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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

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

Software Work Flow Process in Project Management with Diagram

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Workflow Diagrams Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

This sample shows the Workflow Diagram that clearly illustrates stages a BPM consists of and relations between all parts of business. The Workflow Diagrams are used to represent the transferring of data during the work process, to study and analysis the working processes, and to optimize a workflow. Read more

Best Program to Make Workflow Diagrams

ConceptDraw PRO is the best program to make workflow diagrams. With the new Arrows10 technology it brings features allow you make workflow diagrams faster then ever before. These features allow you to focus on thinking, not drawing, that makes ConceptDraw PRO the best program to make workflow diagrams. Read more

Workflow Diagram Template

Starting producing workflow diagram from template you save time and avoid the blank page syndrome. At first, the workflow template is set of rules for a workflow. The workflow symbols used in the specific case are part of workflow template. This is the subset of large standard collections of workflow symbols. The first part of workflow template is identification of symbols allowed in use in your specific case. The best way would be to collect them in your customized drawing collection of workflow symbols which used in your specific cases of workflow diagrams. Another way to create business process documents is using business process flow diagram which have similar purposes and have different visual notation. ConceptDraw PRO is professional workflow diagram software with the rich extentions from ConceptDraw Solution Park. The basic solution for workflow diagramming is Workflow Diagrams Solution. It delivers a rich set of workflow diagram templates and samples help you draw diagrams e Read more

Drawing Workflow Diagrams

Drawing workflow diagrams combines both creative and analytic practice. To be the most effective in this process you should find a software that suites this kind of practice. Using ConceptDraw PRO software for drawing workflow diagrams you get support of features, libraries, templates and samples boosts you creativity and keep you focus on analytic practice, not drawing specifics. 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

How to Draw Workflow Diagram

To draw workflow diagram you should find a perfect software first. We recommend using ConceptDraw PRO software contains all features you may need to draw diagrams faster. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution gives you everything you need to draw workflow diagram. Read more

Workflow Process Example

One of the most popular option helps to draw diagrams faster is pre-designed set of examples related to each kind of diagram. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution delivers a complete set of workflow process examples helps you to start making your own workflow faster. Read more
The vector stencils library "Workflow diagrams" contains 54 symbol icons of workflow diagrams.
The workflow diagrams represent information flow, automation of business processes, business process re-engineering, accounting, management, and human resources tasks in industry, business, and manufacturing.
Use this library to draw workflow diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Accounting, accounting,
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable, accounts payable,
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Receivable, accounts receivable,
Bank, bank,
Board of Directors
Board of Directors, board of directors,
Copy Center
Copy Center, copy center,
Customer Service
Customer Service, customer service,
Distribution, distribution,
Finance, finance,
Information Systems
Information Systems, information systems,
International Division
International Division, international division,
International Marketing
International Marketing, international marketing,
International Sales
International Sales, international sales,
Inventory, inventory,
Legal Department
Legal Department, legal department,
Mailroom 2
Mailroom 2, mailroom,
Mailroom 1
Mailroom 1, mailroom,
Management, management,
Manufacturing, manufacturing,
Marketing, marketing,
Motor Pool
Motor Pool, motor pool, car,
Packaging, packaging,
Payroll, payroll,
Person 1
Person 1, person,
Person 2
Person 2, person,
Personnel/ Staff
Personnel/ Staff, personnel, staff,
Publications, publications,
Purchasing, purchasing,
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance, quality assurance,
Exchange, exchange,
Reception, reception,
Research and Development
Research and Development, research and development,
Sale contract
Sale contract, sales, sale, contract,
Shipping, shipping,
Suppliers, suppliers,
Telecommunications, telecommunications,
Treasurer, treasurer,
Warehouse, warehouse,
Lorry, lorry, delivery,
Quality, quality,
Production, production,
Box, box,
Boxes, box,
Open box
Open box, box, open,
Payment, payment,
Receiving, receiving,
Sales, sales,
Phone, phone,
Operator 1
Operator 1, operator,
Online booking
Online booking, online booking,
Operator 2
Operator 2, operator,
Server, server,
Car, car,
Mini truck
Mini truck, truck,
"Microsoft SharePoint is a Web application platform developed by Microsoft. First launched in 2001, SharePoint has historically been associated with intranet, content management and document management, but recent versions have significantly broader capabilities.
SharePoint comprises a multipurpose set of Web technologies backed by a common technical infrastructure. By default, SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite. The web tools are designed to be usable by non-technical users. SharePoint can be used to provide intranet portals, document & file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets, websites, enterprise search, and business intelligence. It also has system integration, process integration, and workflow automation capabilities.
Enterprise application software (e.g. ERP or CRM packages) often provide some SharePoint integration capability, and SharePoint also incorporates a complete development stack based on web technologies and standards-based APIs. As an application platform, SharePoint provides central management, governance, and security controls for implementation of these requirements. The SharePoint platform integrates directly into IIS - enabling bulk management, scaling, and provisioning of servers, as is often required by large organizations or cloud hosting providers." [Microsoft SharePoint. Wikipedia]
The AWS architecture diagram example "SharePoint server reference architecture for public-facing website scenario" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the AWS Architecture Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
AWS architecture diagram
AWS architecture diagram, virtual private cloud, users, server contents, object, internet gateway, instance, elastic load balancer, client, availability zone, VPC subnet, DB on instance, AWS cloud,

