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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Visio?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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23 Answers
Dawn McClure - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
23 May 21

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.

Xavier-Rodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at CandX Consulting
Real User
Top 10
08 April 21

We're in a Visio plan that is like $15 a month per user. At the moment, it is just the standard licensing fees that I'm aware of.

Executive Director, Global Technology Director at Jpmorgan Chase
Real User
Top 10
07 April 21

It's not the cheapest product, but it's extremely valuable.

Founder at AC Lean
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
22 February 21

I pay a monthly fee to Visio.

reviewer1498125 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
17 February 21

Personally, I think the price of this solution is too high. I need this product for my work. I have also bought Office 365 for myself, for my personal office. But if I want to work at home, I can't use Visio due to the price.

Director of Mortgage Banking Projects at a writing and editing position with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
26 January 21

I have a subscription to Microsoft 365 that automatically updates all of the versions to whatever is the most recent. I have to have a special subscription to get Visio though. Therefore, I've got one subscription to Microsoft that has all of the basic Office products, and then another one for Visio and Microsoft Project.

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Pete-Fotopoulos - PeerSpot reviewer
VP of Networking and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
Real User
Top 10
23 January 21

I think costs are on a per user basis.

Shankar HN - PeerSpot reviewer
IT strategist at Convergent Wireless Communications
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
14 January 21

Visio is expensive. It would be better if Microsoft can provide this as an option with Office 365. Microsoft 365 users can include Visio as part of the subscription model. If Visio were affordable, people would realize its value. It becomes another revenue generator for Microsoft. The investment will pay off.

Systems Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
07 January 21

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.

Artur Kowalczyk - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
04 January 21

It's cheaper than other solutions.

Venkatesh Mulabagilu - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Enterprise Architect at DXC
Real User
Top 5
31 December 20

I use Corporate subscription-based model, and the subscription is done on a yearly basis. Of course, we need internal approvals in place to get license.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Top 5Leaderboard
10 December 20

The licensing process is a breeze. Buy the license and download the application from Microsoft. Enter the license key in Visio to activate the software.

Partenaire, CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
18 November 20

There are some cheaper as well as free solutions.

Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
04 November 20

The price will always be high. It depends on the organization size, how many processes there are, and what requirements you have for the solution. If you require additional features like analysis, it will be a different price. It's a balance between requirements and price.

Lead Process Improvement Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
04 November 20

Most other tools are expensive.

Integration Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
29 October 20

The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD).

Alberto Hidalgo - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Development at INECO
Real User
Top 10
07 October 20

I'm not sure what the pricing is for the solution. I know that AutoCAD is very expensive, therefore, it's possible Visio is comparable.

Shelley Engen - PeerSpot reviewer
HRIS Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
27 September 20

Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee.

Deputy Manager, Quality Assurance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
13 September 20

The fee is per license and there are no additional costs.

Dwayne McKie - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Process Manager at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
08 September 20

Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription.

Managing Director at The Benchmark Company
Real User
04 August 20

The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high. There is an annual licensing fee.

Andrew-Lim - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Andrew Lim Consulting
Top 5Leaderboard
05 September 19

The cost of the software is reasonably priced.

it_user1024038 - PeerSpot reviewer
Tally Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
29 May 19

Pricing is related to the number of Microsoft licenses being served.

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