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Types of Flowcharts

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

Ordering Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

A flowchart is a widely used type of diagram that visually represents an algorithm, workflow or process, using the boxes of various kinds to depict the steps and connecting them with arrows to show the order of execution these steps. Еhe ConceptDraw PRO supplied with Accounting Flowcharts Solution from the Finance and Accounting Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software which ideally suits for designing Ordering Process Flowchart of any complexity. Read more

Check Order Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart of the printing the elements of the binary search tree. They are printed in the order from lowest to greatest. On this diagram you can see the rectangles that represent the steps and decision points that are represented as diamonds with questions. It is necessary to make the decision that will determine the next step. Read more

Work Order Process Flowchart. Business Process Mapping Examples

The business process is a set of actions or tasks which are undertaken by an organization for production some goods or services, they are then offered for the customers and are ordered by them. Process Flowcharts and Order Process Flowcharts are sufficiently prevalent, well known and actively used in variety of fields of life, business and science. They are constructed using the common standardized symbols, thus are clear and understandable for all. They help effectively represent the processes, determine the order in which the process activities happen, document the order processes, and also effectively analyze the processes with a goal to increase their efficiency. Create your own Process Flowcharts, Order Process Flowcharts, Cross-Functional Flow Charts representing the order processing steps using powerful drawing tools of ConceptDraw PRO software and variety of predesigned vector objects from the libraries of Business Process Mapping Solution from Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Technical Flow Chart

Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation of an algorithm and essential part of planning the system. Flow charts are widely used in technical analysis and programming for easy writing programs and explaining them to others. So, one of the most popular type of flow charts is Technical Flow Chart. Technical Flow Chart can be drawn by pencil on the paper, but it will be easier to use for designing a special software. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will be useful for this goal. 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

Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart

Warehouse Flowcharts are various diagrams that describe the warehousing and inventory management processes on the warehouses. Typical purposes of Warehouse Flowcharts are evaluating warehouse performance, measuring efficiency of customer service and organizational performance. This type of Workflow diagrams can be used for identifying any disconnection between business activities and business objectives. They are effectively used by warehouse-related people and organizations, manufacturers, wholesalers, exporters, importers, transporters, and others. Standard Warehousing process flow diagram and standard Workflow diagram are used for process identification for further evaluating effectiveness and profitability of overall business process. Use the ConceptDraw PRO vector graphic software extended with Flowcharts solution to design your own professional-looking Workflow diagrams and Flowcharts of any types, including the Warehouse flowchart, Process flow diagrams which depict in details all steps of Warehouse packages flow. Microsoft Visio, designed for Windows users, can’t be opened directly on Mac. But fortunately, there are several Visio alternatives for Mac which will help Mac users to work Visio files. With ConceptDraw PRO, you may open, edit and save files in Visio format. Read more
ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology
ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

Flowchart Components

The ConceptDraw Flowchart component includes a set of samples and templates. This geathered as flowchart maker toolbox which focused on drawing flowcharts of any industry standards. Read more

Credit Card Order Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart of the Credit Card Order Process. On this diagram are used the flowchart symbols that represents the processes and documents. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows. Read more

Flowchart Examples and Templates

ConceptDraw PRO vector diagramming software and ConceptDraw Solution Park provide a wide variety of diagrams, organizational charts, business charts and flowchart examples, templates and samples. You are free to choose any example or template you are interested in from the ConceptDraw STORE, then use it to simplify your work at the designing professional-looking flowcharts and diagrams. As for flowcharts, turn your attention for the Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, Process Flowcharts and Cross-Functional Flowcharts solutions from the Business Processes area, Accounting Flowcharts and Audit Flowcharts solutions from the Finance and Accounting area, which are completely devoted to flowcharts creation and provide an enormous collection of helpful flowchart templates and samples. Each of them is specially developed, well thought-out, dedicated to a certain thematic and carries a specific purpose. You need only to determine with your needs and to decide which one corresponds them the best and suits for you. Read more

Material Requisition Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

Material requisition is a request generated by internal or external organization with a goal to inform the purchase department about the needed items and materials. The requisition can be represented as a written document on a pre-printed form or online request in form of electronic document. The electronic inquisition occupies a leading position in a modern world, now the paper forms are replaced by electronic ordering processes and workflows. The requisition is actively used in business as an internal document for notification the store about the needed goods, in medicine for making the orders on medical equipment and medicaments, in industry for creation request for purchasing some items and materials, and so on. ConceptDraw PRO vector graphics software extended with Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area is powerful and useful tool for drawing various types of Flowcharts, including without doubt the Material Requisition Flowchart of any degree of detailing. Succeed in drawing using the large quantity of predesigned flowchart specific shapes, symbols and icons. Read more

