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Visio Pros

Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Visio has improved my workflow by making it easy to create charts, diagrams, and basic illustrations that I can use in my client reports and proposals. It has saved me a lot of time I would otherwise spend creating visuals for clients by hand.
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TH
Director of Mortgage Banking Projects at a writing and editing position with 1-10 employees
It's a very meat and potatoes type of product and isn't overly designed. It's very easy to find your way through the solution, as it's not too complicated.
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Manager of Enterprise Architecture at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like about it is that the templates are easily findable and usable, and they are usually created for other software packages. It seems to be pretty much widely adopted in the industry.
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ME
President at Estrada Technology Associates LLC
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.
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MM
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is pretty easy.
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Executive Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is ideal for putting out flowcharts and swim charts. It's really good. It has all the various options to use, particularly depending on what kind of audience you have. It provides you different kinds of options to insert the pictures and explain things.
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Mentor at Agricultural Paying Agency
If you are a knowledgeable individual, the initial setup isn't too difficult.
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DL
Principal Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
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Sr. Industrial Hygienist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It works really well for flowcharting, it can label.
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Visio Cons

Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution's flexibility can be perceived as both a strength and a weakness.
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Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
There could be better integration between Visio and Word, especially when it comes to importing graphics from the one to the other.
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TH
Director of Mortgage Banking Projects at a writing and editing position with 1-10 employees
Occasionally, the automation feature that helps you easily add the "next step" goes crazy and it will move a bunch of stuff.
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Learn what your peers think about Visio. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,406 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Manager of Enterprise Architecture at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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ME
President at Estrada Technology Associates LLC
It thinks that it knows what you want to do, but it doesn't. It has a way of behaving that can be very frustrating from time to time. Either it moves things about because it thinks its placement should be at a certain place, or it's keeping track of things that you don't necessarily see, so it moves something elsewhere.
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MM
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The application could be lighter or it could be faster with documents.
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Executive Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
One thing that I always felt was missing was the ability to integrate with other Microsoft products, particularly with things like SharePoint or other Excel Office tools. It may be available, but it is not as good as it could be.
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Mentor at Agricultural Paying Agency
There are a lot of patches that sometimes change how one version will interact compared to another.
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DL
Principal Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
There are too many features.
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Sr. Industrial Hygienist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It should be easier to transition into a new version without having to spend so much time in just one area.
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Learn what your peers think about Visio. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,406 professionals have used our research since 2012.