Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $297.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SmartDraw
  • www.smartdraw.com
  • Founded 1994
  • United States

About SmartDraw Legal Edition

SmartDraw Legal Edition delivers specialized features to meet the specific needs of legal and law enforcement professionals. SmartDraw makes fast results possible by taking a fundamentally different approach to drawing software. Instead of staring at a blank screen, with SmartDraw you start by selecting the exact template you need from over a hundred different types. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest.


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SmartDraw Legal Edition Features

  • Case Management
  • Court Management
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Criminal Database
  • Dispatching
  • Evidence Management
  • Field Reporting
  • Incident Management
  • Internal Affairs Administration
  • Investigation Management
  • Scheduling
  • Training & Certification Management

SmartDraw Legal Edition Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Strong tool for creating charts graphs and diagrams

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Strong diagramming tool available as a windows downloadable program or as a cloud based service- really useful smart panel feature and good selection of templates and presets.

Cons: Could have benefited from exporting in Visio format and not as competitively priced as some other options

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A great alternative to MS Visio and other "flowchart apps"

Oct 10, 2017
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 have used this product with several customers migrating from the old ISO9000:2008 to the process approach in the new ISO9000:2015.

Cons: Awkward use of cloud storage versus desktop storage. File folders are not obvious in the new version.

miserably complicated program for design

Sep 25, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: A program that is incredibly complicated to understand. They attempt to simplify the architecture process but it is miserably complicated and lacks an intuitive interface,

Not a Replacement for Visio/Project

Jun 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product ships with a lot of prebuilt content, templates that can let you create quick and easy diagrams, visuals, etc for presentations.

Cons: We bought this thinking it might be a lower cost replacement for Visio and that we'd be able to use the Project Planning template for our PM needs. Neither turned out to be true. This tool will give you a good variety of templates, but if you want to move something manually... forget it. Don't like how the basic flowchart looks or need to make room for a 3rd branch? You'll go back to Visio after a month. Project plans look create, but when you need to update 1 date good luck. ugh. This had a lot of potential but it just isn't flexible enough for real use cases in our experience.

Overall: Not many, we tried hard to use it for our intended purposes for 6-12 months. Then we gave up. Now we use it infrequently when we need to create a simple visual. The mind mapping tool is ok - but free tools online are just as good if not better.

Can easily create organizational charts

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I can set up an organizational chart fairly easily and make it as large as I'd like to.

Cons: Wish there were more printing options for a large chart. Though it's fairly user friendly, it also has some challenges. I wish it was a little easier.

Overall: Create Organizational charts, for the most part, with ease.

Perfect tool for great diagrams

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Smartdraw is an amazing and easy to use tool to build professional diagrams and workflow schematics. I have used Visio and Smartdraw but find Smartdraw easier to use.

Exactly what I was looking for

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As an HR professional, I wanted a tool to create organizational charts that made good looking charts and was easy to use. It has a small learning curve, but after that I was able to create org charts easily. I then started using it for flow charts which is just as easy.

A great tool to draw almost anything

Oct 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Simple to use, powerful, lot of shapes, clip arts and stencils. Supports various kinds of drawings. The investition pays back quickly.

Hard to work, poor customer service.

May 25, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Couldn't make it do what it said, and customer service could not explain or help. Just wanted a simple deck plan and it would not do it.

Love the mind mapping feature!

Dec 29, 2011
4/5
Overall

Comments: I've been using SmartDraw for about two months as a tool to help manage my projects. What I love about SmartDraw is the Mind Mapping feature, which allows me to create tasks in a visually friendly way that mimics brainstorming. It's been very helpful to me when starting out a project. I also really like the way we can add owners to each task in the same view. And the best part is, the information will get transferred to a Gantt chart or a timeline with the click of a button. Once you've filled in the details, you can push the information to a powerpoint slide to share with key stakeholders, again, with just a click of a button. There are many more features within SmartDraw that I am intrigued about but haven't had the opportunity to explore yet. I plan on playing with SmartDraw more once my current projects slow down.

Pros: Well organized and very easy to move data to other Microsoft Office applications (including Microsoft Project) or Adobe .pdf. There are also some great graphics and geographic maps in the library for use with presentations, flyers, floorplans, etc.

Cons: In the Gantt chart, there is a limited number of columns that can be used.