Great, easy to use tool, but the bells and whistles stayed in your wallet!
May 16, 2018

Great, easy to use tool, but the bells and whistles stayed in your wallet!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Venngage

Venngage is currently being used in conjunction with other visualization tools to communicate our institutional data with both our internal and external audiences. The Division of Assessment, Planning and Continuous Improvement [department] at the institution oversees the creation of the visuals created with this software. They oftentimes work with other divisions within the institution to bring in data for larger scale reporting projects.
  • Venngage comes with a good suite of templates for starting projects from. For anyone working with infographics, getting started is usually 3/4 of the battle and having a good set of templates to choose from is a nice feature to save you time searching the internet.
  • Venngage makes it easy to change colors on most of their shapes, lines, backgrounds, etc.. ie., it is simple to customize in Venngage, which is incredibly important if you have a large team of users and not a great deal of time to train them in working with these types of tools.
  • Venngage's auto-save feature is not only one of it's best assets, but it has saved our team many times! Not all competitors have this feature and when you're working with precision as intricate as you typically are with an Infographic, auto-save is imperative!
  • It's hard to lock graphics into place in Venngage once you create something.
  • Layering is next to impossible. The feature is there but is very difficult to use and most times the user is better off copying the object over instead
  • Unless you have a business account (we have a professional account- middle grade) you cannot sort and organize your infographics. This is messy and cumbersome to go through and the price difference between professional and business grade accounts was quite large.
Overall, they are pretty similar platforms. Canva is a nicer platform and more professional. Venngage is easier for people with zero experience to use, which some of the people on our team have, so we like that. Canva also offers more options we have noticed and more shapes/pre-loaded images for quick infographic creation.
Venngage works really well for basically creating any type of standard infographic that you can see when you browse the templates. We have used it successfully to communicate retention data, strategic plan information, workflows and more. It doesn't work as well though when you try to get too fancy with it. Meaning, you want a Word Cloud taking on a specific shape or reusing certain words a specific number of times. For those things, we found that it was best to use another application and then import the work as a graphic.

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