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Based on 83 reviews and ratings
Likelihood to Recommend
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
- 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.
Advisor in Information TechnologyBroadcast Media Company, 10,001+ employees
- 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.
Likelihood to Renew
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.
Analyst in Research & DevelopmentHospital & Health Care Company, 10,001+ employees
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.
Engineer in EngineeringIndustrial Automation Company, 11-50 employees
Microsoft Visio 7.9
Based on 13 answers
Because it is part of Microsoft Office's applications, it has a vast community and documentation. For any problem you come across, there is already a question asked in community forums, hubs, and official website. Even if there is not, fast response is provided by the community immediately. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section in the original website, too. Therefore Visio has very high support rate.
Professional in Research & DevelopmentConsumer Electronics Company, 5001-10,000 employees
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.
Return on Investment
- 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.
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