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Any business looking for a simple yet reliable software to create flowcharts and diagrams

Product Details

Diagram software that helps to create flowcharts, network diagrams, org charts, floor plans, and engineering designs.

Contact Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975

Located in United States

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Starting Price

  • $46.49/month/user

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Visio Features

Collaboration
Data Import / Export
Drag & Drop
Flowchart
Mind Map
Organizational Charting
Templates
Collaboration
Diagramming
Drag & Drop
Organizational Charting
Process Mapping
Revision Management
Templates
Text to Chart

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4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Andrew P.
Project Manager
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 29, 2019

“Process Development Tool with layers”

OverallVisio 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.
ProsI 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.)
ConsThere 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 29, 2019
Sreekumar J.
Designated Partner
Information Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
July 17, 2018

“Awesome professional diagrams and flow charts”

ProsAs 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, it is quite normal to study and analysis complex business processes of every new customer. To make a case - the process to be automated, solution, estimation, and design, diagrams and flowcharts were inevitable. Making diagrams eat a lot of time before Visio. Visio helped us to streamline this particular activity. It is pretty simple to copy an old diagram, make a few modifications and use it in another document. Another advantage in using vision is scope for modifications and less time to edit the diagrams. The beauty of Visio is stencils and drag and drop feature to build diagrams. Also it is awesome to have an excellent repository of shapes. Couple of times, I have used the organization chart feature. The import feature is very much helpful when we have a comprehensive reporting hierarchy. Live data overlay which enables us to visualize live data in the context of a org structure, a business process, or a manufacturing process flow to get the big picture in one glance. Once you master Visio, it is less likely that you switch to any other tool for diagrams and process flows. Provision to collaborate on diagrams simultaneously is a big relief when many users work on a diagram
ConsIt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
July 17, 2018
Jess F.
Principal Scientist
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2019

“Scientist Viewpoint”

OverallOverall, I like this platform as sketch pad (my hand drawings are terrible and hard to read). It has made my cross-functional collaborations much easier since I have a good method transfer ideas that other engineering disciplines can also work in before migrating to high level systems (CREO, Mentor, etc).
ProsAs someone who works in multi-functional engineering teams I find this to be a great collaboration platform. I can take my sensor idea and do some basic "hand" sketch type drawings to really highlight my thoughts and needs to my mechanical engineering colleagues. On the electrical engineering side I can create functional block diagrams describing my needs for the signal pathways and data analysis workflows. I also use this for test apparatus diagrams and mock ups for software user interfaces.
ConsIf you have no drafting/drawing experience this program can take awhile to get truly comfortable with. I don't find all the menus to be as intuitive as I would like. However, I only notice this if I am away from the software for an extended time period.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 2, 2019

“Microsoft Visio”

OverallI have been using Visio since 2002. This is the only program which I used consistently almost every day. I develop icons, drawings, flow charts and flyers all in Visio. It is not very restrictive but it is quite loose. I have to make my own templates which may also go wrong. But with experience, once gets better with Visio.
ProsThere are a few strong points in MS Visio. First is its ability to work with vectors. It can easily import SVG graphics, edit their individual lines and then being able to export the SVG again. The export can also be done in PDF. This makes the whole experience of working with graphics like icons so easy. There is no need for programs like Illustrator or Inskscape. Another good feature is that Visio contains thousands of symbols from various categories like electrical engineering, mechanics, etc. That is also useful while building the flow charts and diagrams.
ConsOne annoying part in Visio is combining the lines into a single plan so that it can be filled with a color. When you select all of the connected lines and click Join or Combine ( in Operations), the task is done without an error. But then when you try to fill a pattern or color into that area, it does not work, just because it did not really join the lines. I could never find a way to get this resolved. The only way is to keep trying by reconnecting the line again and again.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 2, 2019
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Mandeep J.
Associate Project Manager
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 10, 2018

“Microsoft Visio is the best software for your diagram design and documentation of organization need.”

OverallI have been using this software as a part of my daily job requirements and I can say this is the best software one can get to work on various types of diagrams to suit to your business and organizational requirements.
ProsMicrosoft Visio is the best software for serving the purpose of diagrams designs. It's capabilities to provide the best diagram templates for data flow diagrams, floor plans, building plans are among the best features. I have been using this software for preparing DFD's and flowcharts as part of my regular job requirements and I can say this is best software for such accomplishments since it offer varities of templates that I can just pick and go for doing my job with ease. According to me what makes this software stand out is its ability to pick the data from the MS Excess and MS Access which makes it best piece of software for working on diagram requirements in an organization.
ConsThough it is very easy to use for those who have a little bit of experience using the Visio, however if you are starting with the software the you may find it little bit difficult to understand and get going so I would recommend anyone who is planning to use the software to spend some time with the software and get used to it and then you will find it easier and very useful and effective to accomplish your requirements.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 10, 2018
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Thamara P.
Gerente de desarrollo de aplicaciones y servicio al cliente
Telecommunications, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 13, 2018

“Diagrams easily and effectively”

OverallVisio 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
Prosthe 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
ConsWhen 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 13, 2018
Kim C.
Systems Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017

“One of the "killer apps" alive today”

OverallToo 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.
ProsGranted 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.
ConsIt 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.
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017
Jerry A.
System Administrator
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

“Invaluable software for documenting entire computer network. Full of features, full of functions.”

