“A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows. This diagrammatic representation illustrates a solution model to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields.” [Wikipedia]
This definition flowchart gives a clear answer for the question "What is a flowchart?". It is convenient to use a powerful ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park to design flowcharts of various types which will additionally illustrate a definition flowchart.
According to the definition flowchart, the flowcharts consist from the simple geometric symbols and arrows which define relationships. Flowcharts Solution offers you two libraries with large set of already predesigned flowchart symbols and arrows. You need only drag the desired of them from the libraries to document and connect as necessary.
For example, if we talking about programming, you will need an oval symbol to represent beginning and end of a program, a rectangle symbol for representing process, a diamond symbol for decision, a parallelogram for I/O process, and a cloud for Internet.
Example 1. Definition Flowchart. Design Elements. Planning Process Flowchart for Apple OS X and Windows
The flowchart sample you see on this example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the tools of Flowcharts Solution and shows the planning process. It is included in Flowcharts Solution and available from ConceptDraw STORE.
Use the definition flowchart and predesigned objects from the libraries of Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park to design professional looking Flowcharts and flowchart definition samples fast, easy, effective.
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 STORE. The Flowcharts Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
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This sample shows the Flowchart of the ACC general account creation. This Flowchart describes the Start point, the process of the handling the user requests and the End point – creating of the account. The shapes represent the subprocesses and the arrows between the shapes shows the sequence of the actions.
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Electrical maintenance - troubleshooting electrical circuit.
The diagrams are a big help when workers try to find out why a circuit does not work correctly.
26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram.
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Data processing can be very complex sometimes. If you are interested in facilitating your work with data, it’s time to learn how to draw flowcharts with special software or using just a piece of paper. The list of flowchart basic symbols includes rectangles, diamond, ellipses etc. and is used to represent processes, actions, decisions or data processing.
A well-done flowchart bring the clearness of the sequence of a process stages. There are number of symbols that can be used in flow charts to show various sorts of steps. The basic flowchart can be created using a few of them: Process, Decision, Start/Finish. A basic element of a flowchart represents a simple action and looks like a box, that contains a description of the action. The depicting of actions sequence is made with arrows between corresponding action boxes, as you can see on the sample diagram. Also it shows the symbols for flowchart start and finish steps. ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution provides the ability to build basic flow charts as well as the ones of any size and complexity with a minimum of actions.
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Audit Steps - The auditing process is an independent examination of data, statements, operations, records, financial or otherwise performances of an enterprise for any stated purpose. It is a complex process that includes 10 audit steps: Notification, Planning, Opening Meeting, Fieldwork, Communication, Draft Audit, Management Response, Final Meeting, Report Distribution, Feedback.
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Audit procedures are the specific tests and methods that auditor executes when gathering the evidence which are necessary for making an opinion on the financial statements of the firm. There are three types of audit procedures: data selection, reliability validation, relevance confirmation.
Thanks to the extensive drawing tools which provides the Audit Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, you can easy and effectively develop and realize various audit procedures.
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Different organizations have different organizational structures. Matrix organization is one of the most popular and widely used type of organizational structure. Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with 25 Typical Orgcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for fast and easy designing matrix organizational chart for your company.
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When creating ER diagrams, you can apply different color ER diagram styles and also notation styles. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution gives the ability to draw visual and attractive ER Diagrams using the style icons from Crow’s Foot notation and Chen's notation professionally designed and offered by ERD Chen's Notation and ERD Crow’s Foot Notation libraries.
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ConceptDraw offers you a number of ready-made organizational chart templates which you can use in your drawing. They are grouped in topical sets as organizational chart template files.
Use the Organizational Charts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own Organizational Charts of any complexity quick, easy and effective.
The Organizational Charts designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.
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