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Visio

Diagramming, process modeling & data visualization

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Visio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Visio product overview

Price starts from

$

5

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Visio?

Microsoft Visio is a cloud-based flowchart and diagram creation tool, designed to aid collaboration and connect real-time data with business workflows. The platform enables communication of complex information through data-linked diagrams, flowcharts, org charts, floor plans, and more. Visio offers a range of pre-built templates that can be modified and customized depending on business needs. Visio can be used for data visualization, brainstorming, UML diagram creation, org chart creation, process mapping, IT network mapping, and more. The Visio stencil functionality allows users to create commonly used shape stencils to speed up the creation of drawings and professional diagrams.

Key benefits of using Visio

• Create org charts, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, engineering designs, and more using Visio’s drag and drop editor.

• Collaborate on diagrams and flows using tools such as in-app commenting, annotations, and real-time sharing via web links, attachments, or PDF.

• Use pre-built templates based on specific use-cases in order to quickly build and customize workflows or visualizations.

• Integrate Visio with Power BI and embed flowcharts or diagrams into Power BI dashboards in order to provide more data insights.

• Connect Visio with real-time data sources and diagrams will automatically update when data is changed at the source.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation
Webinars

Visio pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

1.8K

Price starts from

$

5

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Visio features

Functionality

4.4

/5

1.8K
Total Features63 9 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Reporting/Analytics
Access Controls/Permissions
Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Search/Filter
Collaboration Tools
Data Visualization

Functionality contenders

Visio users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

1.8K

Positive reviews

94%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.45/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Overall I'm glad to have spent the time to learn it and enjoy using Visio very much. It's been very helpful and useful for my day-to-day responsibilities at work.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

This program is awesome for developing organizational chart. I love it because it makes it super easy for you to do it as well.

Sabrina Y.

It has all the features and functionalities that I need for my job and gives me the ability to get creative with my work. I recommend this software to anyone in the design world and beyond.

KM

Keley M.

Cons
Formatting is the biggest challenge, especially when you have large projects it is difficult to view all and you loose track.

Kimberly G.

More than once I had to make the same changes to a diagram cause I misplaced or lost an updated version. That is my biggest pain with visio, and is ultimately why I switched to Lucid Chart.

TL

Timothy L.

Using auto-arrange features can result in errors such as wrong diagram arrangement.

Anthony P.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

Great To Show Procedures

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Gaurav G.

Data Analyst

Food & Beverages, 5,001-10,000 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Simple tool to draw flowcharts

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The tool for visual mathematicians

Reviewed a year ago

I love it for the purpose it was intended for. I don't think I could find anything better. Most of the time I have nothing but good things to say about this product. Just don't let yourself get in a spot where you need to write your own code to generate your charts automatically because the API and help for it would require another degree just for this product.

Pros

It can connect to a wide range of data sources to present data in your charts. It has a wide range of abilities through the various add-ons and tools. The range of standard drawing objects is huge and you can create your own if you know what you are doing.

Cons

It sucks for trying to program against it. Every drawing object has its own properties, methods and behaviors. It is a real nightmare if you need to integrate it into an automation system. The only one I have found that might be worse is Outlook and that would depend on what you were doing.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Process diagram standardization with Visio

Reviewed 7 months ago

We've diagrammed a significant portion of our company's operations using Visio. This has highlighted, visually, where inefficiencies are. There are several touch-points in each process. Visualizing touch points has helped us think critically where staff's time can be saved through automation and reduce pain points for staff.

Pros

Visio appears to be an industry leader and standard for process diagramming. I love the speed with which we can create process diagrams in Visio. We use Visio web interface, which is less-featured than Professional version, but is very functional for small and medium business. Web version is also easiest for users to see the diagrams and edit them.

Cons

I don't like compatibility issues between Visio web version and Professional desktop version. To work around that, we use web version consistently. Web version's limited feature-set is more tolerable than fixing compatibility issues.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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There's not competition to Visio

Reviewed 2 months ago

I regret not having used this software before. Just like many, I thought this to be expensive. But an hour with the software proved how much time would've been saved had I chose this earlier. Visio offers one of the cleanest interfaces available, and it's a pleasure to work with this software. The rich template library will help anyone get a quick start in any project.

Pros

Visio provides us with an unbelievably smooth user experience when it comes preparing any kind of flow chart, mind map, hierarchy, process diagram, and anything else you could thing of! Also, you get to export your work in pretty much every usable format available. There's almost zero learning curve with this one if you're familiar with basic MS software packages. I can't ever see myself seeking an alternative to this.

Cons

There's nothing to dislike! Anyone who might think that this is expensive will find that this is worth it after the very first use.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Visio – professional in diagram drawing

Reviewed 2 years ago

Visio is one of the tools which is used by most of the people for drawing diagrams and charts. Because of the easiness in drawing and and professional look of the final product this application is more famous in the industry more specifically in IT industry.

Pros

Visio has become one of the major applications which is used in drawing diagrams in the industry. Visio has become almost an official tool in diagraming as it is vastly used In most of the companies in creating diagrams related to their business plans and projects. There are various types of diagrams provided through the application . So the users can draw any type of a diagram according to their requirement...

Cons

Visio is not a platform independent software. So far Visio is only available for windows operating system. It does not supports mac os or Linux or any other operating system. Which has limited the usage of the application only for the users using windows. Though there are different editions users have to pay for each edition with more facilities. And the price need to be payed seems to be unfair considering the same category applications. Though there is a desktop version in Visio it is not constantly updated. Updates are available for the desktop version within few years time period. So it is bit difficult to work with the desktop version.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Quick charts and graphs made on the fly

Reviewed 4 months ago

For office use its great and works well even on a pc that isn't the fastest. I can pull up a flow chart or drawing when needed from email and the files are very small.

Pros

Very easy installation and setup of product that can be opened by users. It's not that large and helps me understand the flow of things from customer or upper management

Cons

Its a bit restricted and wish they collaborated more with autocad and other software for quick access to drawings

Visio FAQs and common questions

Visio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Visio has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Visio supports the following languages:
Russian, Dutch, Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Polish, Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Czech, Portuguese


Visio supports the following devices:
iPhone, iPad


No, Visio does not have an API available.


Visio integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft OneDrive


Visio offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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