OverallBiggest benefit this gives us, after having used it for so long and put a lot of work into it, is great visibility into the design of our entire network: firewalls, routers, switches, servers; building layouts, cabling paths; access points, desktops, phones, printers. Everything is organized so well, we can easily lookup physical locations, switch ports, and cable paths, making troubleshooting much less difficult for our IT Technicians and Interns.
ProsIt's pretty powerful and full of features and niceties. Using this software, we've been able to fully document our existing network, document all upgrades and changes. We've even used it to integrate into our Active Directory network to build out organizational charts. It has shapes and templates for just about everything we've needed: org charts, switching and routing diagrams, individual switch cabling, diagrams for documenting our server racks, our phone system, work flows, and building layouts. We recently more than doubled the size of our building, and this software has helped us to document everything in the new building, and keep track of upgrades in our existing buildings. Software is easy to use, so our interns have been able to jump right in and start working with all of its features.
ConsIt does seem to use a lot more memory than other Office programs, so it does tend to crash a lot on us. Mostly when we're using some of its more advanced features like integrating it into Exchange/Active Directory. Even still, it works well at what it does, we just need PCs that have a lot of memory to ease the user experience.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
Kim C.
Senior Compliance Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 25, 2017

“Visio 2013 still top notch!”

ProsVisio 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.
ConsWhile 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 25, 2017
Wayne E.
Manager, Software Development
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2017

“The only Microsoft tool to use for some types of graphic, but finicky and difficult to use”

OverallMore sophisticated capabilities than other Microsoft graphics tools
ProsCapabilities to go beyond simple diagramming, including the ability to use macros with layers to switch views within a single diagram. This alone once saved me the effort of producing multiple diagrams for the same workflow process, reflecting how groups of users with different permissions would "see" the same flow.
Cons1) Shapes only offer one text block. Classic example: database "cans", where I'd like to have a "name" text block within the oval and a "description" text block within the body. After all these years, surely Microsoft could work out a way to have two or more text blocks in a single shape (or on a single connector)! 2) Connectors love to re-route and are hard or impossible to "lock down" in complex diagrams, including both diagrams built "from scratch" and those using templates (e.g. organization charts). 3) Temperamental Templates. All of the templates I have used (organization charts, database relationships and home room layout in recent memory) have been almost as much trouble as they were useful. Apparently room layout is a particularly challenging task as I couldn't find a good non-Microsoft tool elsewhere either. I'm fairly widely experienced creating business graphics with a number of tools, but not a full-time graphics professional. I use Visio to visually document systems and databases with which I work in software development and maintenance. As such, I'm technical enough to understand something about the shape system, but with only a rare opportunity to "tinker" with Visio to try to "get it to behave". I'd really like more ability to "lock" connectors and shapes and richer text capabilities for both shapes and connectors. Bottom line: Visio's ease of use has barely changed in years and is the single area that Microsoft should address next.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2017
cynthia d.
Business Analyst
Retail, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 1, 2019

“Presenting information in diagram form was never easier”

OverallIn my company the use of Visio is essential for daily activities, particularly whenever it is necessary to make presentations and management and operations reports and that allows me to understand more easily the flows of resources and diagrams of operations that are presented to me regularly, in addition to this, we take out the greatest possible benefit to its integration with Office 365 through the import and Export of data between different types of documents, this allows us to save time since it is not necessary to carry out the transcription of the information to work for make it part of the graphics.
ProsVisio is a software for diagramming from Microsoft, among its main features They highlight its intuitive interface according to Microsoft applications, the variety of available tools that allow the presentation of information effectively graphs and diagrams of different types, including flow diagrams, diagrams processes and flow charts. Its drag-and-drop functionality makes the activities to make them faster and more efficient by saving time and effort. Your integration with Office 365 facilitates the use of the diagrams developed in the other applications and has layout a variety of templates that simplify the work to its users.
ConsThe only disadvantage I get in this software is that even though the various available templates may be necessary to turn to third parties to obtain some forms specific that are not included in them. In general this is a very program stable and with a wide range of tools and resources available that allow make and customize the graphics so that the user presents the information of a visually attractive and adapted to the needs of each project.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 1, 2019
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Jose de Jesus R.
Gerencia de Área Plataforma Tecnológica
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018

“My pleasant experience using Microsoft Visio”

ProsOne of the tools that I use with great frequency is the Microsoft Visio, it has helped me to capture or draw different aspects of the projects that I have the responsibility to lead or assign to my team. The tools incorporated within Microsoft Visio allow giving that professional touch that allows to group flow of information and descriptions at the same time and end user is easy to understand. Equally the different stencil that can be incorporated, facilitates and integrates the information, I have had the experience of searching for stencil of proprietary brands to be able to work with the hardware of my professional environment without any kind of problems. And when presenting or exporting it is very easy, the incorporated help is very useful when clarifying a doubt.
ConsThis wonderful tool to graphically capture ideas, projects, information flow and even design of structures, has its sales it is possible that it also has its point against, which is not much in micaso that could be for a person with little knowledge in really what If you want to capture, it could be a problem to know that there are thousands of stencils available that help create a more professional document. Another one of the few points against could be that the tools of left side are hidden and it can be difficult to stop the novice user to obtain them again. Of the rest I recommend 100% the use of Microsoft Visio
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018
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Cesar A S.
Analista
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2018

