Made with
ConceptDraw
DIAGRAM 14

Flowchart Software

Showing some particular data in a way of a flowchart, which is known to be a type of diagram representing some algorithm, some workflow or some process in a way of showing the particular steps in a way of the boxes of the different kinds, as well as their order. The mentioned boxes are known to be connected with the help of the arrows, so such diagrammatic representation can illustrate a model, showing the solution to some given problem.

The flowcharts are widely used in many different kinds of business, such as analyzing, documenting, managing or designing the processes or the programs in many different fields. Thus, the flowcharts can be used by the IT engineers, by other engineers and by the other specialists, such as teachers, illustrating the information for their pupils and students, business men using the flowcharts for their business documentation, such as presentations, business correspondence, site, etc.

The flowcharts are simply the formalized graphic representations of some logic sequence or work. It can be also used for describing the different processes, such as the manufacturing or sales one. They are known to be looking as the organization charts or similar to the organizational charts formalized structures — other kinds of charts, representing some kind of a flow: a flow of money, a flow of people, a flow of goods, etc.

The purpose of using a flowchart is to provide the other people, such as your clients or your employees, with a common “language”, so the information which is needed to be represented is unified for everyone involved in the process or general activity within some particular company, organization or institution. Using such “reference point” as a flowchart, is very convenient when dealing with a process or project, thinking about how to solve the given problems within such projects or processes, looking at the from a side.

Flowcharts are known to be the drawings people use the simple geometric symbols for creating them. There are also the arrows used, as it was already mentioned before, earlier in this article. The arrows are usually used for defining the relationships and the mentioned arrow are those connecting other graphical objects with each other. The described graphical objects can be ovals, for example, used in programming to represent the end or the beginning of each of the programs.

The represented by a rectangle process can be shown as the one within the flowchart happening after another process, such as the process of delivery goes after the process of packing the goods in transport logistics. A decision in this case can be represented in a way of a diamond. Any I/O process within the flowchart can be represented by a parallelogram and the Internet is usually illustrated by using a “cloud” shape.

Flowcharts are commonly used in documenting and designing the simple programs or processes. Like other types of diagrams, flowcharts help visualize what is going on and so understand different processes, finding the bottlenecks, the flaws, as well as the other less-obvious features. There are many different types of flowcharts, each of which has its own repertoire of notational conventions and boxes. The types of boxes in a flowchart can be very different, but usually they are those representing the processing steps, known to be called as “activity”, denoted in a way of a rectangular box; and the decisions, denoted in a way of a shape of a diamond.

A flowchart is known to be called as "cross-functional" when the sheet is divided into different swim-lanes. The mentioned swim-lanes are used for describing the control of different organizational units and another symbol appearing in a "lane" is known to be within the control of the particular organizational unit. Such technique is commonly used for locating the responsibility to perform an action or for simply making the right decision in a way of showing the responsibility of each of the existing organizational units for different parts of one particular process, being described within the flowchart.

Flowchart Software *

Pic 1. Flowchart Software

Best Flowchart Maker: Flowcharts solution provides the library of 48 ready-to-use predesigned vector stencils that make your Flowchart drawing quick, easy and effective.

Flowchart Diagram - Library Objects

Pic. 2. Flowchart Diagram — Library Objects

To depict the certain aspects of processes with the aid of flowchart is much simpler and to use the right software for creating the flowcharts is what is best to do when you do not have as much time to complete your task and if you want the final flowchart to look smart and simply professionally looking. Having such application, as ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can help you make it possible to create any needed flowchart, as well as charts and many more other drawings, within a short period of time having all the needed tools, which can be found within the mentioned application as well as within another product of CS Odessa — ConceptDraw STORE. Having the mentioned applications means having all chances to make a truly good looking diagram.

An example of the flowchart, which you can create having ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software can be a Kaoru Ishikawa diagram, which is defined as the flowchart, being one of the seven basic tools within the quality control. You can always make any other needed drawing within the quality control, such as Pareto chart, control chart, check sheet, scatter diagram, cause-and-effect diagram, and many more.

Drakon-charts and Nassi-Shneiderman diagrams can be the alternative notation for any ongoing process flow, as well as other commonly used alternatives, including the flow chart, functional flowchart, process flowchart, process map, functional process chart, process chart, business process model, process flow diagram, work flow diagram, process model, business flow diagram and many different flowcharts, used in many different spheres of business activity.

