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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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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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Product Details

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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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Microsoft Visio is excellent for organizing thought processes related to our more complex research.
  • The diagrams created with Microsoft Visio are ideal for graphically displaying the internal organization of work and research groups through flow diagrams.
  • Microsoft Visio is a great tool for managing our students' activities by creating flowcharts that help us graphically visualize the steps of their group work.
  • Despite the advantages of the software, sometimes the diagrams that can be created are too static and do not always allow us to visualize our thoughts graphically.
  • Our students complain about Microsoft Visio's sometimes unintuitive graphics.
  • The Microsoft Visio user guide often doesn't help solve the problems we face. It's too synthetic.
December 22, 2022

Perfect diagrams easily

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Presence of a grid makes layout easy
  • Ability to scale a diagram allows us to start small and built out
  • The built-in icon sets are very helpful and make the diagrams more purposeful
  • Cost of the subscription can be expensive
  • Icon sets can be difficult to find for non-general use
  • Not possible to amend a Microsoft Visio file without the software
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • IT, system architecture, and organisation diagrams
  • Workflow and process documentation
  • Sharing diagrams with others in the organisation
  • Although easier to use than previous versions, there still is a learning curve
  • Interoperability with other diagramming applications is limited
  • Reverse engineering functionality that was present in early versions has been removed
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Drag and drop designs
  • Templates
  • Collaboration through Office 365
  • Often ignored among wider Office 365 suite. Needs more brand-building
  • Compatibility with other OS
  • Part of the Office 365 package makes it costly tool
  • Aesthetic improvements (templates, UI, icon packs etc.)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Flow Charts
  • Company Organization Layouts
  • Quick and Easy to use for established Office users
  • Might be a little too simple at times; we also use Adobe Illustrator for more detailed charts when Visio won't quite cut it.
  • Just like in software programs like Word and Powerpoint, it's easy to slip up, drop a graphic element in the wrong place and mess up your whole chart.
  • Cost - there are some free or cheaper solutions that offer a similar experience (we used a couple before having the budget for Visio)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Visio comes with icons that can help differentiate processes within a map. These can be used to be a legend and helps create a visually appealing flow.
  • Visio is user-friendly and allows the user to easily navigate through the different creative options that can be used.
  • Because this is a Microsoft product, Visio works well with other Microsoft products for easy translation.
  • When navigating through swim lanes, the user must be careful between switching from the point to the connection features as it can be difficult to remember which mode you’re in.
  • When drawing “decision points,” it can be difficult to type words like “yes” or “no” between the connection lines.
  • The exporting options aren’t ideal. They are hard to create in PDF format.
Stephen Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great drag and drop functionality.
  • All the templates that perfectly support our use based.
  • Great sharing and collaboration capabilities - integrated so well with our Teams channels.
  • Legacy code seems kludgy.
  • UI/UX are dated.
  • Could benefit from context sensitive suggestions and debugging.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Presenting visualizations of complex relational database queries.
  • Deploying consistent and scalable organization charts that work well together.
  • Visualizing IT networking hardware layouts and designs.
  • Developing process flow charts with a clear decision, action, and variable outcome points and paths.
  • The product is large and can be complex if one tries to "learn it all."
  • Due to its size it sometimes bogs down with marginally powered computers.
Romi Kalathiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Simple to complex flow charts and diagrams.
  • 3D map diagrams.
  • Pull in live information from an external source like excel sheets.
  • Built in shapes and templates.
  • Make it more visually stunning, like it now feels little too old.
  • 3D graphics needs a major upgrade so it can look like really advance and sleek.
  • Price for professional is too high.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very easy to connect boxes in a process chart or org chart.
  • Very flexible with fonts and text boxes to customize presentations.
  • Intuitive templates and easy to use for beginners.
  • Provides comprehensive links when connecting databases and systems when working on technical diagrams.
  • Swim lane boxes are often difficult to format and insert without drastically changing the current flow of a process map.
  • More size and aspect ratios options when copying into a power point presentation.
  • More formatting options when copying a logo or 3rd party picture to enhance the diagram.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Tremendous selection of graphics
  • A very logical structure
  • Options for diagramming just about anything an organization would need
  • Matrices are little difficult to get started with
  • Coauthoring with OneDrive didn't work as well as I had hoped
  • If a user is helping, they must have a separate license to update
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is easy to learn and onboard new team members
  • The templates are fantastic especially when creating materials quickly
  • There are lots of pre-made icons to choose from
  • It is hard to collaborate and track changes between users
  • Connectors are very difficult to use and glitchy at times
  • Expensive to purchase and implement
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