Compare Visio vs. Visual Paradigm

Visio is ranked 5th in Business Process Design with 9 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 3 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, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Visual Paradigm, 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 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.The Data Objects are hyperlinked to the Standard Operating Procedures, Letters, and Forms.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.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.The most valuable feature is the ability to draw models quickly.The diagramming and swimlane features allow for separating business functions.

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The solution is stable. It hasn't crashed, stopped or caused any issues in any way.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
Something that needs to improve, is the interface interaction with other tools.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.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.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.I would like to see traceability. It doesn't have it. You cannot find one object amongst several sheets of Visio diagrams.

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The solution is not user-friendly. It uses a lot of memory and CPU. You have to have a good computer to use it.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
The cost of the software is reasonably priced.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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5th
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14,319
Comparisons
12,568
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
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7.8
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8,682
Comparisons
6,527
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
338
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm40%
Logistics Company10%
Insurance Company10%
Analyst Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Media Company9%
Government8%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Retailer11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Leisure / Travel Company9%
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