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Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols

The humble flowchart is one of the more ubiquitous diagrams used when constructing or analyzing business processes. Their simple nature makes them an ideal candidate for use as a solution model to a given problem; possible subject matter is practically limitless, and they can be utilized and understood by all levels of employee throughout a company.

The basic building blocks of a flowchart are always the same — the starting and (sometimes multiple) ending points of the process flow are called 'terminals', and are shown as circles, ovals, stadiums or rounded rectangles. Decisions are described within diamond shapes, and all are connected with arrowed lines that represent the flow of control throughout the process.

The excellent possibility to create attractive Cross Functional Flowcharts for step-by-step visualization the operations of a business process flow of any degree of detailing is offered by ConceptDraw’s Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. The extensive selection of commonly used vector stencils libraries allow you to demonstrate the document flow in organization, to represent each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments.

This solution includes the Cross-Functional Flowcharts library with 42 vector cross functional flowchart symbols.

Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols Library

Example 1. Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols Library

All predesigned cross functional flowchart symbols are commonly used and standardized, so your flowcharts created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM will be comprehensive for all your colleagues and business associates. They include the objects of:

  • Vertical and Horizontal Swimlanes - for easy start drawing accordingly vertical or horizontal Cross-Functional Flowchart;
  • Process - represents series of steps or actions taken to achieve a definite end;
  • Terminator - indicates the beggining or end of a program flow;
  • Decision - the decision point before two or more paths in your flowchart;
  • Data - represents any type of data in flowchart;
  • Document - data that can be read by people, such as printed output;
and wide variety of other cross functional flowchart symbols and objects.

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Example 2. Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols

Cross functional flowcharts use swim lanes to provide an extra dimension by assigning each process step to a category. Most often the category is a stakeholder (person, role, or department), but it can also be a machine, a project phase, a resource, or some other attribute.

Cross functional flowchart template - vertical swim lanes

Example 3. Cross Functional Flowchart Template - Vertical Swim Lanes

We try to make the drawing process in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM as many as possible easier for you, for this purpose were also developed collection of templates which you can find inside the solution.

Cross functional flowchart template - horizontal swim lanes

Example 4. Cross Functional Flowchart Template - Horizontal Swim Lanes

Using the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution, you can create professional looking flowcharts in an instant. Before designing any Cross Functional Flowchart, activate the Chain connection mode by using the Chain Mode button on the Home toolbar and follow the next steps for design:

  • Drag the Swimlanes vertical or Swimlanes horizontal object from the Cross-Functional Flowchart library to the document’s page. When releasing the mouse button, the object automatically resizes according to the page size.

    Add Swimlane Object

    Example 5. Adding Swimlanes Vertical Object

  • The object's Action button allows you easily add additional lanes and then equalize them, and also delete lanes, if needed.

    Swimlanes Object's Action

    Example 6. Swimlanes Object's Action Menu

  • Add the process steps to the appropriate lanes on the diagram using the suitable objects from the Cross-Functional Flowchart library. The added objects appear on the flowchart as connected objects. At this is important to avoid a lot of criss-crossing of flow lines.

    Add Processes

    Example 7. Adding Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols

  • Add text to the diagram and format the objects.

    Cross Functional Flowchart - Approval Process

    Example 8. Cross Functional Flowchart - Approval Process

All Cross Functional Flowchart examples are available from ConceptDraw STORE in Cross-Functional Flowcharts Solution section. They were developed in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM specially to help you in your own Cross Functional Flowcharts designing.

Cross Functional Flowchart Solution

Example 9. Cross Functional Flowchart Solutions

The Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution is a professional and powerful tool for those who need to represent the transferring of data, documents, and tasks during performance of a work process in organization in a visual manner using the Cross-Functional Flowcharts.


