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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In general, you can use any icons to represent network equipment on a diagram. However, there are some icons, for instance, Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols, that are recognizable worldwide. Using those icons you can create Cisco network topology diagrams in minutes and share them anywhere.
The icons depicting Cisco network equipment are recognized and generally applied as standard images for designing network diagrams. They are free to used , but can not be reworked. Cisco network diagrams are created to depict how signals processed on the network equipment and end-user computers and how data transfer through LAN or WLAN between nodes. The vector graphic library of ConceptDraw CISCO Network Diagrams solution includes about 90 icons of Cisco network equipment for designing computer network diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
Picture: Cisco Network Topology. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
The Audio & Video Connectors solution contains a set of pre-designed objects, libraries, templates, and samples; allowing quick and easy diagramming of various configurations of audio and video devices.
Picture: Standard Universal Audio & Video Connection Types
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
An advanced tool for creating presentations, if you decide to represent data without spending hours on that.
Picture: Best Software for Making Presentations
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Extended with Language Learning solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park it become also effective sentence diagrammer software.
Picture: Sentence Diagrammer
Stakeholders are the groups of people or organizations whose contribution matters to the organization's success, this can be labour participation, financial participation, dissemination of information about organization, etc. So, the employees of the company, its suppliers, customers, media, public organizations, state authorities, all they are stakeholders of the company.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful stakeholder mapping tool which allows easy create Stakeholder Onion diagrams and maps depicting the layers of a project, relationships of stakeholders to a project goal, and relationships between stakeholders.
Picture: Onion Diagram as Stakeholder Mapping Tool
UML Deployment diagram describes the hardware used in system implementations and the execution environments and artifacts deployed on the hardware.
ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Deployment library.
Picture: UML Deployment Diagram. Design Elements
This action mindmap helps respond to questions related to plans discovered from customers asking about future products or services of the company. The example contains ready to use response phrases organized into mindmap for quick composing and tweeting/posting of the response messages.
Picture: Discover Plans Question
For documenting the Cloud Computing Architecture with a goal to facilitate the communication between stakeholders are successfully used the Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams. It is convenient and easy to draw various Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with help of tools of the Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Cloud Computing Architecture Diagrams