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SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

Most of the data needed for market analysis (demand, prices, volume of sales, etc.) are undefined, and in future are possible their changes as in the worst and the best side. SWOT analysis is effective method for prediction these processes and decision making for organizations that function in a competitive environment. It allows you to see the whole situation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of organization (advantages and disadvantages), as well as opportunities and threats of external environment. The results of SWOT analysis are the basis for optimization the business processes, for development by the leading specialists in organization of interrelated complex of strategies and competitive activities. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution will effectively help you in strategic planning for your company, department, project, in development marketing campaign, in identification of four categories of factors of internal and external environment of organization, and construction professional-looking SWOT and TOWS matrices. Read more
This SWOT matrix diagram example was created on the base of article "An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT" by Leslie Wolf from the website of the California Digital Library, the University of California. "Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. ...
This analysis tool can help you focus your attention on the specific success factors that are right for your team.
The tool is called a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s what it means:
(1) Strengths are those positive internal attributes that strengthen your business or team. You can develop plans to capitalize on those strengths.
(2) Weaknesses are those negative internal attributes that are working against your success. You can shore up those weaknesses so they don’t stop your success.
(3) Opportunities are those external conditions that can have a positive effect on your goals. These opportunities can point you in the right direction.
(4) Threats are those external conditions that can have a negative effect on your goals. These threats will affect you less if you can identify and minimize them. ...
We thought it would be helpful to show you a sample SWOT analysis for a business you can easily visualize: a small independent bookstore in a university town. The store owner brought the team together to think about how the bookstore could survive during the continuing financial downturn. After an hour of brainstorming, this is the SWOT analysis they developed." [cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2010/09/29/an-easy-way-to-jumpstart-your-strategic-plan-swot/]
The matrix diagram example "SWOT analysis for a small independent bookstore" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Basic Flowchart Examples

ConceptDraw PRO is a business flowchart software includes the wide flowchart examples package. Read more
This presales process flowchart example depicts the Microsoft Dynamics CRM workflow from lead to opportunity. It was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: Lead to Opportunity sales flow.svg. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lead_to_Opportunity_sales_flow.svg]
"Presales is a process or a set of activities normally carried out before a customer is acquired, though sometimes presales also extends into the period the product or service is delivered to the customer. ...
In a typical sales cycle the stages are:
(1) Contact.
(2) Lead / Suspect.
(3) Prospect / Opportunity.
The task of a presales person starts from the initial contact phase and often ends once the customer is acquired i.e. sale is made." [Presales. Wikipedia]
The process flowchart example "Lead to opportunity sales flow" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Cross Functional Flowchart for Business Process Mapping

Start your business process mapping with conceptDraw PRO and its Arrows10 Technology. Creating a process map, also called a flowchart, is a major component of Six Sigma process management and improvement. Use Cross-Functional Flowchart drawing software for business process mapping (BPM). Use a variety of drawing tools, smart connectors and shape libraries to create flowcharts of complex processes, procedures and information exchange. Define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of you business. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples for Mac OSX

