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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
The vector stencils library "Flowchart" contains 26 symbols for drawing the flow charts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting complex processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help the viewer to understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box;
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond.
A flowchart is described as "cross-functional" when the page is divided into different swimlanes describing the control of different organizational units. A symbol appearing in a particular "lane" is within the control of that organizational unit. This technique allows the author to locate the responsibility for performing an action or making a decision correctly, showing the responsibility of each organizational unit for different parts of a single process. ...
Common alternate names include: flowchart, process flowchart, functional flowchart, process map, process chart, functional process chart, business process model, process model, process flow diagram, work flow diagram, business flow diagram. The terms "flowchart" and "flow chart" are used interchangeably." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Flowchart" is included in the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart notation
Flowchart notation, terminator, start, end, summing junction, summing, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, data storage, sort, process, action, preparation, or, off page, multiple documents, merge, store, manual loop, manual input, loop limit, internal storage, document, display, delay, decision, database, disk, data, input, output, connector, collate,

Accounting Flowchart Symbols

Accounting is a well known and popular tool used for gaining full quantitative information about the finances. The accounting process includes extensive set of activities that begins with transactions and ends with closing of books. It contains all financial information for a given organization, the data about incomes, expenditures, purchases, sales, return, payroll, and many other numerical information. The excellent possibility to create great-looking Accounting Flowcharts is offered by professional ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. It includes the Accounting Flowcharts solution containing wide variety of predesigned accounting flowchart symbols. All symbols are easy recognizable, commonly used, vector and professionally designed, so are capable effectively save your time and efforts when representing all stages of accounting work process, the flow of data in an organization, accounting procedures and processes, documents, tasks, responsible people, users, components and authorizations. Read more
The vector stencils library "Sales flowchart" contains 62 flow chart symbols.
Use it to design your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting simple processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box,
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Sales flowchart" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart symbols
Flowchart symbols, torso pictogram, title block, terminal point, tagged process, tagged document, summary, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, stickman pictogram, start, sort, sequential access storage, reference point, process step, preparation, prepare conditional, paper tape, page, or, on-page reference, inspection point, off-page reference, multi process, multi document, merge, manual operation, manual input, manual file, loop limit, lined process, shaded process, lined document, junction symbol, internal storage, flow line, arrow, connector, extract, part, device, event, entity, document, divided process, display, disk storage, direct access storage, delay, decision indicator, yes, decision indicator, no, decision, database, data input, data output, control transfer, conditional selector, concurrency symbol, completed form, document, compare, communication link, collate, check, audit, card, brace callout, comment, note, annotation,
The vector stencils library "HR flowchart" contains 62 flow chart symbols.
Use it to design your HR flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting simple processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box,
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - HR flowchart" is included in the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart symbols
Flowchart symbols, torso pictogram, title block, terminal point, tagged process, tagged document, summary, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, stickman pictogram, start, sort, sequential access storage, reference point, process step, preparation, prepare conditional, paper tape, page, or, on-page reference, inspection point, off-page reference, multi process, multi document, merge, manual operation, manual input, manual file, loop limit, lined process, shaded process, lined document, junction symbol, internal storage, flow line, arrow, connector, extract, part, device, event, entity, document, divided process, display, disk storage, direct access storage, delay, decision indicator, yes, decision indicator, no, decision, database, data input, data output, control transfer, conditional selector, concurrency symbol, completed form, document, compare, communication link, collate, check, audit, card, brace callout, comment, note, annotation,

Flowcharting Software

A flowchart is a useful type of diagram quite popular in many areas of science and business, which represents some algorithm, workflow or process. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector graphic software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "What is a Diagram" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is also ideal flowcharting software with powerful tools that assist in easily making the Flowcharts of different types and directions, in representing the flowchart steps and describing the flowchart processes, in realizing the flowchart constructions, creating the process flow models, designing the data flow diagrams, and many other flowcharting related diagrams. ConceptDraw PRO software maximally facilitates the drawing process by means of included predesigned vector objects, which only need to be dragged to your ConceptDraw document from the corresponding library and connected with smart connectors. This way lets equally easy make the simple flowcharts, as well as flowcharts of complex processes and procedures. Read more