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

OverallWith 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.
ProsVisio 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2018
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james c.
coo
Real Estate, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 22, 2019

“A correct item in the event that you are searching for a vocation in Software Industry”

OverallVisio is especially renowned item albeit, so this isn't shock that I am utilizing this application or device since I examined. I have utilizing this application since I have considered in college and doing BCS in software engineering. I have utilize this for various activities in my examinations. At that point I had joined a product house and utilize this sine then as a profession. This item is helpful and giving us the massive information of any unpredictable or simplex procedure. This device give us clear perceivability of each start to finish procedure of obvious graph. This device enables our Business Analyst to group to comprehend the prerequisite and brief to our improvement group. This assistance me a great deal in my initial days as I was likewise the product designer since now I am advancing more as Sr. Framework Analyst this instrument help me more.
ProsOutline in procedure stream perceivability is astounding . It has tremendous format library which help to any one to details with. This apparatus is much easy to use on the off chance that you think about various instrument. Modules are likewise particularly easy to use and simple to utilize. Gives us the capacity to make flowcharts, charts and system outlines in one simple to utilize application. Bolster people group likewise been awesome and you can discover help on web in all respects effectively. In short its substance store is phenomenal.
ConsAs this item isn't accessible on Linux as we have real application on Linux OS. Furthermore, this is costly item. Further, constrained coordinated effort abilities which need to concentrate more by the Visio group in not so distant future.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 22, 2019
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Atahualpa R.
Development Project Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2018

“ Excellent diagramming software that has allowed us to perform workflows easily and quickly.”

Overall The main benefits of Visio is the ease and speed that allows the work team in the company to translate the action plan steps in a diagrammatic way when we define the operational workflows, simplifying in a feedback diagram what can be done. occupy several pages written in a document with high probability that will not be read by the majority of members of the work team.
ProsIt is a very stable software with time in the market that has been evolving in a fast and positive way, it likes a lot because it has multiple templates defined online, from different areas, in my case I use more than flow diagrams, network diagrams. , Organization charts and Work Breakdown Structure, the latest versions can be opened from the browser. The advantage of making diagrams in visio is that we work on a grid sheet which allows us to order efficiently the components of the system we want to build. Additionally the shortcuts help to optimize the designs because the elements are presented in a visual way.
ConsVisio presents several points of improvement as it should be the integration to the microsoft office package, because it is acquired with an additional license, which has an impact on Opex increase of our company, also the handling, multilayer must be improved being able to integrate designs of Printed circuit board in an easy way, or simple construction or industrial plans without getting the complexity of CAD software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2018
Beth D.
Writing and Editing, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
March 29, 2018

“I cut my teeth as a burgeoning graphics artist on Visio”

ProsI 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 I find it easier to navigate and locate what I'm looking for. It doesn't overwhelm you with so many options with strange names that could intimidate new users, like Photoshop and programs like that can do. Although I'm not a fan of them, there are templates, which I understand can sometimes be balky when trying to use. I always preferred a new blank to work with. (I don't use templates in any of the software programs I have that offer them. It's just my weird thing.) If you can use it for free through your school or work, that's a bonus, because it is on the expensive side, which I'll address under the Cons of Visio.
ConsAs 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
March 29, 2018
Adriana L.
planning analyst
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2018

“Ideal for diagramming and structuring processes, complete tool for my area”

OverallIt allows to diagram in an easy way and to show users a simple and easy to understand graphic.
ProsThis tool is useful for me, I need to diagram and show the user the steps without being complex, they are guided quickly because the visual elements are simple. In the area where I work, standards and procedures are made and our indispensable tool to make flow diagrams is Visio, as well as the company's organizational charts, it has an easy-to-use platform, it has pre-designed templates that help me guide me, it allows me to modify it. In a simple way, objects can be dragged and dropped and shapes can be adjusted.
ConsActually not much that I dislike about this tool because I use it frequently, there are only things that I would change as more optimal because it makes the computer a bit slow, It seems that it uses a lot more memory than other Office programs, always We require the IT team to help us, it is also a bit expensive.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018

“One of the most versatile tools for visual planning / designing”

OverallGreat, I'm a frequent user whenever I am running a technical project this becomes a daily tool for me.
ProsI use Visio for so many things - Floor layout when I renovated my home, network planning, datacenter rack planning, flow charts and others. It's versatile, easy to use, handles scalable drawings nicely - It's great. I highly recommend investing the time in learning all the useful keyboard shortcuts, they take a bit of time to learn but pay back in time saved (Thanks VisioCafe for making this available for free:http://www.visiocafe.com/downloads/Mouse&Keyboard-Shortcuts-Visio2002.vsd)
ConsAs always with the tools that are versatile - there's a learning curve, and for every single use case you can think of there might be a more dedicated tool that is easier / cheaper Etc. If you need versatility there's nothing like it, if you need only one area I would look for alternatives.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018
Evgeny F.
Chief Financial Officer
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 13, 2018

“I am grateful to the developers for the simple and use of the graphics application”

