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"Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee.""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.""Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription.""I know you can pick it up in retail for under a thousand per person. You can also pick it up for cheaper than that. Microsoft has about 7,000 licensing models, and you get certain percentages off specific licensing. If you're a partner, you get specific numbers of licenses with the partnership price.""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.""The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high.""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.""It is a free solution for us. It is integrated with our pack. We are trying to use the solutions that we already have."

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Create presentation-quality business graphics with SmartDraw. SmartDraw makes fast results possible by taking a fundamentally different approach to drawing software. SmartDraw focuses on the end result (your illustration) not the drawing process. Instead of staring at a blank screen, with SmartDraw you start by selecting the exact template you need from over a hundred different types. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest.
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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Sample Customers
GM, Mayo Clinic, FedEx, Kraft, General Dynamics, JPL, SAP, Nestle, NIH, Tesla, Texas Children's Hospital, Wisconsin, Emerson, Pepsi, University of Michigan
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
Top Industries
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Financial Services Firm23%
Computer Software Company13%
Insurance Company10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider19%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise53%

SmartDraw is ranked 5th in Mind Mapping Software while Visio is ranked 1st in Mind Mapping Software with 51 reviews. SmartDraw is rated 0.0, while Visio is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". SmartDraw is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Mindjet MindManager, whereas Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and IBM Blueworks Live.

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