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Visio

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Diagramming, process modeling & data visualization

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Visio Online Plan 1: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).
Visio Online Plan 2: $15/user/month (billed annually) or $18/user/month (billed monthly).

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Visio is a great tool for modeling and any other format to produce a diagram. It is simple to use and worth the money spent on a Microsoft suite bundle.
With Visio, I've drawn out my Network topology, rack layout, and much more with ease. Although it's expensive, my student discount really helps bring it down to a reasonable price.

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Shubhodeep C.

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Marketing and Advertising, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Tool for Visualization diagramming and vector graphic representation.

Reviewed a month ago

Visio is one of the best tools for the preparation of flow charts and organizational charts. My overall experience with software is excellent as it provides me with a medium to represent complex data similar way and its dashboard is also very user-friendly.

Pros

As Visio is a perfect tool to work on. It's very easy to use and is loaded with features. You can export in PDF is a feature that I love the most. It also has different types of flow processes and mind-mapping presentations which also help me a lot in my office work and presentation. The library with wide categories element is also amazing.

Cons

It's awesome software. It's easy to understand and no extra training is required. Only the licensing part becomes expensive if you are working with a small organization.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Visio Continues to Maintain Its Edge - For a Cost

Reviewed a month ago

The experience of using Visio has been positive. There are times, however, where other products that are more cost effective are used for certain projects. The cost for Visio is quite high.

Pros

Visio has evolved a lot of the past few decades. It is extremely feature rich and quite easy to use.

Cons

Connectors still seem to be a bit of a challenge between objects and often behave independently from the desired placement and visual.

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Automotive, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Time saving for Diagram develop

Reviewed 11 days ago

Amazing! You can create diagrams so easy among other apps that are less intuitive and make spend a lot of time customizing.

Pros

The way you can create the flowcharts and diagrams so fast and easy, it saves you time you can spend in other tasks.

Cons

The price is a little bit excesive but it is worth the purchase.

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Nigel D.

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Human Resources, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Industry standard with great features but at a price

Reviewed 2 months ago

I am able to create great looking charts and diagrams relatively easily. Using built-in templates save a lot of time and effort - and then tweaking them to create my own make working with Visio a breeze. I have always found it stable and have never lost any work. Having experience dating back to the use of plastic stencils and rulers with pen on paper I can say that Visio is superior product. I can...

Pros

I like the fact that it is pretty intuitive. Most people who have an idea of what they need to create will be able to quite quickly create great looking diagrams. The toolbar will be familiar to MS Office users with all the standard text features. There are numerous built-in templates covering a wide range of applications. Literally thousands of shapes available and if they do not meet your requirements they are customisable. I love the layering capability and the options to change backgrounds and create templates. There are lots of Addins for Visio both from Microsoft and third parties which enhance the capabilities of what is already and excellent product.

Cons

Unless you really need the power of Visio - or money is not an issue - there are other products that can produce basic flow charts and process diagrams. The current cost from Microsoft is £340 for the 2021 Standard version or £640 for the Pro version, which is expensive especially since it used to be part of the Office suite (a long time ago). This is multi-layered software. Not so much a dislike but it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. It can be buried in the menu system. This is really only the advanced stuff. The basics are easy to find.

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Adolfo P.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect program for meetings and idea sharing

Reviewed 25 days ago

This stage has truly helped my work and career in advancing novel thoughts and imagining them to get clear insights concerning what's to come plans.

Pros

Microsoft Visio is a superb stage through which one can introduce their thoughts outwardly as a stream outline or any customizable chart. Microsoft Visio accompanies extraordinary pre-assembled layouts which I can use to flawlessly construct charts and flowcharts. We have been involving this stage in our school because of various factors. As of late, we utilized it to make an imagined floor plan for our new grounds. We additionally Microsoft Visio for training purposes. We use it during the classes to clear up information perception and orders for understudies in an understandable manner. Visio is additionally utilized in our school to make feasible plans in an arranged way. Microsoft Visio accompanies a ton of components making it the most customizable chart manufacturer.

Cons

The expense of this instrument can be a bit pricey, compared with its rivals and there are many web applications accessible that accomplish a similar work liberated from cost. Microsoft Visio ought to publicize a portion of its remarkable elements. 2) Instructional exercises and preparation ought to be given to the novices to cause them to understand the maximum capacity of this stage else almost certainly, the client will not hold it for a significant stretch of time because of the significant expense. 3) The powerlessness of utilizing this stage on working frameworks other than Windows has led to a few issues as I need to get my PC to work with graphs.

