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"A swim lane (or swimlane) is a visual element used in process flow diagrams, or flowcharts, that visually distinguishes responsibilities for sub-processes of a business process. Swim lanes may be arranged either horizontally or vertically. In the accompanying example, the swimlanes are named Customer, Sales, Contracts, Legal, and Fulfillment, and are arranged vertically. ...
When used to diagram a business process that involves more than one department, swimlanes often serve to clarify not only the steps and who is responsible for each one, but also how delays, mistakes or cheating are most likely to occur.
Many process modeling methodologies utilize the concept of swimlanes, as a mechanism to organize activities into separate visual categories in order to illustrate different functional capabilities or responsibilities (organisational roles). Swimlanes are used in Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and Unified Modeling Language activity diagram modeling methodologies." [Swim lane. Wikipedia]
The template "UML activity diagram (swimlanes)" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ software-uml
UML activity diagram (swimlanes)
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Cross-Functional Process Map Template

When you need a drawing software to create a professional looking cross-functional charts, ConceptDraw with its Arrows10 Technology - is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity.

Use templates with process maps, diagrams, charts to get the drawing in minutes.

Swim Lane Diagrams

Swim Lane diagrams are the variety of process flow diagrams and are based on the IDEF3 standard. They were developed by Lynn Shostack for usage in projecting. With their help organization diagrams are combined with process flow, as they visually display an object of the production system which is charged with given concrete processes in general flow of processes of the production system.

Software Diagram Templates

Use Software Diagram Templates from the solutions of Software Development area for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own professional looking Software Diagrams in minutes.
The Software Diagrams designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.

Swim Lane Flowchart Symbols

Use the set of special professionally developed swim lane flowchart symbols - single, multiple, vertical and horizontal lanes from the Swimlanes and Swimlanes BPMN 1.2 libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution, the Swim Lanes library from the Business Process Mapping solution as the perfect basis for your Swim Lane Flowcharts of processes, algorithms and procedures.
Swim lane business process maps are the type of flow charts that show the organization structure. The maps arranged on a table where the columns or rows display the actors responsible for the steps. The actors may be persons, departments or organizations. Swim lane maps are used to defining of the process bottlenecks and overloaded resources.
The swim lane business process map template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Swim lane process map template
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Diagramming Software for Design Business Process Diagrams

Swimlanes are a visual mechanism of organizing and categorizing activities, in BPMN consist of two types: Pool, Lane. Use ConceptDraw Swimlanes library with 20 objects from BPMN.

Software for flowchart diagrams

Software for flowchart diagrams can help you: represents an algorithm or process, illustrates a solution to a given problem, represented process operations, analyzing a business process, designing a business process, documenting a business process, optimizing a business process.
The Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park contains a wide set of predesigned templates, samples and 3 libraries.

cross-functional flowchart template, flowchart, example business process flow Cross-Functional Flowcharts

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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).

Business Process Elements: Swimlanes

ConceptDraw has 142 vector stencils in the 8 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Business Process Diagrams. Use Swimlanes library with 20 objects from BPMN.

Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More

ConceptDraw examples covers a broad spectrum of business graphics categories. We separated all the graphic documents on application areas and had produced multiple solutions for each of them. ConceptDraw provides a wide variety of examples such as flowcharts, organizational charts, business charts, UML diagrams, database and ERD, directional map, network diagrams and lots more. Each solution accommodates 10+ examples that shows specific application cases of a diagram. ConceptDraw STORE is an application for downloading solutions with examples, templates and stencil libraries. Please choose any examples you are interested in, alternatively download them for free; you will need to install ConceptDraw to view them. As you will see, ConceptDraw is very powerful, you can use more than 10000 symbols, examples, and many pre-drawn templates, to create your own spectacular flowcharts, business diagrams, network diagrams and lots more, effortlessly, and in no time at all.
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What is ConceptDraw OFFICE

Horizontal Cross Functional Flowchart

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful software that helps you create professional looking cross-functional flowcharts with the well-designed objects. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to focus on work, not the drawing process. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology allows to draw connectors with smart behavior that gives flexibility to you during work process.

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming software provides vector shapes and connector tools for quick and easy drawing diagrams for business, technology, science and education.
Use flowchart maker of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create diagrams to present and explain structures, process flows, logical relationships, networks, design schemes and other visually organized information and knowledge.
This cross-functional flowchart sample represents the payroll process mapping.
"Business process mapping refers to activities involved in defining what a business entity does, who is responsible, to what standard a business process should be completed, and how the success of a business process can be determined.
The main purpose behind business process mapping is to assist organizations in becoming more efficient. A clear and detailed business process map or diagram allows outside firms to come in and look at whether or not improvements can be made to the current process.
Business process mapping takes a specific objective and helps to measure and compare that objective alongside the entire organization's objectives to make sure that all processes are aligned with the company's values and capabilities.
ISO 9001 requires a business entity to follow a process approach when managing its business, and to this end creating business process maps will assist. The entity can then work towards ensuring its processes are effective (the right process is followed the first time), and efficient (continually improved to ensure processes use the smallest amount of resources)." [Business process mapping. Wikipedia]
The business process map example "Swim lane diagram - Payroll process mapping" was drawn 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.
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Business Process Mapping — How to Map a Work Process

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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!

Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons

A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds - flowchart symbols, and their order by connecting them with arrows.
Mavericks have always desired to stand apart and gorgeous design is the recipe for that. Any business graphic document will be more understandable if will use an expository color scheme for their parts. Flowchart design makes versatile presenting and explaining of the process and gives a fresh view that distinguishes it from black and white flowcharts on a paper. Workflow diagram or process flow diagrams become more understandable to ordinary people when it use minimum symbols and special signs.
The best design can be accomplished by starting from any of the suitable Conceptdraw examples. Pick one of them and begin to input proper text into each Flowchart symbols and shapes. Apply less colors in the document and don't turn into rainbow your diagram, three or four will be enough, also note that business process flowchart may not contain bright color hues. The next clue is to use identical colors for same flowchart shape types.
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw "Business Process Diagrams" Solution

Double-headed Cross Functional Flowchart

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful tool that helps you create a Cross Functional Flow Chart quickly and easily. Fine-tuning the objects in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to create a really professional finished article. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology gives drawing connectors a smart behavior that provides quick and precise placement, allows for easy changes and automatic rearrangement.

How to Dramatically Reduce Drawing Time - New connection modes

The innovative ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology included in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful drawing tool that changes the way diagrams are produced.
While making the drawing process easier and faster.

This is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity.

Create a Flow Chart

Users can start drawing their own flowchart diagrams in fast and simple way with ConceptDraw software.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the only professional diagramming software that works on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. All its documents and libraries are 100% compatible and can be exchanged hassle-free between the platforms.

Create a Presentation Using a Design Template

The intuitive interface of ConceptDraw MINDMAP and the Functional Tools overview below will guide you in creating and demonstrating powerful mind map presentations using template.
An advanced tool allows you effectively generate, change, and update your presentation.