Creately vs Microsoft Visio Comparison Chart

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Anonymous
(Legal Services company, 1-10 employees)

Just what we need

2019-03-28

We found the perfect solution to our business because before Creately we used Microsoft Visio (which is so complicated to use).

Pros

* It's very easy to develop a diagram chart from the scratch * Import SVG and Google images

Cons

* Sometimes it's really difficult to import a SVG file

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cari Maher

Microsoft Visio Review

2017-07-29

Pros

Easy program to organize visual representations of flows. Incredibly easy to understand and can be a useful organization tool.

Cons

However, it can be a little cumbersome to create a simple flow chart.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 51-200 employees)

Diagramming and vector graphing

2019-04-15

Pros

This a such a great tool when you need to create a lot of visual aids.

Cons

It’s a application specific for creating visual aids.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to use great for creating flowcharts and diagrams

2018-02-08

easy to create diagrams

Pros

Get great quality flowcharts and any other business diagrams you may need - eg floor-plans, design layouts etc all can be exported to PDF and easily embedded in other MS Docs -

Cons

Its does what its meant to do and I have been using it for years but for a new user it may take a while to get used to .....

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Deepika Gupta

All in one tool for wireframe designing lovers

2014-03-04

The difference that i found while working on these two tool is that you can create more better wireframe design than creating in balsamiq..

Pros

1. Easier to use. 2. you can easily Edit the labels, buttons etc just by clicking on that. But in Balsamiq you need to edit the label or button text by selecting and right clicking on that 3. All visio files will be combine in one vsd file

Cons

Its basically used for wireframe designing.. you cant create a clickable prototype using this.

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Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Jodey McGhee

Professional Designs

2017-10-12

Creating detailed flow charts quick and easy.

Pros

Visio allows for creating professional designs and flow charts (task on arrow).

Cons

I'm a Mac user, using an older version of Visio on an old PC. Would purchase Visio for Mac if it was available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Fabulous for flowcharts

2018-03-13

Very helpful diagramming and flowchart creating tool.

Pros

I have used this extensively in companies and find it is the most user friendly and helpful software for flowcharting and creating organizational charts.

Cons

The part I like least about this software is that it has limited reporting capabilities and some limited diagram capabilities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Perfect tool for Architecture Diagrams

2019-04-15

Very easy and useful to create diagrams

Pros

I love using visio within my organization for visuals and diagrams, both for internal and external presentations. The tool is so easy to use and makes my job very easy

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about this software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Alex Jakubash

Simple solution for creating diagrams and charts

2018-12-08

Pros

We use the Microsoft Visio service when creating charts and diagrams when preparing financial reports.

Cons

Among all the functionality of the Microsoft Visio service, there is not enough possibility to create small presentations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Machinery company, 1001-5000 employees)

Visio is very good application for technological and functional documentation

2018-06-26

Great tool to create workflow for any requirements.

Pros

The number of good tool options to create either technical, or organizational flowcharts to easily illustrate workflows for users to understand.

Cons

Slightly expensive for Pro version. Header and footer function needs to be more ease of use. Unable to lock down connectors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Great tool to draw almost any kind of diagram

2018-05-10

I was able to create complex network diagrams.

Pros

Easy to use Lots of shapes and connectors available for use within the tool Possibility of adding extra sets of shapes Widespread format

Cons

Sometimes, Visio auto-connects 2 objects when you place them too close and this is a little bit annoying.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great application for creating UML diagrams

2018-05-23

It allows me to easily create UML diagrams

Pros

Offers a lot of templates that can be used to quickly start creating your architectural and UML diagrams

Cons

I dislike the fact that there is no version that is available on the web as well as there is no free version that is available for simple usage

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 501-1000 employees)

Use Cases, Data Flow Diagram Master

2018-10-06

Pros

It has a lot of features like design templates, lots of shapes that can be used to create data flow diagrams and flow charts for systems' planning and other project structure.

Cons

It requires strong expertise in order to create the flow charts and dfds .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, 11-50 employees)

Visio is the only flow chart solution you need.

2018-12-23

Pros

Microsoft Visio is the easiest-to-use flow chart making program in the market.

Cons

I would love the ability to create flow charts larger than a standard page size.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, 1001-5000 employees)

Create professional looking documents with easy to use software.

