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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

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

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

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

Workflow Application

ConceptDraw PRO application is perfect for creating workflow diagrams. This application contains specific features and technologies designed to draw diagrams faster, such as RapidDraw and Arrows10. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution gives you a flexible tool to draw any kind of workflow. 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

Workflow Diagram Symbols

Workflow Diagram is an acknowledged method of drawing the processes and business processes, which uses the concerted set of symbols for depicting different kinds of steps or relations. Often it is named the Process Flow Diagram, but the real Process Flow Diagram uses different visual notations and different flowchart symbols. The professionally designed Workflow diagram also may be used for the same purpose as a Critical process flow diagram. Nevertheless, there are many cases when you may need to make your Workflow Diagram more bright and graphic. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software extended with Workflow Diagrams solution from Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park possesses the powerful properties of software for Workflow diagram design. It delivers rich set of business process workflow diagram symbols, which help users to accurately diagram the workflow scenarios and to design great-looking and attractive Workflow Diagrams and Process Flow Diagrams better-suited for presentations, websites, reports, and other documents. Read more

Amazon Web Services Diagrams diagramming tool for architecture

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers the reliable and relatively inexpensive cloud computing services. This is the main reason why many large companies prefer to use the Amazon Cloud to storage and operate the data. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software enhanced with AWS Architecture Diagrams solution provides the powerful AWS diagramming tools to draw the Amazon architecture diagrams and Amazon Web Services planning diagrams, to develop the Architect infrastructure based on AWS in a few minutes. The AWS Architecture Diagrams solution offers variety of built-in samples and templates for several Amazon Web Services products and resources, a wide range of predesigned and recognizable vector graphic icons used for simple designing the Architecture diagrams. The diagrams created in ConceptDraw PRO are professional-looking, helpful when designing and implementing the AWS infrastructure based systems, useful to communicate design, deployment and topology, and apposite for using in presentations, whitepapers, datasheets, posters, and other technical materials you like. Read more
The vector stencils library "Workflow diagrams" contains 54 symbol icons for drawing the work flow charts.
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.
"A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information. It can be depicted as a sequence of operations, declared as work of a person or group, an organization of staff, or one or more simple or complex mechanisms.
From a more abstract or higher-level perspective, workflow may be a view or representation of real work, thus serving as a virtual representation of actual work. The flow being described may refer to a document, service or product that is being transferred from one step to another.
Workflows may be viewed as one fundamental building block to be combined with other parts of an organisation's structure such as information silos, teams, projects, policies and hierarchies." [Workflow. Wikipedia]
The clipart example "Design elements - Workflow diagram" 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
Workflow symbols
Workflow symbols, warehouse, truck, treasurer, telecommunications, suppliers, shipping, server, sales, sale, contract, sales, research and development, reception, receiving, quality assurance, quality, purchasing, publications, production, phone, personnel, staff, person, payroll, payment, packaging, operator, online booking, motor pool, car, marketing, manufacturing, management, mailroom, lorry, delivery, legal department, inventory, international sales, international marketing, international division, information systems, finance, exchange, distribution, customer service, copy center, car, box, open, box, board of directors, bank, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accounting,
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.
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Accounting
Accounting, accounting,
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable, accounts payable,
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Receivable, accounts receivable,
Bank
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, distribution,
Finance
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, inventory,
Legal Department
Legal Department, legal department,
Mailroom 2
Mailroom 2, mailroom,
Mailroom 1
Mailroom 1, mailroom,
Management
Management, management,
Manufacturing
Manufacturing, manufacturing,
Marketing
Marketing, marketing,
Motor Pool
Motor Pool, motor pool, car,
Packaging
Packaging, packaging,
Payroll
Payroll, payroll,
Person 1
Person 1, person,
Person 2
Person 2, person,
Personnel/ Staff
Personnel/ Staff, personnel, staff,
Publications
Publications, publications,
Purchasing
Purchasing, purchasing,
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance, quality assurance,
Exchange
Exchange, exchange,
Reception
Reception, reception,
Research and Development
Research and Development, research and development,
Sale contract
Sale contract, sales, sale, contract,
Shipping
Shipping, shipping,
Suppliers
Suppliers, suppliers,
Telecommunications
Telecommunications, telecommunications,
Treasurer
Treasurer, treasurer,
Warehouse
Warehouse, warehouse,
Lorry
Lorry, lorry, delivery,
Quality
Quality, quality,
Production
Production, production,
Box
Box, box,
Boxes
Boxes, box,
Open box
Open box, box, open,
Payment
Payment, payment,
Receiving
Receiving, receiving,
Sales
Sales, sales,
Phone
Phone, phone,
Operator 1
Operator 1, operator,
Online booking
Online booking, online booking,
Operator 2
Operator 2, operator,
Server
Server, server,
Car
Car, car,
Mini truck
Mini truck, truck,

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

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

Tools and Software to Improve Your Workflow

The first step to improve your workflow is to draw it down. When the workflow is visualised you are able to analyse it, to find excess or missing steps or relations. Changing the workflow on paper you can pass as many iterations as needed to get the optimal process, and then start implementing changes to the real process. The best software helps you with workflow is ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Workflow Diagram solution. It contains all tools, features, samples and templates you may need during drawing workflow, analysis, and then presenting and implementing your results. Read more

ATM Solutions

In the modern world the ATM Solutions are necessity for various software specialists, designers and developers in banking industry. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software offers the unique ATM UML Diagrams Solution from the Software Development Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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