Create Process Flowcharts
What is a Process Flowchart?
A process flowchart is a picture of the separate steps of a process in sequential order.
When to Use a Flowchart:
- Analyzing complex processes
- Designing complex processes
- Communication in Complex processes
- Managing complex processes
- Representing process operations
- Plan the process steps
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is Process Flowcharts creating software. The built-in examples allow users to start drawing any type of flowchart simply. The vector stencils from object libraries are designed objects you can use adding to process flowcharts for the best result.
Commonly Used Symbols in Detailed Process Flowcharts:
|| Show a Process or action step. This is the most common symbol in both process flowcharts and business process maps
|| Flow Line (Arrow, Connector)
||Flow line connectors show the direction that the process flows
||Indicates a question or branch in the process flow. Typically, a Decision flowchart shape is used when there are 2 options (Yes/No, No/No-Go, etc.)
|| Connector (Inspection)
||In process maps, this symbol is full sized and shows an Inspection point in the process flow
||Pretty self explanatory - the Document flowchart symbol is for a process step that produces a document
|| The Delay flowchart symbol depicts any waiting period that is part of a process. Delay shapes are common in process mapping
Process Flowchart Example
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.
Example 1. Process Flowchart: Product life cycle process
Product life cycle is a business analysis that attempts to identify a set of common stages in the life of commercial products, for example, introduction, promotion, growth, maturity and decline. (Product lifecycle, Wikipedia)
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software for drawing your own product life cycle flowcharts.
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There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
Create your own flow charts of purchasing business processes using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Accounting Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
The flow chart example shows the steps of purchasing business process.
Picture: Purchasing Flowchart - Purchase Order. Flowchart Examples
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If you want to find a way to understand complex things in minutes, you should try to visualize data. One of the most useful tool for this is creating a flowchart, which is a diagram representing stages of some process in sequential order. There are so many possible uses of flowcharts and you can find tons of flow charts examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Warehouse flowchart is often used for describing workflow and business process mapping. Using your imagination, you can simplify your job or daily routine with flowcharts.
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Picture: Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart
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Process Flow Chart is a visual diagram which shows the processes and relationships between the major components in a system, and uses for this the special process flow chart symbols: special shapes to represent different types of actions and process steps, lines and arrows to represent relationships and sequence of steps. It often named process flow diagram, it use colored flowchart symbols.
It is incredibly convenient to use the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing professional looking Process Flow Charts.
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Helps to create professionally looking and detailed Sales Flowcharts with all sales steps visually represented on them.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with unique Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows fast and easy visualize all sales steps of the sales process on a sales process Map or sales process flowchart, and then realize them easily.
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