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Process Chart Generator

A process is a group of interrelated tasks, which have as a goal a particular result such as a product or service desired for the customers. This concerns different areas including business, manufacturing, software development, education, documentation, healthcare, research, and others. Process mapping is helpful in process documentation and visual communication of ideas, information, and data within a team. It is a powerful tool for problem-solving and decision-making, which helps to show processes broken down into steps and ensure compliance with regulations. Process mapping allows illustrating processes in order to ensure a better understanding of how the particular process is organized and how it works, show the stages it goes through, identify the important characteristics of the process to assess its efficiency and effectiveness, and how to improve or constrain it.

The processes are the core of any business and process mapping helps to show an entire process from the beginning to the end, the important details of a process, connections and sequences, track progress, and identify areas for improvement. Clear documentation ensures process consistency and increases collective knowledge. Mapping as a way of documenting suits any type of business process including core processes, support processes, long-tail processes, procedural tasks, custom and ad hoc workflows, marketing, finance, accounting, supply chain, sales, etc.

Process charts and process maps are powerful to plan projects and speed up their design, increase the understanding of the processes and how they are done, analyze ways of improvement, identify problems and possible solutions quickly and economically. Documenting the processes with a process diagram or process map is a way to maintain process effectiveness and usability and produce the best user experience. Process charts are useful and popular planning and management tool for business projects, a powerful way of improving the efficiency of businesses and organizations. They help to describe the flow of work in a simple and understandable way by breaking down complex tasks, processes, and series of events, create a visual representation of the actions, inputs, and outputs of a process in a clear and sequential manner.

A process chart is useful to define process boundaries, process ownership, and process responsibilities, assess the implementation of a business process, and track the amount of time to complete a process. It helps to identify constraints, bottlenecks, repetitions, delays, and other inefficiencies, spotlight waste, evaluate the effectiveness of measures or process metrics, and whether the existing process is structured efficiently and which tasks should be automated to streamline work processes.

Process Chart Generator ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Example 1. Process Chart Generator ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Business Process Workflow Diagrams solution is a powerful process chart generator. It helps in building a stronger understanding of business processes with process charts and process maps. You can show the steps of a process, value-added and non-value-added activities. Design process charts and process maps to analyze and improve processes efficiently, improve communication, eliminate bottlenecks causing delays, and provide the best products or services to customers. Analyze your processes and make adjustments easily.

The libraries of Business Process Workflow Diagrams solution provide process mapping symbols, flowchart symbols, design elements — workflow steps, connectors, arrows, and others to show the tasks and activities that compose a particular process, activity steps, actions, inputs and outputs, decision points, functions, and others. The key process elements are represented by specific symbols of geometric symbols such as circles, diamonds, rectangles, ovals, arrows, and help to describe processes easily. Typically, ovals show the begin and stop points of a process, parallelograms show inputs or outputs, operations or activities are shown by rectangles, and decisions by diamonds.

Track all benefits of the business process mapping in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. Design process charts for a better understanding of the business processes and operations, and simplifying the improvement of processes by identifying potential bottlenecks and areas of improvement.

Business Process Workflow Diagrams Design Elements

Example 2. Business Process Workflow Diagrams Design Elements

When creating a process map, first identify the problem and which process you are going to visualize. Collect important process information by connecting with teams that are involved with this process and determine who is responsible for what in a process for mapping it as accurately as possible. Identify suppliers and customers, the boundaries of the process, start and end points, and conduct brainstorming to determine the key activities and elements that make the particular process successful. Then define a sequence of the steps and draw a process using the pre-made process symbols.

Review your process map, analyze, and determine if the process is actually running the way it’s supposed to. Optimize your process map for a better result. To revise and check if all key information is included, share the resulting process map with other team members, and then improve it if needed. Make process mapping an important part of your business to reduce risks and achieve success.

Organization Development and Business Process Reengineering

Example 3. Organization Development and Business Process Reengineering

The business process optimization samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the objects from the libraries of Business Process Workflow Diagrams Solution. An experienced user spent 5-10 minutes creating each of these examples.

Use the tools of Business Process Workflow Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software for effective business process optimization.

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 Business Process Workflow Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.