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"The solution is easily modified to suit your needs.""This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great."

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"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.""The fact that you could program in VBA is most valuable.""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.""Visio is easy to use.""Visio is stable.""It is stable. I have never experienced any issues.""It is very easy for people to start using this tool, and we can import Visio templates that are already published by vendors such as Azure without any issue.""The most valuable features are that the user experience is simple, and it's customizable."

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"It runs relatively slowly.""The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license.""The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved."

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"Inventory feature could be improved.""Portability from Visio to PowerPoint and vice versa could be simplified.""It can be complex. If you don't know a little bit about it, it can get really confusing.""System architecture could be improved.""Some of the improvements that have been made in Visio have not been beneficial, at least to me, personally. Too many things have been added to it, and it makes it kind of clunky sometimes. There is an overwhelming desire or competition to continue to improve it when the product is and has been pretty good, and some of what is done tends to clutter it. In some cases, the updates make it more difficult to use. It is already pretty feature-heavy and continuing to add stuff is not productive from my perspective.""It is not flexible in terms of functions and modeling deliverables. When you speak of processes, the program has to describe the activities and the deliverables. You have to tell your robots how to deal with and input something, and you should have something more flexible from this point of view.""The solution should be included in Microsoft Office 365. For some reason, it's not. It should be bundled in with everything else.""The user interface could be more robust."

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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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    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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    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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    Overview

    iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    University13%
    Maritime Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    iServer is ranked 18th in Business Process Design with 3 reviews while Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 54 reviews. iServer is rated 8.6, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of iServer writes "Stable with the potential to scale and integrates well with Microsoft". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, MEGA HOPEX, ARIS BPA and Avolution ABACUS, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA and SAP Signavio Process Manager. See our Visio vs. iServer report.

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