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What Is Visio?

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution with a robust library of templates and shapes, data connectivity capabilities, and integrated collaboration tools to empower remote workers and teams anywhere. Create impactful visualizations using provided shapes and starter files. Edit diagrams stored online simultaneously with colleagues through a web browser to work with others anywhere securely and effortlessly. Even connect diagrams to real-time data to make decisions quickly.

Who Uses Visio?

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution with a robust library of templates and shapes, data connectivity capabilities, and integrated collaboration tools to empower remote workers and teams anywhere

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Reviews of Visio

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Biniam
Biniam
CEO in Ghana
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer & Network Security, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Permits simple visual portrayal of diagrams, charts, and business processes with worked-in illustrations

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

allows simple visual portrayal of diagrams, charts, and business processes with worked-in illustrations

Cons:

Restricted similarity with non-Microsoft programming, possibly causing difficulties in cooperative conditions

LeAnn
Consultant in US
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Precise & Professional Flow Diagrams

4.0 last month New

Comments: I suggest several training classes for beginners because of Visio’s complex user interface and steep learning curve. But the benefits far outweigh the work to learn the product. Once ingrained, I found I cannot live without Visio in my working life. There is no other software that compares. I can create professional-looking business process flowcharts, as simple or complex as my clients request. The level of precision I can integrate into each Visio diagram helps my clients understand where they can make process improvements.

Pros:

Visio gives the end-user a multitude of diagramming options and detailed customizations, making it an invaluable tool for creating detailed business or technical flow diagrams.

Cons:

Visio’s pricing structure is geared toward enterprise users. Individual entrepreneurs and small businesses may find they do not have the budget.

Enis
Director in UK
Cosmetics, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Not as straightforward

3.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

Good in principle if implemented correctly

Cons:

As with most Microsoft products I found it challenging to integrate across applications.

Pietro
Manager in Italy
Management Consulting, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great results but heavy work

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

It is the most clear and useful tool to map process flows and effectively work on process design and re-engineering. Output are well defined, easy to read, and provide a useful tool to visualize business processes

Cons:

not very user friendly, very rigid in terms of selecting and creating tasks/ links, draft versions can only be shared with other licensed users, Visio maps are very heavy files

Odunola
Pmo in UK
Program Development, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Easy to use and easy navigation

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Easy to use, gets the job done in limited time

Pros:

Gets the job done easily with easy navigation

Cons:

Don’t have complain about it it’s the best you can use