a tedious process. The price is a little on the high side, especially if you want to add more members to your Lucidcart team.
  • Sometimes it takes time to load the documents, and depending on the complexity of the document that is being developed, it hangs up (you must have a good internet connection) if you do not have a connection, you can not use this software.
  • Sometimes it can be frustrating to format shapes and resize them at times. While the software is fairly user friendly I have definitely gotten frustrated at times trying to resize images and have had issues when I was trying to connect certain processes to another and the program picks the wrong shape to connect to. I also wish it was a bit easier to print out these charts, but I don't think it's very fair to blame the software on that since everyone's charts are going to vary by width/size so it's up to the user to format it for printing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • The most pressing improvement is in printing. In speaking with Novell techs Vibe was designed as a web tool, no paper necessary. However in the real world our folks love their paper printouts. Vibe utilizes views for various functions. A print view that's easily configured would be an awesome upgrade.
  • Customized in JSP. Vibe is completely customized using JSP. I don't know it. I'm not a programmer. I can work things out, but programming isn't my forte.
Richard Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 9.9
Based on 5 answers
It meets our current business needs and provides the scalability we need for future growth. It can be installed on Windows or Linux (Our alpha install was on Linux. Our beta was on Windows. We went with Windows). There are additional features, and application integrations, that we haven't taken advantage as of yet due to the lack of current business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The software is incredibly easy to use and can be used on both a personal and business scale. It really can help you map out processes in a business or help you begin to formulate ideas for personal or educational use. Having the free version is great since you can test out some limited functionality before committing to purchasing the full version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 5.0
Based on 1 answer
At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo it.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.5
Based on 21 answers
The team is always available to answer questions on Instagram or through their live chat, and we get calls from them about once a year asking if we're happy with stuff or want to upgrade our service. Overall, they have been really professional, and I can see that they really enjoy developing their software and helping companies with diagram creation services.
David Cassel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Lucidchart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
Rob Zweistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is designed to do one thing in my opinion, design charts of connected shapes. Other apps can do the same but are often tied to a desktop app and bloated with other illustration features I do not need. I like that is Lucidchart is limited in features to those specific to the needs of this task and allows for easy sharing of my documents with others.
Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

The main alternatives were Sharepoint or creating a custom Drupal install. Sharepoint was too expensive and didn't fit into our Novell environment. The Drupal solution we found was beyond our technical ability.
Jason Preuss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lucidchart

  • We run Lucidchart for a fraction of what it would cost to deploy Visio, allowing us to open up its tools to more employees.
  • The low learning curve means less time spent teaching and more time spent recording data.
  • Its various functions have made it a mainstay in multiple departments outside of IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe has increased employee efficiency by providing a central file repository for our team.
  • Novell Vibe has increased our customer service capabilities by allowing our team to track customer projects and support issues more effectively.
Donna Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Micro Focus Vibe

Pricing Details

Lucidchart

General

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

Lucidchart Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic4.951
Pro8.951
TeamVaries1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Team Pricing increases depending on the number of users on the account.

Micro Focus Vibe

General

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

Micro Focus Vibe Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lucidchart
8.5
Micro Focus Vibe
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
9.9

Usability

Lucidchart
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
5.0

Support Rating

Lucidchart
8.5
Micro Focus Vibe

Implementation Rating

Lucidchart
Micro Focus Vibe
7.1

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