iGrafx® FlowCharter® is the most full-featured, easy to use process modeling and analysis tool available to help organizations understand and improve business processes. iGrafx FlowCharter facilitates creating graphical representations of processes allowing people to easily comprehend business information.
Far more powerful than generic charting or mapping products, iGrafx FlowCharter is the core graphic modeler in the iGrafx family of process excellence software solutions. Whether used as a standalone tool, or integrated with other iGrafx solutions in an enterprise-wide approach to process excellence, iGrafx FlowCharter reduces the time it takes to document processes and business systems, and helps you achieve a clear understanding of how to reduce waste and costs while increasing customer satisfaction.
- Process Maps / Swimlane® Diagrams / Flowcharts
- BPMN Diagrams
- Value Stream Maps
- Layout Diagrams / Spaghetti Charts
- Cause & Effect Diagrams / Ishikawa Diagrams
- FMEA Spreadsheets
- Pick Charts / PACE
- SIPOC Diagrams
- Customized Templates
iGrafx FlowCharter is a contributing tool for iGrafx solutions in:
- iGrafx Process Modeling and Analysis – Capture, Analyze and Design your processes as a foundation for continuous improvement
- iGrafx Collaborative Process Management – Centralize process knowledge and improvement efforts for operational efficiency
- iGrafx Enterprise Modeling – Define and Analyze multidimensional views of process-driven organizational models
Maximize mapping productivity and minimize errors
Nobody does diagramming like iGrafx. Creating and editing process maps, whether they use cross-functional Swimlanes® or BPMN 2.0, is made easy with out-of-the-box templates and lots of features to help create diagrams that communicate exactly what you want with minimal clicks. Automatic correct-by-construction and rules checking capabilities will ensure BPMN diagrams meet notation standards and help enforce process compliance. With simple drag and drop, create diagrams from reusable processes and activities and automatically create relationships to resources, describe support from automated systems and more.
Improve model consistency and understanding
Save time by reusing sub-processes among your models, using top-down methodology and mapping the essential. Shape numbering changes cascade through the hierarchy automatically without manual adjustments and help your audience follow the process flow.
Achieve breakthrough improvements through reducing waste
Create classic or extended Value Stream Maps quicker than with pen and paper, and save time by taking advantage of automatic calculations, work balancing graphs and data roll-up. Editing your VSMs is easy once they’re captured in electronic format as is sharing them with others in your organization.
Document your business beyond process maps
iGrafx provides many different out-of-the box templates such as Cause and Effect (fishbone), Org Charts, Manufacturing Layout, SIPOC and more. iGrafx spreadsheet capability allows additional business information capture and documentation, with data then available to be integrated and shared among diagrams. With a wide range of palette shapes and diagramming flexibility, create your own custom templates.
Communicate process across borders
Author multilingual diagrams in various languages and view content in your preferred language via the web to effectively collaborate with team members worldwide and communicate with global audiences.
Easily share your processes and related content
Share any iGrafx diagrams or processes with your peers as PDF documents as well as HTML and Microsoft® Office documents. And don’t worry about page parameters or how your process will look as a published document as you capture your processes – we take care of that for you.
Take your legacy content to the next level
Leverage existing process documentation by converting Microsoft® Visio® diagrams to iGrafx format and open up the opportunity to perform more efficient and accurate process modeling.
Streamline document workflow
Managing process documents through multiple stages of maturity is important not only from a regulatory perspective, but also for a systematic approach to process development. Retain version histories and take your process models from drafts to review stages through approval and sign-off with sophisticated capabilities for making sure the right people are informed and involved at the right stages.
Bring process knowledge out of the dark
Collaborate on processes and reuse the process knowledge that has been built up by yourself and other Process Experts over time. Process optimization and improvement projects can leverage all available process information including process maps, analysis reports, spreadsheets and related documents. With Web and mobile access, process consumers can annotate or comment on processes.