Lucid vs. Visio

Compare the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite and Microsoft Visio. See how Lucid boosts productivity with up-to-date features designed for better collaboration.

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A complete solution

Diagramming is a feature, but visual collaboration is a solution. Solve your most common business challenges by working more efficiently as a team in Lucid.

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From brainstorming to building and back again

With connected applications for virtual whiteboarding and intelligent diagramming, Lucid empowers teams to collaborate visually at every stage of work. In contrast, Visio puts diagramming in a silo and creates compatibility issues between license types.

A shared canvas to support all teams

Whereas Visio is a one-dimensional diagramming tool, Lucid is a multifaceted platform that scales to support a wide range of use cases across your entire business. Users can select the purpose-built tools they need to ideate, plan, design, and build within one shared, universal canvas. This helps reduce misalignment, context switching, and technology spend.

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Collaboration without compromise

In Visio, the lack of compatibility between online and desktop apps forces users to choose between collaboration and full access to features. Instead of creating barriers to adoption, Lucid enables all users to view, edit, and interact with the same document in real time. This approach has a measurable, research-backed impact on efficiency and ROI for entire organizations.

Customizable solutions

Lucid is a complete solution for users and admins. Because Visio wasn’t built with today’s dynamic and collaborative workplaces in mind, it lacks independent controls for external sharing, relying instead on platform-wide settings. Lucid is fully customizable, reducing time spent on configuration and eliminating potential compatibility issues.

A streamlined, integrated tech stack

While Lucid was built from the ground up to integrate with other productivity tools, Visio is disconnected—even from other Microsoft apps. Lucid supports a bidirectional sync with Azure DevOps and Jira for visual planning, and Visio supports neither. Lucid, unlike Visio, also supports full features across Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, and Slack.

Deep support for customers and products

Not only is Visio’s functionality limited, but it’s also outdated. At recent launch events, Microsoft has shared nothing new about Visio’s future, nor does Visio have dedicated customer success resources. Lucid supports customers and products through continuous innovation, value-added features like AI, and a dedicated team for tailored professional services.

Leading the way in market innovation

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