Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio

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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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The most convenient is the use of the Microsoft Visio software product in the case of creating private models in various notations and modeling areas through a wide variety of application cases. I would not use this product to create a common enterprise architecture that is maintained on an ongoing basis.
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Visio is a very flexible drawing package that is well suited [for] documenting simple or complex network topologies and creating process maps and flows. Microsoft Visio lacks integration with other documents like Word and PowerPoint. We should have the ability to add mind maps, flowcharts, and other diagrams to document in other Microsoft Office products but that feature is missing.
Mahmoud Barakat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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[In my option, Microsoft Visio is] bad value for money. [Learning from my experience,] If you are [considering] purchase[ing] Microsoft Visio plan 1, which allow[s] you to work using web view, don't. [I feel] it is a real wasting time tool. [In my experience,] the time to implement simple charts [has] become 3X or 4X [longer than the] older desktop versions. [I believe one of the] crazy wasting time issues [is that] you can insert picture but you cannot crop [it]! [In my experience,] you must use paint first. [Also, in my experience, you can group objects but cannot un-group, [meaning] you have to reimport the objects rework, and regroup again. Also, [I feel no matter] the bandwidth you have, the tool is very slow.
Score 9 out of 10
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[With Microsoft Visio you can] create charts, process flow diagrams, mind map diagrams, and business process modeling. Visio provides a large number of built-in templates that are helpful to draw and complete projects faster and effortlessly. Visio is extremely easy to utilize. You can create a professional-looking functional diagram.
Score 9 out of 10
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If you are working within an organization that will use the process diagrams for its needs, then you can use Visio, as your organization will have the license to make changes in the future. But if you are working at a consultancy firm which creates process diagrams, then think twice. Your clients may not have Visio licenses to change the diagrams that you had drawn for them.
Score 8 out of 10
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One of the best features that I like in Microsoft Visio is the ability to duplicate the page. This feature was introduced in a recent version of Microsoft Visio, which provides consistency across the pages. The new version also includes the feature to change shape on right click that is very helpful. Microsoft Visio is very well suited to create business flow diagrams, requirement diagrams, and architecture diagrams.

Microsoft Visio involves a learning curve. If you are a first-time user and non-technical person, Microsoft Visio would be a frustration for you for months.
Score 8 out of 10
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The primary way we use Microsoft Visio is to create, update, and maintain org charts. There are various formats and templates loaded which allow for easy customization of the chart’s format. It also allows for simple changes and updates to be made as needed.

Score 8 out of 10
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It is a pretty versatile tool especially for drawing creation which is how we use it. It could also work well for organizing and presenting data. It has a better interface and more options that excel. We are able to add on and make custom stencils, and templates for our business.
Score 10 out of 10
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Visio is a very visual program, and is therefore helpful in situations that require summarizing a large amount of information, like a complicated process. Visio would be much less beneficial in a situation that requires documenting many small details, as they would clutter the aspect of simplicity that Visio otherwise provides. Visio is, however, very well suited for supplementing documentation with very minute details by providing a higher-level view of information.
Score 8 out of 10
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One way I've used Visio is to map the current state of a network. Beginning with actual design objects from OEMs, you are able to import a lot of equipment details and enter serial numbers, service IDs, MAC addresses, etc. Visio objects are defined at various manufacturer websites including Cisco, EMC, Dell, HP, etc. You then can link and organize your network "on paper" to keep an inventory of your devices, their software version levels, and other information. When you replace a device, it's easy to delete and add the new device, keeping your documentation up to date.
Score 9 out of 10
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Visio is great for process mapping, whether it is production or business process across departments, with its ease of use, and intuitive interface that comes from Microsoft Office and options of nodes that can be searched in the bar on the left. Even a fresh intern can start drawing immediately. However if one needs detailed process mapping, with many kinds of connections and a standard library, as well as detailed data-mining kind of reporting, Visio will not be sufficient.
Rina Falkovich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Visio is great for a variety of diagrams. It' has a number of templates for data/process flow diagrams, network diagrams, and floor plans. The convenience of drag and drop feature makes it fast to build visually appealing diagrams which serve as a great communication tool. Its ability to export to PDF is also very handy.
Bryan Goodyear, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Whenever a diagram or process needs to be documented, Microsoft Visio is a good option. Microsoft Visio is especially helpful when showing relationships between multiple items. Diagrams that primarily display information can be created leveraging other tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, or others, but Microsoft Visio can still be used in these situations.
November 19, 2019

Visio is an amazing tool!

Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Visio is well suited for all company needs. If you are a project manager or a software developer you could use the Visio to develop class diagrams, flowcharts or create a block diagram of a system to explain it. For me, it is a very effective tool. In addition, even with all the options, its easy to use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Visio is well suited to any medium to large organization where you can negotiate a good price for the licenses. It is well suited to any organization with users familiar with the MS Office Suite and who need a process flow designer tool. Overall, it's easy to use and very helpful for visual learners.
Score 7 out of 10
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We like the swimlane diagramming and the flow charts. With a bit of effort, we can make them efficient for use within our team, or add bells and whistles of formatting for executive review. They do translate well to pdf when sharing with non-Visio users. I would not recommend for people that are novices and don't have the need to create 'fancy' diagrams. For simply typing things, they can just easily use Excel. And I actually sometimes do that when I am in a hurry.
Score 9 out of 10
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Visio is an excellent tool to use when creating diagrams, flowcharts, and layouts. We have associates that work at several locations across the globe so Visio serves an important function in being able to convey complex workflow graphically and allowing remote users to collaborate on the same document. Microsoft Visio is thus well-suited to allow teams or different groups of stakeholders to collaborate around shared workflows and processes.
Score 7 out of 10
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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.