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“A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows. This diagrammatic representation illustrates a solution model to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields.” [Wikipedia]

This definition flowchart gives a clear answer for the question "What is a flowchart?". It is convenient to use a powerful ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park to design flowcharts of various types which will additionally illustrate a definition flowchart.

According to the definition flowchart, the flowcharts consist from the simple geometric symbols and arrows which define relationships. Flowcharts Solution offers you two libraries with large set of already predesigned flowchart symbols and arrows. You need only drag the desired of them from the libraries to document and connect as necessary.

For example, if we talking about programming, you will need an oval symbol to represent beginning and end of a program, a rectangle symbol for representing process, a diamond symbol for decision, a parallelogram for I/O process, and a cloud for Internet.

Example 1. Definition Flowchart. Design Elements. Planning Process Flowchart
for Apple OS X and Windows

The flowchart sample you see on this example was created in ConceptDraw PRO software using the tools of Flowcharts Solution and shows the planning process. It is included in Flowcharts Solution and available from ConceptDraw STORE.

Use the definition flowchart and predesigned objects from the libraries of Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park to design professional looking Flowcharts and flowchart definition samples fast, easy, effective.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Flowcharts Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 or later users.




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Flowcharts
  • Design Flow Chart Diagrams
  • Process Flow Diagrams
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  • Represents an algorithm or process
  • Illustrates a solution to a given problem
  • Represented process operations
  • Used in analyzing
  • Used in designing
  • Used in documenting
  • Used in managing a process
  • Used in program in various fields
  • Design elements for flowchart diagrams
  • Templates and examples
  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™
  • Export to vector graphics files
  • Export to Adobe Acrobat® PDF
  • Export to PPT™


Flowchart Examples:


FlowChart - Object Construction

Object Construction



FlowChart - Import process

Import Process



HR management process

HR Management Process



FlowChart - Food security assessment

Food Security Assessment



Stages of personnel certification

Stages of Personnel Certification



FlowChart - Order processing

Order Processing




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Flowchart Definition
Acquaintance with flowcharting starts from getting into basic terms. First of all, flowchart definition is quite clear – a flowchart is a graphical representation of a process or an algorithm made of special symbols. Secondly, flowcharting is an irreplaceable tool for IT specialists, project managers, and anyone who wants a clear understanding of any imaginable process.  Read more... →
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Process Flowchart
When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw PRO is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools. This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.  Read more... →
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Organogram Software
Organizing process is the process of creating the organizational structure of an enterprise. The organizing process consists of several stages. First, you need to divide the organization into departments, respectively to strategies, and then establish relationships of authority. After that, managing director delegates his rights and authorities.  Read more... →
Organogram Software
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Technical Flow Chart
Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation of an algorithm and essential part of planning the system. Flow charts are widely used in technical analysis and programming for easy writing programs and explaining them to others. So, one of the most popular type of flow charts is Technical Flow Chart. Technical Flow Chart can be drawn by pencil on the paper, but it will be easier to use for designing a special software. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will be useful for this goal.  Read more... →
Technical Flow Chart
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Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) with ConceptDraw PRO
A waterfall model describes software development process as a sequence of phases that flow downwards. SSADM is one of the implementations of waterfall method. It’s easier to learn about structured systems analysis and design method (SSADM) with ConceptDraw PRO because this software has appropriate tools for creating data flow diagrams. You can use all the three main techniques of SSADM method with special tools and predesigned templates. This data flow diagram illustrates the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method. This method method considers analysis, projecting and documenting of information systems. Data flow models are the most important elements of SSADM and data flow diagrams are usually used for their description. It includes the analysis and description of a system as well as visualization of possible issues.  Read more... →
Payment Data Flow Diagram Example
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Column Chart Template
Column chart templates from ConceptDraw collection can help you find the best visual depiction for you data. You can easily modify column chart templates according to data you want to visualize.  Read more... →
Column Chart Template
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Types of Flowcharts
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart. This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor . The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.  Read more... →
Types of Flowcharts
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Flowchart
If you ever tried programming, you could face a lot of problems as a beginner. To help yourself, create a flowchart to follow an algorithm logic. Flowchart represents a program as a sequence of steps depicted in special symbols for each type of action. This image of the interactive diagram made in ConceptDraw PRO applying the Live Objects technology. The diagram shows the effect of Selection Sort algorithm. The left part of the chart is the input area. The diagram in the central part of the drawing is a flow chart showing of the selection sort algorithm. The flowchart includes basic flowchart symbols, that represent various stages of algorithm. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows ended lines, that depict the direction of the process flow. On the right side - the result is displayed.  Read more... →
Flowchart
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Flow Diagram Software
Diagrams are a very important part of modern life. With the help of flow diagram software, a lot of companies can promote their ideas at the market. Its usefulness is totally doubtless. This is a flow chart of the invoice payment flow. This flowchart details decrypts all stages of the process of obtaining and paying bills. It is a description of the universal process - such steps performs accounting departments of almost any organization. Since every business no matter what it does is a consumer of some goods or services. The given flow chart was made using ConceptDraw PRO software and the What is a Diagram solution for making flowcharts of any kind.  Read more... →
Flowchart - Invoice payment process
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Audit Flowchart Symbols
Accounting is a cornerstone of any business, it’s basement. If you want to have a visual representation of your finance management, use audit flowchart symbols to document the money flow. Although some would say that accounting is boring, it is very a responsible duty. The audit flowchart symbols is supplied with ConceptDraw Audit Flowcharts solution as a vector objects library. Together with Conceptdraw Drawing capabilities it forms the helpful tool for audit process planning and setting the steps of audit by designing audit flow charts. Audit Flow charts are used to organize fiscal information tracking process as well as in accounting, finance and investment management.  Read more... →
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