ProsDespite the fact that I work in an IT company and all our employees know how to use modern technologies, it turned out that the easiest Visio program is most convenient for creating graphic objects. Yes, imagine, I and my colleagues use this application in order to draw flow charts, various diagrams. And as I said, I'm personally attracted to the program by the ease of use with pretty serious functionality. Well and one more plus is that Visio enters into some office packages from Microsoft by default, that is the program does not need to be bought separately.
ConsPerhaps, I note that with extensive functionality you still can not create full-fledged drawings, it turns out that the program is designed only for creating visual graphics that are drawn without observing strict requirements, that is, you get simply colorful pictures at the output.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 13, 2018
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Serge S.
IT Manager
Printing, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Excellent program for basic drawing or floor plans”

OverallQuick diagrams, floor plans and flow charts. Easy interface and well priced for companies.
ProsIn the past we were using more complex software packages such as Autocad or Illustrator to do some basic outline drawing for presale sketching (we're in the printing industry). Although we still use those software now for post sale work, we do a lot of presale stekching with Visio. It is simple, and allows to do up-to-scale plans quickly. I have also used Visio to do floor plans (office design, room dimension design) and although it does not have the visual aspect of some design software available today, it is very efficient in terms of planning for space, door placement, windows, furniture, ... Finally, we also have used Visio for flow charts for our quality system (ISO), and others.
ConsSlightly expensive for personal use. Otherwise for the intended use, I see no real problem with Visio
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
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LINA MARIA V.
Profesional en formación
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018

“A software that complements the organization in my work space”

OverallIt is a software that you must acquire to put it to the test in your company. We fulfilled this requirement, put it to the test and more we could never stop using it. It is very valuable and you must acquire it
ProsVisio has excellent features that I will mention below. This software is one of the best platforms we have found for the internal organization of our personnel based on the projection of strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand, Visio offers the best scheme for the construction of corporate structures, defined in the hierarchy where each of the positions is defined according to the potential and weaknesses of the work team. In addition, it offers the construction of flow diagrams necessary to analyze the performance and average performance of each of the positions described in the structure.
ConsIt is a somewhat difficult software to use. The times we have had to use it have had to be with the IT Department of our Management. It would be great if this software could use it all, but for that, an instruction is required.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018
Angelika C.
AP Manager
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019

“Best Software for Business Org. Charts and Flow Charts!!!!”

ProsBeing personally responsible for the company organizational charts and flow charts for each department I cannot say enough how much I love Visio! Visio has made the process of making the organizational charts extremely easy and quick. In Visio you can make your own chart without using a standard one that needs to be changed in every aspect. Visio allows you to customize your chart and gives numerous options for different positions, layout, shapes and sizes and all the different perks that you would never be able to get in a Word document or Excel. Also when it comes to flow charts this is the best tool out there! Our flowcharts are pages and pages long and in Visio you can continue your road without separating pages or documents. Obviously when you print it will be on multiple pages but when you are on the computer of a PowerPoint presentation Visio allows you to easily show your flow of production in a manner that is easy to understand, follow and more importantly easy to see.
ConsThere is nothing that I dislike about the software. If you are computer savvy the possibilities of Visio are endless.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019
Joshua S.
Equipment Engineer
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 12, 2018

“MS Visio Review”

OverallOverall, I have had a very positive expereince using Visio. Visio is a very powerful tool with which I can create some very impressive and unique visuals. However, for the work I personally do, I do not always require teriibly stunning visuals, so usually those which i can create simply in MS Word or MS Powerpoint are sufficient. However, Visio definitely takes those designs to the next level.
ProsWhat I like most about MS Visio is the ease of use. I feel that the tabs are well organized and cater very well to the user. The way the program is structured makes it very easy to create and develop with ease. The different tabs and options available are almost intuitive and follow an excellent progression and lay out all of the avaible options to the user. The visuals used are very appropriate and coincide with the program as a very visual based program as a whole.
ConsWhat I like least about this software is that I feel that I can acheive similar results using other MS software. Visio definitely makes it very easy to create, but there are features in other MS software such as MS Word and MS Powerpoint that allow for similiar and oftentimes suffieincient capabiluities for everyday designs. I turn to Visio when I really want something very unique.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 12, 2018
Robert W.
Project Manager
Telecommunications, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2019

“TOp of the Line for Detailed Processes”

OverallI use Visio daily to diagram dat aflows, business processes, and software designs. It works well for me as I do not use most of the complicated features but there is plenty that is easy to use to tell my stories
ProsVisio provides the ability to document any type of process flow from simple to complicated, in a clear manner. Most importantly, it has the versatility to cover a simple block flow to a detailed data flow design. Like most Microsoft products, the feature coverage is immense making it a product for the neophyte as well as the expert.
ConsVisio can be frustrating in that some of its features are not the most intuitive for a simple user. It can be hard to figure out how to perform what should be simple things without getting bogged down in the minutia of the tool. The "Help" function only goes so far.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2019
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Todd I.
Manager
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019

“My Visio Review”

OverallOther than the above issue with stencils (Which is now not an issue as I've created 99% of the stencils I use on a regular basis) This piece of software is used daily, and you will always find it open/in use or minimized on my PC. Any users needing to map something logically, this is the software for you. I recommend everyone have it as part of their Office Suite.
ProsI have used this product well before Microsoft purchased the product. I use this product to map everything. I use it to map networks, subnet maps, corporate formation maps, workflow diagrams, IP address deployments, radio deployments and many other uses. I like this product as it is VERY manageable and manipulable.
ConsThe only think I've not liked about this product was having to create stencils for many projuects out of images I've had to download and render to make work with Visio.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019
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Thomas S.
ICT Systems Coordinator
Music, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019

“The Ideal Tool for Creating Network Diagrams!”

