Any work process visualized as a workflow diagram becomes easier-to-analyse. To visualize work processes regularly we recommend to use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution. This software contains features and technologies designed to draw workflow diagrams faster.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a software for simplу drawing how work processes flow. With the Workflow Diagrams solution that contains pre-designed libraries, templates, and samples one optimize a workflow and to discover its inherent weak points. A workflow diagram is a specialized type of flowchart.
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The Workflow Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with samples, templates and library of vector stencils for drawing workflow diagrams. It represents the transferring of data, documents, and tasks during performance of a work process. Use workflow flowcharts to analyze the work processes, to show the path of the tasks, the responsible persons and the associated documents, to identify required resources, to optimize a workflow, and to discover its inherent weak points.
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Visual information is easier to perceive. You can teach even a child to make diagrams with a good flowchart example that would be interesting for it. Flowcharts can be fun, it’s not about business processes or programming algorithms.
This flowchart shows step by step process of manufacturing of Nixtamal The product which is obtained by processing maize with calcium hydroxide. We must assume that the Aztecs were very fond of this product, if the recipe of its production came to our times. This flow chart was designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with its solution for designing flowcharts of various types, sizes and purposes. ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution consists from the library of flowchart symbols, containing the set vector objects. Also there are a lot of diverse templates and samples of flow charts.
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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 DIAGRAM with Workflow Diagrams solution provides complete set of design element you may use to draw a good diagram of a business workflow.
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To design a good workflow you have to focus on process analysis, not using the a drawing tool. This is more possible with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software that brings the most natural drawing manner you have ever tried. First, define steps and procedures using simple rectangle shape, then select all shapes and click the Chain button to connect all shapes just in one click. After that you are able to modify some relations if needed.
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While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
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This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools Solution from the Business Productivity area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the Property Management matrix, the ideas are ordered in regards to importance and frequency. This matrix gives the ability to turn the theory into quantifiable data.
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In order to be successful, you have to promote your business on the market. One of the ways for planning this promotion is to create a social media DFD Flowchart which will contain all the details of your business strategy. Social media is a very influential tool, and it's a mistake to ignore it.
The following flowchart represents a best way to estimate social media posts, and gives a strategy of responses. This flowchart is designed in the format of cross-functional flowchart. With this format, we can divide the process into three distinct phases. This approach helps to generate well-considered and balanced response on social networks activities. Using ConceptDraw solution for Social Media Response, your reaction to social media posts will positively mirror the values and mission of your business.
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