Process Flow Maps
What is a Process Flow Map
What is a Process Flow Map? It is a chart which visually illustrates a business process and how its steps work together. Process Flow Maps help companies define problem areas, inefficient activities for the purpose of further increasing performance and profitability of businesses.
Process Flow Map is an important tool for the improvement of processes, it can be also used to gather information about a process as an aid in decision making and performance evaluation.
An important fact is also that Process Flow Maps and Process Flow Charts are many and many years very popular in programming field.
Example 1. Process Flow Maps - Driving to a Goal
Process Flow Maps Design Software
It is convenient to use special flowcharting software for drawing Process Flow Maps. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is efficient and productive software for fast and simple creating professional looking Process Flow Map.
Example 2. Invoice Payment Process Flow Map in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM /p>
When designing Process Flow Maps are used rectangular boxes for representing steps of the processes, ovals for starting or ending points, arrows for illustrating order of the steps, and several other symbols.
Flowcharts Solution offers 2 libraries - Flowchart and Flowcharts Rapid Draw with all needed shapes for easy drawing Process Flow Maps and large collection of flow map and process flow map samples, and predesigned template for drawing in mere minutes. Use ConceptDraw STORE to receive access to them.
Example 3. Flowcharts Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
Benefits of Process Flow Map
The Process Flow Map has a wide set of benefits:
- gives a clear documentation of a process;
- allows to define and offers common understanding of processes;
- helps to build a process visual representation for analysis, discussion, and communication;
- allows to identify the scope of the process;
- allows to trace and analyze the process steps;
- helps to standardize and find areas for monitoring, improvement and increased efficiency in a process;
- allows to find and detach the steps of the process that are not essential;
- helps in understanding the logic of complex problems;
- offers a guidance for managers overseeing operations;
- shows the plant design basis, the arrangement of major equipment, process lines, main control loops;
- indicates feedstock, product, main streams flow rates and operating conditions;
- facilitates communication between programmers and business people;
- helps programmers to write the programs of any complexity and on the any high level language;
- helps in debugging process and provides efficient program maintenance;
- helps to understand and explain to other people the logic of the complex problems and their solution;
- assists to improve teamwork effectiveness.
Example 4. Process Flow Maps - Approval Process
The Process Flow Maps you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the tools of Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to create your own process flow maps, process flow graph, process flow sheet diagram, and other types of process diagrams of any complexity quick and easy.
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.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Data visualization is an important part of any software design. To understand how diagrams can improve your work, you can use examples of flowcharts that can be easily found on Internet. Flowcharts represent processes as sequences of steps written in appropriate symbols.
Launching a website is a complex process. There’s a lot to accomplish, and multiple people who need to participate. This flowchart can be helpful in planning and prioritizing tasks, making the process well-organized and clear for both developers and customers. This example flowcharts was build using ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution. It is really handy and helpful for starting any website project. It includes the set of milestones, and activities that can be easily customized and applied to any individual project.
Picture: Contoh Flowchart
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers the set of extensive tools for quick and easy drawing professional looking Sales Process Flowcharts.
Picture: Sales Process Flowcharts
SIPOC is a tool that summarizes the inputs and outputs of one or more processes in table form.
You need to draw professional looking SIPOC Diagram quick and easy? Pay please your attention on ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software. Extended with Business Process Mapping Solution from the Business Processes Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, it suits ideal for this.
Picture: SIPOC Diagram
Developing a software project supposes architecture first. To make it proper, you can use data flow diagram model in your current project.
The data flow diagram represents the Model of small traditional production enterprise that is made using Yourdon and Coad notation. It shows how the data is transfered through a process. According to the notation of Yourdon and Coad a process is represented by circles and data stores are drawn using parallel lines. This DFD was created using the ConceptDraw Data Flow Diagrams solution. Using this solution one can visualize data flow accordingly to the rules of two basic notations used for data flow modeling.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Model
ConceptDraw the easy flowchart software that gives users the ability to draw any type of flowcharts. Fast visualization of the structured data with the vector stencils from object libraries by using RapidDraw technology.
Picture: Easy Flowchart Software
The excellent possibility to create attractive Cross Functional Flowcharts for step-by-step visualization the operations of a business process flow of any degree of detailing is offered by ConceptDraw’s Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. The extensive selection of commonly used vector cross functional flowchart symbols allow you to demonstrate the document flow in organization, to represent each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments.
Picture: Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols
This sample shows the Data Flow Diagram of the Taxi Service and interactions between the Clients, Operators and Divers, as well as Orders and Reports databases.
Picture: Taxi Service Data Flow DiagramDFD Example
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the Flowchart on that it is displayed the process of the determination the permissibility according the Access Copyright license. The diamonds represent the decision points. Inside the diamonds are the questions that need the answer yes/no. It is necessary to answer on the question, make the decision that will determine the next step.
Picture: Copying Service Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples