Microsoft

Visio

4.5 / 5 606 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

606 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $46.49/month/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Visio

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


Visio Features

  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates
  • Collaboration
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Organizational Charting
  • Process Mapping
  • Revision Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart

Visio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Awesome professional diagrams and flow charts

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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, 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

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.

One of the "killer apps" alive today

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Visio 2013 still top notch!

Dec 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It'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.

Cons: It 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.

Overall: Biggest 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.

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

Sep 10, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: Capabilities 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.

Cons: 1) 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.

Overall: More sophisticated capabilities than other Microsoft graphics tools

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

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

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My pleasant experience using Microsoft Visio

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One 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.

Cons: This 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

Great product for creating some captivating visuals.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about this product is the ease of use. I feel that some things that can be done in Visio can also be done in other MS office products (like for example, one can create tables in both MS Word and MS Excel in relatively the same way). However, with Visio, I feel like it makes the process much easier and allows a lot of different options and allows for deeper levels of control and customization. This allows me to work faster and more efficiently. Often times visuals are not considered as important as hard data, but the ease of use of this program allows one to easily create effective visuals that does not make the user feel that they are wasting any time.

Cons: What I like least is performance issues with the ability to transfer over from Visio to other MS office applications. Majority of the time, with a simple copy and paste, a lot can be transferred over flawlessly. however, there are times where transferring is not so smooth. I feel that quality is lost sometimes when saving files in different file formats for transfer. Converting to pdf has generally been a non-issue, but when transferring editable items, I would like to see more options for this. While what is produced in Visio can be stand-alone material, I use it in tandem and for the support of documents created in word processing software and for presentations.

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

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

Cons: Visio 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.

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.

I cut my teeth as a burgeoning graphics artist on Visio

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: 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 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.

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.

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

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: This 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.

Cons: Actually 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.

Overall: It allows to diagram in an easy way and to show users a simple and easy to understand graphic.

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Excellent program for basic drawing or floor plans

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: In 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.

Cons: Slightly expensive for personal use. Otherwise for the intended use, I see no real problem with Visio

Overall: Quick diagrams, floor plans and flow charts. Easy interface and well priced for companies.

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

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Despite 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.

Cons: Perhaps, 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.

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A software that complements the organization in my work space

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Visio 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.

Cons: It 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.

Overall: It 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

I've used this program for several years for drawing some basic and some advanced diagrams.

Mar 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it has so many templates or layers to chose from. You can add houses, signs, animals, basically anything to a to-scale-drawing. You chose the measurement from one object to another. An example is, you are trying to draw a parking lot to scale. You can space the lines in the parking lot, trees, curbs, fire hydrants, or anything to the exact point you want it. You can load gps points into it and draw from there to have an exact placement using those options the program provides. This works very well.

Cons: It's not user friendly until you have some time in to it. There is a pretty big learning curve. Although I like it because i'm use to it, some templates, drawings, and features take some time to find. I've used other programs with a more user friendly format, and had features that were easier to find.

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This is just an amazing software

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

Cons: I 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.

Overall: As 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.

I use it daily for writing dialogue

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I 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.

Cons: Visio 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.

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

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Overall: This 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.

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I love my Visio.

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visio 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.

Cons: I 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.

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

Jul 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: MS 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.

Cons: MS 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.

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

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This 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

Cons: As 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.

Overall: Design 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

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

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I 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.

Cons: I 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.

Overall: I 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.

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Make diagrams and workflow for your business or company

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This 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.

Cons: The 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.

Overall: Make workflows and diagrams of processes in my organization and know where are the failures or limitation to solve it.

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My go to workflow creating software

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I 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.

Cons: Visio is really easy to use, however for small tasks sometimes is better to work directly with powerpoint because it overcomplicates said tasks.

Overall: I 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.

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

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It 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.

Cons: They 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.

Overall: I 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.

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The best program to realize project models

Aug 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The 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

Cons: It 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

Overall: Some 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

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

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

Cons: Once 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.

A wonderful diagramming tool for technical professionals that is easy to learn and use.

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to start using, within 5 minutes a user will be able to start diagramming. Very intuitive and user-friendly, and very familiar to anyone who uses any of the major MS Office products, regarding interface.

We use this product to diagram information networks, software/scripts logic flows, systems designs, and datacenter layouts, and business process workflows. As an IT shop, Visio is versatile in providing solutions for all aspects of our diagram needs of our business.

Customized connector anchor placements are great for fine-tuning a diagram.

Labels and adjustable placement flexibility is great for diagram cleanup.

Snap-to-connectors for line connections are flexible and adjustable.

Cons: Knowing the keys to press to place connector anchors can evade users who do not know to press those keys in order to place a custom connector point.

Pricing: Visio is an additional cost outside of the normal Microsoft Office suite of software.

Charting of many kinds and many levels of anal retentiveness

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Visio allows me to produce a very wide range of graphic charting and mapping with tools and templates ranging from floor plans to flow charts, process maps, org charts.

There is a wide variety of pre-made and editable elements, shapes and borders as well as the ability to create your own.

There is also the ability to layout on a grid to allow for precise placement of the elements for and a very professional look.

Elements are grouped by chart type for convenience, but all groups and elements can be used at any time. It allows much more creativity than PowerPoint, and is nowhere near as clunky.

Cons: Page size/image size/paper size can be a bit confusing.

Also, it would be nice if there were some sort of quick and guided way to convert something created in Visio into a background that could be used in PowerPoint

Overall: I get the freedom to do all of my charts & graphics quickly, but also uniquely. Not being locked into a finite number of design choices

MS Visio is hard to call a professional program, but it works!

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I'm really excited about Visio's capabilities, although it's hard to call this program professional. With its help, I easily create diagrams, flowcharts, which I need as graphic materials when speaking before large clients or during lecture reading. It is also convenient that the system allows you to create any number of sheets, link them together, make links to specific diagrams. This helps to quickly move to the desired stage without flipping through all the sheets. And ready-made templates make life much easier and save time.

Cons: Strangely, but in MS Visio normally automatic alignment does not work - at least at me so. Because of this, it is difficult to guess how your infographic will look in case you decide to print it on a paper poster. I did not work with similar graphics packages before, so I had to spend a lot of time studying the application, but now I'm working quickly and there are no more questions.

Diagramming Powerhouse

Aug 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I liked the amount of shapes and templates available. The diagrams are easy to align and organize shapes using the align features. Larger workflows are easier to organize due to multiple sheet and links that can be embedded within workflow elements.

Cons: The learning curve to learn all of the necessary software features to become quick with the software.

Overall: We are visualizing and documenting advanced application flows to pass on to development with Microsoft Visio. We are able to able to effectively demonstrate complex functionality in a manner all can understand as well as easily organize upwards of 20 pages or more of a workflow.

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I think it is a very complete software, it is a very useful tool in the professional field

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Personally, it has greatly facilitated my work and activities, since it is very easy to use software, even for beginners, as most Microsoft tools are very user friendly. I find it interesting that I can insert any type of images and comments, which has allowed me to customize my diagrams, besides the software has a great variety of symbols that manage to make my diagrams very detailed in a short time and it is ideal to copy the flow diagrams of process, organization charts, work calendars in my Word reports or my PowerPoint presentations without having to modify them since they are perfectly compatible

Cons: I particularly like this software, although in more complex processes it does not have the necessary tools to prepare diagrams and of course at the time of activating the product it is necessary to buy the license that is a bit expensive compared to other software

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Super easy to use. It allows to obtain professional results (almost CAD). Highly recommended.

May 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that maintain the same logic that other Office applications and that ease the learning curve to use the application. I work on the electrical engineering area and I can produce highly professional blueprints.

Also the software can import and export on several formats that allows share the results to other users.

Cons: I work on Microsoft Visio 2010 and that version doesn't allow to open multiple diagrams on several windows (for example to compare using multiple monitors).

Overall: To produce great blueprints without using CAD software.

Excelente

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visio offers excellent features and all the features you are looking for, it is easy to use, it is the best choice for flow chart software. This program is very useful and you can do a job with this work tool. It can be difficult to get used to new software, but Visio helps a step-by-step tutorial.

Cons: It needs more compatibility with other languages. I do not find any inappropriate tool of this application, it would be even better if you incorporate more templates and tools to modify the graphics.

Overall: It makes the work easier

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My favorite Microsoft program hands down.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I took Network System Administrator NSA in college and this program was used by me a lot for most of my classes. I liked the ability to create project plans, floor layouts for IT projects, even used it as a draft for remodeling my house. It is amazing. I could go on and on about it but i'm not going to. Overall, I hope one day it becomes part of the Office installer so that other start to use it more and see how it actually helps with creating layouts for databases and such. 15 out of 10.

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Diagramming everything you need to improve your business

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visio offers a simple way to diagramming and visualizing workflows in your company and business, this app is make for everyones who wants to draw their ideas in the computer or table, with a very simple interphase Visio allows to show to your bosses or partnerts how the process can work and where are failures of the company, all the diagramming has the intention of show how the company is doing their job and where they must put the effort to a better development.

Cons: Visio use a very simple interphase, but you have to know a little about Project Management and Organization to get the most of the app, in the first time of use can be a little difficult to know where to start with all the option that the software has, but with a little of practice you can become an expert in diagramming.

Overall: Visio has help us to diagramming some processes of our company and know where are the failures or weak points and what processes we have to change to improve our production, all this with a simple interphase where everybody can easily understand what we are trying to explain.

Excellent and easy to use software for creating flowcharts

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Visio helps me create flowcharts that my users can easily follow. Most of my users are not technically minded and I need software package that they can follow both as a hard copy and online. Visio does this perfectly for me.

Cons: It can be difficult to use when you want to move outside of the standard design templates. Programming Visio can be a challenge if you are not an advanced user.

Overall: It helps me design graphical flows that are easy for non-technical people to follow.

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excellent program for flowcharts

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: very good application for the part of documentation of processes and lifting of technical and functional requirements in any technological project. you can also use it to diagram workspaces and other things of organization and methods

Cons: high costs for the license, this application is very good for documentation but it is very difficult to integrate with systems based on BPM for greater control

Overall: depending on the use of the application you can do good things for the organization

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Made my univesity life easy!

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I used Visio in university. Our university provided this software for free for Computer Engineers. I used a lot to draw diagrams, creating flowcharts in my assignments. It is the best software to draw diagrams and code designs. I was very lucky to use it for free.

Cons: Although I didn't pay for it in college, it is a bit expensive. It is Microsoft's product so you cannot expect less. I prefer other free tools now.

Overall: If you willing to pay for it, you will be very satisfied.

absolute best way to get your point across

Jan 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Visio is so easy to use. Visio is so simple to create super high quality presentations. Almost every powerpoint presentation I make has visio diagrams. I use this software to make architectural diagrams, network diagrams, logic diagrams, process diagrams. My kids use visio to make presentations for school.

Cons: Some of the templates are not as flexible as desired. For example, some networking diagrams don't contain enough to diagram cloud based designs.

Good project management tool

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: I personally used this tool in my masters degree program, primarily for diagramming system inputs and outputs. If you are a visual learner, and you pick up more information from a diagram than text description, then you should use a tool like Visio. In the same vein as as current generation Microsoft products this is very easy to use, even if there are some odd design and UI decisions that Microsoft made.

Cons: While in general this is a very easy tool to use, for the beginning there are some perplexing design choices, especially in regards to menus and the location of certain shapes and options. This seems to be an issue across the board with Microsoft's new products, which looks fantastic but still require you to poke around for a bit while you look for that one option.

Overall: If you are in a project management role or you are writing up documentation this is a great tool. You can also use it to diagram quickly a system overview for a client. Typical Microsoft designs decisions which strangely located menus, but despite the quirks it is a strong product.

An excellent program for visualizing data

Jul 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It seems to me that Visio from Microsoft is the best program for visualizing data. It is very convenient for me to use ready-made templates, which can easily be filled with information for some 10-15 minutes. What else I like is the ability to change the size of the sheets on which flowcharts and diagrams are drawn. This allows me to fully present all the information and do not cut down data that just would not fit into sheets of small sizes.

Cons: I work in a more or less large company that has the opportunity to buy a full package of programs from Microsoft, but for small teams it can turn out that Visio is very expensive. Besides, inside the program, despite its simplicity, the use of some tools is completely intuitive and it is necessary to constantly return to the technical documentation.

Visio - Microsoft's Flowcharting and Diagramming Solution

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft's Visio has evolved into the leading applciation for producing business level flowcharts and diagrams. Various templates and a multitude of shapes and icons allow for the creation of an almost unlimited variety of diagrams, ranging from organisation charts to process flowcharts, floor plans, and almost any other type of layout limited only by your imagination.

Visio is now included in Microsoft's Office 365 suite of programs and can even import data from Excel, another Microsoft program it sits alongside.

Cons: We don't really find anything not to like, as this application is so feature rich and is included with Office 365.

Overall: Colourful, tidy and informative diagrams can be easily created. A simple organisation chart is an obvious use but so is project planning, with the ability to update and insert any type or size of process at any time.

It provides us with solutions to create diagrams that help business professionals document and share

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visualize, analyze and communicate your systems, resources and processes, and the data on which they are based.

Increase productivity by integrating diagrams with information from various sources.

Visualize and act on complex information showing data in diagrams.

Analyze data and easily track trends, identify problems and signal exceptions with dynamic diagrams.

Create diagrams faster by letting Visio connect shapes for you.

Cons: There may be too many options for whoever wants simple diagrams of a single type

It needs more compatibility with other languages.

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easy to use and allows to generate quality diagrams

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: powerful program for drawing plans and structural charts, is easy to use and contains a wide range of design tools that facilitates the development of flow charts for users with little experience

Cons: it is necessary to incorporate a greater variety of templates and add more tools that allow modifying the aesthetics of the final graphics

Overall: It has allowed me to develop flowcharts in my work, I have used it for more than 5 years, for me it is an indispensable tool

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Amazing for creating workflows, my clients love them

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I have used Visio a lot for creating workflows with useful information for my clients recovery, it is one of the easiest office softwares both to learn and to master, since it is so intuitive. It has so many great templates and shapes that allow for creating amazing content.

Cons: It is really expensive, and sometimes it is just not worth it, if you just need basic diagraming or flowcharting just stick with powerpoint and word.

Overall: Visio is an amazing and really powerful software, it might be expensive for someone who is just starting a business, but the work quality produced with it speaks for itself, I absolutely recommend it.

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I cant live without Visio this as a a computer/network professional i use this almost every day

May 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Every day I need to make, edit or consult a diagram made on Visio, a network layout, a rack design, etc every day I made them or consult them. also do other minor stuff on it but primary all kind oaf diagrams. I lo ve it, is great

Cons: Steep learning curve but once learned is done, hard to use sometimes, dont know how to make what you need to. no mobile version but still I need it

Overall: Love MS Visio I use it every day and cant live without it

a vector drawing software widely used due to the facilities it offers and its compatibility

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Complete creation of diagrams and technical drawings. Take advantage of the types of specialized diagrams to create software diagrams, databases, websites and networks.
Precise and intelligent drawings. The diagrams incorporate detailed data and represent the dimensions with accuracy.