OverallVisio has been incredibly useful for us as an ICT department, as it has allowed us to map and log our network topologies and other vital information that is required during network troubleshooting. It is easy to create detailed diagrams, and means our technicians no longer have to sift through mountains of aged documentation to find answers - instead they can simply check the network diagrams created in Visio. This has improved productivity substantially.
ProsVisio is a feature-filled diagram and flowchart creation tool. It includes many templates for diagrams, including network, commercial, and telephony device icons in order to aid in the creation of network topology diagrams. It also includes shapes and icons that meet the requirements for ITIL process maps. Visio includes templates for popular basic diagrams and flowcharts to get you started, and once created charts can be connected to real-time data sources such as SQL to display the data. Visio comes as both an installable application and an online web-based app that can be accessed from anywhere with a network connection.
ConsAs Visio is distributed as a standalone install package, it can be hard to install alongside Office packages that have been installed with the 'click-to-run' installer. Although it does provide several pre-made templates, these templates could be re-vamped to look more modern and appealing.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019
Elias Alirio M.
Facilitator
Consumer Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2019

“Excellent tool for flowcharts”

OverallI have learned flowcharts in programmnig are great to present algorithms to clients, since there are a visual tool towards a problem solution that does not require programing knowledge. I believe Visio makes it easy to present a neatly looking flowcharts.
ProsI am student of Computer science, and I have been exposed to different free software to make flowcharts for the programs I write. None, however, has been as flexible, graphically appealing, and easy to use (once you get the hang of it) as Visio. I like how there are so many objects you can use, how you are able to anchor these objects to ensure the relationships between them will remain as you have defined them, and how you can import images should you find it necessary.
ConsI would only say that learning how to use it is not necessarily easy, you need to know the meaning of different shapes and objects you are using, so things remain within standard conventions. I took an Information technology class in 2009 where we covered Visio. I am not sure if I would have been able to learn well on my own. Training for proper usage may be needed. This tool may not be intuitively learned.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2018

“I use it daily for writing dialogue”

ProsI develop games that are dialogue-heavy and use Visio daily to map out the lines, different branching narrative paths, and write notes to myself for later development at that point. It's a very nice way to also deliver lines to voice actors as well, because they can see everybody's lines, in the order that they appear, with respect to different options, etc. I've also used Visio in a professional capacity, as well as an educational capacity when I was pursuing my Master's Degree. I will likely never stop using it.
ConsVisio clearly wasn't developed with my particular use in mind, but I can't knock it for that. I don't have anything negative to say, Visio is a great tool that can be used in a large variety of ways.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2018
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Luis Enrique G.
Analista de Telecomunicaciones
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018

“This is just an amazing software”

OverallAs I have mentioned before Visio is an excellent software for creating flow diagrams, and definetly is a must have for any type of programmer, since it allows for easily displaying code explanations to everyone. I totally recommend it.
ProsIt is an excellent software for creating flow charts and flow diagrams. I've used it frequently when creating new programs to explain them to my coworkers, and since it is so easy to use and so intuitive I waste almost no time creating them. Its layout it is really comfortable and for anybody used to microsoft software it should feel really familiar.
ConsI have absolutely no complaints about visio, using it has been extremely easy and really rewarding, it has allowed me to take my flow diagrams to another level and I always get compliments on them from my colleagues.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018
Chethan M.
Technology Lead
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2018

“Microsoft Visio is a popular application used across to create diagrams, flowcharts and workflows”

ProsMS Visio is a very popular with wide set of users in various roles. MS Visio can be used to create various types of diagrams, Flowcharts and workflows. MS visio provides multiple features, options to create diagrams and flowcharts. One can easily start creating new diuagram or flowchart using various types of lines, arrows, shapes, and many other options to create the flowcharts faster within short timelines. MS Visio allows one to easily add any number of sheets, create hyperlinks or internal links to one sheet to other to connect the diagram or flowcharts. In MS Visio there are also options like adding Start or Stop flowchart features. MS visio provides features to Save and export the completed diagram or flowchart into multiple formats. one can easily insert the MS visio diagram into word or powerpoint easily.
ConsMS Visio is a paid tool so it involves initial Cost and not freely available for all users. MS visio also supports mainly windows. MS visio is might not be suitable or preferred for creating many advanced workflows.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2018
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Oscar T.
Engineer
Internet, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018

“I love my Visio.”

