Why People Select ConceptDraw MINDMAP
Capture What You Think, Do What You Plan
For a project manager, the further along a project is, the more invested one becomes in the tools used to keep track of, present, and ultimately complete projects. If the tools are robust and flexible, it is easy to become extremely loyal to a particular project-management environment. The acclimation to a particular tool is, undoubtedly, a boon when working with that particular tool. Reliance on a specific set of tools can be a hindrance, however, as those tools continue to age towards obsolescence.
Below are some of the common reasons that our customers site as reason to adopt ConceptDraw MINDMAP, as an alternative to some other productivity software.
No Subscription Renewal: Some business productivity software is sold with an annual cost. A ConceptDraw MINDMAP license gives ownership of the product for the life of the product.
Low Upgrade Costs: When upgrades are released, they aren’t always free. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is updated with new features and templates several times per year, only charging for an upgrade when there are major changes being implemented. We do not have annual contracts to leverage money from our users, those who are interested can buy maintenance contracts that run from major version to major version. All in the interests of providing better service at a lower cost.
Operating System Migration: While some productivity software exists on both Mac and Windows machines, none have been developed for both, concurrently, for the entire existence of the product. While some companies will port their software into a second environment, for release, most developers only support a single platform. Some mind-mapping software tools have as many as two generations between their Mac and Windows versions, resulting in a huge disparity in function across the two platforms
ConceptDraw MINDMAP has been developed for two separate platforms throughout its existence, meaning that the software is optimized for whichever platform you choose. Files made with either version of the software will work well with other ConceptDraw products, as well; and since one license allows a concurrent Mac and Windows installation, ConceptDraw can truly be called a productivity environment.
Tools can be Inadequate for Many Needs: Mind maps are organizational tools. They can be used to complement project management as well as any other industry niche. They can be for brainstorming, outlining, taking notes, and making detailed relationship maps. CS Odessa recognizes this, and we develop our tools to interoperate with each other in unique and powerful ways. We have divided our mind map and our project functions into two separated but integrated tools. Our customers find this simplifies dealing with projects, and provides a greater level of sophistication.
Some other tools use mind maps as the formative structure for other documents, including only features that are helpful in just a handful of applications. By defining mind maps in a less general way, many companies cast aside some of the most powerful aspects of mind mapping.
With ConceptDraw MINDMAP, you can use your maps for all kinds of diagrams. Opening a mind map in ConceptDraw PROJECT turns the outline into a project. Just add resources, due dates, and edit the tasks to make a robust, easily-deciphered project. Now, you can choose to display your project in whatever way you choose. A fully-defined work-breakdown structure diagram is available with a single click of a button, opening your project as a drawing in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
- Low Cost of Ownership: ConceptDraw MINDMAP has a low cost of ownership, provides a large assortment of training videos and materials, opens and saves in Microsoft Project format, closely integrates with ConceptDraw Sister products, and has competitive upgrades to all paid mind mapping products. For instance if you are a current user of Mindjet and would like to upgrade to ConceptDraw MINDMAP, or even to our ConceptDraw Office suite there is competitive upgrade pricing for you. Contact us today to find out the substantial amount you can save from single users to 100,000 users.
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TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Functional modeling allows to make complex business processes simple. One of the basic methods is IDEF0 and one of the most effective also. To create a business model, use flowchart symbols.
The IDEF0 library, supplied with ConceptDraw IDEF0 Diagrams solution contains 18 IDEF0 basic notation symbols. All symbols are the vector graphic images what means, that one can customize their size preserving the stable quality. Another library of IDEF0 symbols can be find out in the the Business Process Diagrams solution, included to the Business Processes section of ConceptDraw Solution Park. These libraries composed from just vector objects and are totally compatible. You can apply the IDEF0 symbols from both libraries at your flowcharts, if needed.
Picture: IDEF0 Flowchart Symbols
A Process Flow Chart is a type of flowchart which is mostly used in industrial, chemical and process engineering for illustrating high-level processes, major plant processes and not shows minor details.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best way to create Process Flow Chart and other types of flowcharts.
Picture: Process Flow Chart
ConceptDraw MINDMAP software is an advanced tool for creating presentations. You can effectively generate, change, and update your presentation for demonstrating results of your work.
Picture: Demonstrating Results
The Line Graphs solution from Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw Solution Park contains a set of examples, templates and design elements library of line and scatter charts. Use it to draw line and scatter graphs using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software for illustrating your documents, presentations and websites.
Picture: Line Chart Examples
When we start to speak about databases, we must always mention database structure visualization. One of the most common ways to do it is to create an entity relationship diagram, and to put appropriate symbols on it. It is important either for database projecting and for its' future maintenance.
Entity Relationship Diagram describes data elements and their relationships within a database. There are a set of special symbols that depict each element of an entity relationship diagram. Entities - represents some stable components such as supplier, employee, invoice, client, etc. Relation symbols show how the entities interact. Attributes define characteristics of the relationships. Attributes can be one-to-one or many-to-many. Physical symbols is used in the physical models. They represent items such as fields, tables, types and keys. ERD physical symbols are the building material for the database. Notation lines are used to illustrate the relationships. The most common method is Crow’s Feet notation. You can use ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution to represent a database using the Entity-Relationship model.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols
Analyze each identified action separately in the tree of all actions and then develop a preventive action in response to potential obstacles or circumstances have been identified as a risk.
The PDPC determines the risks when corrective action is not performed correctly. Also, it helps develop descriptions for preventive actions at the level of execution.
Picture: Risk Diagram (Process Decision Program Chart)
When studying a business process or system involving the transfer of data, it is common to use a Data Flow Diagram (DFD) to visualize how data are processed. Being initially used exclusively in regards to the flow of data through a computer system, now DFDs are employed as the business modeling tools. They are applied to describe the business events and interactions, or physical systems involving data storage and transfer. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful Data Flow Diagram software thanks to the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Software
It's obvious that any building has a plan, and it is a hard and diligent work to draw one. And it's great that nowadays there are software tools for those purposes. For instance, ConceptDraw Pro contains design elements depicting different parts of sport fields. It's easy to use them and it facilitates your work exponentially.
Planning of athletic facilities, playgrounds and Leisure Centers, needs thoughtful and creative approach. Any layout regarding to sport facilities should satisfy the requirements of both athletes and spectators. Well designed sport fields , playgrounds and recreation spaces attract people to sport activities in the cities and countryside. ConceptDraw Sport Field Plans solution is useful and convenient professional drawing tool. It delivers the kit of vector libraries that can be used for representing sport fields, sportgrounds and recreation spaces: football, hockey, volleyball, cricket, basketball , swimming pool, etc.
Picture: Building Drawing Software for Design Sport Fields
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best network diagram software. To design the Cisco Network Diagrams and visualize the computer networks topology use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Cisco Network Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park.
Picture: Cisco Network Diagram Software
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with powerful HR Flowcharts Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park perfectly suits for Human Resource Management.
Picture: Human Resource Management