Cons: They can be too many options for anyone who wants simple letters of a single type and its price sometimes makes it difficult to buy it

My experience has been in the work environment, it is a very powerful application, which helps a lot

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is a software with many functions that help professional development at work, it is very easy and quick to make diagrams of different types, the objects are intuitive as well as their respective properties. I like it, as it easily adapts to large diagrams, that is, it is easy to print diagrams on A0 sheets. That allows almost that unlimited work space. I also like it, which is quickly integrated with other office applications, this facilitates the work and the way of sharing information between the work teams.

Cons: I do not like that much, that I can not do automatic things like mental maps, considering that these are diagrams, these must be done manually and it takes a lot of time. I have seen that it is not so versatile to incorporate images in stencils and has limited tools for its manipulation. Sharing information with other applications NO-OFFICE does not work properly, some things do not even look when you open them.

Overall: This software has benefited me at the moment of showing my ideas about the organization or how we should work on certain projects. It is undoubtedly an organizational tool that helps professional advancement at work.

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It is a vector drawing software that allows to make diagrams and even start the user in programming

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It allows to visualize, analyze and communicate 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, 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, communicate complex information with new templates and forms, transmit information efficiently with diagrams of professional appearance and communicate the use of diagrams and share them with a large number of recipients

Cons: Too many options for those who want simple digrams of a single type and lack more compatibility with other languages.

Overall: Excellent

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powerful tool for diagramming

Dec 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: the variety of formats that are useful when designing and drawing 2d diagrams, having a library saves work and time, besides having it separated by category is a very useful element, especially when working under design standards

Cons: Having diagrams 2d in visio is very useful and making them with this tool makes the work productive, however it would be very useful to establish a link with solidworks in order to relate the 2D work with the work in 3D, and if it is not much ask for it would be very useful to have a link with MATLAB ...

Overall: Working with visio, for us is an experience that can be defined as a productive fact, has a series of characteristics that allow to reduce time and maximize work, is friendly, easy to use, has a series of very diverse and complete libraries , Visio is an excellent solution for 2D design work.

Makes network/call flow designing a breeze

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As someone with an extensive network support/design history I've found Visio to be very useful in developing network diagrams. When manage hundreds of network devices, diagramming things out is the only thing that allows you to stay on top of your growing network. I've used this not only for pre-implementation design but also for post implementation troubleshooting. This is also great for call flow design, taking complex call flow operations and turning them into something visible that the managers that will be on the receiving end of the calls can understand provide feedback on

Cons: While Visio is robust, you can sink A LOT of time into single diagrams if you like things perfect, there's not really an auto alignment, its hard to plan far enough ahead to make sure you're leaving yourself enough space on the diagram without making the diagram huge. You may also find starting out a little difficult if you're jumping into Visio with no prior training, I spent some time trying to figure out where to start on my first flow, and then a lot of time getting decently quick at building them.

Best Software to Make Diagrams of Networks for Demonstrations

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visio has a full array of tools to make Network and Telecommunication diagrams. Working in the Information Technology field I am often having to provide documentation of network diagrams on how we want data to flow and all the in-betweens; Visio helps me accomplish this in a very professional manner.

Cons: At first it can be a bit of a learning curve on how to do all the neat things you can with Visio, but after much "Googling" you can find many tutorials and How-Tos (both private and Microsoft provided) to accomplish your tasks and goals.

Perhaps this is my favorite graphics package!

Aug 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Visio for about 15 years and I've always been pleased with the program. I remember the times when I had to create diagrams, reports, etc. and print them on posters. Even then, all necessary functions were available in Visio. And now with each new version of the program it only gets better: the interface is constantly improved, new functions and capabilities appear, and even the one who does not understand computer technology and especially specialized design programs can work with the application.

Cons: It is unfortunate that Visio is included only in expensive software packages from Microsoft, and you can not buy the application separately for some reason. I do not like this policy of the company.

Best design and workflow building software

Aug 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Visio to be able to provide diagrammatic representations of user flows and systems workflows. The picture representation of the workflow that Visio offers helps in refining the design of any software or function that you are working on and that helps to understand the system and also identify potential gaps around it. The application is easy to use and has varied features to be able to design design workflows.

Cons: The subscription model with Office 365 is something that I do not like much with the product as the price that you paid on an ongoing basis sometimes does not justify the utility that the tool provides since its use is not every day.

Overall: Creating workflows and system user flows have been easier with this tool

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The best software for diagramming your task and activities

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visio offers a very simple interphase where you can make diagrams of virtually everything: workflows, data base, websites, networks, daily activities, and so many others. There are so many tools in the software that offers precise baselines, draws and the possibility to charge all the information that you need inside the figures. All the features of the software allows you to make a great job in a very little time. For me this is one of the best tools of MS Office.

Cons: Sometimes work with this kind of software can be a little difficult for people that are not get use to manage planning tools, I think is necessary to know a little about planning and organization methods to get the most of this amazing tools, or you can easily be lost, if you do not know what is the meaning of some figures and draws in the diagram

Overall: Visio has help us to do all the diagramming of the activies to develop our market office, through this simple interphase we can model how we are working we our clients, where are the limitations and which areas of the market sector we have to change to improve our company.

Great for flowcharts and drawing out ideas.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use this largely for drawing out network diagrams. New customers always love seeing their network lined out in a lovely Visio drawing. It's been very useful for visualizing a number of other things in our office as well.

