Microsoft Visio Professional
Standing up to its developer’s name, Microsoft Visio Professional is one of the industry-leading flowchart applications that combines an extensive set of features with an intuitive, modern-looking design in order to allow both beginners and experts to create unique, engaging diagrams.
The Visio family of products comes in three separate editions that address different types of users. Unlike the Standard version, the Professional release includes tools for linking diagrams to real-time data, allows concurrent actions on the same diagram and is compatible with the latest UML and BPMN standards.
Create professional-looking diagrams using an extended stencil collection
Building a diagram is a rather simple task for those who are accustomed to the standard look of Office applications. Every tool you need is within reach, while the professional-looking templates and the vast collection of pre-drawn shapes and sample drawings can help you create a new project without a lot of hassle.
Microsoft Visio Professional helps you create simple to complex diagrams and can handle intricate rules, allowing you to connect flowcharts to different data sources (such as Excel spreadsheets). The graphical representations automatically refresh as the information changes.
Apply effects and share your diagrams with others to get instant feedback
The appearance of your diagrams can be easily enhanced thanks to the wide range of effects, themes, visual styles, designing and formatting options. Icons, symbols, graphs and colors can be used for improving the visual impact, while the validation tools aim to ensure the accuracy of your project by analyzing it and detecting common errors, based on a defined rule set.
Output diagrams can be easily shared across an organization via SharePoint and you can easily manage feedback comments or request extra explanations via a compliant instant messenger, right from Visio. Furthermore, the application provides dynamic control over the project, which means that other members of your team can work on the same diagram simultaneously.
An industry standard flowcharting application
The purpose of Microsoft Visio Professional is to assist you in creating and sharing professional-looking flowcharts and diagrams, while also providing the necessary tools for simplifying complex information.
The data-driven shapes, together with support for the latest diagramming standards and the user-friendly working environment make it one of the best software solutions in its category.