ProsVisio was my first diagramming tool. It enable me put my mental thoughts into diagrammatical flows and charts. Allowing me better critique my mental thoughts and visions. Visio has got nice icon templates ,which makes the process of diagramming a while lot easier . 80% of my paperwork ,I do with Visio and I like how I am able to export my diagrams in multiple formats like png and jpeg , thereby aiding my ability to share my diagrams with my team.
ConsI want to see more training videos added to the help section. Visio isn't a very easy software to pick up ,especially for users who haven't used any diagramming program before touching Visio, therefore the need for videos to tutor new users in the act and craft of using Visio.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018
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Mariana M.
Analista Control de Calidad
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 19, 2018

“Program has been a very versatile tool when making the flow diagrams and schematizing the process ma”

OverallThis advanced diagramming software from Microsoft Visio 2010 helps you simplify complex tasks with dynamic visual elements based on data and new ways to share on the Web in real time. Whether you are creating an organization chart, a network diagram or a business process, the new tools and the more intuitive interface of Visio 2010 help you create your diagrams more easily. You get quick access to the templates you use frequently. In the Introduction window, you will find the template you need, exploring the categories of simplified templates and using large template previews. Locate the templates that you have recently used using the new Recent Templates view in the Introduction window.
Pros Visualize, analyze and communicate their systems, resources and processes, and the data on which they are based. Increase productivity by integrating diagrams with information from various sources. Reduce manual data entry by letting Office Visio 2007 keep the diagrams updated. Visualize and act on complex information showing data in diagrams Analyze data and easily track trends, identify problems and signaling exceptions with dynamic diagrams Create diagrams more quickly letting Visio connect shapes for you. Transmit information efficiently with professional-looking diagrams. Communicate the use of diagrams and share them with a large number of recipients.
Cons It is not free It is not a case tool as it is, so it does not generate a code. Sometimes you do not find all the necessary tools. The button to print is larger in Office 2013, but not the two tiny menu buttons that you have to press to bring up the print window. Then we would resort to pressing the Ctrl + P keys, but that triggers new challenges. Touching the microscopic button with the arrow facing up to increase the number of copies requires a level of skill that only surgeons possess.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 19, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Research, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019

“Ultimate flowchart software”

OverallI have made extensive use of this software for drafting complex schematic flowcharts of my experiments. I have also used it profusely for researching the interaction partners of my protein of study in various biological pathways. I have been mighty impressed with the overall utility of this software for all of my applications.
ProsI have been associated with biomedical research for almost a decade and am yet to find a better flowchart and diagramming software than Microsoft Visio. The dynamic range of alternatives that this software provides is nothing short of magnificent. This software is a perfect fit for drafting complex and elaborate flowchart procedures. To top it all of, it makes the complexity vanish into thin air with its simplified design and aesthetic appeal. Moreover, the pricing of this software is inexpensive, which makes it a viable option for college graduates as well. This is truly one of the most satisfying software to have been introduced in recent memory.
ConsWith all the cool features that this software offers, there is hardly anything to dislike about it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 6, 2019

“A tool designed for the graphic design of all organizational processes.”

OverallThe truth is that it is a tool that is integrated and adapt with a Microsoft environment and that makes it interact in a formidable way with programs such as Word or Power Point in my experience allows to help employees to automate the business processes of day to day .
ProsIt allows the user in a practical and simple way to diagram anything that the company requires to normalize routines and processes. It also has a group of commands that adapt to the particularities that an organization may have in terms of its production and administrative processes, on the other hand with a large number of templates that facilitate diagramming effectively.
ConsDespite its great versatility in this tool sometimes you do not find all the necessary tools to generate a suitable design according to certain standards that are required to make a graphic representation either of an electric circuits, a flow of industrial processes or a design of an algorithm Furthermore, it is not a CASE tool as it is, therefore it does not generate a code and it can be used without your consent by third parties if it is leaked on the network.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 6, 2019
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Tania G.
Lead Analyst
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 23, 2018

“Mature diagramming application”

OverallI regularly use Visio to make use case diagrams, cross-functional process diagrams, concept models and any ad-hoc diagram I need to create to visually present my information and get my point across!
ProsVisio is a mature diagramming application and it's got the depth of features to go with it. There are literally thousands of shapes to choose from and a wide variety of templates. It's become easier to use with every new version, with automatic alignment and generating shapes with one click. I can create rough diagrams to represent an idea but I can also make professional quality diagrams when I need to.
ConsI struggle with creating diagrams that show progression over time. I have tried to use the layers feature, but it is clumsy and very inefficient. Visio also lacks the basic feature of creating a visual representation based on data. Word and PowerPoint have a SmartArt feature that allow entering text and it automatically generates a model. The model also gets updated in real time when you edit the text. There is no easy way to do this in Visio and it seems to me that it should!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 23, 2018
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Matt "Griff" K.
Sales Representative at Geist, a division of Vertiv
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 13, 2018

“Visio Works ”

OverallWe used it for process visualization, which was easy. Generally a process flow only took an hour to create, but helped show other teams how a process is supposed to go instead of verbally showing. The other portion is IT topologies showing connections between devices or enclosure drawings. This software helps greatly and does not require a ton of computer resources since it is basic drawings. Higher level drawings can definitely be achieved with it as well.
ProsVisio allows you to do several different types of functions. Most notably we use it for process flow visualization. It helps with the dialog boxes and flow arrows. It also helps with electrical drawings within the data center environment, much cheaper than other cad programs but you do pay for what you get. It requires minimal to no training to begin using.
ConsSometimes the hardest parts with Visio are finding pre-created stencil images. You sometimes have to search deep within the templates to find what is needed. The other issue is the snap-to feature with dialog boxes to arrows or connection points. They do not always connect right where you want or snap to the grid in the correct place.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 13, 2018
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Juan F.
Especialista de Sistemas SharePoint
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2018

“I use the tool to create a variety of diagrams that are used for the area of systems development”

OverallDesign any type of diagram in a quick way and be able to collaborate and share with my colleagues, tools like these make us more effective with our work
ProsThis tool is very useful, you can create a variety of diagrams, from diagrams of flow of data, diagrams of processes, of database, diagrams uml, diagrams of network, already related to infrastructures of technological networks, among others. It has a variety of icons for use in the diagrams, so it is not necessary to use other images to create it. For companies that have a Sharepoint infrastructure, with microsoft visio we can design the workflows and in a visual way we can observe the interaction between each part of the workflow. It has a free viewer so that people who do not have visio installed can observe the diagrams. With Visio Online you can now create diagrams without installing anything, and share them within the company
ConsAs the tool presents a variety of utilities because it covers many types of diagrams, if you do not investigate a bit how to use it the user can be overwhelmed by so many things that he has and can do.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2018
Johan Andres C.
Technologist in analysis and development of information systems
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2019

“What better way to express a process!”

