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Deloitte Consulting Adopts Visio Professional as Standard Graphics Tool

Visio Professional Considered Essential Component of Standard Desktop Tool Set

SEATTLE, June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Deloitte Consulting today announced a corporate licensing agreement for the acquisition of Visio® Professional for worldwide use within Deloitte Consulting. The product will be installed on each PC within the organization in conjunction with its spring upgrade, whereby all PCs are loaded with a standard set of essential desktop applications.

"Deloitte Consulting is a leader in designing and implementing business and information technology solutions — across industries and around the world — that meet the business challenges our clients are facing," said Stephen Sprinkle, Deloitte Consulting's managing director of service lines. "We decided to license Visio Professional as a standard tool based on its ability to cover the entire practice of managing information technology and provide an easy-to-understand graphical representation of these plans. We expect that it will be a strong complement to our knowledge-transfer capabilities, providing clients with the tools they need to manage solutions long after we leave."

"This use of Visio Professional by practitioners at Deloitte Consulting is an excellent demonstration of how Visio's broad, graphical platform can serve a range of business needs and facilitate enhanced communication, analysis and implementation of new technology strategies," said Jeremy Jaech, president and CEO of Visio Corp.

Visio Professional is a Microsoft Windows-based tool designed to give users the ability to diagram information systems and business processes. It supports common methodologies required in managing information technology. Visio Professional accommodates a range of tasks such as data modeling, business-process mapping, and managing the network infrastructure. Additional Visio-based solutions, such as Visio Network Equipment consisting of exact-replica, manufacturer-specific network shapes, also are available for users' more specialized needs.

About Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte Consulting is one of the world's top management consulting firms, providing services to transform the entire enterprise — its strategy, processes, information technology and people.

We offer our clients a very different approach, because our highly respectful, flexible and collaborative working style gives us an unmatched ability to transfer knowledge and skills and generate employee buy-in. In addition, we focus on the realization that changing business processes is necessary to achieve the promised returns from strategy and technology. Our approach enables us to deliver very different results — results clients can count on because they can trust their performance improvements will not unravel once we leave, results they can build on because these improvements make their organization more robust and adaptable to future shifts in the environment.

Deloitte Consulting is an integral part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a global leader in professional services, offering consulting, audit, tax and related services to clients worldwide.

Deloitte Consulting. A very different approach. For very different results.

About Visio Corp.

Visio Corp. is the leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, with an installed base of over 2 million users worldwide. Founded in September 1990, the Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming software market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992 and has since released additional Windows-based graphics applications that offer users a unique and effective way to communicate and work. Visio's powerful product line is becoming a worldwide standard for graphical solutions in business, with the support of partner programs and third-party relationships in key market segments. Visio products are available in as many as 11 language versions and are sold in more than 40 countries.

For more information about Visio Corp. and its products, customers can contact Visio at 800-24-VISIO (248-4746), ext. 93W, or visit the company's Web site at

NOTE: Visio is either a trademark or registered trademark of Visio Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Visio Corp.

/NOTE TO EDITORS: Visio's news releases and other relevant materials can be retrieved from Visio's virtual pressroom at To be notified via e-mail of breaking Visio news, send e-mail to with your e-mail address in the body of the message./

/CONTACT: Susanne Buti of Waggener Edstrom, 425-637-9097, or, for Visio Corp.; or Ian Cluroe of Deloitte Consulting, 416-867-8108, or

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