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2020-02-09T12:23:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Lucidchart?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Lucidchart, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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BP
User at Reagan.com, LLC
User
2020-11-23T21:41:50Z
23 November 20

Don't. It's just MicrosoftDraw on serious.

Jordan Rich - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at Foundry Payments
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-01-13T09:11:00Z
13 January 21

Compare Lucid to the other providers in the space, whether it be Gliffy, drawio, or Visio and understand how they export and share work with other team members, and which is easiest to use.

Kevin Heires - PeerSpot reviewer
Product and Materials Manager at Case Systems, Inc.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-27T09:22:00Z
27 December 20

I love the program as it is so far. Being able to link comments and things to images has been fantastic for me. For me, using it as a solution for whiteboard, canvas-type, thought-thinking, mind mapping has been fantastic. I would rate this solution as an eight (out of 10). Feature and functionality-wise, it is fantastic. I just wish visually that I had a bit more control to polish it up.

BB
CEO at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-12-27T09:22:00Z
27 December 20

We are a consulting company that works with CEOs. In many cases, we are recommending products. In a lot of situations, Lucidchart could be a useful tool for organizations that we work with, and we would definitely recommend it to them. However, for it to become a really useful tool organizationally, you must have somebody walk you through a process of how you would embed it. I don't think that they have that. Most people are visual first and prefer that as a way to communicate. In the future, if there is an opportunity to do so, we would potentially increase usage. We have to learn more about how we would utilize the tool, but we are not opposed to increasing usage. I would rate this product as a seven (out of 10).

JP
Business Analyst at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-12-27T09:22:00Z
27 December 20

As far as project planning, execution, project status reporting, and requirements analysis, if planning is a big part of it, Lucidchart is a must-use.

Scott Rogers - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Strategic Accounts at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-12-22T11:30:00Z
22 December 20

It does everything that we want it to do. I would give it a 10 (out of 10). I think it's great. It is not a huge deal for us that the suite can be centrally managed by a unified administration console, but it is nice. We use some of the integrations with Microsoft. They're somewhat important, but not a deal breaker. We wish they would incorporate them into Lucidspark. So, if I make a chart and want to put it into a presentation, then it is nice to be able to make a change to the chart and have it automatically update in a presentation without having to reimport it. We are also heavy users of Microsoft Teams, so it's nice that I can share charts within Teams. We don't really use it for new teams and hierarchy charts. We really haven't used Lucidchart's ability to compare versions of documents. We probably should because it happens. The client will ask for a change to the architecture and see what it was before. However, we have not utilized this feature a lot.

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Mayank Thakur - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Lead at Moglix
Real User
2020-02-09T12:23:00Z
09 February 20

I will definitely recommend this solution to others. It's a really good tool for any business that designs business workflows. It is very easy to simply pay and then start using it right away. Anybody who knows how to create a workflow will find it very easy to work on Lucidchart. They can just log on and start creating. It's very easy. On a scale from one to ten, I rate this program a nine. One thing that needs to improve, is the feature that is used to import or export data. Perhaps they can add more templates for users.

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I definitely recommend Lucidchart. I feel it is one of the top visual collaboration platforms that’s available on the market. Out of all the solutions I have tried, it is by far the best for diagramming, whiteboarding, and data visualization. It practically allows you to diagram anything from ideas, information, and processes to drive better business decisions. The reasons why I like it most is because it helps optimize business processes, enables you to visualize technical systems, makes it possible for you to brainstorm with remote teams, allows you to design a superior user experience, and lets you plan and deploy new features faster. Here are some of its biggest benefits: See deeper into your organization: Lucidchart has good people management. The solution helps you identify staffing needs, manage cross-functional teams, and ensure employees are paid equitably. In addition, Lucidchart makes it possible for you to connect employee data to organization charts and automatically generate a view that works for you. Helps optimize your network: With Lucidchart, your organization can monitor the status of your network and optimize its performance as your company grows. You can close deals faster: By implementing Lucidchart, you can shorten your sales cycle with account mapping. The solution enables you to import contact data automatically from Salesforce to create a holistic view of the account. Better communication: Lucidchart helps your organization quickly understand what you need to build, and also allows you to easily convey your ideas to team members and stakeholders who may have different levels of technical knowledge. Increased efficiency: With Lucidchart you are able to visualize your processes in current and future states, identify bottlenecks and areas of improvement, and process implementation, all of which help boost your organization’s efficiency. Improve project management: Lucidchart helps you keep projects on track. You can scope your projects accurately, monitor status, and keep your team aligned on project progress. Besides having great benefits and many advantages, here are some of the solution’s powerful features I like most: Compatibility: Lucidchart is compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux systems. The solution’s cloud-based platform and intuitive interface make it simple to start diagramming, regardless of which device, browser, or operating system is being used. Diagramming: Your team can diagram together from anywhere. Teams can work collaboratively with real-time co-authoring, in-editor chat, shape-specific comments, and collaborative cursors. Data linking: Lucidchart allows you to instantly see data in context. With Lucidchart, you can overlay important metrics on existing diagrams through data linking or use auto-visualization to generate organization charts, ERDs, and more. Easy integration: Lucidchart can easily integrate with your most-used apps. It enables you to start new diagrams or include existing visuals where conversations are already happening, such as Google Workspace, Atlassian, Microsoft Office, Asana, and Slack. Scalability: Lucidchart is designed to scale as your company does. You have the option to increase account security through centralized account management, document retention, and more. Overall, I would rate Lucidchart an eight out of ten. Since I started using it, I have been very satisfied.
BP
User at Reagan.com, LLC
14 June 22
No, it is a half-baked version of Microsoft Draw. I guess they have a good marketing team. I would never recommend it.
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