Lucidchart vs. Visual Paradigm

Compare Visual Paradigm UML diagramming software with Lucidchart, the intelligent diagramming application. See how Lucidchart beats Visual Paradigm on collaboration, ease of use, and more.

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Why teams choose Lucidchart

Collaboration for speed and agility

Collaboration for speed and agility

Lucidchart was built for agile collaboration. Create diagrams with your team in real time, leave feedback with @mention comments, and easily publish or export your work. While paid versions of Visual Paradigm enable synchronous collaboration, the Community Edition lacks features for real-time and team collaboration, which creates feedback and version control issues.

Advanced diagramming with less complexity

Advanced diagramming with less complexity

Lucidchart enables technical users to quickly create in-depth diagrams with formulas for calculations, dynamic shapes, and data-linked dashboards and reports. But it’s not just for technical experts. Anyone can easily drag and drop shapes, add text, insert image links, and edit colors. In contrast, Visual Paradigm can overwhelm new users with its complexity.

Works when and where you do

Works when and where you do

As a cloud-based platform, Lucidchart works across devices, browsers, and operating systems—including Linux, Mac, and Windows. With Lucidchart apps for Android and iOS, you can create and access diagrams from anywhere. Visual Paradigm’s download-only desktop software runs the risk of outdated versions, product updates, and lost files.

Integrations that support broader use cases

Integrations that support broader use cases

Lucidchart integrates with leading productivity apps such as Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, and Slack. But it also integrates with apps favored by IT, engineering, and project management teams, such as Asana, AWS, Confluence, Jira, LeanIX, Microsoft Azure, Notion, ServiceNow, UVexplorer, and more.

“I think organizations realize that Lucidchart is the tool of choice because of its visual modeling, layering, math functions, and collaboration capabilities. Nothing comes close.”

Dennis Jones - Agile Coach

“We used Lucidchart to manage our Scrum board, and it made the process of organizing and managing the work more tangible. Every day when we have our daily stand-up meeting, we jump into Lucidchart.”

Dave Paolicelli - Director at Definitive Logic

“The big advantage for me is not having a tool tied down to a specific operating system. I can work across my Mac, or my Linux laptop, or Windows, and that accessibility is fantastic. You don't need to have something installed on your machine just to get to your documents.”

Leo Ramsamy - Enterprise Architect at Flybuys Australia

FeaturesLucidchartVisual Paradigm
Advanced diagramming features
Process diagram

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Hyperlinking

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Templates

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Layers

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Tasks

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Shape actions

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Sticky notes

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Feature is included

Org chart shapes with data and photos

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Org chart group view

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Compare versions

Feature is included

Feature is included

Compare docs

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Revision history with versioning

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Feature is included

Data overlay

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Data refresh

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Mobile (iOS/Android) mockup shape libraries

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Feature is included

Data and automation features
Shape libraries

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Basic swimlanes

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Formulas

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Custom shape data fields

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Conditional formatting

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Data linking

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Data-linked dashboards and reports

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Dynamic shapes

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Smart containers

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Integrations for advanced diagramming use cases
BambooHR

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ERD import and export from SQL

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Feature is included

Salesforce shape library or template

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Feature is not included

ServiceNow integration

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Feature is not included

LeanIX integration

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Sharing and collaboration
Download

Feature is included

Feature is included

Commenting

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Feature is included

Email and link sharing

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Join ID

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Feature is not included

Add passcode / expiration date to share links

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Publish without password

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Feature is not included

Print

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Offline mode

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Presentation mode

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