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Types of Flowcharts

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
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How to Create an Enterprise Architecture Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

An Enterprise Architecture (EA) diagram is used to display the structure and operations of an organization.It is used to analyze and document an organization and its business functions, along with the applications and systems on which they are implemented. The aim of an enterprise architecture diagram is to determine how an organization can effectively achieve its current and future objectives. The Enterprise Architecture often uses diagrams to support the decision-making process. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to design Enterprise Architecture diagrams of any complexity. Read more

Total Quality Management Definition

The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps you and your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software. Read more

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Use the IDEF Business Process Diagrams solution to create effective database designs and object-oriented designs, following the integration definition methodology. Read more
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This IDEF0 diagram example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: C4ISR Architecture Framework, Example Activity Diagram in IDEF0 Format.jpg. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:C4ISR_Architecture_Framework,_Example_Activity_Diagram_in_IDEF0_Format.jpg]
"... the C4ISR concept of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ..." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C4ISR]
"The C4ISR Architectural Framework (C4ISR AF) is now known as DoDAF, is a reference model developed by the US Department of Defense in the 1990s." [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:C4ISR_Architecture_Framework]
"The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is an architecture framework for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) that provides visualization infrastructure for specific stakeholders concerns through viewpoints organized by various views. These views are artifacts for visualizing, understanding, and assimilating the broad scope and complexities of an architecture description through tabular, structural, behavioral, ontological, pictorial, temporal, graphical, probabilistic, or alternative conceptual means.
This Architecture Framework is especially suited to large systems with complex integration and interoperability challenges, and it is apparently unique in its employment of "operational views". These views offer overview and details aimed to specific stakeholders within their domain and in interaction with other domains in which the system will operate." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Defense_Architecture_Framework]
The example "C4ISR architecture framework - IDEF0 activity diagram" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "IDEF Business Process Diagrams" from the area "Business Processes" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram is a type of flowchart widely used for modeling in business engineering and reengineering, business process improvement, and analysis. EPC method was developed within the Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) framework. Read more
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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

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Bubble diagrams have enjoyed great success in software engineering, architecture, economics, medicine, landscape design, scientific and educational process, for ideas organization during brainstorming, for making business illustrations, presentations, planning, design, and strategy development. They are popular because of their simplicity and their powerful visual communication attributes. Read more
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The Business Process Mapping solution for ConceptDraw PRO is for users involved in process mapping and creating SIPOC diagrams. Read more
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Sales Process Flowchart Symbols

The most easier way of creating the visually engaging and informative Sales Process Flowchart is to create the new ConceptDraw document and to use the predesigned vector symbols offered in 6 libraries of the Sales Flowchart Solution. There are more than six types of sales process flow diagrams, ConceptDraw PRO software is flowchart maker which include six collections of extended flowchart symbols for effective diagramming. There are main collections of color coded flowchart symbols: Sales Department, Sales Steps, Sales Workflow, Sales Symbols and special set of Sales Arrows and Sales Flowchart. Read more

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The SysML solution helps to present diagrams using Systems Modeling Language; a perfect tool for system engineering. Read more
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IDEF0 Software

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing application is a powerful IDEF0 software thanks to the IDEF0 Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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Enterprise Architecture Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and library of vector stencils for drawing the diagrams of enterprise architecture models. Read more
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Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) with ConceptDraw PRO

Program Evaluation and Review Technique (abbr. PERT) is a method developed by Ministry of Defense of the USA in 1958 for the project of creation the missile system Polaris. PERT diagram is one of the tools for project management that lets greatly simplify the planning and scheduling of large and complex projects. PERT diagram provides evaluation of project run-time and labor forces, it helps to analyze the time necessary for execution each of project tasks and the whole project, and to calculate the project critical path. PERT chart depicts the set of tasks connected each other in order of their execution and is constructed according to one of definite rules - AOA (activity on arrow) or AON (activity on node). It doesn't give you ready concrete decisions, but helps to find them. Design easy the PERT diagrams in ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. You have a possibility to build the PERT chart of any type, but AON variant is easier for building and perception. Read more

Event-Driven Process Chain Diagram Software

It’s very easy, quick and convenient to draw the Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) diagrams in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams Solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more