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Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite

Overview

What is Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite?

The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite empowers teams to ideate, plan, design, build, and launch game-changing solutions from a shared infinite canvas.

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Lucidchart Use

7 out of 10
April 11, 2024
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It is used by the Process Improvement team and the Project management team to build different types of charts, including process charts, …
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Video Reviews

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User Review: Lucidchart Saves Time and Takes Flow-Charting From Page to Screen for Game Maker
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User Reviews: Lucidchart Quickly Creates Diagrams & Flow Charts in the Digital Space
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User Review: Lucidchart Allows Business Users to Be Creative & Limitless in Diagram Creations
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Pricing

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Free

$0

Cloud

Individual

$7.95

Cloud
per month, per user

Team

$9.00

Cloud
per month, 3 user minimum

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://lucid.app/pricing/lucidchart#/p…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $1 per month
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Product Details

What is Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite?

The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite empowers teams to ideate, plan, design, build, and launch game-changing solutions from a shared infinite canvas.

Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Features

  • Supported: Data import
  • Supported: Data linking
  • Supported: Templates
  • Supported: Real-time updates
  • Supported: Automation
  • Supported: Sharing
  • Supported: Presentation mode
  • Supported: Mobile application
  • Supported: Access management
  • Supported: Account mapping
  • Supported: Integrations
  • Supported: Custom shapes
  • Supported: Layers
  • Supported: Conditional formatting
  • Supported: Shape libraries
  • Supported: Customizable templates
  • Supported: Smart lines
  • Supported: Swim lanes
  • Supported: Actions
  • Supported: Chat, comments, and notes

Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Helps teams to clarify complexity, align their insights.Screenshot of Information can be imported, exported, and shared whenever and wherever it is needed.Screenshot of Lucidchart offers secure intelligent diagramming that is built for teams.

Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Videos

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Lucidchart: Intelligent Diagramming
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Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesDutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite empowers teams to ideate, plan, design, build, and launch game-changing solutions from a shared infinite canvas.

Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite starts at $1.

SmartDraw, Microsoft Visio, and Gliffy are common alternatives for Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Xenia Cubrac | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Collaborative suite of LucidChart helped our cross-project processes between teams get the best visualization platform, so as of now, we don't need to spend hours explaining stuff. We can simply draw it in LucidChart.
  • collabotative charts
  • whiteboarding
  • brainstorming
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite is an extremely powerful tool for bringing people in one canvas and visualise there their ideas.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Help us to create very good visual business processes
  • Quality
  • Friendly
  • Accesability
  • Options
  • Graphics
  • Export files
  • Templates
  • Document notes
I can remmeber, in all that I have tried it is workig well maybe it will be good to attach to some projects, in the other side it has been great for flow chart of process that are required for project design and the most benefical is that it is very friendly
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for flowcharts most of which are at a easy and medium level of complexity. The flow charts consists predominantly of Information Technology charts - data flow and infrastructure diagrams, network topologies, etc. We also use it to maintain our organizational chart.
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Infrastructure Diagrams
  • Network Topologies
  • We haven't encountered any limitations as we have been able to complete all tasks started in Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
  • Limitations encountered in the past (i.e., issues exporting some diagrams to PDF) have been resolved
Data Flow Diagrams and other charts of easy/medium complexity are easily created and look good.

Complex organizational charts that require frequent updating may be less appropriate since I believe it will be a manual endeavor. However, it meets our needs since we have a relatively flat organization that doesn't change frequently.

Note that there may be functionality that accomplishes this that we haven't utilized.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our goal is to conduct level 1, 2 & 3 process maps for our organization. This has been identified as a huge gap as we try to navigate system updates. Having a detailed process map that visually shows how information is flowing through multiple systems and processes has allowed us to efficiently get the right levels of engagement from our leaders and demonstrate the sheer volume of interdependencies for our employees as they think through their processes.
  • Clean and easy to navigate on a desktop
  • Symbols and shapes are simple & easy to edit
  • Group work features allows free thinking as well as focused collaboration
  • The software is intuitive for new people while remaining powerful for more experienced folks
  • As always with these kinds of software's, there is opportunity to allow for connections to other software's like excel or Smartsheet
  • I would like to see some sort of earmarking for certain symbols to allow for pulling something like (in our case) all 'communications sent' from multiple boards into one view
  • I think video/ written tutorials to help guide a user to a useful template along with how to use/facilitate a session with it would be helpful.
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite is particularly good at approaching a ambiguous body of work with a large group of people. This is especially true when the person building the template and facilitating the meeting has a comprehensive understanding of the big picture. It is less great at managing any 'next steps' coming out of those collaborative meetings. This can create some friction as the person that should be building this is not necessarily the person that should be managing the take aways from the session. In general I like to use it to figure out 'what to do' and then use other, more focused, softwares to figure out how and when we are going to do it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for collaboration across multiple teams.

