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Data Flow Diagram

Data flow diagram (DFD) is the part of the SSADM method (Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology), intended for analysis and information systems projection. Data flow diagrams are intended for graphical representation of data flows in the information system and for analysis of data processing during the structural projection. Data flow diagram often used in connection with human process and can be displayed as workflow diagram. The critical Process Flow Diagram is another flowchart technique for designing data flow in connection with organizational processes. The critical Process flow diagram may use different range of symbols than a classic workflow diagram.

Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library

Data Flow Diagrams show information transfers and process steps of a system. The general concept is an approach of a depicting how occurs input in a system, further processes and what runs out. The aim of DFD is in accomplishing of understanding between developers and users. Data flow diagrams are maintained with other methods of structured systems analysis.

Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow Diagram)

Data flow diagrams (DFDs) reveal relationships among and between the various components in a program or system. DFDs are an important technique for modeling a system’s high-level detail by showing how input data is transformed to output results through a sequence of functional transformations.
Example of DFD for Online Store shows the Data Flow Diagram for online store and interactions between the Visitors, Customers and Sellers, as well as Website Information and User databases.
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart

IDEF0 standard with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

The activity of any organization is more or less branchy network of processes. The description of these processes is a hard technical task which requires definite methodology and standards.
According to the IDEF0 standard any process can be described in the form of a block (Activity Box) which has inputs and outputs. The process consists in transformation of inputs into outputs under the influence of the management and in the presence of necessary resources. Outputs of the given process later on can be either inputs for the next process or resources, or management means.

Cross-Functional Flowchart

Cross-Functional Flowchart - to draw cross functional process maps is by starting with a cross-functional flowchart samples and templates. Easy to draw sample cross functional Process Flow Diagrams. Using a Cross-Functional flowchart is a clear way of showing each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments.
Use cross-functional flowcharts to show the relationship between a business process and the functional units (such as departments) responsible for that process. To create it use the best flowchart maker of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
How to Draw a Cross Functional Flowchart using visio alternative ConceptDraw DIAGRAM as visio for mac
How to Draw a Cross Functional Flowchart using visio alternative ConceptDraw DIAGRAM as visio for mac

Entity Relationship Diagram Examples

Creating an entity-relationship (ER) model is to visually represent the structure of a business database, where data equates to entities (or objects) that are linked by defined relationships expressing dependencies and requirements. By nature it is an abstract visualization, the first step in the design process towards creating a logical and functional database.
ConceptDraw gives the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship model. Entity-Relationship Diagram solution includes icons advocated by Chen's and Crow’s Foot notation that can be used when describing a database.
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

IDEF1X Standard

Use Case Diagrams technology. IDEF1x standard - for work with relational data bases. IDEF1x standard is meant for constructing of conceptual schemes which represent the structure of data in the context of the concerned system, for example, a commercial organization.

Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method SSADM is the method which is used at projecting and analysis of information systems. SSADM is based on the data flow diagrams. At the description of data flows out of the system and into the system DFD, which denote boundaries of the system, are used.
This BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagram sample depicts the booking process workflow.
"The vision of BPMN 2.0 is to have one single specification for a new Business Process Model and Notation that defines the notation, metamodel and interchange format but with a modified name that still preserves the "BPMN" brand. The features include:
(1) Aligning BPMN with the business process definition meta model BPDM to form a single consistent language.
(2) Enabling the exchange of business process models and their diagram layouts among process modeling tools to preserve semantic integrity.
(3) Expand BPMN to allow model orchestrations and choreographies as stand-alone or integrated models.
(4) Support the display and interchange of different perspectives on a model that allow a user to focus on specific concerns.
(5) Serialize BPMN and provide XML schemes for model transformation and to extend BPMN towards business modeling and executive decision support." [Business Process Model and Notation. Wikipedia]
The business process modeling diagram example "Booking process - BPMN 2.0 diagram" was designed using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Business Process Model and Notation solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Business process modeling
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TOWS Matrix

TOWS Matrix is an effective tool which allows to analize the external opportunities and threats by means of analyzing the internal strengths and weaknesses of a company. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area will help design TOWS Matrix for your company without efforts.