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"Easy to work on.""Lucidchart is a lovely tool for creating visual representations of any process or organization.""Lucidchart's capabilities for visualizing and understanding process flows or workflows is excellent. The way that you put together the parts of charts and edit the chart are all very intuitive and easy to use.""Lucidchart's capabilities for understanding workflows is high. I use a couple of different programs, like MindManager, and what I like about using Lucidchart is that it is all web-based. So, I can quickly go into a web browser, drag and drop a bunch of files, pictures, or notes, draw some flow lines, and rapidly be able to create a visual representation of what I am trying to do. As a product manager, I can quickly organize thoughts that way and show people what we are working on.""Ease of use is especially critical because if I am conducting brainstorming sessions with my team, I have to be able to quickly put things on the monitor so that I don't lose their attention and focus. Ease of use is definitely helpful when I do that... The fact that I don't get lost within the software and am able to quickly generate visuals onscreen, so that it doesn't break the momentum, is a huge win."

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"Putting details into the process flow and being able to link other objects into the diagrams are very helpful features.""It is easy to learn and implement.""I enjoy the fact that I can go into detail with Visio. In shared communications, I can inspect for any fault in my processes.""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.""The Data Objects are hyperlinked to the Standard Operating Procedures, Letters, and Forms.""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.""It keeps track of its connections as you move things around.""The most valuable features are process mapping and identifying responsibilities."

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"I don't know if I will be able to add some animations if I want to. I believe the problem may be the program's process flows but if I want to transfer it into a PPP or any other document, I can only do image transfer.""When you want to add text to a connector arrow, I have not figured out how to position the text vertically. It always wants the text to stay horizontal.""Sometimes, I have created charts with a lot of layers, which locks down parts of the chart and hides parts of the chart to edit it. If they have a better way to deal with specific layers when it gets complex, then that would be helpful. I would like to see something like an illustrator program, where they have a pallet of these layers that I want and don't want as well as being able to see each layer individually. That is the one thing that could be helpful.""It would be nice to have more features that help me visually present information. Since I use it as a canvas, my use case for it is probably very specific. I use it as a way to present information to people visually on a large mind map. So, it would be nice to be able to have more graphical things to clean it up, like a header, banners, or something to help draw attention to certain areas. I would also like more infographic-like features, because I am kind of limited to float chart shapes. This makes the solution a little cumbersome.""I wish there were a lot more automations. For instance, if I'm using a project management software to list out all my WBS [work breakdown structure] I wish Lucidchart had the functionality where it would take all the numbering and generate a tree diagram. Something like that would help so much, but right now it's still a manual task..."

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"I would like to be able to present diagrams in multiple ways, such as a Swimlane diagram.""It does not integrate well with other solutions.""Transferring data was one of the issues that I expected Visio to have resolved. I use the older version.""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.""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.""Something that needs to improve, is the interface interaction with other tools.""System architecture could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing comes in at about $100 for a year's subscription, which is very reasonable if this is a tool that you will use more than once.""The pricing and licensing are fine, though I wish they didn't require you to buy the licenses in batches of five.""The pricing and licensing are fine. It has a lot of features that I prefer over some of the other programs, which is good. Being that it is web-based, I feel that it is acceptable that it's on a monthly pay basis. However, I think I pay on an annual basis, which is fine with me.""I'm happy with the pricing of Lucidchart but I can't say I'm completely happy with it. It could be cheaper for what it offers, about $5 cheaper, or Lucid could charge $5 more and add more features, like automation. Right now, it's $15 per user per month... On the other hand, they have made their billing super-easy for users, such as for people who have to do expense reports. It is probably the easiest platform I'm using when it comes to billing for software as a service."

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"It has a lower price point than the competition.""The cost of the software is reasonably priced.""The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high.""Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription.""Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee.""The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD).""There are some cheaper as well as free solutions.""The licensing process is actually a breeze. Simply buy the license and download it from Microsoft, enter the license key in Visio to activate the software, and you're done."

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Our online diagram application makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams.  From brainstorming to project management, we support all of your communication needs. 
That’s why millions of users choose Lucidchart.

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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Google, Salesforce, Adobe, Whirlpool, Uber, Wal Mart, Pearson, Twitch, Riot Games, Western Union, Trimble, StarbucksThomas 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
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company12%
Computer Software Company12%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise9%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Lucidchart vs. Visio and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,495 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Lucidchart is ranked 2nd in Mind Mapping Software with 5 reviews while Visio is ranked 1st in Mind Mapping Software with 27 reviews. Lucidchart is rated 8.6, while Visio is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Lucidchart writes "Makes collaboration and presentation easy, and templates save me significant time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "Provides a quick way to spruce up client reports and proposals with rudimentary yet impactful visuals". Lucidchart is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, Lucidspark, Visual Paradigm and ARIS BPM, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM, Visual Paradigm and IBM Blueworks Live. See our Lucidchart vs. Visio report.

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