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Federico A.

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Banking, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great product to visualize process, organizations and information.

Reviewed 6 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.

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Steve F.

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Visio is your type of drawing and diagram software if you are not a CAD expert

Reviewed 3 years ago

- I have drawn hundreds of drawings in Visio, from Network drawings to Architectural drawings to Flow Charts and Engineering drawings for parts fabrication. - It took me a long time to master Visio for complicated drawings but now I would never use anything else. - Visio drawings always impress the boss.

Pros

- It can draw anything you can think of - There are many pre-defined symbols that can be dragged and dropped into a drawing - Pre-defined symbols can be easily incorporated into your drawing with connectors that snap to connection points and can then be dragged to other parts of the drawing. - It can print your drawing onto any size paper you select - Drawings, objects, symbols, lines and connectors can be colored using the standard Windows colors. - Objects and symbols can have data embedded into them from a database or used to create a database. - There is an almost unlimited amount of help available from boards and users on the web. - You can import AutoCAD drawings and change them. - Drawings can be exported into AutoCAD format.

Cons

- There is a very long learning curve. - It uses the typical Microsoft help function which cannot find things using plain English queries. (Google is MUCH better) - It may be difficult to find the thing you want to do as there are some many functions. - The Microsoft "Ribbon" can be a real pain when trying to find a function. It can waste a huge amount of time. - If you know the name of the function,...

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Sreekumar J.

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Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome professional diagrams and flow charts

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

As a Business Analyst cum Product Manager in Software Engineering, tremendous amount of documentation including business process diagrams, and flowcharts were part of my role in my previous product organization. Before learning Visio, I have tried many free apps, and capabilities with in word and struggled a lot. While we make enterprise solutions by offering customization in our product suite,...

Cons

It is a fantastic tool and no doubt on its capabilities. However pricing is heavy and the solution is subscribing to online version. If the shapes show some meaning or suggest the purpose, Visio can be a bit more intuitive.

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Bed Prakash D.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best design and drawing tools for all Business

Reviewed a year ago

I am using Visio from my college. I use Visio on my every projects and assignments that required design and drawing. My first preference is Visio and if visio unable to complete my requirements then I useAutoCAD.

Pros

Visio is one of the best products design by Microsoft. Specially I am using visio for my electical work like circuit design, floor electical installation model, machine flow analysis etc. I am 200% satisfied and always love to use for similar projects.

Cons

There is no demerites as far I know. It ia simple to use, though some features are not avaialble while comparing with CAD but it is ok in this price. Overall it has limited features but with excellent quality.

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Marat M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Visio review

Reviewed a year ago

I started using Visio before Microsoft purchased it so I have quite big experience with this great application. I'm still using it a lot to visualize text information into graphics almost every day.

Pros

In my opinion the Visio is the industry standard and definitely the best tool to build different kinds of drawings (graphs, diagrams, charts, etc). It has many built-in shapes and templates (stencils), lots of options to connect to wide range of data sources. The Visio diagrams are easy to understand for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Cons

Microsoft Visio is not part of Microsoft Office Suite anymore (it must be purchased separately). The Visio license is quite expensive. Microsoft Visio is not available for Apple Mac and Linux platforms. Web (online) version of Visio would be great alternative to standalone application (since it must be cheaper).

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Thamara P.

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Telecommunications, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Diagrams easily and effectively

Reviewed 4 years ago

Visio has allowed me to create the engineering practice layout. As well as, I have used it for the creation of maps, flow charts, free elements, among others In my area of work it is very helpful because it is process oriented so it is always necessary to elaborate process diagrams

Pros

the simplicity and effectiveness of use, are characteristics that distinguish this powerful office tool. Visio has themes that you can select for the realization of particular diagrams of both form and objects. This office tool can be included from the editable mode in other tools of the office itself. Visio integrates all conventional office options into an ideal tool for diagramming. It has a simple menu like what we are used to with office, also of options that add value to the design. You should not be afraid to insert images or elements because the tool easily allows it. I include a simple edition

Cons

When I try to insert the editable visio in power point, the visualization is difficult to handle elements from there. From visio to include an image the size can get to be very small, it is necessary to be attentive to the size with which you are designing from visio. If you want to open a visio file in tools in the cloud, it is not an easy task, since the particularity of this tool is directly with Microsoft Office.

