Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio

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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Microsoft Visio

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A Great tool for creating process diagrams

9
June 17, 2021
We are using Visio to draw process diagrams and database information flow. The process flows can be also drawn by using Excel, Word, or …
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Excellent program for org charts

8
April 13, 2021
We utilize Microsoft Visio to create, update, and maintain organizational charts for various departments across the company.
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Microsoft Visio for Drawing Creation

8
April 08, 2021
We currently use this software in the engineering department to replace AutoCAD in all new jobs. it has flexibility and the ability to use …
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Visio: Familiar and Efficient

10
April 01, 2021
Microsoft Visio is used across my organization for documenting processes. Specifically in my audit department, Visio is used to document …
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A versatile multi-discipline tool

9
December 27, 2019
Microsoft Visio is being used across the organization. Our Network and Security teams use it for network diagrams, analysts to depict the …

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Plan 1

$5.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Plan 2

$15.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Standard

$280.00

Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

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Product Details

What is Microsoft Visio?

Microsoft offers Visio, a diagramming tool for building flowcharts, diagrams (e.g. network diagrams), org charts and floor plans, available online as a subscription and also in enterprise level packages (e.g. Visio Professional).

Microsoft Visio Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft Visio?

Microsoft offers Visio, a diagramming tool for building flowcharts, diagrams (e.g. network diagrams), org charts and floor plans, available online as a subscription and also in enterprise level packages (e.g. Visio Professional).

What is Microsoft Visio's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.5.

Who uses Microsoft Visio?

The most common users of Microsoft Visio are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Visio has a larger number of templates. More versatile. There are many ready-made elements. More reliable. It is better integrated with other software products, both from the Microsoft ecosystem and with other ecosystems. More convenient to learn. There are much more possibilities for exporting and importing into various standard data formats.
Score 9 out of 10
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Lucidchart is very simple to use and integrates well with other Microsoft products. Lucidchart is great for simple diagrams but it is not a perfect solution for complex diagrams [compared to] Microsoft Visio which stands out. Microsoft Visio has really advanced diagramming tools that Lucidchart does not. Lucidchart also does not offer the same level of flexibility as Microsoft Visio [does] and that's where Microsoft Visio stands out.
Score 9 out of 10
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Visio has a larger library of predefined elements and diagrams for the user, and faster and more efficient ways of drawing diagrams. Users can draw diagrams that are more detailed. Furthermore, the diagrams are easier to scale up or down. The auto arrange process flows functionality helps users. The only disadvantage is the price of the licence.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have evaluated Dia, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Good Drawings, but Microsoft Visio stands out in terms of flexibility, time, and efforts as well as impressive presentations. Microsoft Visio is very easy to use and produces standard and very complex diagrams in very little time compared to other competitors.
Simon Brereton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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AutoCAD, Smart Draw. MindGenius. All of these are good but you need to learn each one as the User interface if different. As I know Visio, I can use it quickly for many tasks whereas using the other three would slow me down as I would not use them as regularly
Score 8 out of 10
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there is not many options for drawing building and security controls. The major software for drawing creation is AutoCAD. It is good at drawing but it is cumbersome when dealing with BOM's and is not able to link items from one sheet to another. We needed another solution to create drawing and diagrams that took much of the manual data entry away.
Score 8 out of 10
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Visio is kind of in a class by itself (or Microsoft wouldn't have purchased the company way back in the 2000s) There have been a couple of competitors, but they really don't have the same functionality as Visio. I picked the upper and lower limit competitors Samrtdraw and AutoCAD. SmartDraw is a great program overall, but it just doesn't create as "pretty" a diagram as Visio. AutoCAD is also a great program, but you need hours of training and an engineering degree to produce the same diagram in that program. Visio, on the other hand, can be used out of the box, and with wizards, you be up and creating in minutes.
Score 6 out of 10
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The closest competitor is Lucidchart, but any drawing or design program can do this job very well. While I say this, it is also a simple tool for someone who is used to the MIcrosoft design language for their tools and will be able to pick it up easily and start using it almost instantly.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • ARIS Business Process Management (BPM)
Visio is much easier to use with no training/education required to use/operate it. It has the same interface with any MS Office application which contributes to its ease of use. If the business need is not very sophisticated, that organization is not after process management with library and mining capabilities, Visio is the one to go. Visio's flexibility of a node library is vast, too.
Bryan Goodyear, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bizagi is one potential competitor. Personally, I think Bizagi is an excellent product in my experience using BPMN. It's probably a bit easier to use and has some great additional features. However, I think Microsoft Visio gets the job done and it's very accessible since it's part of the Microsoft Office set of products, making the learning curve likely smaller for users who are familiar with Microsoft products and it will integrate better with Microsoft products than Bizagi can.
Score 8 out of 10
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I have used the free trial of Lucidchart and like it just as much as Visio. I don't have the decision-making authority to make tool purchases, however, if Lucidchart were to be made available as a replacement for Visio, I wouldn't complain. It's easy to use as well and offers good security.
Score 10 out of 10
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Not personally used but seen it in action. Whilst very capable, Lucidchart doesn't make sense for us given our enterprise licensing agreement for using Microsoft products. Also, given that Visio performs so well, there is no need to explore alternatives.
Score 7 out of 10
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This is not exactly the same type of thing, but for some of our applications, Balsamiq is a viable option. We use Visio because it is more accepted in our organization. However, if someone joined the group, and had a good case for using Balsamiq, we potentially would consider it. The cost, however, of Visio, allows only select people to have this software, and requires a fairly high level of approval.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Visio, with a plethora of templates, shapes, layouts, and designs, Visio is a paradise for your visual modeling requirements. Lucidchart advertises itself as a Visio alternative and boasts of being used by the teams at Cisco, Harvard University, Accenture, and more. From floor plans to iPhone and Android mockups, it has a ton of robust pre-made templates that expand beyond what Visio offers. Visio is expensive so unless you are part of a massive team, the price tag of $280 for the Standard version is very costly. There are free diagram software available as well as those that cost only a few bucks a month so find the diagram tool that meets your needs and budget.

Steven Carmean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Visio does a great job with flowchart work. If you already have a subscription to Office 365, then its not much more to add to your current license. draw.io is a free service that you can use online, but it requires you to be online in order to use it at all.

Bluebeam is a better option to use for floorplan work, but it does cost a lot more.

Lucidchart was something we looked into but didn't go with it because it would be a separate cost that could have been bundled with the services we already have with Microsoft.
Score 10 out of 10
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Justinmind was a good graphics creator but not a process flow designer. Bizagi functions were so static and its interface was not very user-friendly. But in Visio, the interface was very user-friendly and has every sort of a template that a business analyst or a project manager or a scrum master may need.
Score 6 out of 10
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We really didn't search for an alternative because we have Microsoft Visio included in our Office package and it just made sense to use that software. We also found that the vast majority of our customers have standardized on Office and a lot of them have access to Visio, which means we can send them the source files (if needed) in addition to the exported formats like PDF. Being a Microsoft Office product is really the sole reason we have used and stuck with Visio.