App comparison

Add up to 4 apps below to see how they compare. You can also use the "Compare" buttons while browsing.

Visio Logo

Visio

4.5
(2.3K)

Write a review

Diagramming, process modeling & data visualization

see alternatives

(27)

Visio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Visio product overview

Price starts from

5

/user

Per month

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

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

Training options

Documentation
Webinars

Visio pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

2.3K

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Visio features

Functionality

4.4

/5

2.3K

Total features

64

13 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Third Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Workflow Management
Real Time Data

Visio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

2.3K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.46/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

1.3K

825

119

8

6

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.
This program is awesome for developing organizational chart. I love it because it makes it super easy for you to do it as well.
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.
Cons
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.
Formatting is the biggest challenge, especially when you have large projects it is difficult to view all and you loose track.
Using auto-arrange features can result in errors such as wrong diagram arrangement.
Overall Rating

Great To Show Procedures

Reviewed 2 years ago

Transcript

Glenn S.: Hi. My name is Glenn. I'm the talent development manager in the telecommunications industry...

AvatarImg
AvatarImg

Sawan J.

ciso

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

VISO still a great diagram creation tool

Reviewed 8 hours ago

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

Share this review:

The best Diagramming & vector graphic software

Reviewed a month ago

With Visio I've accomplished many projects that I should have done by hand & many days but Microsoft Visio made things easier as I get to finish my projects earlier, get quality maps in 3 dimensions & process flow diagrams. Architectural drawings and designs are so better with Visio and I recommend Microsoft Visio to anyone in diagram or vector graphic industry.

Pros

Microsoft Visio is great for building plans, making good mind maps and 3D maps. Everything comes in Top quality & no errors.

Cons

Some of the tools In the software need good internet connection for best experience as soon as possible.

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

Share this review:

Must Tool to Develop Comprehensive Flowchart

Reviewed a month ago

To prepare a practical, flexible, easy to make, easy to understand flowchart or organizational chart the ultimate choice, in most of cases, will be Microsoft Visio, an innovative way to visualize a business process. Visio enables to learn about organizational setup, flow of documentation, and procedures alongwith cause and effect diagrams, the more important is that the diagram is self explanatory for presentation purpose.

Pros

Being member of rich and widely used family of Microsoft applications, it is effectively configured and integrated with excel, word, powerpoint, teams, sharepoint, onedrive, etc. Microsoft Visio enables users to generate a basic to complex diagram or hierarchal modeling. Visio has all necessary features that are required for graphical presentation of a flowchart or organization chart. Apart from built-in features, there are many templates that can be easily modified according to your requirements.

Cons

Visio is not easy for new user particularly using at mobile, if a new user has to provide links by using arrow keys then he/ she will experience it as a tricky task, it not intuitive as well. Visio does not generate link leading recipient of the link to view diagram at any browser. Visio does not allow arrangement of diagram elements automatically, cropping of image is not allowed, usually arrows do not connect properly. To group or ungroup is not easy task, sometimes auto arrange feature returns errors.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

Share this review:

Poor process mapping tool

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

The drag and drop feature is probably the only thing I like from this software.

Cons

Difficulty resizing and aligning content. Difficult to align the arrows.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

A great product to visualize process, organizations and information.

Reviewed 4 months ago

We have developed a series of structures, visual solutions and solutions for our procedures and business hierarchies.

Pros

This tool is very easy to use, many features are pretty intuitive, there are countless techniques and procedures, looks like it was built to modeling structures, you can easily export it to a PDF format, and there is a vast library of icons and elements.

Cons

The main problem with this tool is that the license can be expensive if you are a small company, you cannot share your work to be edited if the other part / customer does not have a Visio license, not included in the suite of Microsoft Office, if you have a very detail or heavy drawing it may crash, and there is no version for MacOs.

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

Share this review:

A Superb Visualization Tool

Reviewed 24 days ago
Pros

Vibrant end to end workflow cahrting software taht aids in illustrating concepts and workflows to the specific targeted audience. The ability of teh software to organize subgroups differently and independently is a huge plus. I also love the fact that I can readily import diagrams and insert them in other documents hustle free.

Cons

While it is almost perfect, there is a need to develop Visio for Android to allow for a more seamless working experience when I am off my laptop and on my tablet during travels.

Visio FAQs and common questions

How do I use Visio?

From the Visio app or website, select "File," then "New." Choose the template you want or start from scratch by selecting "Basic Diagram." Click "Create" and start building your diagram.


Is Visio included in Office 365?

A "lightweight" version of Visio is included in Office 365 that offers the core functionalities of Visio with limitations.


Is Microsoft Visio free?

No, Visio is not free.


What is Visio used for?

Visio is used to create diagrams, flowcharts, timelines, and more to manage and organize ideas visually.


Can I upgrade Visio Standard to Professional?

Yes, you can upgrade to Visio Professional.


How do I add a column in Visio?

First, double-click the table in your diagram. Next, in the "Database Properties" window, under "Categories," choose "Columns." Navigate to the first empty "Physical Name" cell and add a name.


How can I buy Visio?

There are several ways to purchase Visio. You can pay a one-time fee of $309.99 for Visio Standard or $579.99 for Visio Professional. You can also buy a subscription for Visio Plan 1 for $5.00/user/month or Visio Plan 2 for $15.00/user/month. A lightweight version of Visio is also included in Office 365.

Common Visio comparisons

Visio logo
Lucidchart logo
VisiovsLucidchart
Visio logo
Signavio logo
VisiovsSignavio
Visio logo
Miro logo
VisiovsMiro
Visio logo
Creately logo
VisiovsCreately
Visio logo
iGrafx logo
VisiovsiGrafx
Visio logo
Nintex Promapp logo
VisiovsNintex Promapp

Related categories