Workflow Diagram Software Mac

ConceptDraw PRO software is the best Mac software for drawing workflow diagrams. Its rich set of samples and templates, and specific features to draw diagrams faster make this software as comfortable as possible for drawing workflow diagrams. Use the ConceptDraw PRO professional Mac OS X software for drawing workflow diagram. The Workflow Diagrams solution with its libraries and templates set make the possibility to identify resources that are required for work goal implementation. The process flow diagram identify flow which occurs as network of process dependencies, organizational decisions and interactions between departments. Usually workflow diagrams show business participants actions that carry product or service to the final destination, the consumer. Read more
The vector stencils library "Workflow diagrams" contains 54 symbol icons of workflow diagrams.
Use these clipart to represent information flow, automation of business processes, business process re-engineering, accounting, management, and human resources tasks in industry, business, and manufacturing.
"The term workflow is more commonly used in particular industries, such as printing and professional domains, where it may have particular specialized meanings.
(1) Processes: A process is a more general notion than workflow and can apply to physical or biological processes, for instance; whereas a workflow is typically a process or collection of processes described in the context of work, such as all processes occurring in a machine shop.
(2) Planning and scheduling: A plan is a description of the logically necessary, partially ordered set of activities required to accomplish a specific goal given certain starting conditions. A plan, when augmented with a schedule and resource allocation calculations, completely defines a particular instance of systematic processing in pursuit of a goal. A workflow may be viewed as an (often optimal or near-optimal) realization of the mechanisms required to execute the same plan repeatedly.
(3) Flow control is a control concept applied to workflows, to distinguish from static control of buffers of material or orders, to mean a more dynamic control of flow speed and flow volumes in motion and in process. Such orientation to dynamic aspects is the basic foundation to prepare for more advanced job shop controls, such as just-in-time or just-in-sequence.
(4) In-transit visibility is a monitoring concept that applies to transported material as well as to work in process or work in progress, i.e., workflows." [Workflow. Wikipedia]
The example "Workflow diagram - Business" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Business - Work flow chart
Business - Work flow chart, shipping, sales, receiving, quality, production, payment, lorry, delivery, customer service, box, open, box,

Workflow Examples

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area is a powerful workflow diagram software which offers you a variety of workflow examples. Read more

How to Draw a Good Diagram of a Business Workflow?

To draw a good diagram of a business workflow you should have a ready-to-use set of pre-designed objects you may drag-and-drop to your document focusing on the workflow structure and meaning, not drawing tools. ConceptDraw PRO with Workflow Diagrams solution provides complete set of design element you may use to draw a good diagram of a business workflow. Read more