Diagrams Simplified with Microsoft Visio
December 20, 2022

Diagrams Simplified with Microsoft Visio

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio came in with Office 365 bundle. While the app was rarely used before, we started using it as an alternative to sketching process flows and flow charts on PowerPoint. It offers handy tools and templates to design shapes and object-based drawings. Although we mainly use it for process flow designs, it certainly has the potential to be used as any layout designing tool, based on users' creativity and expertise. I have seen event and marketing teams using Visio to design floor plans etc.

Pros

  • Drag and drop designs
  • Templates
  • Collaboration through Office 365

Cons

  • 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.)
  • Integration with Office 365 suite
  • Collaborative features
  • Customer Support
  • Improved collaboration
  • Created efficiencies among teams (no need for specialist designers for mundane tasks)
  • Better ROI on Office 365 suite
Other paid services have rather better aesthetics and template/graphic support compared to Visio. However, Visio is a clear winner being a part of the Microsoft family and the positives it brings along such as collaboration, service, etc.

Do you think Microsoft Visio delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Visio's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Visio live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Visio go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Microsoft Visio again?

Yes

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.

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