Microsoft Visio Makes your Diagrams and Processes More Visual
Updated December 16, 2021

Microsoft Visio Makes your Diagrams and Processes More Visual

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visio

We use Microsoft Visio for diagrams. We did not have good diagrams of our networks, processes and floors [so] Microsoft Visio was an excellent solution [for us]. [It] comes with a number of great templates that one can use for their networks, data/process flows, and floor plans. Microsoft Visio [is also] visually appealing and easily addressed our needs. We [are] currently using Microsoft Visio for our project management flow processes [as well].
  • Exporting in PDF format
  • Can utilize thousands of symbols from various categories like devices, flows, etc.
  • Simple interface
  • Able to download and apply stencils quite easily
  • There could be better integration between Visio and MS Word, especially when it comes to importing graphics from the one to the other.
  • User interface can be more user friendly for any user to use.
  • When creating connectors between objects, the glue type feature can be an option rather than the default.
  • Flexibility of drawing diagrams
  • Usability
  • Portability
  • Negative - cost is high
  • Positive - increased productivity of project managers using PowerPoint to create diagrams and flow charts
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.

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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.

Evaluating Microsoft Visio and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Since we are a not-for-profit organization, the cost of a product is definitely something we [have] to consider. The benefits of Microsoft Visiob features and enhanced productivity workflows for our staff outweighed the costs. These were important factors that we considered in our decision-making process, among a few other factors.
I would not consider the cost during the next evaluation and selection process. Instead, I would focus on how Microsoft Visio compares to other products in the industry and the needs of our users and compare that to Microsoft Visio. Although cost is also important, the features and productivity enhancements are something that is more noticeable and valuable in Microsoft Visio.