Cons: It can be a little difficult to learn when you first start learning the software, but it's very intuitive once you start using it on a regular basis.

Great software to create network diagrams, flowcharts, plans etc

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Visio makes it very easy and intuitive to create network diagrams, flowcharts, plans etc. I used it for creating network diagrams for a new IT infrastructure we were rolling out.

Cons: I wish there were more free libraries to use as sometimes I couldn't find an icon of the element for some of my diagrams.

Overall: It's a great easy to use tool for everyone who creates diagrams or plans. Best of the best!

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I use Visio for different projects from layouts of events to organizational charts

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visio is easy to use. If you are making a layout there are different options for objects for your layout and everything is easy to find within Visio.

Cons: When connecting lines to boxes or other objects, sometimes the lines jump to a different path that you are not leading it to.

Overall: Visio helps you stay organized with projects. It also helps you clearly show your view for a project in a very visual way.

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Visio, an excellent tool to design and diagram everything you want

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This program allows the manipulation of variables, the construction of flow diagrams that show the relationships and interactions of the defined elements, their levels of operation range from the spatial placement of objects in a room or dwelling to variables of economic, territorial or social importance. and even chemical processes, within a computer relationship entity model.
In addition, it allows the export of designs to other software specialized in data management. Visio has a button design and a menu of easy manipulation, the connectors are easily manipulated, it has many designs that facilitate interpretation.
It allows linking with project management programs, information systems and even office programs.

useful for educators, engineers, technology enthusiasts, human resources offices, students among others

Cons:
As negative aspects, obviously they are linked to the price of the product, but it is certainly worth the investment, there are not many open source programs that reach to satisfy users as visio does.
The digital output format is not compatible with other software from the same market, you must import the final product visio from the other developments.

Overall: Visio has helped me in the idea storm processes, the mental map of the processes, the problem tree, the solution tree, the causes tree, the organization charts, the stake board and the entity relationship model.

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I am using it every day to draw and update business processes

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very appropriate to use for diagram flows and cross functional business processes.
Very easy to add notes to be shared with other

Cons: quite expensive if you do not have a corporate license. Sometimes It is so sophisticated that you spend a lot of time drawing a simple process

Overall: ability to design complex business and IT processes. Ease of use with so many objects available in the current version

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Another so so tool from Microsoft

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Fills a niche for making diagrams and illustrations in an open layout. Good for making flow charts, org charts and assembly instructions.

Cons: Can be cumbersome to work with. Tools and predefined artwork can be hard to manage in the tool. Has some quirks that you have to learn to work around (like automatically restoring the last used view when the file is reopened).

I use Visio to create flow charts for work projects.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have to create a lot of diagrams in my position at work as I manage money and it's flow throughout the university. Recently, I used Visio to create a visual diagram for my constituents and it made such a difference! The diagram was exactly what I needed it to be and was easily readable by everyone. I was able to show the full process of one of my programs from multiple views to different constituents. Being able to visually see a process is priceless, and Visio makes it easy!

Cons: As great as Visio is, the system does act up quite often. It's hard to get some templates to lock into place and some of the shapes to stay put in the more advanced diagrams. When I want to put a diagram together really quick before a meeting, it can get frustrating when the parts keep moving in the wrong direction. This has cost me some time more than once.

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Perfect to prepare schematics & embed in reports

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Visio is one of Microsofts best tools. I draw network architecture, datacenter design, and work flows using it. It is easy to view by administration.
I enjoy downloading custom stencils online ( by cisco/ EMC/ Dell..etc) to come up with fascinating schematics.
The images embed easily into MS Word.
Relatively easy to use.

Cons: Doing the connectors between two objects is frustrating as it forces you on certain points around the object, as well as it may change the routing of the connection automatically.
You need to keep on saving the file because in huge files, a crash can happen at any moment.

Overall: Come up with professional schematics and workflows. Easily embed them in MS word reports and share with management.

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Simple, intuitive and easy to use, it is the best option to elaborate structural organization charts

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Characterized by being an intuitive and easy-to-use software, it contains a large number of predetermined templates and excellent tools to prepare structural organizational charts, if you need to develop an organizational chart or brochure in a short time, this software is a good option

Cons: It is very limited in terms of the tools to design, does not contain automatic vectorization module, to be a design program it falls short in terms of the tools to edit texts. it is necessary to improve the module that allows to import a greater variety of formats

Overall: for about 5 years the organizational chart of the company where I work is made with this software and in some cases brochures have been prepared when there is not much time to work.

Very Quick and easy tool for Org Charts

Oct 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Microsoft Visio has made our company org chart creation and maintenance very quick and easy. We also love the great online support and tutorials! We have been using for about 5 years now and will continue to use.

Cons: Can be a little cumbersome when first starting, but once you get the basics down, it does everything you need it to do and more.

Great program for keeping Org Charts updated

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the ease of use this program provides when it comes to creating & maintaining org charts. The drag & drop features are extremely convenient.

Cons: I wish there was an easier way to adjust the size of the position boxes altogether. Sometimes when you go in to format the boxes or lines, the program just ignores your requests. Maybe a glitch?

