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Find out what your peers are saying about No Magic MagicDraw vs. Visio and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The best feature is the automation.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible.""We can share, discuss, and develop the model together — from a distance. It's really helped us during these times of isolation.""We are using the BPMN engine of Camunda; we are not using the user interface. We are using just the engine, the back end of this. For us, it is working quite well.""It is open-source. It supports microservice orchestration. This is what we are really interested in. We can customize our products depending on the use cases.""The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it."

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"I would rate MagicDraw a nine out of ten because of the price. Enterprise Architect has a lot of bugs and MagicDraw is a lot more accurate and flexible. It's a level better.""The MBFC capability of MagicDraw is higher than the other competitors.""The beauty of MagicDraw is that it has a simulation part, so you can simulate your model to validate it. The simulation allows you to bring in code off of an external code that you can write to set up the simulation and execute the code.""The most valuable feature is the amount of flexibility that one has to model, which is great for an individual.""The technical support is very good.""I think one of the key things is the plugins for integration with requirements management tools like Doors""The most valuable features are the visibility, standard compliance, and interface.""When you look at it, No Magic is an all-encompassing tool. You can use it for business architecture design. You can use it for deploying an ERP system across your enterprise. However, it was initially designed and developed for model-based systems engineering. That's the systems engineering required to either produce an IP system or product. It takes away the mounds of paper and puts it into a model. It enables you to generate significant savings by modeling that new product or that system before you ever start developing a prototype."

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"It's very agile and user friendly with a lot of templates.""Visio is stable.""One of the things that I like is the automation from external data.""It keeps track of its connections as you move things around.""The most valuable feature is how easy it is to use.""I like the way you can hypertext across tabs so you can actually create an interactive that you can export as a website. You can also extend it to a monitoring tool if you really wanted to.""What I like most about the solution is that It's quite easy to use.""Great at illustrating advanced topics which helps my team understand what I'm trying to get across."

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Cons
"I don't like the UI of the Camunda Platform, I have found the Signavio solution to be much better for me to create the process designs and execute them. Additionally, I have found the tools in the Camunda Platform are not compatible with some of my other tools. They should improve this in the future.""The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself.""The initial setup can be complex for business users.""As we experienced some difficulties in the beginning, deployment took almost a month.""If they could build some scripts or some configuration to get it up and running in a Docker environment, that would be good. I didn't find anything when on Docker, however, maybe they have something and I didn't see it yet.""When trying to design rule tables the solutions graphical user interface could improve, it could be more user friendly.""They have a migration plugin that can be used to migrate from one BPM to another BPM. It is in the beta stage since last year. If they can make it available in the market, it would be great. We are going to have a couple of migration projects for migrating from IBM BPM to Camunda, and this plugin would be useful. I have already discussed this with them two weeks ago and asked them to look into this and add it as a feature. We are expecting this plugin to be available in the next version. This is the only requirement we have at present. They keep on coming up with different features, which is helping us a lot. Its latest release that came out last month was awesome.""The user interface needs some polishing because it is too technical for end-users to use it."

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"The licenses are expensive compared to similar tools. At the moment, the user is open to using MagicDraw if it's 15% more than other solutions. If it were to cost any more, they wouldn't use it.""The cost of upgrading the product should be lower.""There's lots of documentation. They process multiples of guides. They've got all kinds of guides and documentation out there, but it's kind of hard to find. There are a lot of videos. You can go to YouTube and find videos on how it's been used in different ways, but it just kind of scratches the surface.""For the next releases, I would like to have them import requirements from other sources. They could make it very easy to do that because there are a lot requirements management tools like DOORS, D-O-O-R-S, Dynamic Object Oriented Management. A lot of folks use DOORS to create a requirement. For those requirements you allocate them to a component in the architecture and a verification method for that requirement. It would be good if we could import those into MagicDraw as components so you don't have to manually do these things.""The UI UX of the tool is not really user-friendly and needs to be completely reformed.""It's very focused on specific modern languages and it doesn't do necessarily general systems software engineering with diagrams. They should expand the diagram types for the languages.""The documentation for MagicDraw and the video tutorials compared to other competitors is an area for improvement.""When I am working with my Mac and I right-click to copy and paste, it doesn't work."

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"I would like to see Visio become some kind of enterprise architecture, which it is not.""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.""When you use a BPA solution you can open an end-to-end process in one window, go down, or go up between layers to different places. You should be able to see descriptions of the steps of the process.""Its integration with other vendors can be better and support for other formats. For example, when we import a JPEG, we cannot customize it. Similarly, we can't utilize the BPML kind of diagrams.""The application grid seems to be unreliable which makes simple tasks complicated.""The user interface could be simplified and easier to use.""It is a visualization tool, so database visualization is pretty static in it. They haven't moved the ERDs very well. They haven't adopted any real visualization like what you have in Hackolade for JSON or other data patterns. It has none of that. If you go onto broader patterns, you can actually label and integrate with a data set, if you want, for Visio, but it's very clunky and very difficult for me to assign that to another user. I can't assign it to a junior or a documenter. They really haven't cleaned up and made their tools simpler to use when linking to data, which is primarily what you're trying to do.""There are a lot of patches that sometimes change how one version will interact compared to another."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have an annual subscription to this solution.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""We're using the open-source version for now.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition.""Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."

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"The licensing is on a yearly basis, and it's expensive.""In addition to the initial cost, you have to pay annually for support in order to get the upgrades.""I would say licensing would be anywhere from $3,500 to $6,500 per person or per seat (it's a per seat style license)."

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"Personally, I think the price of this solution is too high.""I know you can pick it up in retail for under a thousand per person. You can also pick it up for cheaper than that. Microsoft has about 7,000 licensing models, and you get certain percentages off specific licensing. If you're a partner, you get specific numbers of licenses with the partnership price.""The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high.""The price of Visio is reasonable.""I haven't looked at the prices lately. We have an older copy, and it was a couple of hundred dollars for this software. That's a huge expense.""Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee.""The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD).""It's not the cheapest product, but it's extremely valuable."

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Camunda BPM
MagicDraw
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Overview

Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

MagicDraw is the award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. Designed for Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Programmers, QA Engineers, and Documentation Writers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of Object Oriented (OO) systems and databases.
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
24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
Northrop Grumman, Labcorp, Deposco, ClearView Training, IT Services Promotion Agency, Intelligent Chaos, Metalithic Systems Inc., Sodifrance
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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company21%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government14%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company12%
Insurance Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider20%
Computer Software Company19%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise27%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business77%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise15%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about No Magic MagicDraw vs. Visio and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

No Magic MagicDraw is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews while Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 53 reviews. No Magic MagicDraw is rated 7.8, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of No Magic MagicDraw writes "I like the simulation part, so you can simulate your model to validate it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". No Magic MagicDraw is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visual Paradigm, erwin Data Modeler (DM), Lucidchart and Bizagi, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and draw.io. See our No Magic MagicDraw vs. Visio report.

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