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Data Flow Diagram (DFD)

Data Flow Diagram (DFD)

A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) illustrates the flow of data through an information system, visualizes how the information is handled in terms of inputs and outputs, how the data enter to system and leave it. It is effective to use a Data Flow Diagram for creation the system's overview, to show the system's scope and boundaries. There are two different types of notations for DFDs: Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson, which differ in visual representations for processes, data flow, data stores, external entities, etc. Thus, for example the processes are depicted as circles in Yourdon-Coad notation and as rounded squares in Gane-Sarson notation. Gane-Sarson notation is usually used for visualization information systems and Yourdon-Coad - for system analysis and design. The Data Flow Diagrams solution included to Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers a lot of DFD templates, samples and examples, libraries of vector stencils for construction without efforts the DFDs according to both Gane-Sarson and Yourdon-Coad notations. Read more

Data Flow Diagrams

The information system manages the flow of data introduced into the system. To graphically represent and document the flow of data through some information system is used a Data Flow Diagram (DFD). DFD is a way to visualize the flow of data or data processing, to clearly demonstrate what type of data or information is transferred, where they come from and where are sent. It lets to create an overview of the system, to depict the major steps, and effectively model the processes. DFDs are helpful for analyzing and modifying the business systems. Traditionally are used two notations for DFDs creation - Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson. ConceptDraw PRO software offers a special Data Flow Diagrams solution from Software Development area, which enables to quickly and simply create professional Data Flow Diagrams including the data storage, data flows, external entities, functional transforms, control transforms and signals. Use the offered templates, samples and extensive range of libraries to design your own Data Flow Diagrams in minutes. Read more

UML Component Diagram

UML Component Diagrams are used to illustrate the structure of arbitrarily complex systems and illustrates the service consumer - service provider relationship between components. Read more

SWOT analysis matrix diagram templates

SWOT analysis or SWOT Matrix is a structured method of the planning which is used to evaluate the S - Strengths, W - Weaknesses, O - Opportunities, and T - Threats involved in a business project or commercial venture. It was introduced at 1960s as a tool for learning the internal capabilities of large companies. A SWOT analysis includes the indication of the project's goal, specification the critical factors (internal and external) that influence on the achievement of company's business goal, that are conducive or adverse for this. SWOT analysis is effective way to successful business, to win in rivalry with competitors and become the best on your market. SWOT Analysis solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw PRO a powerful SWOT and TOWS analysis software. It contains a lot of vector design elements of SWOT and TOWS matrices, numerous examples and templates. The predesigned SWOT example or template is a fastest way of drawing professional-looking SWOT Matrix and presenting analysis results in just one click. Read more

Solar System Symbols

Astronomy solution provides the Stars and Planets library with wide variety of solar system symbols. You can find here vector objects of solar system, of stars and planets of the universe. To quickly draw any astronomy illustration: create new document and simply drag the needed solar system symbols from the Stars and Planets library, arrange them and add the text. You can also use the predesigned templates and samples from the ConceptDraw Solution Browser as the base for your own sun solar system illustrations, astronomy and astrology drawings. Read more

Affinity Diagram

The Affinity Diagram, also known as a KJ diagram, is a business tool invented for organization the large quantity of ideas and data. It is a part of Seven Management and Planning Tools, it is usually used right after brainstorming to sort large numbers of ideas into the corresponding groups. The Affinity Diagram helps to represent in a better way the structure of large and complex factors which influence on a problem, divides these factors into the smaller and simpler structures, and helps team members to see the patterns and identify possible solutions to problems they have. The diagrams of this type don't show the causal relationships between the factors, but they are designed to prepare the data for holding further analysis of the cause-effect relationships. Another area of Affinity Diagram usage is contextual inquiry as a way to sort observations and notes from field interviews, support call logs, open-ended survey responses organizing, etc. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software offers you the tools for easy holding brainstorming, generation ideas and creation MINDMAP Affinity Diagram. Read more

UML Use Case Diagram Example Registration System

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Use Case Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the types of user’s interactions with the system and is used at the registration and working with the database system. 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

ConceptDraw PRO UML Diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO

ConceptDraw PRO is a great UML modeling and design tool that enables you to quickly and easily generate all types of UML diagrams. ConceptDraw PRO offers a large collection of industry-standard UML object libraries for all types of UML diagrams. Read more

Looking at ConceptDraw MINDMAP as a Replacement for Mindjet Mindmanager

The comparing of ConceptDraw MINDMAP to Mindjet Mindmanager allows to identify a lot of benefits. At first, the ConceptDraw MINDMAP has a lower price, the flexible licensing, the license is per-named-user, no charge for major product upgrades and no charge for support. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is effective for launching the stalled projects to new heights, it possess the excellent possibility of importing and exporting to other mind mapping program file formats. ConceptDraw MINDMAP easily integrates with wide set of programs, among them Evernote, Skype, Twitter, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Mindjet Mindmanager, ConceptDraw PROJECT, ConceptDraw PRO, with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park. Now you have a freedom to choose the best format for each your document, it is incredibly easy to make the Skype presentation, to take and share critical information, to send your Mind Map to Evernote, to import / export MS Word documents, MS PowerPoint presentations, the project data, open and save Mindmanager files, to map out the long-term Twitter messages and publish them to your Twitter account directly from a Mind Map. Read more

Learning with MindMap

Mind Maps are the simplest way to organize your ideas and information, that's why they are very popular in almost all areas of life and activity, particularly in education area. Learning with Mind Maps is easy, interesting and effective, they help lecturers and teachers to keep the attention of students, to make their lectures relevant and interesting. ConceptDraw MINDMAP 7 is an ideal software for the learning process. It contains great tools for all activities from the organizing to accomplishing the learning process. These tools will help you easy design the learning MindMaps, prepare different learning materials, lectures and lessons plans, make presentations and comprehensive visual illustrations that will provide better understanding and memorizing of new material by the students, provide trainings and brainstorming for effectively collecting and organizing ideas. Mind Maps are also useful and effective in self learning and organizing the distance learning for the team, they help in problem solving, in testing knowledge of students, and much more. Read more

UML Sequence Diagram

UML Sequence Diagram can be created using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software contains rich examples and template. ConceptDraw is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw UML Sequence Diagrams. Read more

7 Management & Planning Tools

The 7 Management and Planning Tools solution available from ConceptDraw Solution Park implements well-known methodologies and provides the comprehensive set of tools for problems' analysis and solving. Different products from multifunctional ConceptDraw Office suite may be used as a complete solution for any of methodologies offered by this solution and provide a visual communication during every stage of work. Use the MINDMAP 7 Management & Planning Tools for step-by-step identification and analysis the problems, for planning solving and corrective actions, and also countermeasures to address the risks. 7 Management and Planning Tools solution is perfect for managers in medium to large companies, who require effective tools to address the management issue, for business consultants, trainers and coaches to help visualize the problem's solving by using 7 MP Tools methodology, to structure the problem's affecting factors, analyze their root causes and cause and effect relations, to highlight drivers and indicators factors, to prioritize factors using ranking by criteria set. Read more