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Sonam P.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool

Reviewed a month ago

I adore it for what it was created to do. I doubt I could come up with anything better. I mainly only have positive things to say about this product. Only be careful not to come to the point where you have to build your own code in order to have your charts generated automatically, since the API and support for it would demand a different degree just for this product.

Pros

Its reasonable intuitiveness is what I enjoy. Most people can produce attractive diagrams pretty fast if they have a notion of what they need to accomplish. Users of Microsoft Office will be used to the toolbar's usual text functionality. There are several built-in templates available for a variety of uses. There are literally thousands of forms available, and if none of them fit your needs, they may be customized. I adore the freedom to build layouts, modify backgrounds, and use layers. For Visio, there are many add-ons available from Microsoft and other developers that expand the functionality of a great tool.

Cons

The main issues with this tool are that it is not part of the Microsoft Office suite, the license can be expensive for small businesses, you can't edit or share your work with others who don't have a Visio license, it may crash if you have a drawing with a lot of detail, and there is no Mac OS version.

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Tharindu D.

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Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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There's not competition to Visio

Reviewed a year 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.

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Traci C.

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Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy and simple diagram

Reviewed a year ago

It gives my presentations with diagrams and graphs a unique appearance and helps me understand the processes when they are more complicated since I can elaborate them by threads or by parts. Its templates are versatile so when I draw it is easy and I can communicate with my colleagues by messaging from this tool. I can save everything in the cloud.

Pros

A variety of diagrams can be drawn with this software including flow charts, organization charts, construction and floor plans, data diagrams among many. Automatically generate org charts from data sources such as Excel, Exchange, or Azure Active Directory. Simple or complicated diagrams can be made quickly and easily. It has a stencil gallery to determine the items in a room for example. It allows you to preview bone to see what the fonts and diagrams will be like before running it with the option to modify it by another tool.

Cons

you need to understand the program well to use it well. It is paid and its license is expensive ranging from $ 290 to $ 580. Their service to users is poor. It is not compatible with other operating systems only Microsoft. Their updates are not periodic since they take up to 3 years to make an improvement. It can throw errors during its installation and takes up a lot of hard disk space.

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Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Visio is a very good Microsoft add-on tool and I love it.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Visio is wonderful to use as I do a lot of process mapping and identifying process ways and flowcharts. Visio is a perfect tool to use this with and while not everyone can find a use case for it, I am very happy with it. Visio is a great tool that any analyst can use when making an org chart or process map/workflow.

Pros

Visio is a very good visual tool if you need process mapping and a flowchart. Visio can help customize and visualize a change or swim lanes if you need help illustrating on who and what is involved in a process. I also really like all the help and how-to guides there are available when using Visio. Almost all Microsoft products have this and Visio is no exception. Visio is also easy to integrate into a PC or Mac. Visio isn't part of the standard office suite Microsoft has but it's easy to get setup and up and running.

Cons

Visio is expensive. You cannot just request this if you are needing approval, there is likely a business case you will need since this can be up to a $300 add-on per person and costs can add up quickly. Microsoft's support isn't the greatest with Visio either as any problems will require you to uninstall and then re-install the software which is time consuming and frustrating when you have to do it.

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Graham B.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The standard for our charting needs

Reviewed 3 years ago

Within our agency environment Visio is the only application we trust to deliver all of our charting and diagramming requirements within the Business Analysis team. It allows non-creative users to deliver competent charts for reports without relying on the Design team. The app is highly dependable and has developed to support new use cases over the years under Microsoft's parentage.

Pros

- The standard application that allows charts to be authored and distributed across the agency and our clients - Flexibility to create any of our charting needs, from flow charts to sitemaps and hosting architecture diagrams - Simple interface to commence learning the capabilities - Ability to download additional stencils for many charting needs which aren't available out-of-the-box

Cons

- Can seem expensive for casual and intermittent users - User interface can seem alien for less-familiar users who are used to tools such as PowerPoint - If the requirement is for a specific task such as drawing up a website sitemap Visio is hugely complicated in comparison to specifically focussed apps

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Amit G.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent tool for mockups and workflow

Reviewed 3 years ago

Microsoft Visio is one of the best application for designing of wireframes, mockups, workflow etc. You can find various alternatives over the web but when we talk of performance on desktop system, Visio will come at first place. My overall experience is good and its really wonderful. I am able to express myself in terms of designing wireframes successfully through this.