Fabulous for flowcharts

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I have used this extensively in companies and find it is the most user friendly and helpful software for flowcharting and creating organizational charts. It is fabulous.

Cons: The part I like least about this software is that it has limited reporting capabilities and some limited diagram capabilities.

Overall: Very helpful diagramming and flowchart creating tool.

The best graphical tool for illustrating technical concepts

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I create a lot of documentation which is used by non-technical staff and Microsoft Visio helps me a great deal in bringing new concepts to life and to assist in stakeholder understanding of new and improved workflows and business ideas. The product is continually upgraded to include new functionality and is a real winner in my opinion.

Cons: I find that the pricing is quite high for such a product and it is the most expensive in the market. There are many other applications which provide similar tools to Microsoft Visio far more affordably and if pricing continues the same, there will come a time when users will be deserting the application in favour of a more affordable one.

this is an excellent app

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: this software is excellent to use
and easy to draw
keep up the good work
use this everyday
this app is excellent

Cons: needs support for export to 3d
needs support for 3d
needs support for box,Dropbox,google drive,microsoft one drive
needs an app for android and ios and app for free office online from microsoft

Overall: this software is excellent

Its value for money is outstanding there's nothing it can't do

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've created professional drawing and graphs to best illustrate my projects and thoughts and ideas.
It has so many functions and uses that I can communicate all my ideas

Cons: Sharing of files can be challenging but it is not anything that would cause a major issue. I've used it for years now and its never let me down

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Excellent tool to use in presentations, both technical and managerial.

Mar 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In my opinion the Viso brings together in a single software the ability to make so different groups as those related to finance and management, and technicians as I can, we can transmit through images, symbols, diagrams, etc, the relevant aspects in which each group wants to emphasize, through templates that are easy to customize and adaptable to the style of each user.

Cons: There is not much I can object to the program, because it is very good.
Its relatively high price limits its accessibility, and the other thing that I think could be improved is to extend its range of compatibility with other languages.

Overall: It has allowed me to transmit and communicate complex information through templates and forms, which has greatly facilitated the understanding of the people who receive my information and data.
Since my presentations are usually from several sources, the use of this program has facilitated the work of the team involved, to be able to integrate more easily the different information that must be integrated to give shape to the final work, and therefore, generating savings of time and associated costs.

I use this extensively for technical drawing at work.

Jul 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy maneuverability throughout different functions. Color scheme is pleasing to the eye. Can easily be embedded into other programs.

Cons: Customizing the ribbon is a bit difficult. Names of command change from version to version of software, which makes it time consuming to track down commands that now have a different name.

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the best alternative to make flow diagrams

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Didactic tool and easy to handle, it is my first option if I need to make a flow chart or organization chart, it has a wide variety of elegant and modern templates, with professional and high level results

Cons: it is necessary to incorporate more vector design tools and increase the editing variables, with each new version tools have been eliminated that allowed and facilitated the creation of plans

Overall: It has allowed me to elaborate flow charts in a short time and of professional quality

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It is a practical tool to design flow charts and organization chart

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visio allows you to perform flow charts, company organization, engineering and architecture plans among others, as simple or complex according to your needs

Cons: Sometimes it complicates a little when lines are drawn between the figures when the design is complex, and makes you spend more time than normal

Great product for diagrams

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great product for creating org charts, flow charts and other diagrams it does it with such ease and has been a staple in our company for years.

Cons: The program's licensing is a major issue; for the amount of times you use the product vs. what you have to pay for licensing it seems very off...

So helpful in documenting networking diagrams. Awesome and I will be using it more and more.

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use and there are a lot of things you can do with. Very presentable when it comes to enterprise level.

Cons: There are always area or room for improvement. I guess the user interface can be improved and a lot more to make it user friendly.

Overall: I was able to create nee documents for network diagrams.

Great product for Quick Line Drawings

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like about this software is the ease of use to make line drawings for system Installation.

Cons: What I don't like or wish it had is 3D modeling. I wish this could have a way to convert rack elevations and turn it into 3D renderings in an open format that can be transported into CAD.

Overall: Needs more data.

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Flowcharts made easy with the familiar MS Office tools

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Visio is not part of the standard suite of Office 365, and so we had to buy a separate license for this. And I must say it is well worth it. Flowcharts are so easy (and fun) to create! Just drag and drop the default shapes and connector tools with the familiar Office ribbon tools and main app window.

It works well with other office products (e.g., Word, Publisher, etc) when working/importing/exporting files interchangeably.

Cons: There are many web-based similar apps that will allow you to create basic flowcharts and diagrams for a limited number of elements (all for free). That can be an alternative to consider. There are also some open source tools that can function the say way (although the caveat is that the UI is horrible compared to Visio).

Overall: This is well worth the price you pay for. Visio can be used for all your diagrams, flowcharts, reports and presentations. It works seamlessly with other Microsoft Office products and the interface is the all-so-familiar Office look, feel, and functionality. Must have for any office/school. :)

Visio in a very useful tool in mapping supply chain processes

May 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very easy to use all kind of shapes and figures that the tool offers. Setting up the dimensions of the sheets it's very useful because you don't have limits of space and you can summarize in a flowchart also the most complicated processes. What is very interesting is that you can use the chart to map also all the roles of people that are involved in each process.

