ConceptDraw Office

ConceptDraw Office 5.0

Offers users the tools to create diagrams, schematics, mind maps, presentations
4.9  (17 votes)
5.0 (See all)

Designed especially for the business sector, ConceptDraw Office is comprised of three integrated products: DIAGRAM v12, MINDMAP v10, and PROJECT v9. Together they form a complex product capable of fulfilling different job tasks, such as project management, business diagramming, and mind mapping.

In order to enjoy this suite's functionalities, you need to arm yourself with patience because the installation process does take some time to complete, and during the process, you might have to configure some settings.

After the installation is complete, you'll discover that the GUI is beautifully crafted, has multiple customization options and different themes to choose from. One negative aspect is that for novice users the interface may be confusing at first, but eventually they'll get used to it.

Next, I'll describe every tool that ConceptDraw Office is comprised of while pointing out the main features.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 is an alternative to MS Visio and it's capable of performing complex business graphics and diagramming tools that are a must in nowadays business sector. This product offers numerous drawing tools, has a built-in designer, multiple communication and presentation facilities, and with Rapid Flowchart Technology users can create complex diagrams faster and more efficiently.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v10 includes a set of functionalities that have the purpose to help users design and build mind maps that illustrate the thought process. It allows the exchange of data with Microsoft Project, Office, MindManager, XMind, and FreeMind, it offers the tools to create mind map presentations, supports the integration of images into maps and has more than 20 built-in themes.

Last but not least, ConceptDraw PROJECT v9 delivers a set of management tools to help users plan and execute projects. With the Multiproject Dashboard, multiple projects can be managed, thus improving the use of resources and team efficiency. Also, all the resources from different projects can be gathered in one place and the project plans can be shared with stakeholders through a cloud-based service called ConceptDraw Project Server.

All things considered, ConceptDraw Office is a complex and powerful software suite that embeds various and numerous functionalities and is capable of solving multiple job tasks through one interface. Despite its considerable price and the high use of the system memory, this software solution should not be missed out.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports data exchange
  • Offers multiple theme customizations
  • Allows users to create complex diagrams
  • Has a built-in cloud-based service

Cons

  • Uses a high amount of system memory
  • The installment lasts several minutes
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