We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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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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