Visio Primary Use Case

Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting

I use Visio when I'm writing a client report in Microsoft Word, and I want to put in a simple graphic to supplement the text or better explain something. Visio's graphics are not complicated. They're quick and easy to create, so I use them mainly for what I would call static graphics, like simple charts and diagrams.

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Director of Mortgage Banking Projects at a writing and editing position with 1-10 employees

My use case could be anything. What I like to use Visio for is business process design work. Even when we're doing a systems implementation project, I'll use it. One of the things that I tell my clients is that "Before you implement a system, you really need to check your business processes that the system is automating, to make sure that you're not automating a bad process." Therefore, we have a whole methodology on how to do business process design sessions, facilitated sessions. The outcome of those sessions is documented largely in Vizio. 

Sometimes, for example, if I've got a good person working on my team, I'll be with the client, facilitating the session and we'll have sticky notes on the wall that represent the process steps, and the outcomes, and the inputs, and all that stuff. We'll be moving those around. And then somebody on my team will be sitting there with Visio, recreating it as we go. If they aren't able to do that, we just take pictures of it and then recreate it in Visio. We clean it up and make it nice looking. However, we use Visio primarily for business and/or project process flows. 

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Assistant Manager in Strategic Consulting at Metlife

Our primary use case for Visio revolves around business process re-engineering, as-is process, to-be-processed, and then time and motion study, value stream mapping, and in collaboration with everything together.

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Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I'm an architect; I primarily use Visio for drawing diagrams.

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Sr. Industrial Hygienist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I am a health and safety professional. I use it for flowcharting, but I also use it for drawing diagrams. 

I will do a technical assessment of a workplace scenario of equipment as well as noise measurements, and I will use Visio to draw out the scale.

There are many images that you can put in there and data to create images of workplace exposures.

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Project Development at INECO

I primarily use the solution to make new core designs. I connect the designs to the projects I'm involved with. 

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Infrastructure Architect at CandX Consulting

Company-wide, it is used a lot for flow charts. From an IT perspective, we use it quite a bit for network diagrams and documentation. The Human Resources team uses it for organizational charts.

In terms of deployment, we have a kind of mixed deployment. I tend to use an on-prem version that is loaded directly on my machine. We are all Office 365, so a bulk of our users use it as a cloud-based downloadable solution, which is a part of their Office 365 implementation.

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HRIS Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am an HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) specialist. I use Visio for a variety of things.  

  • I do work charts on it.  
  • I do WiX (Windows Installer XML).  
  • I do all swim lane mappings.  
  • I do process mapping.  

That pretty much covers it.  

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Business Process Management Specialist and Business Continuity Management Coordinator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for business process design.

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Executive Director, Global Technology Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We use Visio extensively for creating architecture, network and workflow diagrams. Also used for UML Class diagrams and various types of flow charts 

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Partenaire, CEO at cyberdefense ai

I use it to design business models, cyber defense portals, and pictures. We are using the latest version of Visio.

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IT Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution for tasks such as work charts, network diagrams, and process flows.

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Lead Process Improvement Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

As process improvement professional I map out current state processes either at the value stream or swim lane level, at times both. With current state I identify pain points and bottlenecks do root cause analysis, identify possible solutions, and make recommendations on which ones I think would be the most effective. Then incorporate them into a proposed future state. 

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Managing Director at Andrew Lim Consulting

I have used Visio Professional to model business process to BPMN 2.0 standard in the Logistic and Insurance Industry. Visio has been an easy-to-use modeling tool for Logistic processes, Complaints processes, Compensation Recoveries processes, Insurance processes, and Finance processes. The modeling of the As-Is process allows process analysis to design an efficient To-be process.

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Project and Program Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We mostly use this solution for process management and for diagram modeling. Functional diagrams or BPMN partition diagrams — that's all. Some nice drawings for presentations.

Almost all of our employees use bundled Microsoft products and because they have no administrative rights, they cannot install additional programs. We use Visio to present our diagrams to our employees as it's too complicated to explain how to use our services over and over. If we had a BPM platform and a diagram modeling solution, we would not use Visio.

Within our organization, there are roughly 100 people that use this solution.

I am not sure if our company has plans to keep using Visio — it's not up to me. If we were to stop using it, I wouldn't miss it.

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Founder at AC Lean

I analyze and model processes for optimization. We are customers of Visio and I'm a founder of the company, working as a process consultant.

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Data Center Design Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees

I build either diagrams for solutions or use Visio to create illustrations for slide decks and white papers.

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Business Process Manager at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I primarily use Visio for creating mind maps and other visualizations.

I also use it for process modeling, but we are searching for a specific business process modeler because Visio doesn't have the full scope of capability that we need.

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Digital Enterprise Architect at DXC

I use it to create architecture diagrams. 

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Process Improvement Consultant/Business Analyst at Sherpa Consulting

I am working as a business analyst and I used Visio for process mapping.

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VP of Networking and Infrastructure at NJA LLC

I use Visio for diagramming configurations.

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IT Strategy, Management Consulting, Training and Development at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

I use Visio for all my network diagrams. For example, I think of certain concepts that I need to communicate with my clients. I use it for this purpose. I also am an adjunct professor at one of the universities in Bangalore. Suppose I want to create a big chart or a mindmap; that's when I use Visio.

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Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use Visio for process diagram. 

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Deputy Manager, Quality Assurance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Mostly, we're using the solution for working with objects and network diagrams and all the charts. I'm the deputy manager of quality assurance and we are customers of Visio. 

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Systems Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees

I mostly use it for network diagrams. It is a standard solution for creating this kind of stuff.

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Integration Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees

The primary use case is modeling architecture requirements.

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SKA LOW AIW Lead Engineer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees

We use Visio for describing processes, port authorities, requests, exchange of documents, and authorizations. The main use is for business processes and descriptions.

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Operations Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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.

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Managing Director at The Benchmark Co.

The primary use case of this solution is for process mapping, and to streamline simulations.

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Systems Engineer at Perspecta

I use this solution as a graphic design tool for breaking down a flow or process. I'm a systems engineer and customer of Visio.

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Management Consulting Director at a consultancy with 201-500 employees

I'm a business management consultant.

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