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Visio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Visio FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Visio offer?

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

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Q. Who are the typical users of Visio?

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


Q. What languages does Visio support?

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


Q. Does Visio support mobile devices?

Visio supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Visio offer an API?

No, Visio does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Visio integrate with?

Visio integrates with the following applications:
OneDrive


Q. What level of support does Visio offer?

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

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

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Visio pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

3.1K

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

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Visio features

Functionality

4.4

/5

3.1K

Total features

54

11 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third-Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Access Controls/Permissions
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Workflow Management
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Visio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

3.1K

Positive reviews

95

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.47/10
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Pros
Visio has great Product functionality when compared to other software and also it has a very good & strong user community who we can reach out when in need.
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.
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.

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Eric H.

CFO

Mining & Metals, 11-50 employees

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Still #1 for Detailed Process Mapping

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Glenn S.

Associate Director of Talent Development & Brand

Telecommunications, 501-1,000 employees

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Great To Show Procedures

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Tharindu D.

Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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There's not competition to Visio

Reviewed 3 years 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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Andrew P.

Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Process Development Tool with layers

Reviewed 5 years ago

Visio has helped me take conversations and brainstorming sessions and demonstrate how they would actually work. So often there is a good intention on trying something new, but it is important to get everyone on the same page. This tool has helped do that. I have also extensively used Visio as a training tool. I will link the diagrams to other portals and tools that we use, so that the workflow document is something of a link aggregator for all the steps involved. This has made the hand-off from training to implementation much easier.

Pros

I like that I can use Visio to easily demonstrate workflows and process improvement ideas. There is a range of understanding for software like Visio. I do not use it to automate at my place of work, but I use it extensively for visual learners when implementing or discussing new processes, procedures, and ideas. Often I have co-workers take these designs and display them for their team as a physical reminder, others are more intuitive and I work with them to develop interactive workflows (with links, actions, etc.)

Cons

There are some elements to how you design that are not intuitive. I usually spend about 15 minutes with users who download the software to demonstrate how they can make their flows and diagrams. The organization chart is particularly more cumbersome than advertised, but even so, I have users who use it for this purpose. Online resources are sparse as well, and I often am troubleshooting when trying new methods.

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Robert B.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Vizio is great but can have issues with other Microsoft Products

Reviewed 2 months ago

Vizio does what we need it to do in creating diagrams, but the restrictions on workstation installations can be a nightmare. As a standalone product it is great.

Pros

Vizio is great for creating data flow diagrams that illustrate the flow of data from one device to another

Cons

Vizio does not play well with other Microsoft applications. If a user already has a Microsoft Office product installed, it is very difficult to install Vizio as well.

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Mohammad N.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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One The best Diagram Tools out there.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been using this software for more than 5 years and the best thing about it is part of the Microsoft family the workflow of the Microsoft product is almost similar and I am pretty much ok with that and it doesn't affect the work I do with good software for my company.

Pros

I Like Visio's adaptability! It differs from other software because of its capacity to efficiently organize, visualize, and layout complicated projects. With its many templates and shapes, I can enrich my presentation with specific drawings or papers while using underlying data points comparable to excel to properly map out our project goals - repeatedly demonstrating why this is such a crucial tool in today's business portfolio! By dividing difficult tasks into simpler ones and providing a range of comprehension levels for these graphics, this makes planning more approachable.

Cons

Since purchasing Visio, Microsoft has made some really annoying adjustments. Instead of being easily adjustable by default, features like automated snap-to-route and object are significantly slower and heavier than it ever was. Additionally, instead of obeying the rules you specify, the connectors try to guess what you want, which makes workflow far more laborious than it has to be.

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Odunola O.

Program Development, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and easy navigation

Reviewed 3 months ago

Easy to use, gets the job done in limited time

Pros

Gets the job done easily with easy navigation

Cons

Don’t have complain about it it’s the best you can use

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