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Take advantage of 70 built-in templates and thousands of shapes that meet industry standards including:
Business diagrams, such as flowchart, timeline, PivotDiagram, and organizational chart.
Process diagrams, such as cross-functional flowcharts, IDEF0 (Integration Definition for Process Modeling), BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) 2.0, and Microsoft SharePoint workflows.
IT diagrams, such as ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), Active Directory, detailed network, and rack.
Software and database diagrams, such as database notation, website map, and UML (Unified Modeling Language) 2.4.
Engineering diagrams, such as electrical, circuits, and systems. Refreshed templates include Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance.
Maps and floor plans, such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), office layout, site plan, and space plan. Refreshed templates include over 600 shapes that appeal to modern tastes and 400 smart shapes that help boost productivity.
isualize real-time data in the context of an organizational structure, IT network, manufacturing plant, or complex business processes to obtain the whole picture. Link Visio shapes to multiple data sources including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Services, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Microsoft SharePoint Lists, and Business Connectivity Services.
Reveal patterns and meaning in your data with data graphics, such as vibrant icons, symbols, colors, and bar graphs.
Get an always-up-to-date view of your data by keeping your diagram connected to the data source, so that your shape formatting will automatically update to reflect any changes in the underlying data.
Take advantage of the new one-step connectivity with Excel table and swap data graphics to your preference with one click.
Document processes with the standard notation of your choice. With over 20 process templates, Visio offers a one-stop solution of process types&mdashBPMN 2.0, SharePoint workflow, value stream mapping, and EPC.
Take advantage of an intuitive experience of sub-process creation and drive cross team synergy.
Check diagrams using built-in or customizable validation rules to ensure that diagrams are constructed in accordance with general diagramming best practices, industry standards or compliance needs.
Use Visio Services in SharePoint to share and communicate your processes visually across the enterprise, or to monitor process activities using live data connectivity.
Enable others to add comments to a diagram or a shape from virtually any device, whether through Visio or through a browser using Visio Services (requires SharePoint). Get visual indicators of what shapes others are working or commenting on and easily sync diagrams when saving.
Streamline teamwork and reduce the risk of errors by allowing two or more people to work on the same diagram in a single file at the same time.
Get immediate clarification on feedback by initiating an instant messaging (IM) conversation or audio/video call with reviewers right from within Visio. (Requires a compliant IM application, such as Microsoft Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync.)
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