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We performed a comparison between Bonita and Visio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Design solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform.""I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features.""Flexible and drag-and-drop type of UI is very valuable. The integrations are also very good. You can build workflows very quickly, which is my favorite activity. By using the GUI, you can build the entire mechanism, notifications, and all this kind of stuff.""The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.""Bonita is user-friendly."

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"The initial setup is pretty easy.""Visio makes it easy to communicate your ideas from several areas of your imagination across several domains.""Visio is stable.""Simple to use and very intuitive.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""I like the way you can hypertext across tabs so you can actually create an interactive that you can export as a website. You can also extend it to a monitoring tool if you really wanted to.""Installing Visio is straightforward.""The solution is easy to understand with some hands-on experience."

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"Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or improve the code that is generated.""The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve.""I should be able to park the tasks that are within a process in a kind of container, and dynamically, a super admin should be able to connect these processes. This kind of feature might be helpful.""Installation could be made easier.""There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity."

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"The solution should be included in Microsoft Office 365. For some reason, it's not. It should be bundled in with everything else.""Its integration with other vendors can be better and support for other formats. For example, when we import a JPEG, we cannot customize it. Similarly, we can't utilize the BPML kind of diagrams.""The user interface could be simplified and easier to use.""The price could be better.""Microsoft should include Visio as part of their Office 365 offering.""Integration with other applications need improvement. Having the functionality to integrate with databases will also make this solution better.""The auto-routing feature could be better.""As a user, it, unfortunately, lacks recognition by Microsoft products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing cost for the Enterprise edition comes out to be around 40,000 a year. There is also a Community edition, which is free. Some customers can go for the Community edition, but some of them require the Enterprise edition. Big companies go for the Enterprise edition, which comes with a lot of additional features such as a mobile app."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price is fair for what we are using the solution for."
  • "I am using the free version of Bonita."
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  • "I don't have any issue with the pricing. It has a subscription-based model, and the subscription is done on a yearly basis. Of course, we need internal approvals in place."
  • "It's cheaper than other solutions."
  • "I haven't looked at the prices lately. We have an older copy, and it was a couple of hundred dollars for this software. That's a huge expense."
  • "Visio is expensive."
  • "I think costs are on a per user basis."
  • "Personally, I think the price of this solution is too high."
  • "We're in a Visio plan that is like $15 a month per user. At the moment, it is just the standard licensing fees that I'm aware of."
  • "It's not the cheapest product, but it's extremely valuable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.
    Top Answer:Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or… more »
    Top Answer:I have been using Bizagi with a major project for a state government agency for about four years now. It is pretty straightforward to load in files that are BPMN 2.0 compliant. The option to load… more »
    Top Answer:It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
    Top Answer:We have an enterprise license. We renew it on a yearly basis. We don't pay any extra fees and we partner with the Gartner group to help us when we have to renegotiate.
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    Also Known As
    Bonita BPM
    Microsoft Visio
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    Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations.

    Visio is an innovative collaborative solution that enables users to quickly visualize data-connected business process flows with a host of integrated intuitive features that bring the power of Microsoft 365 to Visio. Visio allows users to easily create professional diagrams, graphs, and other visual data, easily anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Users are able to confidently and easily transform data into creative powerful visuals. Visio provides dozens of easy-to-use templates along with thousands of customizable colorful shapes that bring a user's best ideas to life. Visio is available for all Microsoft 365 commercial users and is available on desktop and Web applications.

    Visio Features

    Visio can easily create visual data for today’s business needs. Some of its most useful visual data include:

    • Flowcharts: Users can easily bring business concepts to fruition with Visio’s robust flowchart features. Visio provides a huge library of shapes, stencils, and templates to transform numbers and data into impactful, easy-to-understand business stories.
    • Organizational charts: Visio makes it easy to design articulate org charts to better visualize team, reporting, and hierarchy structures. Users are then able to seamlessly share the charts with stakeholders, teams, and employees.
    • Network diagrams: Users are able to creatively display how a system design processes function and visually illustrate how devices and networks interact with each other using a variety of network shapes, templates, and connector tools.
    • Brainstorming: Visio makes brainstorming simple and actionable with a wide range of templates designed specifically for interpreting problems and mapping out solutions, including fishbone and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) diagrams.
    • Floor plans: Users can design ergonomic workspaces, retail store layouts, new homes, and more with accurate, scalable templates and tools to help them better visualize function, flow, and overall aesthetic appeal.
    • Accessible: Visio is able to integrate with a wide variety of accessibility tools, such as Narrator, Accessibility Checker, and high-contrast support, to ensure Visio diagrams are available to your entire team.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Visio has improved my workflow by making it easy to create charts, diagrams, and essential illustrations to use in my client reports and proposals. It has saved me a lot of time I would otherwise spend creating visuals for clients manually.” - Michael B., Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting

    “I use it for diagramming networks, racks, data centers, data flow applications, etc. It is a useful tool to map data flows, network objects, and computer science technology and to show to clients. It does what I need it to do. It's a tool I've used the longest, so I know it the best, and that's probably the claim to fame.” - Greg S., Director of Solution Architecture at Winslow Technology Group

    “We use Visio for architecture modeling. We also use it to facilitate communication with other people. The feature I like most about Visio is that it acts as a facilitator of communication, as it displays information in a way that's easier to understand.” - Guy M., IT/Business Architect at a financial services firm

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    Sample Customers
    With more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.
    Thomas College, Hamburg Port Authority, Portigon AG, Conseil G_n_ral du d_partement des Hautes-Alpes, AAA Auto a. s., Commonwealth Financial Network, ICA, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bonita vs. Visio
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. Visio and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bonita is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Visio is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 45 reviews. Bonita is rated 8.2, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow and SAP Signavio Process Manager, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live, Visual Paradigm and Lucidchart. See our Bonita vs. Visio report.

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