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Microsoft Visio

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Microsoft Visio

It is well suited to design process flow diagrams and represents them graphically, but it doesn't mean that we can design graphical interfaces with this software
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Pros

  • Process flows
  • Business analysis
  • Project planning
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Cons

  • Easier to develop multi department flows, when you're outlining the flow, currently if you need to shift where swimlanes are located it completely alters your diagram (when boxes are connected with arrows) and you have to basically restart it.
  • This is the most nit picky thing ever, BUT, while working through a process flow if you realize you need to change the basic standard flow shapes to another shape you have to go back and redo the whole thing. If there was a way to change the shape by right clicking on the box instead to instant switch instead of copy/paste/realign/reconnect to switch out the shape I would personally be forever grateful. I once did a workflow in all start/end process circles, so dumb, but I had to go back through and rewrite the whole thing into the process boxes. It was a super large workflow. It was such a pain in the ass.
  • I didn't realize that Visio could be used for Gantt charts and project management until this review. To make those features more user-friendly or as a separate tab would allow users to track business process flows AND if kicking off a project - link the project timeline to certain steps.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Visio10.0
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

Microsoft Visio7.5
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

Microsoft Visio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to navigate and helpful support forum which answers most of my questions!
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Alternatives Considered

MindManager and Visio are similar however MindManager doesn’t give you the same customization. Visio is definitely preferred when it comes to mapping out processes and documenting future and current state.
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Return on Investment

  • Visio has to lead to client-satisfying diagrams, clients often have high expectations especially for technical consultants, and Visio must be used in these scenarios. Visio has thus helped win over clients.
  • Forking out money for Visio in the complete Office 365 Business suite is becoming more and more redundant with open source software coming up.
  • Visio training is required for users to be sufficiently skilled in it to show diagrams to clients, meaning extra time and money that isn't billable.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Visio

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