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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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Top Answer: If you are a knowledgeable individual, the initial setup isn't too difficult.
Top Answer: We're in a Visio plan that is like $15 a month per user. At the moment, it is just the standard licensing fees that I'm aware of.
Top Answer: The issue I have with this solution is the same issue I have with all the products by Microsoft. They depend on many solutions by third parties for too many things, from my point of view. Maybe there… more »
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Overview
Create presentation-quality business graphics with SmartDraw. SmartDraw makes fast results possible by taking a fundamentally different approach to drawing software. SmartDraw focuses on the end result (your illustration) not the drawing process. 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.
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
GM, Mayo Clinic, FedEx, Kraft, General Dynamics, JPL, SAP, Nestle, NIH, Tesla, Texas Children's Hospital, Wisconsin, Emerson, Pepsi, University of Michigan
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
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
University10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise63%

SmartDraw is ranked 4th in Mind Mapping Software while Visio is ranked 1st in Mind Mapping Software with 38 reviews. SmartDraw is rated 0.0, while Visio is rated 7.6. 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". SmartDraw is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Mindjet MindManager, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM, Visual Paradigm and Signavio Process Manager.

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