October 3rd, 2018 • BPM
A business process diagram is a visual representation of one of your core business processes. It shows on a screen what happens as data passes from one task to the next until it is completed.
Nearly everyone has an answer to the question, “How should this process run?”. But if your explanation is only verbal or text-based, you are missing out on a lot.
By creating a visual business process flow diagram, you unlock your mind to actually see the invisible road that your data is travelling.
For example, notice this difference between typing out this process:
>Complete a PTO request form
>Get approval from manager
>Send to HR for recordkeeping
>Send to Payroll for documentation
>Add days off to shared calendar
And seeing this visual:
Your business process diagram can quickly show the sequence of tasks, if they are conditional, if they are done simultaneously, if they are a system task, or assigned to a human.
Creating a business process diagram can be easy or challenging depending on the tool you use. If you use software that uses BPMN 2.0, you’ll need to learn all the symbols and signs used to show how the data should flow from task to task.
However, if you use something easier like Kissflow, you can make the business process flow diagram intuitively without any training. Simply add new tasks and rearrange them with a drag-and-drop interface. You can also take advantage of these features:
Here are several business process flow diagrams from different business functions.
There are lots of options out there, but nothing is as easy to use and also comes with all the best features as Kissflow. Try it today to test out your business process flow diagrams and see how fun it is!