We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is being able to export to Microsoft Project."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the set of diagramming tools."
"A good designation feature."
"The ability to visualize a workflow is certainly an advantage over just tracking a process in something like Excel."
"Since I have been using such an old version, most of the improvements have already been made, but I would suggest moving forward with the times and creating a cloud-based solution for universal access."
"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."
"The design and the look and feel, need to be improved."
"The big downside to Visio is that it's very difficult to push the design through to Power Automate, to become a workflow that you can use."
"Inventory feature could be improved."
"The price was very good in the beginning, then the price increased from USD $99.00 to USD $249.00, then I stopped upgrading because what I needed was already there."
"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."
"I don't have any issue with the pricing. It has a subscription-based model, and the subscription is done on a yearly basis. Of course, we need internal approvals in place."
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MindManager Enterprise combines mind mapping, diagram creation, and visual business and project planning tools with patented data integration and flexible sharing options. The result is improved enterprise communication and collaboration on key business initiatives.
Mindjet MindManager is ranked 3rd in Mind Mapping Software with 1 review while Visio is ranked 1st in Mind Mapping Software with 37 reviews. Mindjet MindManager is rated 9.0, while Visio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Mindjet MindManager writes "An Easy to use tool for brainstorming and planning, compatible with Microsoft Project". 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". Mindjet MindManager is most compared with Office 365, Atlassian Confluence, draw.io, SmartDraw and Lucidchart, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, Signavio Process Manager and erwin Data Modeler (DM).
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