I use it to visualize workflows with business teams. Having a common visual representation helps everyone stay on the same page.

I also use the board to elicit feedback during online brainstorming sessions on those same workflows.

With developers, it helps to have them also witness the workflow defined and refined. We then collaborate on solution design together to ensure that the solution matches the business requirements.
  • Organizing content with frames
  • creating quick workflows
  • brainstorming as a team
  • More meeting management such as music during voting session
  • Simpler copy/paste from external clipboards
  • Ability to download entire boards as a flat file for backup and portability
Good for brainstorming, Visio-like diagrams, organizing workstreams and content.

Not so good for ad hoc design or working directly on mock-ups. Even PowerPoint does a better job if one wants to "hack" a quick visualization for a user interface.

Also the lack of ability to export as a flat file gives less portability as such.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite allows us to easily create detailed visuals that help express the requirements for projects. We use it mostly for creating flow charts and other process visuals that demonstrate the steps. Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite allows us to easily create these and send them for internal review and access to the clients.
  • Flow chart creation
  • Easily collaborating across teams
  • More templates for varied use cases
I have been very pleased with Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite. It allows us to easily get aligned across teams and effectively communicate and work together on the same project. It helps us to stay aligned in real-time and collaborate effectively. I have used Lucid products for over 5 years and have always been pleased.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Process mapping mainly. I use the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite to create process diagrams, use case diagrams, and other visual aids to explain how processes work at my organization.
  • Process mapping
  • Use case diagrams
  • Other visual aids, e.g. showing data flow
  • I would like a button to align all the boxes (vertical/horizontal alignment does NOT work)
  • Make suggestions so that lines do not have to cross (I avoid crossing lines wherever possible, it looks cleaner)
  • Auto-create a key/legend containing all elements in the diagram in a tidy little box at the bottom
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite is easily the best for process mapping. I have tried Visio, Miro, and others, but Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite is hands down the best for this. I know there is a collaboration area like Miro, but my whole organization uses Miro so I have not tried it yet, this is on my to-do list.
April 11, 2024

