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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
Martha
Martha
CEO in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Visio Review

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I am a very long time Visio user and I have always loved it.

Pros:

Visio is a very simple tool to learn and to use.

Cons:

Really, this is a product I have nothing negative to say about.

Joshua
Application Specialist in Australia
Retail, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Being part of the Microsoft Suite makes it effortless

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

We primarily operate on the Microsoft suite so this takes away a lot of the troubles of using an external product. With all our users educated well on saving things on OneDrive/Sharepoint, this makes it very easy to do so and place them in shared folders for them to be accessed by other individuals. We are currently in a process of mapping out internal processes to be shared with new partners that have entered our business and this makes it effortless for our users, coupled with the fact it integrates with the rest of the Microsoft suite easily.

Cons:

I think for users that have never used visio before, there is a bit of complexity to product high quality diagrams.

Chaya
Chaya
Trainee Software Engineer in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Visio – professional in diagram drawing

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: Visio is one of the tools which is used by most of the people for drawing diagrams and charts. Because of the easiness in drawing and and professional look of the final product this application is more famous in the industry more specifically in IT industry.

Pros:

Visio has become one of the major applications which is used in drawing diagrams in the industry. Visio has become almost an official tool in diagraming as it is vastly used In most of the companies in creating diagrams related to their business plans and projects. There are various types of diagrams provided through the application . So the users can draw any type of a diagram according to their requirement from the given diagram types. Because of the large number of diagram types provide by the application users’ does not need to search different software to draw different diagrams which saves both the time and money of the user. Visio offers different editions like Standard, professional and pro with particularly improved functions per each edition. Also Visio created diagrams can be imported in another similar diagram drawing software and do further modifications. Even the diagrams drawn by some selected software can be opened through Visio and edit them. Visio offers both desktop and online versions for the users which helps the users to use the product whenever they want wheatear they are connected to internet or not.

Cons:

Visio is not a platform independent software. So far Visio is only available for windows operating system. It does not supports mac os or Linux or any other operating system. Which has limited the usage of the application only for the users using windows. Though there are different editions users have to pay for each edition with more facilities. And the price need to be payed seems to be unfair considering the same category applications. Though there is a desktop version in Visio it is not constantly updated. Updates are available for the desktop version within few years time period. So it is bit difficult to work with the desktop version.

Jeb
Jeb
Project Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Government Administration, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Visio worked great but I don't know better

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Overall Visio was great to use. It was very intuitive and I would be happy to use it again.

Pros:

I was able to easily jump into using Microsoft Visio. I had never used it before before working at LBC and they are a MS company. So Visio was my option. I liked it and was happy to use it.

Cons:

Visio being a Microsoft program seems a tiny bit behind the rest of the industry in terms of innovations. It's rock solid but not cutting edge.

Fujie
Supervisor in Indonesia
Textiles, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I use Visio Everyday

5.0 last month New

Pros:

i use this software for almost 7 years, i find it super easy to use, such as tools. I can make layout, flow process, flow mamagement, busniness process in Visio with shape whatever i wanted. Overall, Visio help me a lot to finish my job.

Cons:

Struglle to connect arrow between 2 shapes or more