Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Visio?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Dawn McClure - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 23, 2021

We primarily use the solution for tasks such as work charts, network diagrams, and process flows.

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Xavier-Rodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at CandX Consulting
Real User
Top 10
Apr 8, 2021

Company-wide, it is used a lot for flow charts. From an IT perspective, we use it quite a bit for network diagrams and documentation. The Human Resources team uses it for organizational charts. In terms of deployment, we have a kind of mixed deployment. I tend to use an on-prem version that is loaded directly on my machine. We are all Office 365, so a bulk of our users use it as a cloud-based downloadable solution, which is a part of their Office 365 implementation.

Executive Director, Global Technology Director at Jpmorgan Chase
Real User
Top 10
Apr 7, 2021

We use Visio extensively for creating architecture, network and workflow diagrams. Also used for UML Class diagrams and various types of flow charts

Data Center Design Architect at Red River Technology LLC
Top 10
Feb 23, 2021

I build either diagrams for solutions or use Visio to create illustrations for slide decks and white papers.

Founder at AC Lean
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feb 22, 2021

I analyze and model processes for optimization. We are customers of Visio and I'm a founder of the company, working as a process consultant.

reviewer1498125 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Feb 17, 2021

We mostly use this solution for process management and for diagram modeling. Functional diagrams or BPMN partition diagrams — that's all. Some nice drawings for presentations. Almost all of our employees use bundled Microsoft products and because they have no administrative rights, they cannot install additional programs. We use Visio to present our diagrams to our employees as it's too complicated to explain how to use our services over and over. If we had a BPM platform and a diagram modeling solution, we would not use Visio. Within our organization, there are roughly 100 people that use this solution. I am not sure if our company has plans to keep using Visio — it's not up to me. If we were to stop using it, I wouldn't miss it.

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Kerry Smith - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Industrial Hygienist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 3, 2021

I am a health and safety professional. I use it for flowcharting, but I also use it for drawing diagrams. I will do a technical assessment of a workplace scenario of equipment as well as noise measurements, and I will use Visio to draw out the scale. There are many images that you can put in there and data to create images of workplace exposures.

Director of Mortgage Banking Projects at a writing and editing position with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 26, 2021

My use case could be anything. What I like to use Visio for is business process design work. Even when we're doing a systems implementation project, I'll use it. One of the things that I tell my clients is that "Before you implement a system, you really need to check your business processes that the system is automating, to make sure that you're not automating a bad process." Therefore, we have a whole methodology on how to do business process design sessions, facilitated sessions. The outcome of those sessions is documented largely in Vizio. Sometimes, for example, if I've got a good person working on my team, I'll be with the client, facilitating the session and we'll have sticky notes on the wall that represent the process steps, and the outcomes, and the inputs, and all that stuff. We'll be moving those around. And then somebody on my team will be sitting there with Visio, recreating it as we go. If they aren't able to do that, we just take pictures of it and then recreate it in Visio. We clean it up and make it nice looking. However, we use Visio primarily for business and/or project process flows.

Pete-Fotopoulos - PeerSpot reviewer
VP of Networking and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
Real User
Top 5
Jan 23, 2021

I use Visio for diagramming configurations.

Shankar HN - PeerSpot reviewer
IT strategist at Convergent Wireless Communications
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 14, 2021

I use Visio for all my network diagrams. For example, I think of certain concepts that I need to communicate with my clients. I use it for this purpose. I also am an adjunct professor at one of the universities in Bangalore. Suppose I want to create a big chart or a mindmap; that's when I use Visio.

Systems Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 7, 2021

I mostly use it for network diagrams. It is a standard solution for creating this kind of stuff.

Venkatesh Mulabagilu - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Enterprise Architect at DXC
Real User
Top 5
Dec 31, 2020

I use it to create architecture diagrams.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 10, 2020

I use Visio when I'm writing a client report in Microsoft Word, and I want to put in a simple graphic to supplement the text or better explain something. Visio's graphics are not complicated. They're quick and easy to create, so I use them mainly for what I would call static graphics, like simple charts and diagrams.

Jim Hawkins - PeerSpot reviewer
Process Improvement Consultant/Business Analyst at Sherpa Consulting
Top 5
Dec 8, 2020

I am working as a business analyst and I used Visio for process mapping.