Overall in itself it is a fantasy software of which you want to learn and connect each of your options. I know it will not be soon! but I like the fact of knowing each day more this software
Proswithout a doubt it is a software that is used too much in my work to illustrate the processes that each one of the companies handles in their processes of invoicing, inventories, personnel, apart from which it is very friendly and allows to illustrate a process and to tie it with another sub process .
Cons is a very complete application but I would like it to be easier to locate a type of diagram, process style and connectors between comments or subprocesses. It has many more features that are being wasted by this problem
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2019
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Oriana Veruska G.
Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018

“My go to workflow creating software”

OverallI truly recommend visio, it allows you to create flowcharts that truly set you appart and take your presentations to a whole new level, you just need to get the hang of it and it will be really rewarding.
ProsI really love visio, I use it as a complementary tool to both microsoft powerpoint and word, since the templates and shapes both microsoft softwares offer are so limited. I create my patterns and workflows with visio and then easily import them to both softwares, and since they were created by the same company they have excellent compatibility.
ConsVisio is really easy to use, however for small tasks sometimes is better to work directly with powerpoint because it overcomplicates said tasks.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018
euricia m.
Visio
Government Administration, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018

“With Visio it is easier and more intuitive than ever to create flowcharts, red diagrams, among othe.”

OverallI offer the possibility of organizing data through the use of different templates, data flow diagrams, database models, easy to use, design, document and analyze business processes thanks to the templates and forms for which they offer I could also create construction plans, letters, machines, everything you need in the office.
ProsIt has a good amount of resources to make diagrams in a simple way, in addition to its clean and light design allows to take advantage of all its functions from the first use, The schemes generated with this program developed by Microsoft can be used to optimize business processes , track projects and resources, or simply to show effectively the information of a work done Visio contains an extensive gallery of images and symbols so you can create and complete your diagrams and maps. These icons help to improve the appearance of your documents and provide extra information, very useful to understand.
ConsThey can be too many options for those who want simple diagrams of a single type, price, lack more compatibility with other languages, However, the dependence on the payment software as offered by Microsoft affects this utility to the point of dispensing with its use in the absence of The application is limited by the correct use of connectors and concepts, although the content management is impeccable. By default it only works in Windows.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2018
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Raquel A.
Técnico I
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 27, 2018

“Make diagrams and workflow for your business or company”

OverallMake workflows and diagrams of processes in my organization and know where are the failures or limitation to solve it.
ProsThis a great software to do diagramming of processes and workflows and to know how the units of your organization are working, it is very friendly and easy to use, you only have to add the images depending of their meaning so you can a cube for the database, a circle for one process and square for another and so on, this is a very useful tool to monitoring the funtiocning of the units and know how the works are doing some task, so you can easily find in the diagrams where are the problems and the possible options to solve it.
ConsThe interphase for print it is so annoying it takes a lot of time to configure, because the page does not fit automatically in the print so you sometimes have to reduce a lot the images and text to fit in letter sheet for example, and I think that is reccomendable that the people who is going to use Visio know or learn a little about processes to get the most of the software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 27, 2018
Nickeisha T.
Administrative Assistant
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 7, 2018

“I used Visio for my diagrams and I like that it makes it easy and simple”

OverallI like that Visio allows for these digrams to be drawn easily and quickly by providing simple templates and layouts. With the additional templates on the Pro edition I am able to go beyond just the usual diagrams and sharing with others are quite easy which is a plus.
ProsI like that Visio allows for these digrams to be drawn easily and quickly by providing simple templates and layouts. With the additional templates on the Pro edition I am able to go beyond just the usual diagrams and sharing with others are quite easy which is a plus.
ConsI don't have much to say except that because of the additional cost of it not being part of the MS suite at times others that I share the diagrams with does not have the tool and they are not able to edit or view.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 7, 2018
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Chaya W.
Trainee Software Engineer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
2/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 15, 2019

“Visio - professional in diagram drawing ”

OverallVisio 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.
ProsVisio 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 from the given diagram types. Because of the large number of diagram types provide by the application users' does not need to search different software to draw different diagrams which saves both the time and money of the user. Visio offers different editions like Standard, professional and pro with particularly improved functions per each edition. Also Visio created diagrams can be imported in another similar diagram drawing software and do further modifications. Even the diagrams drawn by some selected software can be opened through Visio and edit them. Visio offers both desktop and online versions for the users which helps the users to use the product whenever they want wheatear they are connected to internet or not.
ConsVisio 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 15, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Marketing and Advertising, Self-employed
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2019

“Great program to assist with layouts, diagrams, and charts.”

