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Competitor Analysis

Competitor Analysis

Competitor analysis is a first and obligatory step in elaboration the proper corporate marketing strategy and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Use powerful opportunities of numerous solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing illustrative diagrams, charts, matrices which are necessary for effective competitor analysis. Read more

Porter's Value Chain

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software offers you the Matrices Solution from the Marketing Area with extensive drawing tools for creating the Porter's Value Chain diagrams. Read more
"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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SWOT Analysis Solution - Strategy Tools

The condition and successful development of the company depends on how efficiently it is able to react on different outside influences. Analysis and interrelated consideration of external factors and the company's capabilities allow effectively solve appearing problems. One of the most common methods of evaluation together internal and external factors influencing the company's development is SWOT analysis elaborated for business and industry. It is a necessary element of researches and obligatory preliminary stage at the preparation of strategic and marketing plans of the company. Upon the results of SWOT analysis, we can assess does the company have the internal forces and resources to realize the existing opportunities and resist external threats, and what internal deficiencies require the prompt rectification. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT Analysis solution offers powerful drawing and strategy tools for effective execution the SWOT and TOWS analysis for your company with a goal of effectively realizing strategic planning and correct decision-making. Read more

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This solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9 and ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 with Marketing Diagrams and Mind Maps (brainstorming, preparing and holding meetings and presentations, sales calls). Read more

How to Make SWOT Analysis in a Word Document

A SWOT Analysis is a popular tool of the strategic planning which is used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that are involved in any businesses. Use of mind maps allows you to collect a lot of information used for SWOT Analysis, visually structure it and also identify the relationships between different parts of this information. SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park combines professional visual advantages of ConceptDraw MINDMAP software and presentation capabilities of ConceptDraw PRO, which together provide a complete work solution. The SWOT and TOWS diagrams, matrices or mind maps produced in ConceptDraw PRO using the predesigned vector objects or filling the ready templates, can be then easily exported to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, and many other electronic file formats. The possibility of export makes easy the use of SWOT diagrams designed in ConceptDraw PRO and lets you efficiently collaborate even with people who maybe don't have this software. Read more
This circle-spoke diagram sample shows the Porter five forces model. It was designed on the base of the Wikimedia Commons file: Modelo Porter.png. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Modelo_Porter.png]
"Porter's five forces analysis is a framework that attempts to analyze the level of competition within an industry and business strategy development. It draws upon industrial organization (IO) economics to derive five forces that determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of an Industry. 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. This analysis is associated with its principal innovator Michael E. Porter of Harvard University. ...
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." [Porter's five forces analysis. Wikipedia]
The hub-and-spoke diagram example "Porter five forces model" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Circle-Spoke Diagrams solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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SWOT Sample in Computers

SWOT analysis is an effective method of making the plan for evaluation the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that are involved in a project. It is actively applied in business sphere and helps define the objective of the project. It lets detect and represent the external and internal causes for the accomplishing the project goals and business purposes, and also plays important role in formation successful and perspective business. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect diagramming software which nicely suits for SWOT analysis and representation its results in the form of SWOT diagrams of different complexity and design, thanks to the included SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This solution contains a lot of specially designed SWOT templates, SWOT matrix samples (SWOT analysis sample, SWOT sample in computers, SWOT matrix for business sphere, SWOT matrix educational, and many others), and also ready SWOT matrix objects that allow users create their own SWOT diagrams in minutes. 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

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

SWOT analysis Software & Template for Macintosh and Windows

Experienced businessmen and professional marketing specialists know that the success in business largely depends on the chosen company's development strategy. To develop a correct development and promotion strategy for each individual business enterprise is needed a SWOT analysis. It is used to prepare marketing strategies for growing your business in the right direction, helps to develop the strategic alternative in the field of staff management and logistics, assists to know the strengths and weaknesses of the company, and also to identify the factors that affect the industry as a whole and this company in particular. Professional SWOT analysis is often holding by consulting companies. SWOT analysis is that tool which lets you make your business more successful. Realize it easily using professional SWOT analysis software developed for Macintosh and Windows OS - ConceptDraw PRO. Enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution, ConceptDraw PRO offers a lot of predesigned vector stencils for SWOT analysis, quick-start templates, useful SWOT samples and TOWS examples. 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

SWOT Analysis Tool for Small Business

SWOT analysis is effective method of making the plan to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project. SWOT analysis includes the specifying project objectives and attentive identifying the internal and external causes for accomplishing the main project goals. It is actively used in large and small business project management for effective and clear identifying the critical factors. SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution is included to ConceptDraw Solution Park and contains the high-quality analysis tools. This graphical solution turns the ConceptDraw PRO software in an excellent marketing management and advertising agency software, the best SWOT analysis tool for small business or large, as you like and need. Included graphic tools, visual and project planning components make it the best marketing project management software for marketing project planning and for making marketing presentations. Use the ConceptDraw PRO to create professional and well-designed SWOT matrices in minutes. Read more

Business Productivity - Marketing

Mind Map is effective tool for depiction the main idea and related concepts, and representation a thought process. Mind Maps have essential value in marketing field, advertising and sales. They help successfully accomplish marketing goals and easy get marketing answers, to achieve a sustainable competitive advantages and increasing sales. Mind Maps help in new product development, they allow to generate and structure ideas about its properties and features, to define the target customers, brainstorm the key words and phrases for advertising and sales materials. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a perfect marketing diagramming and marketing strategy tool that help accomplish marketing goals, represent marketing information and easy design Marketing Mind Maps and Marketing Diagrams (Marketing Step Chart, Marketing Mix Diagram, Market Environment Analysis Charts, Sales Pyramids, Target and Marketing Scope Diagrams, Feature Comparison Chart, Product Position Map, Products Comparison Chart, Timeline, SWOT, Boston Growth Matrix, Ansoff Product-Market Growth Matrix) for further using in visual documents and presentations. 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