SWOT is an acronym of the words Strengts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Тhreats. SWOT analysis is used to show the real situation and prospects of the company on the market, the internal environment of the company is reflected by S and W, and external by O and T. SWOT analysis is a quality tool for structuring available information, which is successfully used in the process of strategy planning, it helps analysts in formulation recommendations on the basis of collected information and data, structured in a form of SWOT Matrix. The SWOT analysis is effective and simple in use, however its results in great depend on the completeness and quality of initial information, from the depth of understanding of the current state and development trends of the market, and also from the used software. ConceptDraw PRO extended with powerful tools of SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, containing templates and SWOT analysis examples for Mac OSX and Windows, is ideal software for creation professional SWOT Matrices and SWOT Analysis Matrices. Read more
"Prioritization Matrix ... tool is used to prioritize items and describe them in terms of weighted criteria. It uses a combination of tree and matrix diagramming techniques to do a pair-wise evaluation of items and to narrow down options to the most desired or most effective. Popular applications for the Prioritization Matrix include Return-on-Investment (ROI) or Cost-Benefit analysis (Investment vs. Return), Time management Matrix (Urgency vs. Importance), etc." [Seven Management and Planning Tools. Wikipedia]
The opportunity prioritization matrix example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "Seven Management and Planning Tools" from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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"Business process improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach to help an organization optimize its underlying processes to achieve more efficient results. ...
An organization is only as good as its processes. To be able to make the necessary changes in an organization, one needs to understand the key processes of the company. Rummler and Brache suggested a model for running a Process Improvement and Management project (PI&M), containing the following steps:
1. Identify the process to be improved (based on a critical business issue): The identification of key processes can be a formal or informal exercise. The management team might select processes by applying a set of criteria derived from strategic and tactical priorities, or process selection is based on obvious performance gaps. It is important is to select the process(es) which have the greatest impact on a competitive advantage or customer requirement.
2. Develop the objective(s) for the project based on the requirements of the process: The focus might be on quality improvement, productivity, cost, customer service or cycle time. The goal is however always the same; to get the key process under control.
3. Select the members of the cross-functional team: A horizontal (cross-functional) analysis is carried out by a team composed of representatives of all functions involved in the process. While a consultant or in-house staff person can do the job, the quality of the analysis and the commitment to change is far greater with a cross-functional team.
4. Document the current process by creating a flowchart or "organization map": Describe the process regarding the Organizational level, the Process level and the Job/Performer level according to Rummler. Develop a cross-functional process map for the process.
5. Identify "disconnects" in the process: “Disconnections” are everything that inhibit the efficiency and effectiveness of the process. The identification should be categorized into the three levels: The Organizational level, the Process level and the Job/Performer level.
6. Recommend changes (organizational, in the process or in its execution): Categorize and prioritize the main problems and possibilities, evaluate alternative solutions. Develop a cross-functional process map for the recommended process.
7. Establish process and sub-process measures: The process measures should reflect the objectives of the project.
8. Implement the improvements." [Business process improvement. Wikipedia]
The opportunity flow chart example "Replacing engine oil" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Cross-functional flowcharts are powerful and useful tool for visualizing and analyzing complex business processes which requires involvement of multiple people, teams or even departments. They let clearly represent a sequence of the process steps, the order of operations, relationships between processes and responsible functional units (such as departments or positions). Read more

Circle Diagrams

The Circle Diagrams are the diagrams which represent the central element surrounded by other items in a circle. This type of diagram is very popular and widely used in marketing and management, for process modeling, market, resource, time and cost analysis, for visualization causes and effects. If you dream to design the Circle Diagrams quick and easy – the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Circle-Spoke Diagrams Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area is exactly what you need. Read more

Sales Process Map

You need create a Sales Process Map? Use the ConceptDraw PRO software which is ideal for the sales process management, marketing and engineering thanks to the powerful Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Business Process Mapping — How to Map a Work Process

ConceptDraw PRO is a world-class diagramming platform that lets you display, communicate, and present dynamically. It′s powerful enough to draw everything from basic flowcharts to complex engineering schematics. Video tutorials on ConceptDraw products. Try it today! Read more

BCG Matrix

The growth–share matrix (BCG Matrix) was created by Bruce D. Henderson for the Boston Consulting Group in 1970 to help corporations to analyze their business units and to help the company allocate resources. How is it easy design the BCG Matrices in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with unique Matrices Solution from the Marketing Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

SWOT analysis, TOWS analysis SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis, TOWS analysis
SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software with features, templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing SWOT and TOWS analysis matrices and mind maps. Read more

Example of Flowchart Diagram

ConceptDraw - feature-rich flowchart software. This software includes flowchart diagram examples set. Libraries contain vector stencils that allow users to use RapidDraw technology. Users can start draw their own flowchart diagrams from existing examples by clicking on direction arrows. Read more