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Microsoft Visio

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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).

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complement your work

9 out of 10
March 13, 2023
In my company Microsoft Visio we use it to represent the network diagrams of the installations we do. Once the installation is complete, …
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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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What is Microsoft Visio?

Microsoft Visio Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.3.

The most common users of Microsoft Visio are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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March 13, 2023

complement your work

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
If you are an engineer or technician, this application will be very useful. In my area, computer science, you can take advantage of diagrams with an incredible level of detail. If your area of ​​work is not a technical specialty, you will not be able to take advantage of it from my point of view.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think Microsoft Visio is ideal for any kind of project that requires to improve or to work on any type of process. It is useful in school projects, lean projects, industrial engineering projects… it is the best way to work processes projects. Basically, Microsoft Visio is the best process visualization software.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We had a new-hire who’s a very visual person and would use it to “sketch” all sorts of things. After seeing him use it for several plots, we started to use it for other applications such as brainstorming maps, org charts and other things where relationships need a visual representation.
December 22, 2022

Visionary Software!

Tanay Pahwa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm using Microsoft Visio to create diagrams of my system, product, and individual pieces to display ideas I have for solving problems. Additionally, it aids in my ability to illustrate and trace the process that will take place on the finished system using flowcharts. It adheres to other Office 365 products and is a quick and simple approach to design lovely process flows. It offers a straightforward interface and a vast selection of symbols. It may be applied in a variety of settings in the workplace.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Given the versatility and diversity of the diagrams that can be created with Microsoft Visio, we use this tool for the most diverse activities. With our students, we use it to organize group activities and manage the tasks that everyone has to complete. In research groups, we use it to divide tasks and create organization charts. For research activities, especially the more complex ones carried out, for example, in PhD programmes, the diagrams allow us to display all the work phases graphically.
December 22, 2022

Perfect diagrams easily

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Visio is well suited for basic diagrams, ability to link and maintain relationships between icons. Color coding, formatting are all easily accessible and anyone familiar with Microsoft's Office suite will find it intuitive as menu layout are similar. It would be very difficult to collaborate on a Microsoft Visio document without the necessary software.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visio is the best solution for creating diagrams documenting systems, processes, and IT architecture. No other tool has the support for vendor provided stencils that Visio has, and no other tool has the cross version stability that Visio has enjoyed since Microsoft's acquisition of the product. Visio however has a steep learning curve, so is not suitable for users without a degree of technical knowledge or experience in diagramming or UML concepts.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Like most people, if you already are using Office 365, chances are that you are subscribed to Visio. If you are still using yesteryears tools for diagramming etc. try Visio, it will certainly make your life easier at it. However, if you aren't a Windows user, not much help with that. I am yet to come across a case where Office 365 costs are justified by the inclusion of Visio in it, so costs can certainly be a concern.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you 1. have the budget and 2. are used to the Microsoft ecosystem, this is an AMAZING tool for data and content visualization. Yes, things like Google Docs will work and are free or cheap.. but the combination of quality and ease of use made Visio a great solution for us. It's also an easier learning curve if, like us, you need to help set clients up with the software as well.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is very useful in explaining complex topics in diagrams and can be used to create org charts. We use it to create and share various flows like data flow across the system, payments trace, and ideate on API and system design. It is very user-friendly and the learning curve is quite small.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I believe any company or individual that is looking to get a process map visualized; would be a great tool. The tool is a great way to get complex ideas onto “paper” for all to see. Visio can be harder to use if you have an idea that is going in many different directions. If all ideas can fit on one page, this is the tool to use to visualize it all.
Stephen Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For organizations that need a shareable, collaborative tool for documenting tech, stocks, and workflows, Visio has that nailed. Does it rise to the needs of complex engineering teams? No, it does not. But for sales, marketing, and rev ops teams, Visio is simply the gold standard.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visio is well suited to a small office setting where individual stand-alone products might bring more power to the table but a high additional cost. Once a user knows how to work with Visio's drag-and-drop interface with one set of templates, the skills are transferrable to any of the other templates. This one product allows the user to address more than 95% of their foreseeable needs in multiple areas, from organizational charts to flow charts, to office layout, to network design. Users with more needs in any one particular area than Visio can provide are probably better served by exploring a stand-alone dedicated program, but they will pay far more for that one program than the price tag of the multi-role player Visio.
Saul Tarazona | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it extensively in project management requirements; it is our preferred tool to communicate with stakeholders around the world. For strategy and training, this is a core tool to add complicated systems and task distribution around our team.
Allie (Allison) Egerer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Visio is perfect to use when there is a need to explain an intricate process or set of information. The company I work for has used Visio to help our clients and new employees understand exactly how our processes work when just explaining them verbally would not have worked. Visio is great for creating infographics, flow charts, etc. but shouldn't be used in place of presentation or design software.
Romi Kalathiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As I mentioned earlier, we didn't know about Visio and we made all our diagrams and charts inside Photoshop, illustrator, and other basic wireframing tools and it was an excruciating experience but then we came to know about Visio and it made our process very smooth and time-saving in most cases. Now we just use the templates and pre-made shapes and create all our app flowcharts and it's super fast and easy. For people like us who make these diagrams and charts on daily basis, this tool is a blessing to have. But for most non-professionals and who don't make complex charts, it's not really essential to have but yes it's still useful. can't really pinpoint any scenarios where you can't utilize it's feature set.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visio is ideal for process and org charts. The flexibility to change the size and shape of boxes as well as the use of decision boxes, makes it very easy to provide a high-level view for executives. It also supports creating very detailed processes that allow the user to drill down into specifics to show nuanced changes in any given process. Visio is not great for project planning diagrams. Linking it to Ms. Project would be very helpful. Often times in project management, providing a visual representation can be helpful.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Visio is well suited when the team is deeply embedded into the Microsoft tech stack, such as Word or Excel, which needs to be integrated or have information included in the final Visio output product. There are numerous ways where direct integration between these Microsoft products makes the experience easy to use and relatively easy to keep up to date.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am not sure it is suited for smaller organization. For larger or more complicated environments, it takes the guess work out of diagraming the infrastructure. The org chart is useful for medium to large organizations. For detail a process flow, it is very useful. Again, I don't believe smaller organizations would find great benefits from using Microsoft Visio, but larger organizations would benefit.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When planning for future development in the discovery and design phases Microsoft Visio is especially useful in understanding the planned or existing applications and how it will interact with future code. You can create detailed flow documents that help see how an application works and there is no limit to how complex you can design an application in Microsoft Visio. Given that it is a Microsoft product it is pretty intuitive to learn to use, and integrates well into existing windows application and systems
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's great to use Microsoft Visio when trying to create visual representations of data or processes. It's very effective for creating org charts, flow through processes or other charts or graphs. It's a nice add-on to other Microsoft tools as its easy to add these diagrams into PowerPoint, Word, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Visio make life easy for my team. Easy to explain a concept and obtain approval from key stakeholders. Microsoft Visio is especially great when you are trying to present an idea to an unfamiliar audience. Simple work flows help make it easy to understand and engage teams.
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