Visio Valuable Features

Michael Barg
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
One of the most valuable features is the online support from Microsoft. Whenever I'm stuck with a problem, I can contact customer support. They will almost certainly get back to me within a reasonable time frame. They're good with that. It is easy to use online tutorials and training videos provided by Microsoft and elsewhere, such as on YouTube. So if I want to create a new diagram, add some shapes, or increase the weight of a connection from one object to another in your graph, I can easily find out how to do that. Another aspect that I enjoy is the seamless online integration. For example, there's the ability to download all sorts of extras like different shapes, stencils, objects, etc., for free directly from Microsoft into Visio. Also, I like that you can drag and drop online pictures straight from the Web into Visio. View full review »
Assistant Manager in Strategic Consulting at Metlife
The features I find most valuable are the integration with the other Microsoft applications, specifically Excel. View full review »
Ahmed Hussien
Tally Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The application makes plotting and flowcharting very easy and very user-friendly. It is intuitive and doesn't take any time to make a complete and sophisticated flow chat from end to end. We are considering shifting completely from iGraphics to Visio Pro for office 365. I'm good in Visio, but I'm not an expert in iGraphics, so more comparison is necessary to define which solution is better. The main feature of Visio and Autodesk that makes it attractive is that using Visio for just a week or two, people found that it's easier and more user-friendly in terms of flowcharting. The shapes library is much easier, the integration between Visio and other Microsoft Office tools is instantaneous. The concerns were that Visio did not have all the necessary features. In iGraphics, for example, you may add a command in the flow charts and add a note for a specific activity. When exporting it into a PDF, these notes get mentioned with the chart number so it's very easy to refer back to each note. It is a bit more efficient for reference without any extra effort. This was one of the features that they were missing in Visio. iGraphics has a compulsory function which creates a complete reference and a complete library of all the processes related to my enterprise, my organization, in certain shapes or hierarchies. It's very handy and very easy to reference. This is not as straightforward in Visio. Visio can compensate for this and have these processes in the same hierarchy. It is just related to collaboration. I can check the changes in the processes and models using the tracking feature. View full review »
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Alberto Hidalgo
Project Development at INECO
I love that interface a lot. I've been involved with design my whole life, and this solution is an excellent program in terms of assisting with design projects. You can work on quite large projects with Visio. I've used the solution for so long, and I have so much experience with it, I'm quite comfortable using the technology. The solution makes it very easy to make exciting pictures and designs. Everything is very intuitive and simple to figure out. View full review »
Shelley Engen
HRIS Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to do my mappings is the most valuable feature in the solution. It is the reason I have and use the product. View full review »
Arancha Cortes Guasch
Founder at AC Lean
I find it really easy to use. You can customize the process very easy. You can also communicate with people ad they don't even need to have the tool. They can see the processes on the internet which makes it easy to collaborate with people that don't actually choose to use the tool. It's easy to use generally, due to the fact that it's really basic. It has also a lot of Planteria, I know how to paint in it, however, you can use different samples, depending on the structures that you want to draw. It has a lot of possiblities. View full review »
Elsedeeck Elrayes
Business Process Management Specialist and Business Continuity Management Coordinator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The simplicity of the solution is great. It doesn't have a lot of menus, so it's easy to navigate. The fact that it's on-premises allows you to get fantastic speed. It's got a faster response rate, it doesn't lag, and it doesn't have any latency when you're working on it. The solution has a very comprehensive set of icons. It has a BPMN location and a lot of other different locations you can use at the same time. Microsoft offers great documentation of the product. View full review »
Delivery Manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Putting details into the process flow and being able to link other objects into the diagrams are very helpful features. View full review »
Michel Bourque
Partenaire, CEO at cyberdefense ai
I like all the features. I go online, and everything pops there. It is in the cloud, and everything is there. Even if there is a crash, everything is still there. I don't lose anything. That's what is the most valuable and likable. It is really a professional solution for designing. The designs look really nice in the PDF. View full review »
Lead Process Improvement Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We are all familiar with it, and it is easy to use. There is a lot of flexibility, and you can create custom templates with standard shapes. View full review »
Managing Director at Andrew Lim Consulting
The ability to create BPMN Diagrams with the Visio Professional, the ability to import Rules from the BPMN 2.0 Rule Set, and Check the diagram according to the BPMN 2.0 rules are the most valuable features. The Align features are easy to use and keep the diagram neat and tidy as you model the business process with the stakeholders in process discovery workshops. You need to be pretty competent to be able to map the process on the spot. The access to commonly used features with the right click of the mouse and F8 (Align) are the best features. View full review »
Business Process Manager at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the set of diagramming tools. It is quite flexible and easy to use. View full review »
Venkatesh Mulabagilu
Digital Enterprise Architect at DXC
It is very easy for people to start using this tool, and we can import Visio templates that are already published by vendors such as Azure without any issue. View full review »
Kayle Oliver
Business App Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I enjoy the fact that I can go into detail with Visio. In shared communications, I can inspect for any fault in my processes. That's what I enjoy the most. View full review »
Jim Hawkins
Process Improvement Consultant/Business Analyst at Sherpa Consulting
I like Visio because you basically do anything you want. The templates are useful, for example, because we can implement a project using the BPMN template. It's very good that you have got that option. This is a very straightforward product and I don't think that anything needs to be simplified. It integrates with other products reasonably well. View full review »
Shankar HN
Head Network Management Solutions at Convergent Wireless Communications
Visio makes it easy to communicate your ideas from several areas of your imagination across several domains. People like to imagine it and describe things in document form, and I think Visio could really help with that. If you have any questions, it will take you through the concepts step-by-step, so you can also educate yourself. View full review »
Artur Kowalczyk
Managing Director at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
The most valuable features are that the user experience is simple, and it's customizable. You can customize it and connect it to data. It has also many features that allow it to integrate Visio with SharePoint, which might be very useful in many applications. View full review »
Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The interface is the most valuable aspect of this solution. View full review »
Deputy Manager, Quality Assurance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Most of the time we're dealing with designation so that feature we find very easy and useful because we have a continuation for the required flow symbols. It also provides access for profile pics for the designation. Sometimes there are other options, such as timelines, that I also use but less often. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
It is stable. I have never experienced any issues. View full review »
Integration Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are ease of use and flexibility. One of the things that I like is the automation from external data. The user interface is fine. View full review »
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that it is integrated with other tools in the Microsoft Office suite, as well as at the backend with products like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. View full review »
Senior Associate Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like the most is the simplicity and ease of usage. The reason I like it is that we, as consultants, use PowerPoint a lot, and it's easy to drag it and put in a slide of PowerPoint since it's a Microsoft product. View full review »
Majd Abbassi
Managing Director at The Benchmark Co.
The most valuable features are process mapping and identifying responsibilities. View full review »
Brian Ray
Systems Engineer at Perspecta
I like the fact that as you drag and move things around, everything keeps track of each of its connections. So you don't have to be bothered by mechanics of connecting things again in the right place. It just follows on. It's also a good diagramming tool. View full review »
Mohamed Jerm
Management Analysis and Control Advisor at VdM
Drawing BPMN diagrams. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Visio. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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