Creating the underlying graph structure of a flowchart is known to be called as a “flow graph”, abstracting away the node types, as well as their contents and other information. Make your work of drawing the needed flowchart simpler by using the Flowcharts solution from ConceptDraw STORE application.

Flowcharts Solution in STORE

Pic. 3. Flowcharts Solution in ConceptDraw STORE

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM powerful diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution and shows the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) position in the software stack.

Efi Simple Flowchart

Pic. 4. Efi Simple Flowchart

This example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons [commons.wikimedia.org]

Using the Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own professional Flowchart Diagrams quick and easy.

The documents of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with Flowcharts Diagrams are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio.




TEN RELATED HOW TO's:

Examples of Flowchart →

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.Examples of Flowchart *
Picture: Examples of Flowchart
Related Solution:

The Best Tool for Business Process Modeling →

The EPC diagram shows various business processes in terms of work flows. Event-Driven Process chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model and is great business process improvement tools.The Best Tool for Business Process Modeling *
Picture: The Best Tool for Business Process Modeling
Related Solution:

Workflow Process Example →

One of the most popular option helps to draw diagrams faster is pre-designed set of examples related to each kind of diagram. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution delivers a complete set of workflow process examples helps you to start making your own workflow faster.Workflow Process Example *
Picture: Workflow Process Example
Related Solution:

How To Create a Bubble Chart →

Bubble diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with templates, Using ConceptDraw Connectors, you can create a bubble chart in moments. Using ConceptDraw you will be able to create a bubble chart from the ready ConceptDraw library objects or make your own objects. The created diagram can represent ideas organization, in brainstorming processes, by teachers for explaining difficult ideas or for presentations.How To Create a Bubble Chart *
Picture: How To Create a Bubble Chart
Related Solution:

Software Flow Chart →

Many professionals have to solve problems every day. Designing of the process algorithm contribute to understand where the problem is in the process. A Flowchart is a graphical tool that most usable for breaking down processes. Definition of flowchart - a diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a procedure or system especially using connecting lines and a set of conventional symbols. All the icons, symbols and connectors needed for creating standardized notation flowcharts are contained within Software Flow Chart.Software Flow Chart *
Picture: Software Flow Chart
Related Solution:

Star Network Topology →

Nodes of any computer network are somehow organized in a hierarchy or a layout. Some of the common layouts like star network topology are more reliable and some like ring topology withstand high loads better. It is also important to distinguish logical topologies from physical. This diagram represents a typical view of the star network topology. The star network topology is one of the most frequently used network topologies in the majority of office and home networks. It is very popular because of its low cost and the easy maintenance. The plus of the star network topology is that if one computer on the local network is downed, this means that only the failed computer can not send or receive data. The other part of the network works normally. The minus of using star network topology is that all computers are connected to a single point-switch, or hub. Thus, if this equipment goes down, the whole local network comes down.Star Network Topology *
Picture: Star Network Topology
Related Solution:

Account Flowchart. Flowchart Examples →

Create your own flow charts of computer or network system account processing using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. The flow chart example shows the computer network system account processing.Account Flowchart. Flowchart Examples *
Picture: Account Flowchart. Flowchart Examples
Related Solution:

Software for Drawing EPC Diagrams →

Event-Driven Process chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model.Software for Drawing EPC Diagrams *
Picture: Software for Drawing EPC Diagrams
Related Solution:

Best Value Stream Mapping mac Software →

Create value stream maps - for value stream analysis and value stream management, material and information flow mapping, using our quick start templates included with ConceptDraw.Best Value Stream Mapping mac Software *
Picture: Best Value Stream Mapping mac Software
Related Solution:

Chart Audits. Chart Auditor →

Chart Audits, Chart Auditor - Designing the chart auditor can use the audit flowchart symbols from the Audit Flowcharts library for Audit Flowcharts Solution. Moreover it is convenient to use anyone of samples or templates offered by Audit Flowcharts Solution and design its own chart audits and audit flowcharts on the base of them.Chart Audits. <br> Chart Auditor *
Picture: Chart Audits. Chart Auditor
Related Solution:
ConceptDraw
DIAGRAM 14