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Find out what your peers are saying about Visio vs. iGrafx and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"We found the technical support to be helpful.""Provides a valuable BPMN feature."

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"The most valuable features are that the user experience is simple, and it's customizable.""The thing I like most about Visio is the stencils. As the product has matured over time, it comes with more stencils and objects that you can just pick out of the menu and go with.""The most valuable feature is how easy it is to use.""Good interface and good tool configuration.""It is pretty easy to use if you are looking for this type of solution.""What I like most about the solution is that It's quite easy to use.""I like that once you create what you need, you can group that, at least within that drawing, and you have access to that new stencil object or that custom object throughout that drawing.""This is a very straightforward product and I don't think that anything needs to be simplified."

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"The price could be more competitive.""It would be nice to have a Spanish user interface available to us."

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"The solution's flexibility can be perceived as both a strength and a weakness.""The application could be lighter or it could be faster with documents.""It is a visualization tool, so database visualization is pretty static in it. They haven't moved the ERDs very well. They haven't adopted any real visualization like what you have in Hackolade for JSON or other data patterns. It has none of that. If you go onto broader patterns, you can actually label and integrate with a data set, if you want, for Visio, but it's very clunky and very difficult for me to assign that to another user. I can't assign it to a junior or a documenter. They really haven't cleaned up and made their tools simpler to use when linking to data, which is primarily what you're trying to do.""There are too many features.""When you use a BPA solution you can open an end-to-end process in one window, go down, or go up between layers to different places. You should be able to see descriptions of the steps of the process.""The application grid seems to be unreliable which makes simple tasks complicated.""Layout configuration is sometimes a little difficult to use.""I would like to see Visio become some kind of enterprise architecture, which it is not."

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  • "The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high."
  • "Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription."
  • "Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee."
  • "The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD)."
  • "There are some cheaper as well as free solutions."
  • "The licensing process is actually a breeze. Simply buy the license and download it from Microsoft, enter the license key in Visio to activate the software, and you're done."
  • "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."
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    We found the technical support to be helpful.
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    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a reseller in Mexico. The product needs better product distribution. It would be nice to have a Spanish user interface available to us.
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    We primarily used the solution as a repository for process management.
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    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 »
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    It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
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    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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    iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.
    Microsoft Visio is an advanced diagramming solution that helps IT professionals simplify, connect, and share information. Visio provides tools and resources for interpreting, acting upon, updating, and sharing complex information about IT processes, infrastructure, and applications - effectively and efficiently.
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    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
    Consumer Goods Company38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Engineering Company13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company10%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    iGrafx is ranked 19th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews while Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 54 reviews. iGrafx is rated 8.6, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Easy to set up with useful features and good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". iGrafx is most compared with ARIS BPA, Visual Paradigm, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Bizagi and IBM Blueworks Live, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and Camunda Platform. See our Visio vs. iGrafx report.

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