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

Find out in this report how the two Mind Mapping Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

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  • "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."
  • "Visio is expensive."
  • "I think costs are on a per user basis."
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    Microsoft Visio
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    Overview
    Create presentation-quality business graphics with SmartDraw. SmartDraw makes fast results possible by taking a fundamentally different approach to drawing software. SmartDraw focuses on the end result (your illustration) not the drawing process. Instead of staring at a blank screen, with SmartDraw you start by selecting the exact template you need from over a hundred different types. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest.
    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
    GM, Mayo Clinic, FedEx, Kraft, General Dynamics, JPL, SAP, Nestle, NIH, Tesla, Texas Children's Hospital, Wisconsin, Emerson, Pepsi, University of Michigan
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Outsourcing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%

    SmartDraw is ranked 5th in Mind Mapping Software while Visio is ranked 2nd in Mind Mapping Software with 55 reviews. SmartDraw is rated 0.0, while Visio is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". SmartDraw is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Xmind, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live, Lucidchart and Visual Paradigm.

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