How to Make a System Context Diagram

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Part 1: What is System Context Diagram?

System Context Diagrams (SCDs) offer a high-level view of a system. It represents an entire system, as well as its boundaries and environment. SCDs illustrate the information flow between a system and other actors. It is most commonly used to highlight who or what may interact with a system in order for the desired outcome to be realised.

Because of its high-level view, SCDs are often used to define the scope of a system. As they are often illustrated with simple notation, they are easy to understand by a wide range of stakeholders.

Part 2: How to Make System Context Diagram?

Step 1: Start EdrawMax.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Flowchart]>[Data Flow Diagram]

System Context Diagram step 1

Step 3: Select one system context diagram template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch.

System Context Diagram step 2

Step 4: You can export the file to Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

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Step 5: And you can share your diagram with others via social media and web page.

System Context Diagram step 3

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Part 3: System Context Diagram Examples

Example 1: System Context Diagram for Your Salesforce Project

A System context diagram in engineering is a diagram that defines the boundary between the system or a part of a plan, and its environment, showing all the entities that interact with it. One of the SCD examples would be the context diagram for a Salesforce project. In cloud networking, the Sales Manager will receive notifications of any closed leads that materialized in the company's favor.

System Context Diagram for Your Salesforce Project

Example 2: Banking System Context Diagram With Other Banks And Sales Agents

A context diagram is sometimes referred to as a level 0 data-flow diagram. An SCD is drawn to define and clarify the boundaries of the software system. One of the examples of a System Context Diagram would be the check on inflation with a local Bank system where sales agents and other bank employees work in unison to improve productivity.

Banking System Context Diagram With Other Banks And Sales Agents

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