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Posted by Allison Lynch | 02/29/2020
Using flowcharts brings various benefits. Here is an automatic, full-featured flowchart program with free flowchart examples and templates available.

Top Benefits of Flowchart

1. Visual Clarity

One of the biggest benefits of a flowchart is the tool's ability to visualize multiple progresses and their sequence into a single document. Stakeholders throughout an organization can easily understand the workflow while finding out which step is unnecessary and which progress should be improved.

2. Instant Communication

Teams can use flowcharts to replace meetings. Simply clarifying progresses offers an easy, visual method to help team members instantly understand what they should do step by step.

3. Effective Coordination

For project managers and resource schedulers, the benefits of a flowchart include the ability to sequence events and reduce the potential for overburdening team members. Eliminating the unnecessary steps help to save time and resources.

4. Efficiency Increase

Efficiency increases are a significant benefit of flowcharts. The flowchart lists each step necessary to perform a process. The flowchart helps a designer remove unnecessary steps in a process, as well as errors. The flowchart should only include the steps that are requirements to reach the endpoint of the process.

5. Effective Analysis

With the help of flowchart, problem can be analyzed in more effective way. It specifically shows what type of action each step in a process requires. Generally, a rectangle with rounded edges defines the beginning or end of the process, a diamond shape shows the point at which a decision is required, and a square block shows an action taken during the process. A flowchart may also include symbols that show the type of media in which data is stored, such as a rectangle with a curved bottom to show a paper document or a cylinder to symbolize a computer hard drive.

6. Problem Solving

Flowcharts break a problem up into easily definable parts. The defined process displayed by the flowchart demonstrates the method of solving a complex problem. A flowchart reduces the chance that a necessary step for solving a problem will be left out because it appears obvious. In this way, it reduces cost and wastage of time.

7. Proper Documentation

Digital flowcharts serve as a good paperless documentation, which is needed for various purposes, making things more efficient.

Edraw Flowchart Software

Edraw Flowchart is a powerful but easy-to-use flowchart software that makes it easy to create professional-looking flowcharts based on pre-formatted flowchart templates and examples - with no drawing required. The smart vector symbols are designed with auto generation arrows, allowing users to add and connect shapes easily.

EdrawMax: a swiss knife for all your diagramming need

  • Effortlessly create over 280 types of diagrams.
  • Provide various templates & symbols to match your needs.
  • Drag and drop interface and easy to use.
  • Customize every detail by using smart and dynamic toolkits.
  • Compatible with a variety of file formats, such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, etc.
  • Feel free to export, print, and share your diagrams.

Flowchart Examples

After knowing the benefits of flowcharts, do you want to experience those functionalities? Click one of the following flowchart examples and customize it according to your needs. Then, you will get a new flowchart. Try it now!

For specific examples and resources related to how to create a flowchart, please see Flowchart Examples and Video Tutorials.

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EdrawMax is an advanced all-in-one diagramming tool for creating professional flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, network diagrams, UML diagrams, floor plans, electrical diagrams, science illustrations, and more. Just try it, you will love it!