Cons: Some functionalities are not really efficient because they are really time consuming. Some tools can be improved and simplified, for example it should be easier in my opinion to split the windows and compare processes.

Could not easily develop my software with Visio

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease by which you can create flowcharts and interact them with the database creation process. It is very easy to develop flow charts for any business organization, from software development to employee hierarchy charts. I can see exactly what my final output will be before publishing the changes and correct before deployment

Cons: There are so many chart types, it can be hard to know exactly which chart to use for specific purposes. I have not been able to determine how to link text to direction arrows. I must create stand alone text boxes which do not dock to the arrows.

Overall: Easy to architect any of my software projects. I save tons of time having everything outlined before I begin development

You have been a positive experience, in general lines

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I liked the most about Microsoft's Visio, was how to visualize the processes and diagrams of processes, besides it has been really useful in the creation of orgranigrammes for companies or other organizations. is a useful software from the operational point of view of a company or organization

Cons: This product although useful, is not so friendly and easy to use, sometimes I have had problems making changes once made a flowchart, also in some cases I can not even make changes and I should seek help or start again, it would be more useful if there would be a quick and easy way to make corrections in work already done

Overall: It allows me to visualize processes within the organization

I cannot work without this product.

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ability to graphically show process flows to management so they are visually able to see the story that I am trying to convey.

Cons: I don't really have a con for this product. I find it extremely useful and use it almost everyday. I am very satisfied with it.

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Another Microsoft program that offers excellent solutions for the work environment

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Microsoft Visio was a software discovered by our IT team, which allowed us to successfully organize the corporate environment. Among its positive characteristics we recognized the ability to manage projects based on the corporate structures of my work environment, being able to perceive the strengths and weaknesses of the team in order to present the tasks and remains to fulfill the assigned task. Flow diagrams are very interesting when it comes to strategizing and Visio helps enormously in this function. Another interesting feature to highlight here is the personalization of each of the diagrams and schemes developed; watermarks, stamps of the company, images linked to the activities.

Cons: As much the technical equipment, as the analysts, intermediate positions, supervisors and heads of our institution do not have any type of objection on this software, is quite complete and very functional

Visio is a good tool for visualizing complex processes

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I feel comfortable drawing process maps alongside having conversations in a meeting. The output is way more presentable than any meeting notes. Also, it is easy to understand flow in very complex processes.

Cons: This could be a suggestion. The software should come up with advanced help mechanism for the beginners specially for small organizations. The software should provide options to choose from by auto populating the next box in the process defined initially.

Overall: It helped me create real time process flow charts during meetings with management. Also, archive various complex process for future reference or sharing with other new members of the team.

Great brainstorming tool!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is a great tool to create windows application brainstorming diagrams. The software is a great tool to develop mobile applications brainstorming flowcharts. The software is easy to use and user-friendly that offers brainstorming data visualizations. The software is available as a free trial or with a one time purchase; download in the cloud as a registered Microsoft user. The software allows for effective collaboration with various templates to work directly with.

Cons: Certain file types may not be recognized to be uploaded properly while utilizing the software. The latest version with the most updates seems to be Visio Professional 2016 and there has yet to be reports of further development of newer software being deployed for the Windows 10 operating system. With the development of 2016 version, there are limited functions as it relates to formatting the view of the application. Limited windows application integration with the following websites such as Google Drive, DropBox, and GitHub. Limited discounts for students with only two available categories standard and professional.

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It is an effective way to graphically generate workflows.

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With my level of disorganization and the disaster that I usually have when it comes to working, it is necessary to have graphically expressed all the workflows that I must follow day by day. It is very useful when it comes to drawing Gant diagrams, which allow me to track the tasks I have to carry out in time.
It is my main option to generate flows, before I used another Microsoft tool, but Visio far exceeds it.

Cons: It is a very organized application, but I think it sometimes falls short on the aesthetic, very well organized and fulfills the job.

A convenient program, but professionals will not work

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: If you often have to deal with visual elements in the process of work, try the Visio program from Microsoft. This software, of course, does not have as many functions as professional programs for drawings. But on the other hand, you can easily (in just a few minutes) add charts, business diagrams, flowcharts, with which the text information is converted into a more convenient format: visual.

Cons: As I said above, the program does not allow creating complex circuits, for example, electrical. In addition, not all blocks of circuits and diagrams meet the technical requirements for drawings.

The best flow chart tool

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love using this tool to create flow charts to help visualize a business process. I cringe when I see people trying to use Word or PowerPoint to create a flow chart. It's 100X faster in Visio, not to mention it looks better. I like that you can align and connect things quickly.

Cons: I can never find the shapes I want to use. I'm not a regular user of the tool but I used it several times a year and I waste time every time trying to find the right set of shapes before I can start on my flow chart. Also in Visio 2016 the auto suggest on the next shape seems to work inconsistently and that was one of my favorite time saving features.

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Creating flow charts easily

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Visio is software that is easy to use and learn. It is ideal for making large flow charts, it automatically expands to another sheet. You have the possibility to use the templates that the software brings or to start a diagram from scratch. It can be integrated with other Office products and offers many printing options that make your configuration easier.