Partenaire, CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 18, 2020

I use it to design business models, cyber defense portals, and pictures. We are using the latest version of Visio.

Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Nov 4, 2020

We use Visio for process diagram.

Lead Process Improvement Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 4, 2020

As process improvement professional I map out current state processes either at the value stream or swim lane level, at times both. With current state I identify pain points and bottlenecks do root cause analysis, identify possible solutions, and make recommendations on which ones I think would be the most effective. Then incorporate them into a proposed future state.

Integration Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Oct 29, 2020

The primary use case is modeling architecture requirements.

Alberto Hidalgo - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Development at INECO
Real User
Oct 7, 2020

I primarily use the solution to make new core designs. I connect the designs to the projects I'm involved with.

Elsedeeck Elrayes - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Process Management Specialist and Business Continuity Management Coordinator at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Sep 27, 2020

We primarily use the solution for business process design.

Shelley Engen - PeerSpot reviewer
HRIS Specialist at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 27, 2020

I am an HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) specialist. I use Visio for a variety of things. * I do work charts on it. * I do WiX (Windows Installer XML). * I do all swim lane mappings. * I do process mapping. That pretty much covers it.

Deputy Manager, Quality Assurance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Sep 13, 2020

Mostly, we're using the solution for working with objects and network diagrams and all the charts. I'm the deputy manager of quality assurance and we are customers of Visio.

Dwayne McKie - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Process Manager at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Sep 8, 2020

I primarily use Visio for creating mind maps and other visualizations. I also use it for process modeling, but we are searching for a specific business process modeler because Visio doesn't have the full scope of capability that we need.

Managing Director at The Benchmark Company
Real User
Aug 4, 2020

The primary use case of this solution is for process mapping, and to streamline simulations.

Brian Ray - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at Perspecta
Real User
Jul 13, 2020

I use this solution as a graphic design tool for breaking down a flow or process. I'm a systems engineer and customer of Visio.

Operations Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Nov 18, 2019

I like to use Visio because it gives me a quick view of the things I had to put in a model for a company. I don't use it as an interface, though.

Andrew-Lim - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Optus
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 5, 2019

I have used Visio Professional to model business process to BPMN 2.0 standard in the Logistic and Insurance Industry. Visio has been an easy-to-use modeling tool for Logistic processes, Complaints processes, Compensation Recoveries processes, Insurance processes, and Finance processes. The modeling of the As-Is process allows process analysis to design an efficient To-be process.

Kayle Oliver - PeerSpot reviewer
Business App Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jun 4, 2019

Without this product, I would struggle to do my work. That is as a business analyst. I use it to develop all of my processes.

it_user1024038 - PeerSpot reviewer
Tally Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
May 29, 2019

We primarily use Visio as a flow chart software solution.

Delivery Manager at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
May 22, 2019

This solution is primarily used for architecture diagramming, process flow, and process mapping. We work on engineering projects, including software development projects, and this solution is used to create proposals for customers.

Vaibhav-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager in Strategic Consulting at Metlife
Real User
May 13, 2019

Our primary use case for Visio revolves around business process re-engineering, as-is process, to-be-processed, and then time and motion study, value stream mapping, and in collaboration with everything together.

Management Analysis and Control Advisor at VdM
Real User
Feb 19, 2019

Process modeling.

Enterprise Architect Analyst with 1-10 employees
Aug 9, 2018

Documenting the enterprise architecture.

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Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL - PeerSpot reviewer
Supervisor Business Analysis-Process Management at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Hello, I am working in a government organization and right now we are doing process documentation.  Most of the processes had been modeled using Visio and we are trying to re-model using Bizagi.  To save time is there a way we can import the Visio models into Bizagi without having to repeat them? Thanks.
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi @Neil Simpson,  @Marcos Vinicius Branquinho Xavier, @Pedro GentilSoares and@Per Beremark, possibly, you can help @Linda Namayanja ​with your experience? Thanks,
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Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 18, 2022
Hi, 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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Andrew-Lim - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Optus
Sep 5, 2019
The cost of the software is reasonably priced.
Managing Director at The Benchmark Company
Aug 4, 2020
The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high. There is an annual licensing fee.
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