Simple Flow Chart →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the 'Diagrams' area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful tool for drawing Flow Charts of any complexity you need. Irrespective of whether you want to draw a Simple Flow Chart or large complex Flow Diagram, you estimate to do it without efforts thanks to the extensive drawing tools of Flowcharts solution, there are professional flowchart symbols and basic flowchart symbols. This sample shows the Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) that is the optimization algorithm.Simple Flow Chart *
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Sample Project Flowchart. Flowchart Examples →

This sample shows the Flowchart that displays the architecture of SQL Exception Translation. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.Sample Project Flowchart. <br>Flowchart Examples *
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Swim Lane Flowchart Symbols →

Use the set of special professionally developed swim lane flowchart symbols - single, multiple, vertical and horizontal lanes from the Swimlanes and Swimlanes BPMN 1.2 libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution, the Swim Lanes library from the Business Process Mapping solution as the perfect basis for your Swim Lane Flowcharts of processes, algorithms and procedures.Swim Lane Flowchart Symbols *
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IDEF0 Flowchart Symbols →

Functional modeling allows to make complex business processes simple. One of the basic methods is IDEF0 and one of the most effective also. To create a business model, use flowchart symbols. The IDEF0 library, supplied with ConceptDraw IDEF0 Diagrams solution contains 18 IDEF0 basic notation symbols. All symbols are the vector graphic images what means, that one can customize their size preserving the stable quality. Another library of IDEF0 symbols can be find out in the the Business Process Diagrams solution, included to the Business Processes section of ConceptDraw Solution Park. These libraries composed from just vector objects and are totally compatible. You can apply the IDEF0 symbols from both libraries at your flowcharts, if needed.IDEF0 Flowchart Symbols *
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SDL Flowchart Symbols →

Drawing the diagrams we try to find in help the powerful software and now we have the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. The ability easily create the SDL diagrams is made possible thanks to unique Specification and Description Language (SDL) Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 2 libraries - SDL Connectors and SDL Diagrams that contain 70 predesigned SDL flowchart symbols.SDL Flowchart Symbols *
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UML Class Diagram Notation →

When it comes to system construction, a class diagram is the most widely used diagram. UML Class Diagrams is a type of static structure diagram that is used for general conceptual modeling of the systematics of the application. Such a diagram would illustrate the object-oriented view of a system. The object orientation of a system is indicated by a class diagram. It describes the structure of a system by showing the general issues,classes of a system, attributes, operations, interfaces, inheritance, and the relationships between them.UML Class Diagram Notation *
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Horizontal Flowchart →

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. A Flowchart is a graphically representation of the process, algorithm or the step-by-step solution of the problem. The Flowcharts have one or more starting and ending points. The geometric figures on the Flowcharts represent the steps of the process and are connected with arrows that show the sequence of the actions.Horizontal Flowchart *
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Data Flow Diagram →

There are many ways to define the flow of information within a system. Structured-systems analysis method often uses data flow diagrams to show data flow, data storages and data processing visualization. These diagrams are easy to develop and quite useful. Here is a dataflow diagram presenting an example of the manufacturing process flow. The oval process shapes represent a process that controls data within the current system. The process may produce data or make some action based on data. Data flows are represented by lines. They show the movement of information through the system. The direction of the data flow is depicted by the arrow. The external entities are shown by rectangles. They represent the external entities interacting with the system. The data store objects (unclosed rectangles) are used to show data bases participating in a process flow.Data Flow Diagram *
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Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library →

Any information system receives data flows from external sources. In order to visualize them there is a list of data flow diagram symbols that describes how the system components cooperate. If you want to create a data flow diagram, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park has DFD Library that contains both Yourdon and Gane-Sarson notations. This figure shows the content of vector libraries, delivered with ConceptDraw solution for data flow diagram (DFD). There are three libraries composed from about 50 vector objects used to make data flow diagrams. They include a complete set of objects utilized by Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson notations - two primary notations that are apply for data flow diagramming. Also, one can discover additional "Data flow diagram (DFD)" library that provides a data flow diagram elements for designing level 1 and context-level data flow diagrams.Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library *
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Technical Flow Chart →

Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation of an algorithm and essential part of planning the system. Flow charts are widely used in technical analysis and programming for easy writing programs and explaining them to others. So, one of the most popular type of flow charts is Technical Flow Chart. Technical Flow Chart can be drawn by pencil on the paper, but it will be easier to use for designing a special software. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will be useful for this goal.Technical Flow Chart *
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