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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Flowcharts are the best for visually representation the business processes and the flow of a custom-order process through various departments within an organization. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution offers the full set of predesigned basic flowchart symbols which are gathered at two libraries: Flowchart and Flowcharts Rapid Draw. Among them are: process, terminator, decision, data, document, display, manual loop, and many other specific symbols. The meaning for each symbol offered by ConceptDraw gives the presentation about their proposed use in professional Flowcharts for business and technical processes, software algorithms, well-developed structures of web sites, Workflow diagrams, Process flow diagram and correlation in developing on-line instructional projects or business process system. Use of ready flow chart symbols in diagrams is incredibly useful - you need simply drag desired from the libraries to your document and arrange them in required order. There are a few serious alternatives to Visio for Mac, one of them is ConceptDraw PRO. It is one of the main contender with the most similar features and capabilities. Read more

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphical representation of process, algorithm, workflow or step-by-step solution of the problem. It shows the steps as boxes of various kinds and connects them by arrows in a defined order depicting a flow. There are twelve main Flowchart types: Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN), Cross Functional Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram (DFD), IDEF (Integrated DEFinition) Flowchart, Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram, Influence Diagram (ID), Swimlane Flowchart, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagram, Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Diagram. Using the Flowcharts solution from the What is a Diagram area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design a Flowchart of any of these types. This solution offers a lot of special predesigned vector symbols for each of these widely used notations. They will make the drawing process of Flowcharts much easier than ever. Pay also attention for the included collection of ready Flowchart examples, samples and quick-start templates. This is business process improvement tools. If you are looking for MS Visio for your Mac, then you are out of luck, because it hasn't been released yet. However, you can use Visio alternatives that can successfully replace its functions. ConceptDraw PRO is an alternative to MS Visio for Mac that provides powerful features and intuitive user interface for the same. Read more

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)

Cross-Functional Flowchart is a type of chart which shows the series of process steps connected by the arrows to depict their order and applies the swim lanes to provide an extra dimension with means of assigning each process step to certain category. Often the category or the functional unit is a stakeholder (department, person, role), resource, project, phase, or any other attribute. Cross-Functional Flowcharts visually illustrate relationships between the business processes and the functional units responsible for this processes. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software for professional design Cross-Functional Flowcharts using the common notation of shapes and swim lanes. Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution included to the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides numerous well-designed vector objects and connector tools for quick, easy and effective organizing information, representing process flows and relationships, and drawing Cross-Functional Flowcharts for business, science, education, technology, etc. Read more

Cross Functional Flowchart Examples

Take a look on an example of Cross-Functional-Flowchart, showing the software service cross-function process flowcharts among the different departments. It presents a simple flowchart among the customer, sales, technical support, tester and development. Try now Flowchart Software and Cross-Functional library with 2 libraries and 45 vector shapes of the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. Then you can use built-in templates to create and present your software service cross-function process flowcharts. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowcharts in ConceptDraw

Use ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create diagrams to present and explain structures, process flows, logical relationships and networks. Read more

Vertical Cross Functional Flowchart

ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful tool that helps you create professional looking cross-functional flowcharts with the well-designed objects. ConceptDraw PRO - Drawing Software for Vertical Cross Functional Flowchart. ConceptDraw allows you to focus on work, not the drawing process. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology allows to draw connectors with smart behavior that gives flexibility to you during work process. Read more

Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More

ConceptDraw PRO covers a broad spectrum of business graphics categories and offers at ConceptDraw STORE enormous online collection of pictorial examples and samples for different thematics and application areas. It is a plentiful source of inspiration and wonderful examples of professionally designed diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, organizational charts, databases, ERDs, network diagrams, business charts, different thematic charts, schematics, infographics and plans developed specially for knowledge workers, engineers, managers, businessmen, marketing specialists, analytics, scientists, students, professors, journalists and also for a large number of other people that every day use various diagrams and drawings in their work and life activity. Each of these examples is a real art, all they are well thought-out and designed without efforts with help of powerful tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. ConceptDraw examples display all variety of tasks, possibilities and results that ConceptDraw Product Line lets achieve fast and easy. ConceptDraw is one of the best Visio alternatives for Mac. It open all Visio formats like .vsdx, .vss, .vdx files and allows you to export files to Visio formats. Read more

Professional Diagram and Flowchart Software

ConceptDraw PRO is a Mac OS X and Windows platforms professional software to draw your own business process diagrams and flowcharts. Read more

How to Create Flowcharts for an Accounting Information System

Accounting information is a system of interrelated processes which represent financial and accounting data, required for decision making. For representing the accounting processes in a visual and easy for perception form are constructed Accounting Flowcharts. For their creation are used special flowchart symbols, this makes Accounting flowcharts understandable for all users of accounting information system and helps them easy understand the sequence of steps involved to accounting processes. But how to create Flowcharts for an Accounting Information System fast and easy? Use of special design software is useful for this. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Accounting Flowcharts solution is the best for creation accurate Accounting Flowcharts, for documentation and visually communication on how accounting processes work, how each operation is done. Accounting Flowcharts solution is supplied with library of predesigned commonly used vector symbols, Accounting Flowchart templates and samples demonstrating receiving, purchasing, payment, and other accounting processes. Read more

Data Flow Diagram

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is the part of the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM), which is intended for information systems projection and analysis. Data Flow Diagrams allow graphically represent the data flows in information system and analyze the data processing during the structural projection. This type of diagrams lets visually show a work of information system and results of this work, it is often used in connection with human processes and can be displayed as Workflow diagram. Data Flow Diagram visualizes processes and functions, external entities, data depositories, and data flows connecting these elements and indicating direction and data character. Each of these elements used for DFD has its own graphical notation. There are two notations to draw DFDs - Yourdon & Coad and Gane & Sarson. ConceptDraw PRO extended with Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) solution from Software Developmant area is ideal for designing professional looking DFDs, which can be then easily exported in various formats. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowchart Basics

Don't let your first glance fool you. ConceptDraw is a lot easier to use than it looks. Use its cross-functional templates and library as basics to get started. All you need to know are a few basic steps and terms. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology is a new age in drawing software. Use it for process flows and its new rapid draw feature enables to draw an impressive charts in a seconds. Read more

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

ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

How should diagramming software work? The answer is - Fast and easy. "Tree"- mode drawing works like that. Just select objects in your drawing and press Tree or Chain button to connect all of them just in one click. Your diagram looks professional and it took only a moment to draw. Read more

How to Create a Cross Functional Flow Chart

If neither of 45 vector shapes of the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution don't fit your needs, you will want to learn How to create a unique Cross-Functional flowchart. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology - This is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity. Drawing software lets you to make horizontal and vertical, audit, opportunity and many more flowcharts. Read more