Flowcharts

Many professionals are required to solve problems every day. The design of a process algorithm contributes to a better understanding when there is a problem in a process, or there is a need to determine how a process can be improved. A flowchart is a graphical tool that is useful for breaking down a process, it identifies the key elements of the process and separates any steps which are unessential or extreme. A flowchart is a diagram that depicts in an intuitive and clear format the structure of process, procedure, workflow, or step-by-step progression using connecting lines and a set of conventional flowchart symbols.

Flowcharts have one or more starting and ending points represented by ovals or rounded rectangles and they are identified by the words "Start" or "End". All steps in a flowchart are shown as specific shapes (flow chart symbols), and the process flow is presented through arrows that connect the objects.

Flowchart diagrams are widely used for designing, documenting, analyzing and managing the complex processes, and programs in various fields such as education, business, software development, analytics, engineering, architecture, science, manufacturing, and administration.

The Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw PRO v10 is a comprehensive set of examples and samples in several different color themes for professionals that need to graphically represent a process. Solution value is added by basic flow chart template and shapes' library of Flowchart notation. ConceptDraw PRO flow chart creator lets one depict a processes of any complexity and length, as well design of the flowchart either vertically or horizontally.


There are 3 libraries containing 113 vector objects in the Flowcharts solution.

Design Elements — Flowcharts Rapid Draw

Design Elements — Flowcharts Rapid Draw

Design Elements — Flowcharts Rapid Draw (Swimlane Flowcharts)

Design Elements — Flowcharts Rapid Draw (Swimlane Flowcharts)

Design Elements — Flowcharts

Design Elements — Flowcharts

Examples

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowcharts Solution; they demonstrate a portion of the solution's capabilities and the professional results you can achieve.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Flowcharts Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 users.

Example 1: Flowchart — Invoice Payment Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowchart Library from the Flowchart Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

Using ConceptDraw PRO connectors to create a flowchart diagram is an intuitive and time-saving solution. This sample describes an invoice payment approval process. The diamonds represent the decision points with questions that need an answer. The answer determines the next step in the process flow.

Flowchart — Invoice Payment Process

Example 2: Flowchart — Product Life Cycle Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowchart Rapid Draw Library from the Flowchart Solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

This flowchart sample provides a structure for business analysis that identifies a set of common stages in the life of a commercial product. This diagram is visually divided by blocks that describe the life cycle phases. For easier reading of the process definition each shape has its own color.

Flowchart — Product Life Cycle Process

Example 3: Flowchart — Selection Sorting Method

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowchart Rapid Draw Library from the Flowchart Solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the flowchart of the Selection sorting method and results of its application. Flowcharts are convenient and widely used for describing different mathematical and computer science algorithms. This flowchart diagram describes the step-by-step procedure for calculations starting from the initial state to the final state.

Flowchart — Selection Sorting Method

Example 4: Flowchart — Food Security Assessment

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowchart Library from the Flowcharts Solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the flowchart of a food security assessment. You can see a legend that describes the symbols used on this diagram. Each flowchart symbol has its own application, shape, and color.

Flowchart — Food Security Assessment

Example 5: Cross-functional Flowchart Stages of Personnel Certification

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Flowcharts Rapid Draw Library from the Flowcharts Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

Using ConceptDraw PRO connectors to create a cross-functional flowchart diagram is an intuitive and time-saving solution. This sample shows the stages of the personnel certification process. For clarity each stage is uniquely colored.

Cross-functional Flowchart Stages of Personnel Certification