Simple Flow Chart

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the 'Diagrams' area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful tool for drawing Flow Charts of any complexity you need. Irrespective of whether you want to draw a Simple Flow Chart or large complex Flow Diagram, you estimate to do it without efforts thanks to the extensive drawing tools of Flowcharts solution, there are professional flowchart symbols and basic flowchart symbols. This sample shows the Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) that is the optimization algorithm. Read more
This HR infographics example was designed on the base of flowchart "Hiring Process" from the website of the Idaho Division of Human Resources.
"... hiring process flowchart outlining the steps to fill a vacant position." [dhr.idaho.gov/hiringprocess.html]
"What is a hiring list and what are they for?
A hiring list consists of applicants who completed and passed the examination for a vacant classified position.
The applicants are ranked on the hiring list in order from highest to lowest score." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Hiring%20List%20Guidance.pdf]
"Announcements.
Announcing a vacant position benefits the agency by allowing a wide array of applicants the opportunity to compete for job openings, resulting in a more qualified employee. The State Merit System requires all appointments, promotions and separations in the classified service to be based on competence, valid job requirements, and individual performance." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Announcement.pdf]
"Conducting A Lawful Employment Interview.
Interviewing prospective employees is one of the most important activities employers do. The employer’s objective of an interview is to determine whether an applicant is suitable for an available position. The interview provides the employer an opportunity to obtain in-depth information about a job applicant’s skills, work history, and employment background for this purpose." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Conducting%20a%20Lawful%20Employment%20Interview.pdf]
"Reference Checks.
References should be checked after a successful interview with a candidate, but before you offer them the position. If after interviewing there are several candidates that are qualified for the position, reference checks are also a way to further distinguish who might best fit within your agency." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Reference%20Checks.pdf]
"Making the job offer.
Before offering the position to your selected candidate, be sure to speak with your HR and fiscal staff. They may have some suggestions for negotiating the starting salary, etc.
Job Offer Letter.
... A job offer letter should be given to the newly hired employee after you have verbally negotiated the terms of employment. This letter confirms the conditions of employment the selected candidate has accepted and gives them information for their first day." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Making%20the%20job%20offer.pdf]
"E-verify.
To ensure compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 2009-10, all
State Agencies are encouraged to participate in E-verify.
E-verify is an internet based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States.
The E-Verify system is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration and its use is free of charge to employers." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/EVerify%20Statement.pdf]
"New Hire Paperwork.
There are several important forms for the new employee to fill out." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/New%20Hire%20Paperwork.pdf]
"Probationary Period.
All appointments and promotions into classified positions require a probationary period of 1,040 hours
except for peace officers who must serve 2,080 hours.
The probationary period is a working test period to evaluate the work performance of the employee and to determine their suitability for the position." [dhr.idaho.gov/PDF%20documents/Flowchart/Probationary%20Period%20for%20Hiring%20Process.pdf]
The HR infographics example "Hiring process workflow" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
HR infographics
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Types of Flowchart - Overview

When designing a process or an instruction in clear and understandable way, you should consider creating a flowchart. You can avoid spending a lot of time understanding complex concepts as they get clear with different diagrams. The flowcharts are very popular diagram type, they are useful at different fields from the description business processes to the presentation of cooking recipes. Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram, Process Flowchart, Cross Functional Flowchart, Procedure Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram, IDEF Flowchart, SDL Diagram, Workflow Diagram, Document Flowchart, Program Flowchart, Value Stream Map, System Flowchart, Highlight Flowchart, Sales Flowchart are the main types flowchart. The ConceptDraw PRO is one of the professional applications which has great advantages and using which you can create different types of Flowcharts easy and fast. Try to draw an illustrative and comprehensible diagram in ConceptDraw PRO describing the processes instead of writing complex long text and make sure how it is convenient. Visio is expensive, and if you use it in a team environment, these costs are compounded. ConceptDraw PRO is an affordable alternative to Visio and luckily, it comes with a team plan. ConceptDraw PRO can import and export Visio files, so Mac users can collaborate with PC users stuck on Microsoft's software. Read more
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

Example Process Flow

A flowchart is a picture of the separate steps of a process in sequential order. ConceptDraw PRO is a Process Flowcharts software. This software includes basic package of process flow examples. The software contains object libraries with vector stencils that allows you use RapidDraw technology. By clicking on direction arrows you can add a new object to the flowchart. Read more