Work visually from anywhere, at any time

About Visio

Microsoft Visio is a flowchart maker and diagramming software made to help you work visually from anywhere at any time. ransform the way you use and visualize data so you can bring your best ideas to life. With dozens of ready-to-use templates and thousands of customizable shapes, Visio makes it easy for anyone to create powerful business visuals:

  • Flowcharts
  • Org charts
  • Network diagrams
  • Floor plans
  • Brainstorming


Microsoft Visio includes many features depending on the plan you select:

Collaboration and sharing

  • Save diagrams to OneDrive for Business and view diagrams from virtually anywhere online
  • Co-author, edit, and comment on diagrams in real time within the Visio web app
  • See where co-authors are working in the canvas with a simple presence indicator
  • Create, view, edit, and collaborate on diagrams within Microsoft Teams
  • View and share diagrams connected to real-time data
  • Embed Visio diagrams into Power BI dashboards and connect those diagrams to Power BI data

Intelligent diagramming

  • Use almost any browser to create, edit, and share diagrams
  • Start with a simple Getting Started experience and powerful search
  • Choose from a variety of starter diagrams and get up to speed quickly with contextual tips and tricks
  • Add flyout shapes, insert and delete shapes with connection healing, and change shapes while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
  • Enjoy familiar layout features, such as auto align and distribute, and Smart Guides
  • Get support for ruler, layers, and grids on canva
  • Leverage the power of ShapeSheet to describe visual relationships between elements in your diagram
  • Validate your structured diagrams against pre-defined rules and fix the issues identified
  • Create a report of shape data that lists the text or data that is associated with your shapes
  • Use Document Stencil to create a collection of shapes and quickly use them in your document
  • Use Drawing Explorer to view and alter objects and elements in your drawing

Templates, stencils, and shapes

  • Use templates for basic flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts (or swim lane diagrams), and block diagrams ?to create impactful stories
  • Choose from dozens of built-in, versatile templates and stencils, including Matrix, Cycle, Pyramid, and Venn
  • Sketch your Azure or Amazon Web Services architecture with access to hundreds of Azure and AWS shapes
  • Illustrate how devices and networks all work together with a variety of basic and detailed network templates, shapes, and connector tools
  • Visualize your systems and software using a rich repository of IT content including Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and UML Diagrams
  • Model the behavior of systems and functions of a process with Specification and Description Language (SDL)
  • Annotate your shapes with informative text by attaching callouts to shapes
  • Visualize your organizational structure using org chart templates and samples
  • Brainstorm and organize your ideas visually using mind maps
  • Represent business processes graphically with a rich set of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and Integration Definition for Process Modeling (IDEF0) content
  • Quickly create high-fidelity mockups and prototypes of your websites with web and mobile wireframes
  • Bring your architecture designs to life with a rich library of floor plan templates and samples
  • Get an overhead view of your office space, residential area, or public transportation route with templates for office layouts and directional maps
  • Access templates and sample diagrams that cover core education and extracurricular activities, including algebra, chemistry, physics, music, and sports
  • Communicate project schedules, tasks, and progress with timeline diagrams, Gantt charts, and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) charts
  • Create accurate, detailed business diagrams with templates for IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) diagrams, PivotDiagrams, Six Sigma, and value stream maps
  • Create detailed engineering diagrams with templates for basic electrical and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • Develop clear and professional design plans with templates for HVAC plans and plant layout
  • Simplify your system design process with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and rack diagrams
  • Design a SharePoint workflow in Visio or import a workflow from SharePoint Designer for Visio to generate a diagram4
  • Use containers to visually group your Visio shapes together and perform operations on the group
  • Access more than 250,000 shapes through Visio‚Äôs online content ecosystem
  • Access a rich repository of partner-created diagrams for a variety of industries

Visio Pricing

Visio is available either as for a one-time fee or for an annual or monthly subscription. The two SaaS options are: Plan 1 for $5 per user per month (web app only) while Plan 2 is $15 per user per month.

The one-time purchases are the Standard for $309.99 and the Professional for $579.99. the Standard is an on-premises diagramming solution for those who want to get started quickly on professional diagrams with ready-made templates and shapes. The Professional has all the features of the Standard plus additional templates, collaboration features, data connectivity capabilities, and standards support to build and validate diagrams that support industry standards.

A lightweight version of the Visio web app is currently rolling out to all Microsoft 365 commercial subscribers, so you can create professional diagrams anytime, anywhere, with anyone.

Product Overview

  • Developer Microsoft
  • Type Org Chart Software
  • Client OS Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
  • Deployment Cloud or On-Premises
  • Starting Price $5/user/month

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