Cons: I would like that when exporting a flowcharts, for example to PowerPoint, the image adapts to the template but retains the quality and sharpness. The cost of this software is high.

Overall: Recommended if you want to get flowcharts professional-quality

Visio is a very successful product from Microsoft

Jan 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: With the help of the program I create diagrams, drawings, and also I put various elements on top of finished drawings and photos. I'm actively using these Visio features to increase the information content of screenshots, charts and diagrams. But a particularly informative result is obtained when creating different compositions in Visio.

Cons: It is not possible to create complex schemes that are designed to meet all the requirements in Microsoft Visio. But, probably, the developers did not set themselves the task of creating a universal and at the same time professional software.

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Microsoft Visio is used at my company to deliver high-quality diagrams which detail workflows.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Visio is a useful tool that we primarily use to create workflows. The wide variety of shapes, templates, and ways to export the end product (especially in PDF for those who do not have Visio) is particularly impressive. It is a powerful tool that requires the user to learn. When done right Visio delivers for the hefty price tag.

Cons: The software does not come standard with other Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint and Access. The application is rather expensive, can get cluttered if not well done.

Overall: The product allows us to convey our vision with a clear and concise diagram.

Have used Visio for over 10 years for all my diagramming needs. Easy to learn and use.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is intuitive and integrated with Microsoft Office. I have been able to create many different types of process flows.

Cons: The cost and the fact that it is not included in the standard Microsoft Office package are things I like least.

I make good images in Visio

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the variety of icons on Visio. I am a computer science engineer and when I have to make a topology image quickly I always use Visio. It is very user-friendly. To use an image on a Powerpoint presentation or in a document on Word, you have just to copy and paste from Visio. It is not necessary to create an image in png or jpg to use the image.

Cons: When you use outside images into your creation, if the image is too big, the document became slow. Also, it does not have version for Mac, so if you are a Mac user as me, you have to buy a virtual machine as parallels.

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Here I mark a before and after in our business organization

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most outstanding feature that I can mention of Visio: The ability it has to link work teams in a single goal. Thanks to its binding tools for the construction of corporate flow diagrams that allow exposing goals, Visio becomes a titan in the business world. In addition to this interesting feature, Visio has excellent customization options that allow for a better setting of the goal to be achieved.

Cons: One of the negative characteristics that could be noted about this software is that it is sometimes a bit complex to use, however, watching tutorials on the internet and doing courses can be easily used.

Overall: When it comes to software that helps develop better levels of corporate planning, nothing like Microsoft Visio. An excellent software that, undoubtedly, allows to interpenetrate and link different work teams, taking as a premise the transdisciplinarity as a driving force that allows to build better ideas, better and therefore better products.

Microsoft visio is the best tool for project sequece flows and uml based diagrams and other software

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ms visio is the very good tool for the projects who are going to make a sequence diagrams as well as uml based diagrams. Using this tool you can develop a class diagrams or sequence diagrams or any other structural
diagrams is very easy.
With minimum basic knowledege you can draw the diagrams using visio and no need to struggle.
After completing the any diagram then you can save it as a .vsd format and use it any where. Especially when you paste this diagrams in windows word document it will take you directly to visio by double clicking that diagram.

Cons: Very first time users it is difficult to find out where they can findout respective their need. There may be too many options and whoever wants simple diagrams of a single type they have to struggle to findout where it is.
Little expensive for personal use.

Overall: Microsoft visio is the best tool for project sequece flows and uml based diagrams and other software diagrams.

Not so good

Jul 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software provides a lot of features. If you learn it once and invest your time to be an expert you can utilize it.

Cons: This software requires a lot of technical knowledge and is not easy to use. It is cumbersome and difficult.

Good manual tool for documenting the network

May 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Visio's ablility to allow layering allows me to easliy hide or expose data I need for the images I need to share with management, customers, or vendors when creating network drawings.

Cons: This is not a direct problem with Visio itself, but with finding and installing the Stencils can be frustrating. I also have not figured out how to move the txt assoicated with an item to a different locaiton around the icon. For example, the label is always on the bottom, and I can't move ot to the side or top for clartity of the drawing

Overall: Allows me to create detailed network drawings of my environment

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Diagramming processes on my own

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visio offers an very easy and intuitive interphase to do diagramming for any issue that you need, I can show to the people the work that I am doing and how the processes are doing. This software is for everyone, and works easily, you a set features in the left side of the screen a blank page to the right, so you can select the figures and just put your ideas on it. This software helps a lot, specially when you do not have a way to explain in detail what you want the people do in a project.

Cons: This software is so friendly, I have a little difficult on the beggining to understand the meaning of some figures, but with some tutorials and practice, in a very short time I become an expert in Visio.

Visio is pretty cool--drag and drop feature allows placement of shapes where you want them

Mar 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Visio is a software designed to translate complex information from
text and tables into diagrams. Visio diagrams facilitate
communication by breaking down information and displaying it to be
understood at a glace

Cons: Embed as Object feature :
Can invoke Visio from Word document and make changes to drawing, however
embedded object will not be linked to original Visio drawing. Changes done will not be
reflected.

Link Object feature:
Can invoke Visio from Word document and make changes to drawing, object will be
linked to original Visio drawing. Changes done will not be reflected.