2018-03-07

Creating documents easily and making them look professionally made.

Pros

The software creates an easy to platform in order to create a professional document.

Cons

I would like to see them have a repository of the most commonly used network equipment. They leave it up to each manufacturer to provide. Would be nice to have them accessible in one place.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
(Airlines/Aviation company, 10001+ employees)

Good tool for design process

2018-12-14

It is an easy tool yo draw and create process, diagrams, flows.

Pros

The took allows you to put on graphics and create a process your ideas.

Cons

I haven't found the online version to create and also to share with others.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Andrei Castillo

So helpful in documenting networking diagrams. Awesome and I will be using it more and more.

2018-07-17

I was able to create nee documents for network diagrams.

Pros

It is easy to use and there are a lot of things you can do with. Very presentable when it comes to enterprise level.

Cons

There are always area or room for improvement. I guess the user interface can be improved and a lot more to make it user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Bill Kramp

Good manual tool for documenting the network

2017-05-18

Allows me to create detailed network drawings of my environment

Pros

Visio's ablility to allow layering allows me to easliy hide or expose data I need for the images I need to share with management, customers, or vendors when creating network drawings.

Cons

This is not a direct problem with Visio itself, but with finding and installing the Stencils can be frustrating. I also have not figured out how to move the txt assoicated with an item to a different locaiton around the icon. For example, the label is always on the bottom, and I can't move ot to the side or top for clartity of the drawing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Rose Turner

The Pros and Cons of Visio

2018-08-09

Visio helps me create professional looking flowcharts for my coding.

Pros

I have only used Visio to make flow charts for my coding. Here are the pros of my experience: * Visio allows you to make clean, professional flowcharts. * The tool bar is laid out simply and is easy to navigate. * As Visio is a Microsoft product, help and assistance are just a few clicks away.

Cons

* If you are just beginning to use this software, you may experience minor difficulties when creating flow charts.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Dirk Benninghaus

I really like this tool to draw flowcharts when I am implementing new processes in our company

2017-11-08

I save a lot of time creating flowcharts for new workflows

Pros

It is very easy to use and thus allows you to quickly and efficiently create flowcharts.

Cons

The Connections between boxes sometimes does not do what I would like it to, meaning when I am trying to draw a line a certain way, depending on the Situation at Hand, the System sometimes does it differently and it can be annoying to Change it to what I would like it to be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Hervé Sumu

I use Visio to create diagrams, flow charts, organisation charts, processes...

2018-02-01

I have been able to create countless flowcharts with this sofware

Pros

The software is fairly easy to use and provide a wide range of visual possibilities with the differents types of inbuilt diagrams

Cons

Though it covers a lot of grounds it is my opinion that this software lacks some advanced functionality and fluidity when it comes to creating flowcharts

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A standard in flowchart design.

2018-05-11

Very good software for creating flowcharts and it comes within Office.

Pros

I've been a long time Visio user (2003) and use it when we need a diagram created or for visualizing business/marketing/management processes.

Cons

The price, it does come as part of the Pro Office suite but I can see how the price might deter many from using it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great tool for process mapping and flowcharts, outcomes could be made to readable.

2017-10-12

I used it to create current state and future state processes.

Pros

Great for creating business process maps, flowcharts, org charts etc.

Cons

If one needs to share the chart with someone, the other person needs to install a viewer to see the file. It would have been great if shareable file could be an image format file, easily viewable without installing anything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Mariia Petrovych

This is my many years assistant in the construction of diagrams and diagrams

2018-08-26

Pros

There are 2 possibilities for creating flowcharts, diagrams or graphs.

Cons

It's strange, but the images created in MS Visio are not always correctly converted into another software product from Microsoft.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Lilia Vang

Visio is a very successful product from Microsoft

2018-01-29

Pros

With the help of the program I create diagrams, drawings, and also I put various elements on top of finished drawings and photos.

Cons

It is not possible to create complex schemes that are designed to meet all the requirements in Microsoft Visio.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
Microsoft Visio
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Thien Bui

Creates great visuals and visual diagrams

2018-07-26

Pros

it provides many options and customizable options for creating visual tables and diagrams.

Cons

It also is a software that does not offer various images to create the diagrams.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Microsoft Visio Reviews
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