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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Flowcharts are the best for visually representation the business processes and the flow of a custom-order process through various departments within an organization. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution offers the full set of predesigned basic flowchart symbols which are gathered at two libraries: Flowchart and Flowcharts Rapid Draw. Among them are: process, terminator, decision, data, document, display, manual loop, and many other specific symbols. The meaning for each symbol offered by ConceptDraw gives the presentation about their proposed use in professional Flowcharts for business and technical processes, software algorithms, well-developed structures of web sites, Workflow diagrams, Process flow diagram and correlation in developing on-line instructional projects or business process system. Use of ready flow chart symbols in diagrams is incredibly useful - you need simply drag desired from the libraries to your document and arrange them in required order. There are a few serious alternatives to Visio for Mac, one of them is ConceptDraw PRO. It is one of the main contender with the most similar features and capabilities. Read more
How to Build a Flowchart
How to Build a Flowchart

Value Stream Mapping Icons

The library with 40 vector stencils is included in the ConceptDraw Value Stream Mapping solution. Read more

How To Send Presentation via Skype (Mac OS X)

New way to present documents via Skype conference call on Mac. All participants receive files. Presentation can be created automatically from plenty document formats. Read more

Product Overview

The role of ConceptDraw MINDMAP is to organize and plan idea development and communicate between process participants. Mind maps are convenient to prepare presentations for team and management and send task lists and related information. Read more
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How to Create a Stakeholder Onion Diagram

The Stakeholder Onion Diagram is stakeholder analysis tool from the arsenal of project management. It is used to display the relationships of stakeholders to a project goal. An Onion Diagram shows how the stakeholder activities affect the project results. The ConceptDraw Stakeholder Onion Diagram solution is intended to depict how the relationships that subsists in a project environment can influence on a project. A set of libraries and objects provided by this solution make ashort work of visualizing the stakeholder analysis of a project. Read more

Create a Value Stream Map Rapidly

The Value Stream Mapping solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw PRO software with a new library that contains vector objects, samples and templates. Read more
The vector stencils library "Management pictograms" contains 72 management pictograms.
Use it to create your management infogram in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The flat icons example "Management pictograms - Vector stencils library" is included in the solution "Marketing infographics" from the "Business infographics" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Accounting management
Accounting management, accounting management,
Activity
Activity, activity,
Audit management
Audit management, audit management,
Board of directors
Board of directors, board of directors,
Budget
Budget, budget,
Business managemen
Business managemen, business managemen,
Business management tools
Business management tools, business management tools,
Business model
Business model, business model,
Commanding
Commanding, commanding,
Communication
Communication, communication,
Company
Company, company,
Contract management
Contract management, contract management,
Controlling
Controlling, controlling,
Coordinating
Coordinating, coordinating,
Core competencies
Core competencies, core competencies,
Corporate strategy
Corporate strategy, corporate strategy,
Creativity
Creativity, creativity,
Crisis management
Crisis management, crisis management,
Crisis management 2
Crisis management 2, crisis management,
Decision making
Decision making, decision making,
Environmental management
Environmental management, environmental management,
Expenses
Expenses, expenses,
External environment
External environment, external environment,
Financial management
Financial management, financial management,
Financial management 2
Financial management 2, financial management,
Financial planning
Financial planning, financial planning,
First-level manager
First-level manager, first-level manager,
Goal
Goal, goal,
HR management
HR management, HR management,
Investment management
Investment management, investment management,
IT management
IT management, IT management,
Knowledge management
Knowledge management, knowledge management,
Knowledge management 2
Knowledge management 2, knowledge management,
Leadership
Leadership, leadership,
Macro environment
Macro environment, macro environment,
Management system
Management system, management system,
Managerial accounting
Managerial accounting, managerial accounting,
Manufacturing management
Manufacturing management, manufacturing management,
Market orientation
Market orientation, market orientation,
Marketing management
Marketing management, marketing management,
Marketing strategy
Marketing strategy, marketing strategy,
Middle-level manager
Middle-level manager, middle-level manager,
Mission
Mission, mission,
Objectives
Objectives, objectives,
Operations management
Operations management, operations management,
Organizing
Organizing, organizing,
Performance
Performance, performance,
Performance management
Performance management, performance management,
Planning
Planning, planning,
Policy
Policy, policy,
PR management
PR management, PR management,
Problem solving
Problem solving, problem solving,
Process management
Process management, process management,
Product management
Product management, product management,
Profit
Profit, profit,
Profit 2
Profit 2, profit,
Project management
Project management, project management,
Quality management
Quality management, quality management,
Research and development
Research and development, research and development,
Resource management
Resource management, resource management,
Resources
Resources, resources,
Risk management
Risk management, risk management,
Sales manegment
Sales manegment, sales manegment,
Service management
Service management, service management,
Stakeholder management
Stakeholder management, stakeholder management,
Strategic management
Strategic management, strategic management,
Strategic planning
Strategic planning, strategic planning,
Technology management
Technology management, technology management,
Time frame
Time frame, time frame,
Time management
Time management, time management,
Top-level manager
Top-level manager , top-level manager ,
Vision
Vision, vision,

management diagram, management mind map Management Area

management diagram, management mind map
The solutions from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park collect templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the management diagrams and mind maps. Read more

Quality Management System

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park perfectly suits for development and visually representing a Quality Management System. Read more

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)

Mac Diagramming Software

ConceptDraw PRO software is the best Mac diagramming software for drawing any type of diagrams. Its rich set of samples and templates, and specific features to draw with great visual appeal on Mac OS X. Read more

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphical representation of process, algorithm, workflow or step-by-step solution of the problem. It shows the steps as boxes of various kinds and connects them by arrows in a defined order depicting a flow. There are twelve main Flowchart types: Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN), Cross Functional Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram (DFD), IDEF (Integrated DEFinition) Flowchart, Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram, Influence Diagram (ID), Swimlane Flowchart, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagram, Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Diagram. Using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design a Flowchart of any of these types. This solution offers a lot of special predesigned vector symbols for each of these widely used notations. They will make the drawing process of Flowcharts much easier than ever. Pay also attention for the included collection of ready Flowchart examples, samples and quick-start templates. This is business process improvement tools. If you are looking for MS Visio for your Mac, then you are out of luck, because it hasn't been released yet. However, you can use Visio alternatives that can successfully replace its functions. ConceptDraw PRO is an alternative to MS Visio for Mac that provides powerful features and intuitive user interface for the same. Read more
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

Workflow Diagram

Workflow diagram is a perfect tool to represent visually a repeatable pattern of organizational activity that is powered by resources and to describe in details the transferring of data, documents or tasks during a work process. It effectively explains and documents the process flow that exists and that requires the studying, analyzing and execution. Workflow diagrams help to represent the working processes in a simple visual manner, to follow easy the path of a task in a workflow, to identify the persons responsible for the execution of each stage, to show the accompanied documents and needed resources. All this helps to optimize the workflow and to discover its weak points. Workflow diagrams are mainly designed and used as a part of project documentation, certification process and company policies to comply the standards. To design professionally the Workflow diagrams, use the ConceptDraw PRO software. Enhanced with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area, the ConceptDraw PRO it is a powerful workflow diagram maker. Read more

Value Stream Mapping Symbols

VSM symbols are the best for a production process designing. The entire Value Stream Mapping method uses a graphical representation of the manufacturing process, factors' pros and cons, that all stakeholders can easily understand. Value Stream Mapping is a graphical technique that provides possibilities to improve analysis of a manufacturing process, at the stage of the transferring information or materials that required to deliver a product or service to the customer. Read more

Process Flow Maps

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. ConceptDraw PRO 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. Read more