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Real User
IT Business Analyst / Solution Designer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I would highlight BPMN 2.0 validation, as it eases the standardization of the Business Process Model within multi-disciplinary teams. Visio integrates seamlessly with the rest of the Office suite as any other Microsoft product, which is also... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to other products we used in the past, modelling with Visio is faster and the final result in terms of appearance is more professional. Making changes to a diagram is also easier as the items and lines get re-arranged properly with... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have the possibility of exporting and importing XPDL, also considering that the Surface series are the MS flagship, there is much room for improvement when it comes to inking or drawing diagrams using pen input (which... more»
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Multimedia Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It is a good diagramming application. I am an AV systems design engineer. I use it primarily to create functional drawings. I also use it for the basic floor plan and wall elevation drawings.

How has it helped my organization?

I don't have to hand-sketch my engineering concepts. The work that I hand off to other departments is clear and easy to read.

What needs improvement?

The ability to change quickly between tools, such as pointer, connector, drawing, and text tools. Perhaps utilizing right-or-center clicking of the mouse could be an excellent addition. Also, the means of turning off Dynamic Grid by default... more»
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Real User
Information Technology Coord at a tech services company
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I find the library of shapes very helpful. I do appreciate that shapes are tied to various templates because it makes it easier/quicker to complete a diagram when the type of diagram you choose automatically loads the shapes that are tied to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have used this solution since 2009.

What needs improvement?

The first thing that comes to mind is the layering feature of the software. It is not easy to work with and definitely needs some revisions to help users modify/control the layers easier. Even after all the years I have used this software... more»
Real User
IT System Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The feature that I like the most, as simple as it may seem, is the addition of the vendor's vectors and shapes. I'm able to utilize the actual brands of our network appliances as devices to have a more accurate picture of our actual network... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By utilizing Visio, we have been able to put on paper our network design, server room setup, and network connections. It makes things a lot easier to troubleshoot and figure out where the issues, errors, or disconnects may be happening. This... more»

What needs improvement?

At this point in time, it serves its purpose. I can't think of something that could be improved as of today. I'm sure there is something that can be improved, but nothing for my current needs.
Real User
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Sep 10 2017

What do you think of Visio?

Valuable Features Network diagrams tools Flow charts • Improvements to My Organization Offers a wide range of diagramming tools. Being able to visualize an architecture for a network solution. Map a business process. Document fitout of a rack solution for on-premise. It allows the accurate recording and disseminating of information. • Room for Improvement Importing templates can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. • Use of Solution More than five years • Deployment Issues No, the product is quite straightforward to deploy. • Stability Issues Earlier versions would occasionally lock up, but recent editions have significantly improved performance. • Scalability Issues I haven't pushed the limits of Visio. For what I have used it for, it has been able to...
Real User
Change Management Consultant at a analyst firm with self employed
Jan 15 2017

What do you think of Visio?

Valuable Features: Every aspect of it is highly valuable. • Room for Improvement: Template creation Process conversion to SOP Ability to enter thorough details for each activity that can be expanded for reading Ability to create/define roles and functions and re-use them in all processes Ability to establish hierarchy for related processes • Use of Solution: I have been using Visio for almost 10 years. • Stability Issues: Surprisingly, I have not encountered any stability issues. • Other Solutions Considered: We did evaluate other products, but I don’t remember the names at this stage. • Other Advice: Microsoft Visio is a robust tool for quick mapping. However, it is not user friendly when it comes to handling large number of processes. The details that can be...
Consultant
Business Consultant at a financial services firm
Jul 17 2017

What do you think of Visio?

Valuable Features: The templates are the most valuable feature as there is a wide variety of the commonly used graphics. When you open a diagram, you have a number of templates such as Engineering, Network, Software, Maps, etc. that quickly organize the images you can use in Visio. • Improvements to My Organization: We can build the process workflows. It makes it easier to describe the process flows. • Room for Improvement: There is a need to keep updating the mobile icons. • Use of Solution: I have used this solution for more than 10 years. • Stability Issues: There were no stability issues. • Scalability Issues: There were no scalability issues. • Initial Setup: The setup is simple; just load and go. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: It is a...
Consultant
Enterprise Architect Analyst with 1-10 employees
Aug 14 2018

What do you think of Visio?

Primary Use Case Documenting the enterprise architecture. • Improvements to My Organization Helps us to quickly visualize the architecture. • Valuable Features The ability to draw models quickly. • Room for Improvement I would like to see traceability. It doesn't have it. You cannot find one object amongst several sheets of Visio diagrams. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues The stability is good. It's stable. • Scalability Issues I find that it's very scalable from a small organization to a large organization. • Other Advice To determine what product or solution you're looking for, talk to many vendors and get their opinions. The most important criterion, for me, when selecting a vendor, is customer service. I would rate...
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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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