Lucidchart vs Microsoft Visio

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Lucidchart vs Microsoft Visio: What are the differences?

Lucidchart: Collaborative diagramming solution for your entire organization. Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models; Microsoft Visio: Diagramming made simple. Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

Lucidchart and Microsoft Visio can be categorized as "Diagramming" tools.

Some of the features offered by Lucidchart are:

  • Nothing to install
  • Drag and drop
  • Dedicated support

On the other hand, Microsoft Visio provides the following key features:

  • Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
  • Support for industry standards
  • Built-in validation

homezen, Stockopedia, and S.C. Galec are some of the popular companies that use Lucidchart, whereas Microsoft Visio is used by Selligent Marketing Cloud, marcapo GmbH, and Yapi Kredi. Lucidchart has a broader approval, being mentioned in 13 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft Visio, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Lucidchart and Microsoft Visio
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 163K views

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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    What is Lucidchart?

    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.

    What is Microsoft Visio?

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

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