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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
"SWOT Analysis.
A way to identify and analyze a company's goals by assessing its strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. An advantage to SWOT analysis is that it separates internal factors (strengths and weaknesses) from external ones (opportunities and threats). This allows the company to match what it could do in theory with what is possible in reality. Another advantage is the fact that conducting SWOT analysis is straightforward if the company conducting it is honest with itself." [financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/SWOT+Analysis]
This form template "New business opportunity SWOT analysis matrix" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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What is SWOT Analysis in Marketing

What is SWOT analysis in marketing? SWOT analysis gives for analysts, marketing specialists and other professionals the perfect ability to identify the positives and negatives in an organization, as well as in the external environment. The SWOT and TOWS methods were developed for business and industry, they involve the specifying of a project's objective and identifying internal and external causes for accomplishing the project goals. A full awareness about the situation within and around your business can help effectively with both strategic planning and decision-making. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software allow professionals to make the situation analysis, to develop strategies and plans for achievement defined objectives, to suppose the possible scenarios of further activity, to see the whole situation at a glance, to create well-designed SWOT and TOWS matrices in minutes. The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park includes the SWOT matrix samples and templates that allow users quickly create their own SWOT and TOWS diagrams. Read more

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT analysis? The SWOT abbreviation is formed from the reduction of four words - strength, weakness, opportunity and threat, on which is based the SWOT analysis. It is a structured planning method that involves the analysis of the situation within a company, as well as analysis of external factors and the situation on the market. SWOT analysis emphasizes that the strategy must to combine the internal capabilities and external situation the best way as possible. The use of SWOT analysis allows to systemize all available information and apply this clear picture to make informed decisions concerning to your business development. In fact, SWOT analysis is an intermediate step between the formulation of goals and the statement of problem. The main goal is a sustainability and improvement of efficiency of business functioning. When you have an installed ConceptDraw PRO software, it gives you a lot of benefits in SWOT analysis. Use the powerful drawing tools and capabilities of the SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution to hold the SWOT analysis effectively and with pleasure. Read more
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How to Create a SWOT Matrix Quickly

ConceptDraw PRO allow create SWOT Matrix in just one click for presenting analysis results preformed in mimd map structure using ConceptDraw MINDMAP. Read more

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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

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 PRO 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. Read more
"The TOWS matrix ... serves as a conceptual framework for future research about the combination of external factors and those internal to the enterprise, and the strategies based on these variables.
Equally important, the matrix 'forces' practicing managers to analyze the situation of their company and to develop
strategies, tactics, and actions for the effective and efficient attainment of its organizational objectives and its mission." [usfca.edu/fac_staff/weihrichh/docs/tows.pdf]
This TOWS analysis matrix diagram template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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"Porter five forces analysis is a framework for industry analysis and business strategy development. It draws upon industrial organization (IO) economics to derive five forces that determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of a market. Attractiveness in this context refers to the overall industry profitability. An "unattractive" industry is one in which the combination of these five forces acts to drive down overall profitability. A very unattractive industry would be one approaching "pure competition", in which available profits for all firms are driven to normal profit.
Three of Porter's five forces refer to competition from external sources. The remainder are internal threats.
Porter referred to these forces as the micro environment, to contrast it with the more general term macro environment. They consist of those forces close to a company that affect its ability to serve its customers and make a profit. A change in any of the forces normally requires a business unit to re-assess the marketplace given the overall change in industry information. The overall industry attractiveness does not imply that every firm in the industry will return the same profitability. Firms are able to apply their core competencies, business model or network to achieve a profit above the industry average. A clear example of this is the airline industry. As an industry, profitability is low and yet individual companies, by applying unique business models, have been able to make a return in excess of the industry average.
Porter's five forces include - three forces from 'horizontal' competition: the threat of substitute products or services, the threat of established rivals, and the threat of new entrants; and two forces from 'vertical' competition: the bargaining power of suppliers and the bargaining power of customers.
This five forces analysis, is just one part of the complete Porter strategic models. The other elements are the value chain and the generic strategies." [Porter five forces analysis. Wikipedia]
The block diagram example "Porter's five forces model" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Block Diagrams solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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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

Network Visualization with ConceptDraw PRO

ConceptDraw makes the entire process of network visualization easier thanks to the numerous ready-to-use objects included in the package for presentation of network equipment, LDAP directory symbols and many other objects that symbolize resources in most various representations. Read more

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Computer Network Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with samples, templates and libraries of vector icons and objects of computer network devices and network components to help you create professional-looking Computer Network Diagrams, to plan simple home networks and complex computer network configurations for large buildings, to represent their schemes in a comprehensible graphical view, to document computer networks configurations, to depict the interactions between network's components, the used protocols and topologies, to represent physical and logical network structures, to compare visually different topologies and to depict their combinations, to represent in details the network structure with help of schemes, to study and analyze the network configurations, to communicate effectively to engineers, stakeholders and end-users, to track network working and troubleshoot, if necessary. Read more

dashboards software Dashboards Area

dashboards software
Solutions from the area Dashboards of ConceptDraw Solution Park collects templates, samples and vector stencils libraries with of data driven charts and indicators for drawing the basic types of Visual Dashboards. Read more

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The PM Dashboards solution extends the management boundaries of ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw PROJECT products with an ability to demonstrate changes to the budget status, to show the project progress toward its objectives, to display clearly the identified key performance indicator (KPI) or the set of key performance indicators for any project. This solution provides you with examples and ability to generate three types of visual dashboards reports based on your project data Project Dashboard, Tactical Dashboard, and Radar Chart. By dynamically charting the project’s key performance indicators that are collected on one ConceptDraw PRO document page, all project participants, project managers, team members, team leaders, stakeholders, and the entire organizations, for which this solution is intended, have access to the daily status of projects they are involved in. Read more

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