Microsoft Visio- a must-have tool for any technology user
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2018

Microsoft Visio- a must-have tool for any technology user

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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visio

As an Audio-Video Design Firm, we use a tool like Visio on a regular basis (used it today, actually). Unlike AutoCAD (which we also use) we use Visio to do things like pre-sales designs for clients, network drawings for IT managers in our client companies, and any case where we want to embed an image in a drawing to make it easier to get a point across. We also use it for "quick and dirty" drawings for meetings and discussions to capture the contents of our whiteboard designs.

Visio provides us with a powerful tool that also looks professional at a cost and ease of use factor that is very attractive to our company.
  • Ease of use: Visio is very intuitive, and as a Microsoft product is very comfortable for most technical users to pick up.
  • Wide-spread use by IT Professionals: While not as powerful as other tools in some areas, Visio is well-known as a standard for the documentation of equipment in data centers for IT deployments.
  • Availability of templates: There are literally thousands of pre-made Visio templates available, which allows for faster and more accurate drawings.
  • Cost: Visio is very cost-effective, costing hundreds of dollars versus thousands, which allows for more users and greater flexibility.
  • Hardware requirements: VIsio will run decently on just about any new or recent hardware, even most laptops or portable "surface-esque" devices.
  • Unlike tools like AutoCAD, Visio is not well-suited to the creation or modification of large-scale construction documents.
  • Visio has many "quirks" that can cause frustration for even experienced users, likely due to its typical use being for less complex scenarios.
  • Visio is very easy to find ROI- it pays for itself almost immediately.
  • Visio allows us to quickly and professionally create pre-sales documents that can be used to present complex ideas in a clear and coherent fashion.
Microsoft Visio is (in my opinion) a "must have" tool for a technology company or pretty much any IT department. It allows any technical user to turn a whiteboard drawing into a professional rendering that can be used to document critical information as well as to present important information in a clear and concise fashion- all without "breaking the bank".