Lucidchart Use

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is used by the Process Improvement team and the Project management team to build different types of charts, including process charts, to increase the comprehension of complex procedures, and in the improvement of current processes.
  • Building charts from scratch
  • The choice of templates
  • The ease of transfer from Lucidchart to a number of types of files (PDF, PENG, etc.)
  • The format of the text is not very user-friendly
  • The colors available for the boxes (format)
  • Being able to open a chart and work on it directly from Teams (which I cannot do now)
It took time to get used to Lucidchart. I used it for process mapping.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Lucid diagrams for our Solution Architecture Design documentation. This includes multiple views and some whiteboards (the unlimited canvas is very useful for this). We make use of the good selection of general shapes and enjoy having brand-specific shapes available as well (we use a lot of Azure shapes). The ability to share diagrams with others in the same team, manage access control, collaborate on the same diagram, and even present from the diagram has been very useful.
  • Sharing and collaboration with other users.
  • Great shapes selection.
  • Infinite canvas.
  • Make it easier to improve layout (e.g. less frustrating snapping).
  • Better ability to create custom shapes instead of working with images that don't have to snap.
  • Integration with Miro (or easier migration from Miro).
It is one of the best tools for manually drawing diagrams. There's a good selection of shapes, the UI and features work as expected, and the collaboration features are easy to set up and effective. The tool starts getting cumbersome when handling/creating very complex diagrams, but this is general to all manual drawing diagram tools.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Lucidspark for our calendars and product information. I am very happy with the ease of use and features available. I have been able to utilize Lucidspark in multiple projects and created everything I needed.
  • Ease of use.
  • Breadth of tools.
  • Selecting multiple objects could be easier.
  • Unable to find moving multiple objects to Layers functionality.
I have used Lucidspark to create calendars with products included. I found it to be very helpful.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I built solutions designing and architecting to build artefacts and share it with customers or internal interests. We do implementations to customers to track how the tool is being used in their tech stack or how the data is flowing we build flow diagrams or architecture diagrams to have it documented
  • Solutioning the custom solutions where we want to get clear understanding of how the tech stacks are being used
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Structure based designs and architecture
  • Branded logos like AWS S3, SFTP etc.
  • The AI generation is too basic. May be needs training with detailed data
  • The chart when shared is sharing all the tabs. Can we limit to 1 tab
If you want to build a robust architecture diagram solo or with a team in collaboration this is hands down the best tool. But for high level flow diagrams I think other diagramming tools are easy to launch and work with. We can still use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for them but not exclusively this
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We where building our new Data Arquitecture, and needed a software to design an ERD (entity-relationship diagram). We used Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite LucidChart because it had pre-set templates that saved a lot of time for us.
  • Entity Relationship Diagrams
  • Working drafts to share diagrams and collaborate with team members
  • Easy to change templates of diagrams
  • In terms of presentation and visual graphics it could be more stunning
We just used it to build ERDs, and it was perfect
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for many things within our organization, one of the most important uses being for making road-maps, wireframes, or even parent blocks for our website that is always going through changes. Helps to give a visual view for what we will eventually create, what our audience will be seeing, and more importantly lets us test if it works well or not. Also is vey helpful to share with co-workers.
  • Road maps, visual or not
  • Wireframes, for figuring out layouts to various things
  • Helping to keep ideas on one single page for viewing
  • There has been an issue with images in which it won't show properly
  • Custom layouts
Very helpful for various tasks needed within a professional workplace. Can definitely see this being helpful for teachers with lesson plans, designers with any layouts they need to figure out, management with any charts they need to create, and a whole lot more too. We currently use it in a non-profit organization setting for various tasks, some being wireframes, visual examples, types of graphs and many more things too.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
1) Workflow design collaboration for both internal and external team;
2) Share and collect ideas, comments and advices
3) seek endoresment and approval for progressive results and record milestone suucesses
4) One-stop collaboration platform can integrate with Zoom and Teams

Conclusively, it is a very helpful tools for project design and management
  • Mind Map
  • Roadmap
  • ERD
  • hand drawn diagram conversion
  • hand drawn notes conversion
  • Voice to text conversion
  • Workflow action, reminder and approval alertness
best for collaboration in our online meeting - efficient in making comments and modification over the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite platform

Not good for AI conversion
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for describing process, performing process optimization and building environments for performing collaborative workshops online. We work with multinational teams, and being able to work online with a nice frame is key for our success. Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite has became the gold standard for all our activities because we have made the connection of the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite and our ALM tool to get all our items in a kanban format inside our lucids.
  • workshops
  • process description
  • project planning
  • knowledge sharing
  • Easier text customitzation
  • Combination of Lucids
  • Smarter use of tables
For all the scenarios related with online team activities I would suggest to use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite instead of any other tool. In my personal option it is the best one for this purpose.

It is also optimal for process description, thanks to all the pre-definitions that can be added and the automation of the legends.
Camila Da Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have been using the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for nearly 5 years, and I absolutely love it! This tool has enabled my team to ideate, plan, design, build, and launch projects with ease and efficiency.unch game-changing solutions. Additionally, is very user friendly, ease to use and there are bunch of diagrams that you can use.
  • Export diagrams functions
  • Visual collaboration
  • Share files between teams easy
  • maybe have an option to use IA
  • could have more templates available
  • Improve whiteboard
We utilized the tool during our team brainstorming session, and also our product managers use as roadmap, design and prototyping to ilustre the product cycle flow. Also, our team use to design architecture design to put how-to solution overview. at last our team utilize as education purposes for collaborative learning activities.
Christopher Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite to help communicate complex compliance processes. The clean visuals of Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite helps to capture the crucial compliance processes that we must follow in a way that everybody can understand, no matter how far removed they are from the creation of such processes.

