About Visio

Visio, a Microsoft 365 solution, is a diagramming tool that can be used by businesses of all sizes to create visual charts for team collaboration. With Visio, teams can connect diagrams and charts to real-time data and automate workflows. This tool comes with a library of pre-built templates and shapes to streamline diagramming tasks and projects. Visio is available as a cloud-based solution or it can be installed on Windows systems. Visio can be used to create org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, visual business processes, plus more. With Microsoft 365, multiple teams can contribute and work on a diagram at the same time using the Visio Online platform. Most Microsoft 365 users can view Visio diagrams in Teams. A native Visio Viewer app is available for iOS devices. Please contact Microsoft for pricing information. Technical support is available via live chat and other online methods.
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Visio pricing

Visio has a free version and offers a free trial. Visio paid version starts at US$5.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$5.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Visio Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.2
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 3,150 View all reviews
Michael
Michael
  • Industry: Tobacco
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 13/06/2020

The tool for visual mathematicians

I love it for the purpose it was intended for. I don't think I could find anything better. Most of the time I have nothing but good things to say about this product. Just don't let yourself get in a spot where you need to write your own code to generate your charts automatically because the API and help for it would require another degree just for this product.

Pros

It can connect to a wide range of data sources to present data in your charts. It has a wide range of abilities through the various add-ons and tools. The range of standard drawing objects is huge and you can create your own if you know what you are doing.

Cons

It sucks for trying to program against it. Every drawing object has its own properties, methods and behaviors. It is a real nightmare if you need to integrate it into an automation system. The only one I have found that might be worse is Outlook and that would depend on what you were doing.

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

Reasons for Choosing Visio

These versions had a lot of functionality but since our company bought the MS suite and Visio came as part of the package it just made sense to use what we had versus buying something else.

Reasons for Switching to Visio

We didn't. Our company purchased both and use them both for different types of needs.
cedric
  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 11/06/2024

Mapping software

Pros

Modern and graphic product for easy mapping IT plan

Cons

Not include with Microsoft 365 product suite

Isaiah
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
1
Ease of Use
1
Customer Support
1

1
Reviewed on 03/09/2019

Terrible products and customer service

Do NOT buy Visio products! If you thinking of buying a tv/sound bar or other electronic, I advise you to steer clear from Visio!!! We purchased a TV back in April, we moved into the tiny house about three weeks ago. We set up the original TV, it worked for 2-3 days, when we tried to set up the WI-FI it said it needed to restart after we typed all the information into the TV. When the TV came back on it was just a black screen. We contacted the company and they said they would send us a replacement because there was no technician in our area. We were charged for another TV in the meantime of them sending us out the replacement which is understandable. We received the replacement tv in the mail the other day. We spend over an hour attaching it to the wall and everything. We packaged up the original tv and had everything ready to be sent back out to them and get the deposit back from the replacement. We installed the replacement tv and again tried to connect it to the WiFi and we are having the same issue as the original TV. We spent over an hour fighting with Visio directly this morning (on our Anniversary- yes) they proceeded to tell us that the only option was to send out a technician and see what they said. When we told them that we were told there was no technician in our area they placed us on countless holds of (3-4 minutes) they said they “created a ticket” for someone to come out and take a look, they would contact us within 3-4 business days and we can arrange a time t

Pros

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Cons

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Vince
  • Industry: Textiles
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 13/05/2024

Using Visio help our processes

Pros

The ease and familiar interface of Visio makes it quick for users to document processes.

Cons

The cost is a bit higher than some other products that are out there.

Alternatives Considered

SmartDraw

Reasons for Switching to Visio

It was a familiar product that many of us have used for years.
Adam
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 03/06/2024

Productive Tool to give shape to data.

In general, I am satisfied with this solution. For my particular use, it permits us to easily visualize the data through the diagrams in order to make better managerial decisions. Also, it helps systematize processes and operating procedures through the flowcharts.

Pros

Being a product of the Microsoft suite, it was easy to learn to use Visio. It had a large library of diagrams and flowchart templates to choose from as a starting point. Making customizations was also straightforward. I could drag and drop different shapes and link them easily.

Cons

Some members of the team used Mac OS as an operating system. It was not as good as the Windows experience. Also, it depends a lot on other Microsoft solutions. It's not the software you use on its own.
Lastly, when I upload a large amount of data, it takes quite a while to process.

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