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Data Flow Diagrams

With ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can design professional flow chart diagrams, as well as:

  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams
  • Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)
  • Data Flows Diagrams (DFD)
  • Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM)
  • Windows and Macintosh Graphics User Interface (GUI) design

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enables you to quickly create data flow diagrams that include data storage, external entities, functional transforms, data flows, and control transforms and signals.

DFD Model of Small Traditional Production Enterprise

All information systems manage the flow of data introduced into the system. The visualization of data flows represents the activity of data moving and transforming as it moves through a defined business system.

Complex information systems contain data flows which can be represented as a data flow diagram. Data flow diagrams enable you to visualize the data flow as well as it provides you the ability to analyze and make modifications to business systems.

With ConceptDraw DIAGRAM it is easy to create a data flow diagram from the supplied shapes located in the Object Library. The Object Library contains a large number of shapes that can be used to represent data flows, processes, data storage, objects and other data flow entities.

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Solutions from the Software Development Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park extend ConceptDraw DIAGRAM (or later) comes with hundreds of work templates and an extensive range of libraries that give you the ability to represent your models. With ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can quickly create a diagram and then export it to many graphic formats, including Microsoft PowerPoint.




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Bus Network Topology →

If you have a small budget to design a computer network, you have to be very careful. One of the most cheap technologies to implement is a bus network topology, however it has many disadvantages. For instance, if the network cable is somehow damaged, the entire network won't work. This diagram illustrates a so-called "Bus" network topology. This type of network arrangement means that each computer or other device is linked to a main link (bus). The end nodes are shown as a circle. The links to the bus are depicted as solid vertical lines. The bus is shown as a bold horizontal line. This diagram can serve as a template for creating logical or physical network diagrams. The set of vector libraries supplied with ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution contains the symbols of all LAN and WLAN elements required for creating network diagrams of any configuration.Bus Network Topology *
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Hybrid Network Topology →

Every corporate network is unique, though there are guidelines and best practices in developing networks. As it is quite difficult to implement a pure topology within a company, using a hybrid network topology is considered a better solution. As a rule, such network assembles advantages and features of source topologies. This diagram is an example of the Hybrid network. This type of network topology means a conjunction of other network topologies. Such as star-bus, ring-mesh topologies, etc. It should be obviously diverse networks. The final computer network inherits both advantages and disadvantages of its ingredients. Using the ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution including vector graphic libraries and templates one can develop professional custom network diagrams of any topology and complexity.Hybrid Network Topology *
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DFD Library — Design elements →

Data Flow Diagram is used to depict the flow of data through the system, where it enters and exits the system, as well as where it is stored. To simplify the process of drawing a data flow diagram (DFD), ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a DFD Library - design elements that will help you make your diagram as informative, streamlined and understandable as possible. Data flow diagrams are useful to create a general overview of the system or to document major data flows. Here are the library of symbols used in data flow diagrams (DFD). Data Flow diagrams are graphic means of business process visualization. Any business process may involve the data transfer. It can be easily shown using data flow diagrams. DFDs are used to represent the processing and transformation of data within a business process. One can find out the Vector library of DFD symbols, that is a component of ConceptDraw solution for Data Flow Diagramming and is welcome to use in as addition to the common Conceptdraw DIAGRAM diagramming facilities.DFD Library — Design elements *
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What is Entity-Relationship Diagram →

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is an acknowledged method to visualize the logical structure of databases. Using special symbols described in ERD notations you can depict a database of any complexity. The vector graphic ER diagrams produced when using ConceptDraw ERD solution can be used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.What is Entity-Relationship Diagram *
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ER Diagram for Cloud Computing →

The entity–relationship (ER) model is a data model that lets graphically represent the information system and depict the relationships between people, objects, concepts, places, and events within a given system. It is also convenient to use the ER Diagram for Cloud computing representation and description the Cloud computing architecture, design them with pleasure using the extensive tools of the Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.ER Diagram for Cloud Computing *
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Sequence Diagram for Cloud Computing →

One of the ways effectively visualize what is a Cloud computing or Cloud computing architecture, is to create the Sequence diagram for Cloud computing. The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will help you design all desired types of diagrams related with cloud computing.Sequence Diagram for Cloud Computing *
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UML Class Diagram Generalization ExampleUML Diagrams →

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Class Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample describes the use of the classes, the generalization associations between them, the multiplicity of associations and constraints. Provided UML diagram is one of the examples set that are part of Rapid UML solution.UML Class Diagram Generalization Example<br>UML Diagrams *
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Audit Process Flowchart. Audit Flowchart →

Audit Process Flowchart, Audit Flowchart - Audit Flowcharts solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park provides the Audit Flowcharts library with wide variety of predesigned audit flowchart symbols, and also the set of templates and samples allowing you design your own audit flowchart or audit process flowchart in one moment. Simply use any of offered samples and change it for your needs, or fill the desired template.Audit Process Flowchart. <br> Audit Flowchart *
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UML Collaboration Diagram (UML2.0) →

UML Collaboration Diagram depicts the interactions between objects or parts in terms of sequenced messages and describes both the static structure and dynamic behavior of a system. Rapid UML solution provides templates, examples and libraries of stencils for quick and easy drawing all the types of system and software engineering diagrams according to UML 2.4 and 1.2 notations.UML Collaboration Diagram (UML2.0) *
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