OverallI'm not too good at figuring things out on my own. I learn better by demonstration and seeing others do it first. But I was able to figure this out, and I found a few online videos that assisted me even further. Just took me a bit to get comfortable using the software and seeing how it would help my marketing and advertising.
ProsIt was relatively easy to use. You just located what you were looking to create, whether it be a layout, diagram, chart, even diagramming. Then you selected the style you wanted. Fill in all the blanks with the info you need to be used, and voila, the system created the item you wanted. You then had the option to emphasize certain things, change the colors, rotate the diagram, etc. SO easy to use compared to hand writing as we used to do in school all those years ago!
ConsThere were a lot of choices. You could actually spend more than half of our time customizing your layout, colors, line depth, positioning, etc. So, while that took you a while to do at the get go, if you tend to use the same styling each time, then after that it was a breeze. But be prepared to spend a good hour or so getting everything the way you want the first time you use it. Later it'll save you time.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2019
Francisco N.
Director
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 8, 2019

“Visio, a program not very well known but super effective!”

Overall In general my experience has been very good through the many years that I have been using visio. for me it will be the ideal program the day that the problems of compatibility with the other programs of the office suite are totally solved.
ProsI have been a visio user since version 4.0 more than 20 years ago. It is an ideal software to make diagrams in an easy and friendly way without the complications that other similar programs bring. since a few years ago it is part of the office suite and the improvements made by microsoft to visio have been noticed. I love it, it is practical to use and I do not know anything better when I have to work with plans at different scales.
ConsAlthough it has a certain variety, I would like Microsoft to develop more templates that are ready to use. On the other hand, sometimes I have problems with the export - import of visio files to their brother programs, like powerpoint , excel and word. Those often do not handle visio files of medium or large size. we can say that there are some compatibility problems
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 8, 2019
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Yleana C.
Operador de logística
Design, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2018

“Visio's Analisys”

OverallIt was excellent, I used it for plans of petrochemical processes, and it allowed me to make plans of different scales, with different equipment and requirements, besides it allows to customize each element as equipment, flow lines, which is ideal for the norm of each country
ProsI love its visual environment, it is very comfortable and easy to use. It is a very complete program, it allows you to make industrial and civil works diagrams. It also allows to design 3D graphics. It is a very reliable program
ConsIt is advisable to have Microsoft license to enjoy the program without problems. Also because it is a diagramming program it is somewhat heavy and delays the operation of the computer.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2018
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Maria V.
Analista Integral de Desarrollo de Aplicaciones y Servicio al Cliente
Telecommunications, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2018

“The best program to realize project models”

OverallSome of the best programs to realize my project follow-up in the area where I develop beside being the program mas simply to do process graph of activities
ProsThe virtues of this program are impressive, there has a range of modules of different areas which makes it have a range of functionalities for all the careers as engineering, architecture. You can realize the project follow-up with the different modules, besides maquetar in 2D planes of industrial plants, houses, company, etc. This program they can be in use in companies since it helps yourself to define and expose strengths, weaknesses of the company, graficar maps of operative processes and to realize the graph of the organization of the company
ConsIt is necessary time to be able to start handling the program with facility since the quantity of characteristics and functions in an alone module makes the understanding of the program complicated, a preparation is needed and to have basic knowledge of the area since the language of the program is very technical
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2018
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Johnny V. S.
Consultor
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 19, 2018

“Tool used to prepare process flow diagrams, conceptual maps, flow charts and basic designs of build.”

ProsIt is a tool that contains an extensive gallery of images and symbols to make flow diagrams, conceptual maps and organizational charts, by using this tool you can visualize and improve the processes and the organizational structure of a company, it also allows you to manage your projects business.
ConsOnce you start working on a file in a version of visio, the file worked runs the risk of being damaged if it were to open with a version above or below that the original file was worked with, this tool is very complex because it presents too many options to work and may present difficulty for a user who has not worked with the tool.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 19, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 14, 2019

“I highly recommend you give it a try”

OverallA colleague of mine recommended looking into Visio because it's a pretty well known tool used for project managers who want to visualize the scope of their projects. Initially I did not expect it to be so easy to set up a large project timeline that covered several months of activity, but was surprised to find out that a lot could be implemented and designed in the program with some effort and not as much time as it might take you with competing products.
ProsI am a big fan of the customization and the ability to visualize a company flow chart and a project timeline. The ability to build as you go, see the progress of how a project is moving along and incorporate notes from team members who can go in an edit the live program make it easy to use a project collaboration tool
ConsOne thing I disliked is that some of the project timeline templates that I used to use is no longer available, and therefore I've had to change some of the layouts of projects I've worked on recently...however there is very little that I really dislike overall about using this program.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 14, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Textiles, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 21, 2018

“Visio”

OverallIn general, Visio has allowed me to be highly productive and I can supply professional and high impact drawings in minutes.
ProsI like the most about Visio the ease of use in creating detailed drawings for buildings, manufacturing plants and even equipment in scale. Having all the measurements ready I can draw a complete plant in minutes, and quickly visualize the look and functionality of a piece of equipment, for example, in a new location. Creating simple parts, and schematics for equipment is easy, intuitive and fast.
ConsSome of the object anchoring takes effort to get it right. The export function to AutoCAD could be improved.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 21, 2018