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Business Process Management (BPM)
June 2022
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"All the features come as part of a standard license.""The stability of the product is very good."

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"Visio makes it easier than with other tools to do such tasks as changing things or coming up with one's own visual style for presentation purposes.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""It works really well for flowcharting, it can label.""I haven't needed to reach out to technical support the entire time I've used the product. It's very basic and very simple, and therefore I've never run into any issues I haven't been able to deal with personally.""A lot of built-in templates are really phenomenal. They cut down the time when you're trying to get something out. They reduce the complexity that technical folks like to put into things that have to be given to technical folks.""It is stable. I have never experienced any issues.""One of the things that I like is the automation from external data."

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"Integrating with or interfacing with other tools like data management tools would be very helpful.""Lacks the ability to have your own in-house developments."

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"Visio could be improved by adding more features. If you look at, they have more features. Also, if you want to design something for the cloud, Microsoft Azure still isn't enabled, so you need to install the plugin. This prototype is easily available, though.""System architecture could be improved.""Portability from Visio to PowerPoint and vice versa could be simplified.""They could improve the drawing function, other solutions provide easier drawing capabilities.""I would like to see the project planning element improved, although it won't happen because Microsoft deliberately made it worse.""It should natively enable importing diagrams or reference architectures from any of the vendors whose solutions are used by the customer or proposed by solution providers such as DXC""It requires a lot of skill to get into it.""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."

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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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:All the features come as part of a standard license.
    Top Answer:Unfortunately, the licensing is only for an end-user so you can't have a shared license like a concurrent license.
    Top Answer:My main complaint is that the solution is not open source in the sense that you can't have your own in-house developments. The only thing that they can support is certain APIs that can help you… 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 is a useful tool to map data flows, network objects, and computer science technology and 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… more »
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    Also Known As
    Metastorm ProVision
    Microsoft Visio
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    OpenText’s MIM (formerly Metastorm Integration & Managed File Transfer) solution provides a single platform for you to manage both batch and real-time, system-based integrations and processes complete with an audit trail to ensure operational success. With OpenText MIM, your organization can: Track high volume transaction and data transfers and file content from a centralized dashboard Ensure corporate data and auditing compliance requirements Enhance agility and visibility into end-to-end process activities at the system, data and human interaction levels Tie legacy systems into new SOA environments Simplify interactions with your existing legacy systems and data by integrating them into your improved business processes
    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
    Delta Technology, Export Development Canada, Rompetrol, Salt River Project, AMEC, U.S. Air Force, HP Consulting & Integration
    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
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Business Process Management (BPM)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda, Software AG, Pega and others in Business Process Management (BPM). Updated: June 2022.
    608,713 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenText ProVision is ranked 34th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews while Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 59 reviews. OpenText ProVision is rated 7.0, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of OpenText ProVision writes "Stable with okay pricing but needs better integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". OpenText ProVision is most compared with ARIS BPA, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Bonita, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live, SAP Signavio Process Manager and Lucidchart.

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