SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

Most of the data needed for market analysis (demand, prices, volume of sales, etc.) are undefined, and in future are possible their changes as in the worst and the best side. SWOT analysis is effective method for prediction these processes and decision making for organizations that function in a competitive environment. It allows you to see the whole situation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of organization (advantages and disadvantages), as well as opportunities and threats of external environment. The results of SWOT analysis are the basis for optimization the business processes, for development by the leading specialists in organization of interrelated complex of strategies and competitive activities. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution will effectively help you in strategic planning for your company, department, project, in development marketing campaign, in identification of four categories of factors of internal and external environment of organization, and construction professional-looking SWOT and TOWS matrices. Read more

SWOT analysis Software & Template for Macintosh and Windows

Experienced businessmen and professional marketing specialists know that the success in business largely depends on the chosen company's development strategy. To develop a correct development and promotion strategy for each individual business enterprise is needed a SWOT analysis. It is used to prepare marketing strategies for growing your business in the right direction, helps to develop the strategic alternative in the field of staff management and logistics, assists to know the strengths and weaknesses of the company, and also to identify the factors that affect the industry as a whole and this company in particular. Professional SWOT analysis is often holding by consulting companies. SWOT analysis is that tool which lets you make your business more successful. Realize it easily using professional SWOT analysis software developed for Macintosh and Windows OS - ConceptDraw PRO. Enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, ConceptDraw PRO offers a lot of predesigned vector stencils for SWOT analysis, quick-start templates, useful SWOT samples and TOWS examples. Read more

What is SWOT Analysis in Marketing

What is SWOT analysis in marketing? SWOT analysis gives for analysts, marketing specialists and other professionals the perfect ability to identify the positives and negatives in an organization, as well as in the external environment. The SWOT and TOWS methods were developed for business and industry, they involve the specifying of a project's objective and identifying internal and external causes for accomplishing the project goals. A full awareness about the situation within and around your business can help effectively with both strategic planning and decision-making. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software allow professionals to make the situation analysis, to develop strategies and plans for achievement defined objectives, to suppose the possible scenarios of further activity, to see the whole situation at a glance, to create well-designed SWOT and TOWS matrices in minutes. The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park includes the SWOT matrix samples and templates that allow users quickly create their own SWOT and TOWS diagrams. Read more
This SWOT matrix diagram example was created on the base of article "An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT" by Leslie Wolf from the website of the California Digital Library, the University of California. "Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. ...
This analysis tool can help you focus your attention on the specific success factors that are right for your team.
The tool is called a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s what it means:
(1) Strengths are those positive internal attributes that strengthen your business or team. You can develop plans to capitalize on those strengths.
(2) Weaknesses are those negative internal attributes that are working against your success. You can shore up those weaknesses so they don’t stop your success.
(3) Opportunities are those external conditions that can have a positive effect on your goals. These opportunities can point you in the right direction.
(4) Threats are those external conditions that can have a negative effect on your goals. These threats will affect you less if you can identify and minimize them. ...
We thought it would be helpful to show you a sample SWOT analysis for a business you can easily visualize: a small independent bookstore in a university town. The store owner brought the team together to think about how the bookstore could survive during the continuing financial downturn. After an hour of brainstorming, this is the SWOT analysis they developed." [cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2010/09/29/an-easy-way-to-jumpstart-your-strategic-plan-swot/]
The matrix diagram example "SWOT analysis for a small independent bookstore" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT analysis? The SWOT abbreviation is formed from the reduction of four words - strength, weakness, opportunity and threat, on which is based the SWOT analysis. It is a structured planning method that involves the analysis of the situation within a company, as well as analysis of external factors and the situation on the market. SWOT analysis emphasizes that the strategy must to combine the internal capabilities and external situation the best way as possible. The use of SWOT analysis allows to systemize all available information and apply this clear picture to make informed decisions concerning to your business development. In fact, SWOT analysis is an intermediate step between the formulation of goals and the statement of problem. The main goal is a sustainability and improvement of efficiency of business functioning. When you have an installed ConceptDraw PRO software, it gives you a lot of benefits in SWOT analysis. Use the powerful drawing tools and capabilities of the SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution to hold the SWOT analysis effectively and with pleasure. Read more

