Compare Visio vs. Visual Paradigm

Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews while Visual Paradigm which is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews. Visio is rated 7.8, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Visio writes "Provides Key Collaboration With Other Microsoft Applications Like SharePoint and Excel". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "A nice user interface and a low learning curve works well for me as a consultant". Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Visual Paradigm and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio and Lucidchart. See our Visio vs. Visual Paradigm report.
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Pros
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.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 most valuable feature is the ability to draw models quickly.The diagramming and swimlane features allow for separating business functions.We can easily add templates to SharePoint for collaboration.

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I like the fact that this solution is complete.Using the Component Diagram, Visual Paradigm helps with design and control, reusing components.

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Cons
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.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.I would like to see traceability. It doesn't have it. You cannot find one object amongst several sheets of Visio diagrams.It could use easier custom icon sets.It needs hyperlinked or narratives for page flows to make demos more effective.

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I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps.I would like to see the ability to easily export to groupware, such as Atlassian Confluence.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It has a lower price point than the competition.

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Over the years I've seen an increase in price, and it makes it difficult for a single person company, like me, to decide whether to extend the license.

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Ranking
4th
Views
19,802
Comparisons
12,110
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
455
Avg. Rating
7.8
7th
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14,976
Comparisons
6,721
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
524
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Overview
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.Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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Sample Customers
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 Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
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Financial Services Firm33%
Logistics Company11%
Insurance Company11%
Analyst Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
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