Microsoft Visio vs Visual Paradigm

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Microsoft Visio vs Visual Paradigm: What are the differences?

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; Visual Paradigm: Create diagrams and charts online. It is a software design tool tailored for agile software projects. It supports UML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, SysML. It also supports use cases, wireframeing, code engineering, etc.

Microsoft Visio and Visual Paradigm can be primarily classified as "Diagramming" tools.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Visio are:

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

On the other hand, Visual Paradigm provides the following key features:

  • Best Modeling software
  • Lost of diagrams to choose from
  • BPMN Diagrams
Decisions about Microsoft Visio and Visual Paradigm
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 249.1K 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 Microsoft Visio?

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

What is Visual Paradigm?

It is a software design tool tailored for agile software projects. It supports UML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, SysML. It also supports use cases, wireframeing, code engineering, etc.

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What are some alternatives to Microsoft Visio and Visual Paradigm?
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Adobe Illustrator
The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.
OmniGraffle
Creators of Mac, iPad, and iPhone productivity software. Proud to bring you OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, and OmniPlan.
Flow
Flow is an online collaboration platform that makes it easy for people to create, organize, discuss, and accomplish tasks with anyone, anytime, anywhere. By merging a sleek, intuitive interface with powerful functionality, we're out to revolutionize the way the world's productive teams get things done.
Lucidchart
Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
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