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FlowCharter

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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 desktop modeler in the iGrafx family of process excellence software solutions. Whether used as a standalone tool, or integrated with the iGrafx Platform for sharing and collaborating 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.

Easily Create

  • 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

Features

  • Intelligent Diagramming
  • Hierarchical Process Organization
  • Auto Lean Value Stream Mapping Calculations
  • Wide Selection of Diagram Types
  • Multilingual Content
  • Model Publishing
  • Visio® Import
  • Document Lifecycle Management
  • Team Collaboration

 


Intelligent Diagramming

Maximize mapping productivity and minimize errors

Nobody does diagramming like iGrafx. Creating and editing process maps, whether using 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. When connected with the iGrafx Platform, simply drag and drop to create diagrams from reusable processes and activities as well as automatically create relationships to resources, describe support from automated systems and more.


Hierarchical Process Organization

Improve model consistency and understanding

Model for your audience and capture just the right amount of detail using a top down methodology that allows you to save time by reusing sub-processes among your models, to see process relationship, impacts, and overlaps. With shape numbering, changes cascade through the hierarchy automatically without manual adjustments and help your audience follow the process flow.


Lean Value Stream Mapping

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 are captured in a digital format as is sharing them with others in your organization.


Wide Selection of Diagram Types

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 allows additional business information capture and documentation directly into the process or by using our integrated spreadsheet capabilities to import or export data that can be shared among diagrams. Flowcharter provides a wide range of palette shapes and diagramming flexibility or create your own custom templates to meet the needs of your organization.


Multilingual Content

Communicate process across borders

When connected to the iGrafx Platform, 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.


Model Publishing

Easily share your processes and related content

Share any iGrafx diagrams or processes with your peers as PDF documents, HTML, or be ready for your next presentation by exporting to Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint. And do not 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. When connected to the iGrafx Platform, sharing is as easy as checking your document in. Doing so, the documents can be instantly visible to everyone you give permission to view.


Visio® Import

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.


Document Lifecycle Management

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. Connect Flowchart to the iGrafx Platform to 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.


Team Collaboration

Bring process knowledge out of the dark

Have a team that needs to collaborate on process documentation? With the iGrafx Platform, you can collaborate on processes and reuse the process knowledge that has been built up by your subject matter experts over time. Process optimization and improvement projects can leverage all available process information including process maps, analysis reports, and spreadsheets to do more sophisticated static and dynamic analysis by organization or process path using iGrafx simulation tools such as iGrafx Process or iGrafx Process for Six Sigma. With Web and mobile access, process consumers always have access to the latest approved versions or comment directly on processes to suggest changes or revisions.

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