Compare Bonita vs. Visio

Bonita is ranked 6th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Visio is ranked 5th in Business Process Design with 9 reviews. Bonita is rated 8.0, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Helps us to create the process, pages, and forms and is easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "Provides Key Collaboration With Other Microsoft Applications Like SharePoint and Excel". Bonita is most compared with Camunda BPM, Bizagi and IBM BPM, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Visual Paradigm. See our Bonita vs. Visio report.
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Pros
The solution is stable. Even the older versions are stable.This product is very easy-to-use and user-friendly.I really enjoy using the workflow management.Compared to other products on the market, Bonita presents a pretty acceptable level of robustness.It is a great product that is powerful in developing applications.

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I like to use Visio because it gives me a quick view of the things I had to put in a model for a company. I don't use it as an interface, though.The Data Objects are hyperlinked to the Standard Operating Procedures, Letters, and Forms.Visio has improved our organization through an essential collaboration with the other Microsoft applications like SharePoint and Excel. So basically in the earlier days, what used to happen, a majority of the organization captured all the as-is process, the time and motion data in the form of Excel and then they used to create process diagrams using other freeware applications. Collaboration allows easy and convenient sharing with other stakeholders, that is really helpful with Visio.I enjoy the fact that I can go into detail with Visio. In shared communications, I can inspect for any fault in my processes.It is easy to learn and implement.Putting details into the process flow and being able to link other objects into the diagrams are very helpful features.The most valuable feature is the ability to draw models quickly.The diagramming and swimlane features allow for separating business functions.

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Cons
The community edition has limited module functionality. If they could release some of the functionality that's available in the enterprise edition that would be helpful to those learning to use the solution.It is missing some important features that other products have.We are struggling a bit with integrations.It would be nice to have a wizard to help walk through the development process and create a backbone.There is a considerable learning curve.

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Something that needs to improve, is the interface interaction with other tools.The Auto-Align has improved significantly from the previous release; however, it still jumbles the model if your process diagram has a fair degree of complexity.The one particular thing which I would like to see improved is in comparison to other products in the market, and is still lacking in Visio, is publishing on a web application. For example, there is a freeware application business process modeling tool, Bizagi.I would like to see included in the next release is the implementation of web publishing.Transferring data was one of the issues that I expected Visio to have resolved. I use the older version.It does not integrate well with other solutions.I would like to be able to present diagrams in multiple ways, such as a Swimlane diagram.I would like to see traceability. It doesn't have it. You cannot find one object amongst several sheets of Visio diagrams.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The Community Edition comes free of charge.I believe this is a very good financial choice.

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The cost of the software is reasonably priced.It has a lower price point than the competition.

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Average Words per Review
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Overview
Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations. Microsoft Visio is an advanced diagramming solution that helps IT professionals simplify, connect, and share information. Visio provides tools and resources for interpreting, acting upon, updating, and sharing complex information about IT processes, infrastructure, and applications - effectively and efficiently.
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Sample Customers
With more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.Thomas College, Hamburg Port Authority, Portigon AG, Conseil G_n_ral du d_partement des Hautes-Alpes, AAA Auto a. s., Commonwealth Financial Network, ICA, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government11%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm36%
Healthcare Company9%
Transportation Company9%
Analyst Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government9%
Media Company9%
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