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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
How to Build a Flowchart
How to Build a Flowchart
This accounting flowchart example was created on the base of the figure illustrating webpage "CHAPTER 4. CONDUCTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW" from the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation. [fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/orders/toolkita2.htm]
"Business process mapping refers to activities involved in defining what a business entity does, who is responsible, to what standard a business process should be completed, and how the success of a business process can be determined.
The main purpose behind business process mapping is to assist organizations in becoming more efficient. A clear and detailed business process map or diagram allows outside firms to come in and look at whether or not improvements can be made to the current process.
Business process mapping takes a specific objective and helps to measure and compare that objective alongside the entire organization's objectives to make sure that all processes are aligned with the company's values and capabilities." [Business process mapping. Wikipedia]
The business process map of procurement process example "Procurement process mapping" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Accounting Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Procurement Process Mapping
Procurement Process Mapping, terminator, start, end, process, magnetic tape, decision,
Procurement Mapping Process A, B
Procurement Mapping Process A, B, terminator, start, end, process, magnetic tape, decision,
"Business process mapping refers to activities involved in defining what a business entity does, who is responsible, to what standard a business process should be completed, and how the success of a business process can be determined.
The main purpose behind business process mapping is to assist organizations in becoming more efficient. A clear and detailed business process map or diagram allows outside firms to come in and look at whether or not improvements can be made to the current process.
Business process mapping takes a specific objective and helps to measure and compare that objective alongside the entire organization's objectives to make sure that all processes are aligned with the company's values and capabilities.
ISO 9001 requires a business entity to follow a process approach when managing its business, and to this end creating business process maps will assist. The entity can then work towards ensuring its processes are effective (the right process is followed the first time), and efficient (continually improved to ensure processes use the smallest amount of resources)." [Business process mapping. Wikipedia]
The swim lane process map example "Payroll process" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Swim lane process mapping diagram
Swim lane process mapping diagram, vertical swimlanes, terminator, process, decision,

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)

Cross-Functional Flowchart

Use of Cross-Functional Flowchart is a clear way of showing each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different responsible people, teams and departments. Use the best flowchart maker ConceptDraw PRO with a range of standardized cross-functional flowchart symbols to create the Cross-Functional Flowcharts simply and to visualize the relationship between a business process and the functional units responsible for that process. To draw the most quickly Cross-Functional Flowcharts, Cross Functional Process Maps, or Cross Functional Process Flow Diagrams, start with a Cross-functional flowchart samples and templates from ConceptDraw Solution Park. The ConceptDraw Arrows10 and RapidDraw technologies will be also useful for you in drawing. ConceptDraw PRO supports designing both types - horizontal and vertical Cross-functional flowcharts. A vertical layout makes the accents mainly on the functional units while a horizontal layout - on the process. If you need a Visio alternative in Mac OS X, try ConceptDraw PRO. Its interface is very intuitive and it’s actually much easier to use than Visio, yet somehow it’s just as powerful if not more so. ConceptDraw PRO performs professional quality work and seamless Visio interaction. Read more
How to Draw a Cross Functional Flowchart using visio alternative ConceptDraw PRO as visio for mac
How to Draw a Cross Functional Flowchart using visio alternative ConceptDraw PRO as visio for mac

process mapping, sipoc diagram, swim lanes, business mapping software Business Process Mapping

process mapping, sipoc diagram, swim lanes, business mapping software
The Business Process Mapping solution for ConceptDraw PRO is for users involved in process mapping and creating SIPOC diagrams. Read more

Business Process Elements: Swimlanes

ConceptDraw has 142 vector stencils in the 8 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Business Process Diagrams. Use Swimlanes library with 20 objects from BPMN. Read more

Business Process

A business process is an activity or set of related and structured activities or tasks, which are used to accomplish a specific organizational goals, are directed on the production some specific product or service for particular customers. To measure the success of the business process within an organization is used the tracking of benchmarks, for improvement the business processes is applied the approach named as business process management. For visual depiction and modeling the business processes are successfully used the Mind Maps and Flowcharts. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is ideal software for business process mapping, business process diagramming and business modeling. It offers all needed tools for fast and easy designing the Business Process Mind Maps and Business Process Diagrams (Process Charts, Business Process Modeling Diagrams, Cross-Functional Flowcharts, Workflows, Timeline Diagrams, Calendars, Gantt Charts, IDEF0 and IDEF2, Audit and Opportunity Flowcharts), for visual documenting and communication the business process information, creation vivid presentations. Read more

Sales Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

Sales Process Flowchart is an invaluable tool for business. It gives you opportunity to visualise and better understand the sales process, reveal and also visually highlight issues or bottlenecks, and predict the number of sales. The Flowchart is ideal method to represent in details all steps of the process, tasks and decisions needed to obtain maximum effectiveness and success. The steps are graphically represented by boxes linked with arrows indicating direction of the workflow, decision is shown by diamond. The sales process is closely linked to the company's success and usually includes the following main steps: Product knowledge, Prospecting, Planning the sale (Pre-approach), Approach, Need assessment, Presentation, Meeting objections, Gaining commitment, Follow-up. Create fast and easy your own Flowcharts of sales business processes using the ConceptDraw PRO vector graphic software extended with Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from Business Processes area and also Sales Flowcharts solution from Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

BPMN standard, Business Process Diagram, BPMN, Business Process Business Process Diagrams

BPMN standard, Business Process Diagram, BPMN, Business Process
Business Process Diagrams solution extends the ConceptDraw PRO BPM software with RapidDraw interface, templates, samples and numerous libraries based on the BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0 standards, which give you the possibility to visualize equally easy simple and complex processes, to design business models, to quickly develop and document in details any business processes on the stages of project’s planning and implementation. Read more