Pros

Microsoft VISIO is awesome application. I am using it since 2008 and have used various versions of it. Visio is wonderful desktop application which runs smoothly. It consists of many inbuilt tools andd diagram shape which helps you in creating awesome documents such as 1) Mockups 2) wireframes 3) Flowchart 4) Workflow design 5)creating network topology diagram 6) Process documentation etc. Its drag & drop feature elements, grouping/un-grouping feature is awesome. Micorosoft office related shortcut commands work perfectly.

Cons

The problem with microsoft applications that these are costly. Visio is similarly costly product and its lighter version not available for cheaper prices. Product feature wise i can say that its is weaker on mockup design for Android and iPhone mobile apps wireframes, microsoft should add such stencils also in this application so that people continue to use it.

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Kim C.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of the "killer apps" alive today

Reviewed 6 years ago

Too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say the phrase 'A picture is worth a thousand words' is very true and this product helps bring ideas to life.

Pros

Granted it was purchased by Microsoft from Visio Corporation in 2000 but it hasn't lost a thing, which is quite unbelievable. In fact, it has gotten better over the years. I have to say it is truly one of the most "beautiful" pieces of software I've ever used. From the flow of the user interface to the creation of almost any type of diagram, Visio has been there for me since day one. The ability to layer diagrams and images can not be beat. With some additional VBA work in the tool, it can not be beat for ease of use and flexibility. It can also connect to a database and create ER diagrams. It also has UML which can almost turn directly into code. Almost. It's not quite there. Yet.

Cons

It will come as no surprise that the price is what is the most absurd. The pricing of the product lines will take this software out of reach of casual users. For doing any truly useful work, the Professional version is almost double the Standard version. Microsoft needs to lower the cost to increase its market penetration in some sectors. Otherwise, a solid all-around product.

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Kim C.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Visio 2013 still top notch!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Visio 2013 has raised the bar for the challengers. While I already enjoyed using Visio 2010, I now really enjoy Visio 2013. The addition of the ribbon interface now makes it easier to set up and enter frequently used features along with providing a very workable interface to add drawings, pictures and any other diagrams needed to make business flow. I use this tool almost every day to produce and refine presentations to staff and managers. I particularly like the workflow diagrams which allow me to get my point across as to where the resources are used most heavily in day to day business. Although I've looked at other tools, I still believe this tool is the best value for the money and for interoperability with other systems.

Cons

While there is not much to dislike about this software, there are some features which leave something to be desired. An example is the ease of placing headers and footers on the diagram. Now, it seems that we have to use the title feature which only allows headers and footers as background layers for the Visio diagram. I'm not sure I like this feature. I think there needs to be functionality that allows the user more flexibility in designing and entering headers and footer with ease. The current functionality permitted by Visio 2013 is somewhat clunky. There should be an easier way.

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Allyson W.

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Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Visio, the vision of the future

Reviewed a year ago

It allowed me to make the plan of my house in a simple and dynamic way, I was able to organize my house both in structure and in color in many ways. It has a wide variety of templates to organize my projects and if I don't have it in the program, I can order it only with the measurements and some extra features.

Pros

allows us to create diagrams and vector graphics at a professional level, from the flow diagram to the most complex in a dynamic and versatile way since the interface lets you select structures and colors to your liking. It can be linked to an exel page making the completion of a project easier since it allows you to draw up fairly exact plans just by giving it the corresponding data. It has several templates which give you the organization of your company in a simple and fast way. Its design is very easy to use

Cons

It is not available for Mac and Linux, so it limits its availability to those who do not have Visio online. It has no aesthetic suggestions when it comes to complicated diagrams like wireframes for example. It is not as easy to print or publish your diagrams as it should be. It is expensive and expensive, high equipment requirements for installation.

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Matthew R.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An easy vector based diagram tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, Visio is a great tool and has been improved a lot over the years. The quality it produces and the precision of measurment, gives you that peace of mind. It's not too difficult to master and you can easily start using it without major training.

Pros

Visio makes creating diagrams satisfying. It is generally quite easy to use but is packed with a lot of features the more you dig into it. It has helped us create visually appeasing diagrams that don't take long to put together. Visio's template and icon support is another great little feature, which helps add to the visuals and accuracy.

