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Mavericks have always desired to stand apart and gorgeous design is the recipe for that. Any business graphic document will be more understandable if will use an expository color scheme for their parts. Flowchart design makes versatile presenting and explaining of the process and gives a fresh view that distinguishes it from black and white flowcharts on a paper. The best design can be accomplished by starting from any of the suitable Conceptdraw examples. Pick one of them and begin to input proper text into each Flowchart shape. Apply less colors in the document and don't turn into rainbow your diagram, three or four will be enough, also note that business process flowchart may not contain bright color hues. The next clue is to use identical colors for same flowchart shape types.

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:

  • 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

Flowcharts symbols visualize a process or algorithm of program as step/operation blocks of various shapes connected with arrowed lines showing the process flow direction.

Flowchart Design

Pic 1. Standard Flowchart Symbols Library

The Flowcharts library includes the 26 standard flowchart symbols that were provided by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for creating Flowcharts.

Pic 2. Flowchart design elements. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw flowchart software)

The vector stencils library "Flowcharts Rapid Draw" contains 48 symbols for quick and easy drawing your flowcharts.

Flowchart design elements

Pic 3. Flowchart design elements - Rapid Draw. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw flowchart software)

The vector stencils library "Swimlane Flowcharts" contains 20 symbols. Use the swimlane shapes for drawing swimlane diagrams, cross-functional flowcharts, top-down diagrams, information tracking diagrams, process planning diagrams, and structure prediction diagrams.

Flowchart design elements

Pic 4. Flowchart design elements - Swimlane. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software)


How to do Flowchart Design Using Standard Flowchart Symbols

To create a flowchart in ConceptDraw PRO software, select a flowchart template from Flowcharts solution of the "What is a Diagram" area. This solution contains all the tools, samples and a libraries with vector icons you'll need to build a specific diagram: standard process flow diagram, professional workflow diagram, process flowchart, functional flowchart, process map, process chart, functional process chart, business process model, process model, business flow diagram or any other. Major steps of professional flowchart design usually done with help of ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software.

  • The flowchart should be started and ended with the terminator symbol.

    Flowchart Design - Terminator

  • Use the Decision symbol to ask a question.

    Flowchart Design - Decision

  • The Process symbol is used for activities or action steps.

    Flowchart Design - Process

  • The Delay symbol is used for indicates a delay in the process.

    Flowchart Design - Delay

  • A Off-page reference symbol means a cross-reference from one process to another on the same page, or if containing a letter or number, means that this chart connects to another chart on a different page.

    Flowchart Design - circle

  • Use the Rapid Draw buttons to add standard flowchart symbols automatically.

    How to design flowchart

  • Flowchart symbols added with Rapid Draw arrows are connected automatically.
  • Changing the style of your Flowchart in just one click.

    Design flowchart

  • Now you're can to share your completed flowchart with others. You can export (HTML, PowerPoint, MS Visio 2010, 2013) your visual result in a single click.

    Share flowchart

Flowchart Example created with ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software.

Approval process flowchart

Pic 5. Approval process flowchart.
(Created with ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software)

This Flowchart was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the flowcharts solution. It shows the Steps to Partnership Flowchart Design. On this diagram were used the main flowchart symbols. The questions require the answers yes/no, it is necessary to make the decision that will determine the next step.

Use ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software with flowcharts Solution to design your own professional looking Flowcharts quick and easy.

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Pic 6. Design your own professional looking flowchart (Macintosh® and Microsoft®).
(examples of Flowchart Design process with use of ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software)

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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  • Flowchart Diagram Software
  • Technical Diagramming Tool
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • Export to vector graphics files
  • Export to Adobe Acrobat® PDF
  • Export to MS PowerPoint®
  • Export to MS Visio® XML VDX
  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates
Flowcharts
  • 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


Flowchart Design:


Flowchart design - Object Construction

Object Construction



Flowchart design - Import process

Import Process



HR management process

HR Management Process



Flowchart design - Food security assessment

Food Security Assessment



Stages of personnel certification

Stages of Personnel Certification



Flowchart design - Order processing

Order Processing



Project management life cycle

Project Management Life Cycle



Flowchart design - Planning process

Planning Process



Flowchart design - Credit approval process

Credit Approval Process




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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data. This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.  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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Flow Chart Symbols
If you need to describe some process, diagramming is a perfect tool for almost any imaginable purpose. The set of the most commonly used flow charts symbols is quite wide and includes symbols for operations, processes, data inputs and outputs. You can see the full list of all the symbols used for flowcharting in Flowcharts solution from What is a Diagram area in ConceptDraw Solution Park. A flow chart is often used for visual representation of a sequential process flow. The flowchart approach to any process is to divide it into some sequential actions. What makes a flow chart so popular and clear to make out is the set of standard flowchart symbols that has the same reading independently from processes described with their applying. The current drawing represents the vector library containing the pack of standard flowchart symbols. This library is supplied with ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution.  Read more... →
Flow Chart Symbols
Picture: Flow Chart Symbols
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Cross-Functional Flowchart
There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart. This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.  Read more... →
Cross-Functional Flowchart. flowchart maker
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Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart
If you want to find a way to understand complex things in minutes, you should try to visualize data. One of the most useful tool for this is creating a flowchart, which is a diagram representing stages of some process in sequential order. There are so many possible uses of flowcharts and you can find tons of flow charts examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Warehouse flowchart is often used for describing workflow and business process mapping. Using your imagination, you can simplify your job or daily routine with flowcharts. Warehouse flowcharts are used to document product and information flow between sources of supply and consumers. The flowchart provides the staged guidance on how to manage each aspect of warehousing and describes such aspects as receiving of supplies; control of quality; shipment and storage and corresponding document flow. Warehouse flowchart, being actual is a good source of information. It indicates the stepwise way to complete the warehouse and inventory management process flow. Also it can be very useful for an inventory and audit procedures.  Read more... →
Warehouse Flowchart
Picture: Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart
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Export from ConceptDraw PRO Document to a Graphic File
Now it’s easy to share your visual documents with other people in a form most convenient for them. ConceptDraw PRO can save your drawings and diagrams in a number of highly useful formats, including graphic files. You can save your drawing as a .PNG, .JPG, or other graphic format file.  Read more... →
Export of ConceptDraw document to image file
Picture: Export from ConceptDraw PRO Document to a Graphic File


Account Flowchart Stockbridge System. Flowchart Examples
Create your own flow charts of data processing systems using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This is a flowchart of a data processing system combining manual and computerized processing to handle accounts receivable, billing, and general ledger.  Read more... →

Picture: Account Flowchart Stockbridge System. Flowchart Examples
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Pyramid Diagram
When thinking about the process of decision making, it's easy to imagine it as a pyramid. We will look at a three level pyramid model as an example. Operational decisions are first that come to mind, and it's the first level. Tactical and strategic decisions are the second and the third levels. Pyramid (triangle) diagrams are used to show some hierarchical data. Because to the pyramid form of diagram, each diagram slice has a different width. The width of each segment depends on its hierarchical level. The current image illustrates the model of information system types. Most graphically the model can be represented as a three level pyramid. The first level shows a system of transaction processing It is concentrated on operational tasks. The second level is devoted to tactical solutions of the information system management. And at least, the third level addresses strategy and represents the executive information system. This three level pyramid sample is supplied with the ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagrams solution from Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.  Read more... →
Pyramid Diagrams. 3 level pyramid model of information systems types
Picture: Pyramid Diagram
Related Solutions: Marketing Diagrams, Pyramid Diagrams

AWS Simple Icons for Architecture Diagrams
The AWS Architecture Diagrams solution includes icons, sample and templates for several Amazon Web Services products and resources, to be used when creating architecture diagrams. The icons are designed to be simple so that you can easily incorporate them in your diagrams and put them in your whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters or any technical material you like.  Read more... →
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Flow Chart Design - How to Design a Good Flowchart
Use ConceptDraw PRO business diagramming and business graphics software for general diagramming purposes, it inludes tousands colored professional flowchart symbols, examples and samples which saves time when you prepare documents, professional presentations or make an explanation of process flow diagram.  Read more... →
Flow Chart Design
Picture: Flow Chart Design - How to Design a Good Flowchart
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