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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
    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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    XMind, a full-featured mind mapping and brainstorming tool, designed to generate ideas, inspire creativity, brings you efficiency both in work and life. Tens of million people love it.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    Baloise Group, Barclays, Continental, Generali, European Parliament, Migros
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Visio vs. Xmind and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,997 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Visio is ranked 1st in Mind Mapping Software with 54 reviews while Xmind is ranked 6th in Mind Mapping Software. Visio is rated 7.8, while Xmind is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". On the other hand, Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and IBM Blueworks Live, whereas Xmind is most compared with draw.io and Lucidchart.

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