I would highly recommend Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite for anybody involved in drafting process and procedure documents
  • Information visualisation of written instructions
  • Simplifying complex multi-step processes
  • Enhances text based process documents
  • Option for bigger UI elements
  • Easy to use dark mode and high contrast mode
  • MS suite plugin
It is suited to where somebody needs to simplify written processes into easy to digest visual maps.

It is not suited for helping people who have zero understanding of a process to carry out the process. It should be used in tandem with good, clear, traditional written instructions. It complements traditional documents in my use case.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Lucidspark is currently being used in one department at this time. It addresses the problem of brainstorming in real-time within a remote setting. It also eliminates having to take the extra step to digitize what would have been on post-it notes. The data is saved from the exercise and can be applied to drive results straight away.
  • User friendly.
  • Tutorials.
  • Wide variety of tools.
  • Case studies.
  • Certification programs.
  • More demos on usage.
It is great for brainstorming but less appropriate for process mapping.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At my company we use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite to visualize common user flows so that we can create our product around those flows. We also will use Lucid as a general note taking platform that we can organize ideas for later projects. Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite helps us take complex problems and make them easier to share with others.
  • User flows
  • Charting
  • Note Taking
  • Setting up Jira seems confusing
  • Dynamic Table is confusing I go back to the old one
  • More tutorials would be helpful
The best time for me to use Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite as a UX/UI Designer is when I am working with my product manager to go over ideas for our next project. Here we can track goals of the project, create flows, sketch our screens. It is great to use when setting up the next project.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I love Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite. I use it for flowcharts, orgcharts, electrical schematics, and one-line drawings.
  • Integration with confluence, notion, slack
  • Simplicity of use
  • Covers most use-cases out of the box
  • Search feature could be better
  • More icons
  • Give option to do something like instant alpha
  • Give option to make an image transparent
It's great for documenting mind maps, org charts, block diagrams. I particularly love it to document one line drawings. I think it's less suited for mechanical CAD where you need more capability. It is less suited for drawings that are dense and where you need multiple arrows out of one block - Lucid Visual Collaboration Suitedoesn't seem to handle that well.
April 02, 2024

Love this product!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I love using Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite! As a Business Analyst, I am always scoping out projects and collaborating with multiple teams that are remote. This Suite helps us put all our thoughts into one place and create a synced place that our projects live!
  • Housing brain storming sessions
  • Clear project guidelines
  • User stories and workflows
  • More templates for different types of workflows
This Suite helps us put all our thoughts into one place when brainstorming project scopes.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Lucid to draft workflows, manage operational task, and set up approval logic within the organization.
  • Visualizing workflows
  • simplifies the creation of workflow logic
  • org charts
  • Automated graphics
Lucid is an excellent tool for inner office collaboration, with multi touch approval processes
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We often use Lucid for different sales leads, requirements, and process flows. Collaboration with other employees helps to streamline the process of building out different charts.
  • Ease of use for building out swim lanes
  • Ability to add in imagery for flows
  • Detailed templates provided
  • Slow load times
  • Improved connector
Lucid can be used for many different process flows, swim lane builds, and diagrams. The tool does everything necessary for what it's built and intended to do.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Lucidchart has been a game-changer for our fully remote team. Since we're all spread out, Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Lucidchart has become our go-to for our virtual workspace, providing solid support and making collaboration a breeze. Working remotely, Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Lucidchart has allowed us to brainstorm ideas, plan projects, and have discussions. Its real-time collaboration features have been super helpful, making sure everyone is on the same page, no matter where they are. Plus, Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite Lucidchart's visuals make complicated stuff easier to understand.
  • Database import
  • Charting simplified
  • As complex as needed
  • To be honest, is hard to say ibe are of improvement. Maybe website load times could be improved?
It has been our go-to tool for everything related to databases. There's no other tool we use for this matter.

The less appropriate scenario would be the Org Chart of our company, where another tool is used.
January 11, 2024

Enterprise Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We mostly use it to enhance various steps in our workflow in different departments. We mainly use it for HR and IT departments and will soon be using it for our product team. It's been an efficient platform every step of the way and has been intuitive. As a startup, we will most likely continue to use it for our departments.
  • Integrations
  • Workflows & SLAs
  • Diagramming
  • The UI can be improved
  • Initially had a hard time using it on different browsers
Mostly it's the workflow and diagramming that our company benefited the most.
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