SWOT Template

The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from the ConceptDraw Solution Park gives a simple visual support for all steps of a SWOT analysis process, which is a popular strategic planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, as well as Opportunities and Threats facing a project. Strengths are the project's characteristics giving it the advantages over the others, weaknesses are the characteristics placing the team at the disadvantage relatively to others, opportunities are the elements that the project can exploit to its advantage and threats are the elements that can cause the troubles. The results of a correctly performed SWOT analysis help to achieve effectively the main objective. The SWOT templates included to SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw PRO visually support the identifying of internal and external factors that are favorable or unfavorable. Making the SWOT analysis and completing the SWOT Matrix by simple filling a SWOT template, you can then export it to large variety of available formats: PowerPoint presentation, PDF, image files, and others. Read more

SWOT Analysis Solution - Strategy Tools

The condition and successful development of the company depends on how efficiently it is able to react on different outside influences. Analysis and interrelated consideration of external factors and the company's capabilities allow effectively solve appearing problems. One of the most common methods of evaluation together internal and external factors influencing the company's development is SWOT analysis elaborated for business and industry. It is a necessary element of researches and obligatory preliminary stage at the preparation of strategic and marketing plans of the company. Upon the results of SWOT analysis, we can assess does the company have the internal forces and resources to realize the existing opportunities and resist external threats, and what internal deficiencies require the prompt rectification. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT Analysis solution offers powerful drawing and strategy tools for effective execution the SWOT and TOWS analysis for your company with a goal of effectively realizing strategic planning and correct decision-making. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples for Mac OSX

SWOT is an acronym of the words Strengts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Тhreats. SWOT analysis is used to show the real situation and prospects of the company on the market, the internal environment of the company is reflected by S and W, and external by O and T. SWOT analysis is a quality tool for structuring available information, which is successfully used in the process of strategy planning, it helps analysts in formulation recommendations on the basis of collected information and data, structured in a form of SWOT Matrix. The SWOT analysis is effective and simple in use, however its results in great depend on the completeness and quality of initial information, from the depth of understanding of the current state and development trends of the market, and also from the used software. ConceptDraw PRO extended with powerful tools of SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, containing templates and SWOT analysis examples for Mac OSX and Windows, is ideal software for creation professional SWOT Matrices and SWOT Analysis Matrices. Read more

TOWS Analysis

TOWS Analysis is a variant of the classic business tool - SWOT analysis, but it is directed more outside. It allows you to analyze the internal environment (weaknesses and strengths) and to plan your own changes through the analysis of changes in the external environment (threats and opportunities). ConceptDraw PRO extended with unique SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is a powerful software for effective TOWS analysis. Read more

SWOT Analysis Software

SWOT analysis is a powerful tool that helps the business professionals to identify the positives and negatives within an organization and in an external environment. TOWS is a variation of SWOT analysis, more focused on external factors and action planning. The correct and full awareness of the situation is important for strategic planning, as well as for decision making and coordination the company's resources and information capabilities of the competitive environment. SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw PRO a powerful SWOT Analysis software and provides a lot of advantages. First of all note the set of ready-made templates that help to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats the most quickly and effectively, and the choice of outputs to present the analysis results as SWOT or TOWS matrix. The well-designed SWOT matrix samples and examples included to SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution illustrate the results you can achieve using it and also can be used as a good start for your own matrices. Read more
"The name says it: Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat. A SWOT analysis guides you to identify the positives and negatives inside your organization (S-W) and outside of it, in the external environment (O-T). Developing a full awareness of your situation can help with both strategic planning and decision-making.
The SWOT method (which is sometimes called TOWS) was originally developed for business and industry, but it is equally useful in the work of community health and development, education, and even personal growth.
SWOT is not the only assessment technique you can use, but is one with a long track record of effectiveness. The strengths of this method are its simplicity and application to a variety of levels of operation." [ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources/swot-analysis/main]
The diagram example "Small business consultancy SWOT analysis matrix" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Business Tools Perceptual Mapping

This sample shows the Perceptual map. It was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Matrices Solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Perception Mapping helps organizations measure and transform all aspects of their business, people and culture. Perception Mapping allows to represent the complex relationships graphically, helps identify potential problems of the organization and make the best decisions. Read more

TOWS Analysis Software

TOWS analysis is a method of strategic analysis which is oriented on the study of the threats (T) which are danger for the company and new opportunities (O) which are closely connected with weaknesses (W) and strengths (S) sides of its activity. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is the best for realization TOWS analysis and for quick and easy construction TOWS Matrix. Read more

Competitor Analysis

Competitor analysis is a first and obligatory step in elaboration the proper corporate marketing strategy and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Use powerful opportunities of numerous solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing illustrative diagrams, charts, matrices which are necessary for effective competitor analysis. Read more