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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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"A SWOT analysis is a subjective method used to evaluate the STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, and THREATS involved in trying to attain an objective. It involves specifying the objective and identifying the internal and external factors that are favourable and unfavourable to achieving the objective. It can be used as a business tool or on a personal level where it can help you take advantage of your talents, abilities and opportunities. It can help to clarify and summarise the key issues and opportunities facing you and thereby to set objectives and develop new strategies. It should help you to to maximise strengths and minimise weaknesses in order to take advantage of opportunities and reduce threats." [kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/decisionmaking.htm]
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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Sales Dashboard - insight about potential opportunities and key sales operations

ConceptDraw Sales Dashboard gives you a clear insight about potential opportunities and key sales operations. Analysing sales KPI is a proven way to see how your business can improve. 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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"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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Mind Maps for Business - SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis is a planning method and the best way for effective exploring four major aspects for a business or a venture - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Visually SWOT analysis results are depicted as a SWOT matrix, diagram or Mind Map, which is then included to the set of documents, report or in presentation devoted to demonstration the results of realized SWOT analysis for directors, shareholders, and other interested employees. ConceptDraw Solution Park includes the SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, which offers wide possibilities for realization SWOT analysis and creation SWOT Matrices and SWOT Mind Maps in ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software. This solution includes fully ready-to-use SWOT vector design elements, SWOT matrix samples and also useful templates that allow users create own SWOT diagrams and Mind Maps for business SWOT analysis in a few minutes. Use also the perfect ability of instantly exporting to various formats and of creation MS PowerPoint presentation right from the ConceptDraw applications. Read more
This step chart sample was created on the base of the webpage from the website Invest Punjab (Invest Punjab,
Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion).
"Opportunities in Agro and Food Processing sector in Punjab:
(1) “Food Bowl of India” - Leading food producer of India with intensive cultivation of 2-3 crops per year.
(2) Highly mechanized agricultural practices with irrigation network available to 98% of the cultivable land.
(3) Robust infrastructure and a well developed ecosystem." [progressivepunjab.gov.in/opportunitiesdetails.aspx?id=7]
The step chart example "Opportunities in agro and food processing sector in Punjab" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Marketing Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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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
"SWOT is a handy mnemonic to help corporate planners think about strategy. It stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. What are an organisation's SWOTs? How can it manage them in a way that will optimise its performance? A second four-letter acronym is sometimes brought into play here: USED. How can the Strengths be Used; the Weaknesses be Stopped, the Opportunities be Exploited; and the Threats be Defended against? ...
A SWOT analysis can be applied to different aspects of a company's business, such as its it capability or its skills. The simplicity and intuitive wholeness of the framework have helped to make it extremely popular with both corporations and governments." [economist.com/node/14301503]
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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SWOT Template

The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from the ConceptDraw Solution Park gives a simple visual support for all steps of a SWOT analysis process, which is a popular strategic planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, as well as Opportunities and Threats facing a project. Strengths are the project's characteristics giving it the advantages over the others, weaknesses are the characteristics placing the team at the disadvantage relatively to others, opportunities are the elements that the project can exploit to its advantage and threats are the elements that can cause the troubles. The results of a correctly performed SWOT analysis help to achieve effectively the main objective. The SWOT templates included to SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw PRO visually support the identifying of internal and external factors that are favorable or unfavorable. Making the SWOT analysis and completing the SWOT Matrix by simple filling a SWOT template, you can then export it to large variety of available formats: PowerPoint presentation, PDF, image files, and others. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples

SWOT analysis is an advanced plan making methodology for detection the Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, that are involved in a project. SWOT analysis possesses a wide variety of real and potential applications and is a key part of any business planning and analysis. SWOT analysis uses as a visual tool the SWOT diagrams and SWOT matrices. ConceptDraw PRO software with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution provides a lot of SWOT analysis examples and samples, and also numerous collection of built-in SWOT templates, which will be the good start in your self-depending drawing and the perfect source of inspiration. You can always start to design your SWOT diagrams from the blank sheet using the included predesigned vector objects, but in many cases to save the time and efforts for SWOT diagramming would be preferable to use the ready example the most appropriate to your needs. Customizing the proposed SWOT diagrams you will achieve a great success in drawing SWOT matrices of any style and complexity. 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

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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

Mac Tools - SWOT Analysis

The SWOT analysis is a well-known method of the making a plan to identify and to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats that are involved in a project. The SWOT analysis involves obligatory specifying the objective of a project and identifying the internal and external causes allowing to accomplish the goals of a business or project. When making the analysis the decision makers should consider whether the objective is attainable. If not, the process is repeated and another objective can be selected. Among a lot of professional opportunities of ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software are also the Mac tools for holding the SWOT analysis and drawing the SWOT Analysis Diagrams and SWOT Matrices. The SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution offered by the Management area at ConceptDraw Solution Park includes large variety of SWOT matrix samples and templates allowing the ConceptDraw PRO users to create own SWOT and TOWS diagrams fast and easy on both Mac and PC. Read more