Visio Alternatives and Competitors

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SandraSheppard
Real User
Lead Business Analyst at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 03 2019

What is most valuable?

For me, the features I find most valuable are definitely in the Collaboration Hub. That is something that we are developing. We are getting more users on there and becoming more familiar with it. The… more »

How has it helped my organization?

For me, one of the main improvements in our organization has been the removal of duplication. We have business analysts across the organization and the business areas that are the ones that are… more »

What needs improvement?

One thing I'd like to see changed and improved — bearing in mind we do not use the full functionality — is custom reporting. One thing that I found is in order to get us mobilized, get the processes… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Personally, I've spent a lot of time working in Visio. I've only been at the BBC for five years and then my previous employer worked in Visio. Going back a bit further, I did a piece of work with an… more »

What other advice do I have?

One of the important things for us when we were looking at solutions, was the ease of use. A lot of other solutions out there were just like Visio. The interface for Signavio is good. It is easy to… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I can't remember exactly which solutions we were evaluating before we chose Signavio. There were five on the shortlist. We purposely went with a consultant to use their consultancy experience to help… more »
Terry Watts
Real User
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

* Mind mapping as a top-level tool for conceptual brainstorming and identification of key concepts in the conceptual model. * Use cases / scenarios / activity diagram… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Sparx has mainly improved my organization through the communication of ideas through the sharing of models and a variety of diagramming techniques. Consistency is a key… more »

What needs improvement?

It is a good affordable that is actively evolving, I think the modeling of activity diagrams could be optimized - currently, they insist on you specifying whether a… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is an obvious selling point and so are the flexibility and feature set.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

IBM Rational, but not many companies could afford it.

What other advice do I have?

It supports a variety of databases - if you have more than say 5 do not use access. Maybe it is better now but it did cause us problems when 30 devs were using it. Access… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time I first used it it was a no brainer, there was only Sparx out there as affordable and serious software - there was Visio. Now there are real alternatives.
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Review of MEGA International
Consultant
IT Consultant at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The IT portfolio is the most useful feature. The IT portfolio management is becoming more advanced and more easy for the IT management to generate revenue, to see the gaps within management with the portfolio management application… more »

What needs improvement?

The solution is really expensive. I sent this same feedback six months ago. I told them they have a lot of opportunities in the Middle East to fill the small and medium businesses niche, even using the cloud. But, the product is very, very… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is very expensive, and the company constantly directs users to their professional services, which also costs money.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I just used Excel and Visio.

What other advice do I have?

We don't use the solution on a large scale. We mainly just use it in the IT department. We're using the on-premises deployment solution. Originally, about two years ago, we set up the solution, then we froze work on it. Recently we started… more »
DBJones_Aus
Real User
Process Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the integrated manner in which all the capabilities of the Enterprise Process Center platform work together and make it easier to complete the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

While it was still early days, the Enterprise Process Center platform provided us with the flexibility to allow us to implement BPMN 2.0 without being too rigid. We also… more »

What needs improvement?

At this stage, we have don't really have any issues that have caused us any significant problems. As with all such platforms, Enterprise Process Center is a complex tool… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to understand what options you believe you are going to want to implement and rollout in the first three to five… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to conducting a search and selection process, we relied upon Microsoft SharePoint, Word, and Visio for all of our process documentation.

What other advice do I have?

Interfacing is a very engaging and accommodating company to work with. They have been involved with BPM for longer than most of their competitors and have people with a… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our BPM Tool search was conducted over a three to six-month period. During this time, we also looked at Signavio, BOC ADONIS, Prime BPM, and BIC Cloud
Janos Agg
Real User
Senior Business Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has a community edition, which makes it free of charge. I'm using the community edition myself within our organization. We are a small team and it's easier for us to find free options. Visual Paradigm is great due to the fact… more »

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure what is missing within the solution. We haven't used it long enough to really dive deep into its features and usability, as we've only worked on a few projects. There might be a better solution on the market, however, this is… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the community edition, which is free. There are no licensing costs and no other costs above this.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using process design software. I can't recall the name. It's a market leader visualizing for software. It's similar to Microsoft Visio, however, it is called something else.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a consultant. We're just customers and we're simply using the free version of the product as we're a pretty small company. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten due to the fact that it's a great solution. That said, I have… more »
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