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Likelihood to Recommend

Lucidchart

Lucidchart has been an amazing tool for our team to collaborate on system design, team workflows, and early marketing graphics. It has solved the problem of having to manage a Visio software distribution process across Windows and Apple devices and lets us store our graphics all in one place (in the cloud) where everyone has access.
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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
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Pros

Lucidchart

  • Wide variety of shapes and options give you a lot of flexibility beyond the standard flow chart.
  • GUI is easy to use and loads/edits fast.
  • I like that you can share links to dynamic versions of charts, so that others can see changes without having to send a new version.
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Microsoft Visio

  • Visio is a highly flexible design and documentation platform that enables clear representation of systems and solutions
  • Visio is the digital version of a whiteboard that can be used to solidify an idea into a design
  • The ability to export a design to a PDF allows easy sharing with others that do not use Visio
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Cons

Lucidchart

  • Specifying an exact color for lines, backgrounds, or text is not easy. It would be great to be able to enter a 6 character HEX code. Matching brand colors is important when presenting charts to management or clients.
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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.
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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.
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Usability

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 8.3
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.
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Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.5
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.
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Support

Lucidchart

Lucidchart 7.0
Based on 4 answers
NA, I have never asked for support from Lucidchart. It is pretty self-explanatory, and there are no bugs to report.
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Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to navigate and helpful support forum which answers most of my questions!
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Alternatives Considered

Lucidchart

I can't remember any cloud-based competitors i looked for when we set up Lucid Chart originally. Lucid Chart replaced powerpoint, microsoft word, and google draw that we were using for basic diagrams earlier. Lucid chart is much more satisfying to use - the charts actually can grow as much as we need and we're not limited by text boxes.
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Microsoft Visio

There are few good alternatives to Microsoft Visio that serve up the same functionality and allow for easy creation of flowcharts, diagrams and other graphical representations of process and data. Prior to Visio, we used a number of standalone tools which was clunky and did not meet our companies needs. Visio has proven to be much more successful and user-friendly and has been widely adopted as a result.
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Return on Investment

Lucidchart

  • Lucidchart is a product used daily by the organization so it was well worth the investment.
  • Because it isn't the best for mobile wireframes, we did have to look elsewhere for that piece and I would have preferred keeping it all in one product.
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Microsoft Visio

  • I think Microsoft Visio has had a positive impact on my organization and has helped foster great collaboration within teams and organizations leading to improved business process agility and outcomes.
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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.

Microsoft Visio

General

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

Microsoft Visio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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