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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

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Cross-functional flowcharts are powerful and useful tool for visualizing and analyzing complex business processes which requires involvement of multiple people, teams or even departments. They let clearly represent a sequence of the process steps, the order of operations, relationships between processes and responsible functional units (such as departments or positions). Read more
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Workflow Diagram

Workflow diagram is a perfect tool to represent visually a repeatable pattern of organizational activity that is powered by resources and to describe in details the transferring of data, documents or tasks during a work process. It effectively explains and documents the process flow that exists and that requires the studying, analyzing and execution. Workflow diagrams help to represent the working processes in a simple visual manner, to follow easy the path of a task in a workflow, to identify the persons responsible for the execution of each stage, to show the accompanied documents and needed resources. All this helps to optimize the workflow and to discover its weak points. Workflow diagrams are mainly designed and used as a part of project documentation, certification process and company policies to comply the standards. To design professionally the Workflow diagrams, use the ConceptDraw PRO software. Enhanced with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area, the ConceptDraw PRO it is a powerful workflow diagram maker. Read more

Work Flow Process Chart

Workflow Diagram - workflow process diagram is a visual representation of a organizational process flow. Often it used as the same visual notation as process flow diagram. Visualising business processes using workflow diagram (workflow process diagram) allows estimate business process efficiency, analyse and optimize the process itself. Workflow diagram helps get focusing on each step and relations between workflow steps. ConceptDraw PRO is software for making workflow diagram. It contains specific designed graphics to draw workflow diagrams effectively. This is workflow diagram maker which do your work process effective. Read more

Workflow Diagram Examples

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagram solution provides a complete set of samples, templates and features help you to draw diagrams faster. A workflow diagram software you use for drawing workflow diagrams and business process flow diagrams should provide a wide set of examples allows you get closer with workflow diagrams, learn symbols meaning, find appropriate layout and design, and then start drawing your own workflow diagram masterfully. Workflow diagrams used for orchestrating organizational processes between company departments and humans, so critical process diagrams used to train many people to interact must be clear and professional to convey an idea from a view. Thats a reason we created a lot workflow symbols and workflow icons collected them into special Workflow Diagram solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Work Flow Chart

What is a Work Flow Chart? It is a chart which visually displays the step-by-step transferring of data, documents and tasks during the work. ConceptDraw PRO extended with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best software for drawing the Work Flow Chart of any complexity. Read more

Work Flow One

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area is a powerful workflow software which can help design the workflow diagrams of any complexity, from simple work flow one to sufficiently complex workflow charts. 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

Types of Flowchart - Overview

When designing a process or an instruction in clear and understandable way, you should consider creating a flowchart. You can avoid spending a lot of time understanding complex concepts as they get clear with different diagrams. The flowcharts are very popular diagram type, they are useful at different fields from the description business processes to the presentation of cooking recipes. Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram, Process Flowchart, Cross Functional Flowchart, Procedure Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram, IDEF Flowchart, SDL Diagram, Workflow Diagram, Document Flowchart, Program Flowchart, Value Stream Map, System Flowchart, Highlight Flowchart, Sales Flowchart are the main types flowchart. The ConceptDraw PRO is one of the professional applications which has great advantages and using which you can create different types of Flowcharts easy and fast. Try to draw an illustrative and comprehensible diagram in ConceptDraw PRO describing the processes instead of writing complex long text and make sure how it is convenient. Visio is expensive, and if you use it in a team environment, these costs are compounded. ConceptDraw PRO is an affordable alternative to Visio and luckily, it comes with a team plan. ConceptDraw PRO can import and export Visio files, so Mac users can collaborate with PC users stuck on Microsoft's software. Read more

Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart

Warehouse Flowcharts are various diagrams that describe the warehousing and inventory management processes on the warehouses. Typical purposes of Warehouse Flowcharts are evaluating warehouse performance, measuring efficiency of customer service and organizational performance. This type of Workflow diagrams can be used for identifying any disconnection between business activities and business objectives. They are effectively used by warehouse-related people and organizations, manufacturers, wholesalers, exporters, importers, transporters, and others. Standard Warehousing process flow diagram and standard Workflow diagram are used for process identification for further evaluating effectiveness and profitability of overall business process. Use the ConceptDraw PRO vector graphic software extended with Flowcharts solution to design your own professional-looking Workflow diagrams and Flowcharts of any types, including the Warehouse flowchart, Process flow diagrams which depict in details all steps of Warehouse packages flow. Microsoft Visio, designed for Windows users, can’t be opened directly on Mac. But fortunately, there are several Visio alternatives for Mac which will help Mac users to work Visio files. With ConceptDraw PRO, you may open, edit and save files in Visio format. Read more

How To Create a Workflow Diagram

A workflow diagram is less general notation than a process flow diagram. Workflow as a term can apply to organizational process which involves people, resources, documents, sort of data, for instance; whereas a process is general collection of steps occuring in any sort of activity. That is why process flow diagram can be used as workflow diagram to describe business process, data flow or department interactions. The fastest way to create a workflow diagram is using pre-designed workflow template. ConceptDraw PRO with the Workflow Diagrams solution delivers rich set of workflow diagram templates you may start from. Read more

How to Draw an Effective Workflow

To draw an effective workflow you have to have an ability to focus on thinking, not drawing. This becomes possible with ConceptDraw PRO software. Thanks to Arrows10 technology, you are able to place steps and relations onto your workflow diagram without thinking of how to do this, or which stencil to use. This is the most natural and effective way of drawing workflows. Read more

Optimize a Workflow

The first step to optimize a workflow is to get its visual depiction. Then you can analyse and optimize the workflow making changes to your workflow diagram. We recommend to use ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagram solution to visualize and optimize your workflow. It allows you produce easy-to-change scalable vector graphic workflow and then present it to your team or partners. Read more

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure reflects the composition and hierarchy of company's divisions, determines the distribution of authorities and responsibilities within the organization, and facilitates the understanding by workers their responsibilities. It also defines the group of people making key decisions at the company. Visualization of organizational structure of any company, organization or institution is not an easy task, because sometimes the company may include several departments, each with more than thousand persons. For such large organizations often are created the Organizational charts for every department separately. There are many ways of organization's structuring, which determine its work. Often happens that organizational structure adapts to production process. ConceptDraw PRO extended with unique Organizational Charts solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful organizational structure software, which ideally suits for developing Organizational Charts of any type and any complexity. Read more

FSM — Finite-state Machine

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Specification and Description Language (SDL) Solution from the Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides powerful drawing tools for quick and easy creating well-designed FSM diagrams. Read more