Cons

Though it's a great tool, it's not the cheapest and sometimes the implementation or 'previews' make it difficult to share files with those who don't have visio. Though you can save files as regular jpegs/PDFs etc. it can sometimes be frustrating to share and edit with those who don't have it.

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Cesar A S.

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Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An idea express on the screen and a help for your business

Reviewed 5 years ago

With Visio in our company we can model a basic set of features where the people does not work in the right or maybe they are not in the right condition to have an acceptance performance. So with the software we can determinate which are the conditions that was making the people does not produce the proportion that the administration department had been calculate and we saw that was an incompatibility between the job that the people are doing in the condition of their workplace, we can determinate that with Visio and with direct interaction with the workers.

Pros

Visio allows to the users to make a conceptual map of their ideas, through the creation of schemes what can show the actual condition of the company, where the changes has to be do, how we can improve our markket sector, how we are spending our money and how we are managing our budget, we can also fixed the key points to evolve or to resolve some probles of our company or business. We can do all this with a massive quantity of elements to show a precise image of our ideas and show how the thing are, and how the things could be in our company.

Cons

The many disadvantage for many companies or little business it is the price, maybe some companies does not want to spend a great amount of money in a software who they think can be replace with a free software, another limitation it is associated with the team work, to represent a perfect image of the company you have to hear a every person involve or even the most of them, if you do not do that you can show a personal image, a personal problem and this cannot be the idea of all the company, that it is going to be your personal opinion of the problems of the company, you have to be beware of this.

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Doyle R.

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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Visio is a visionary tool for data interpretation.

Reviewed a year ago

Having used Visio for quite some time now, I have found the software extremely useful in my day to day life and it is incredibly reliable and has rarely failed to let me down. Visio takes out all the time consuming hard work of creating your own gaant charts and what not and just leaves you with what you really want! Sexy visualized data that is easy to interpret and easy to create.

Pros

When you use other charting software, it is often clunky and hard to get a custom to, which can be quite annoying, especially when you are just trying to visualize your data quickly and efficiently. Visio basically took away all the struggle of manually creating charts/diagrams and allows you to visualize your data with ease. The user friendly interface makes the software extremely friendly and its easy to get a hang of. I would say that the software allows you to visualize your data concisely and accurately and saves you time so you can focus on the more pressing tasks at hand.

Cons

Visio is only available on Windows, and to be honest why wouldn't it be, its a Microsoft product overall, however I really think a piece of software this great should be available to everyone on every OS. I also have a mac book and I cannot integrate my mac with Visio which is quite the annoyance. I personally do not think the price is that high for the quality you get, but I can see it being a bit too much for just your standard users.

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Will C.

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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fantastic for data visualization.

Reviewed a year ago

Having used Visio for many years, I find the software to be very reliable and fit for its function. I used to struggle with creating diagrams and charts, but Visio has taken out the hard work to save me a lot of time to focus on other more pressing tasks. It has definitely increased my productivity and overall, I really do love the product.

Pros

I like that Visio takes away the struggle of manually creating diagrams and flow charts with its user-friendly interface. The different tabs available also help to create a nice flow and progression that helps you complete your work quickly. The flexibility of the tool is really good and you are easily able to customize, fonts, colors, data placements etc etc and the end result ends up looking incredibly professional and clean for a piece of software which is so simple to use.

Cons

I am aware Visio only comes for Windows, which I think limits there user pool in terms of Apple users, however I am sure Apple have something similar to this. Some people would also say the price for this is quite high, but I tend to disagree, because it does make your life incredibly easy and the end result it produces is incredible quality.

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Beth D.

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Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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I cut my teeth as a burgeoning graphics artist on Visio

Reviewed 5 years ago
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I began my self-education as a graphics designer (and animator) on Visio. It is extraordinarily easy to use, once you familiarize yourself with the options, what things can do, how to arrange and adjust and manipulate shapes. It was quite easy to learn and some of the clunky features of the earlier Visio versions I was learning on have been improved with time. It's modernized with a ribbon bar and...

Cons

As I said above, the price is definitely a factor to consider. And I think the templates aren't always as user friendly as they should be, if you're the kind who uses templates. A lot of the things that I now know, as an experienced graphics designer and animator, were clunky and difficult and needed improvement, actually have been improved over the years, so the clunky, hard to maneuver issues from earlier versions is for the most part gone. There are still areas for improvement and a little imagination, but Visio is a solid, reliable, easy to use program, especially if you can use it for free.