“In our tea time, we were always discussing missed requirements, how a client was pushing us to expand the scope of the project one more time and how a small error in the initial phase was now a nightmare at the eleventh hour before delivery. Then we started looking for suitable software for UML modeling to help communication with the clients and team members. We discovered EdrawMax Online eventually. It was easy to fit it into our process because it has a very easy layout and every member of our team, even without a programming background was able to join the bandwagon. Once we were able to freeze everything in use case diagrams, interaction diagrams, class diagrams and other diagrams, we had a documented pathway leading to robust and error free software. “ Kate believes that using UML modeling has helped them to move on to a smooth development process.
The main benefits of using EdrawMax Online are;
Easy to Use
No technical background is needed to use EdrawMax Online. So, everyone can use the software with simple drag and drop. The comprehensive symbol libraries and font customization make everything very straightforward. It only takes a few clicks to create professional-quality diagrams.
The layout is very clean and easy to access and similar to MS office. We can use symbol libraries, templates, and styling tools with the mouse. So, the learning curve is extremely easy.
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Team collaboration is the most bright star in EdrawMax's portfolio. EdrawMax has cloud storage for both personal and team use. It allows users to store files online to accessible to all authorized team members and a cohesive and unified workspace is formed. Users can access the files online and collaborate in real-time. Cloud storage allows for version control, revision history, and real collaboration. All the relevant stakeholders can work on the same files without any transfer of files and any version conflicts.
During the Covid lockdown, remote working was the norm, and cloud storage came lifesaver. All the team members collaborate as they work on the same floor.
Easy distribution of diagrams is another benefit of EdrawMax. We can export the diagrams in PDF, graphics formats, JPEG, Visio, and many other formats. Therefore, compatibility is not an issue, and we can share our diagrams with all stakeholders without needing them to install EdrawMax.
In some projects, we got some legacy Visio diagrams to follow. EdrawMax has an option to open and edit Visio files. So, there was no software switching, and we kept working on the legacy files without any compatibility issues.
Using templates allows a quick start for saving time and effort.
Improved efficiency of team members as the requirements are fully understood.
Less number of revisions and bugs in the final solution.