Flowchart Example: Stored Value Smart Card


This example shows the operation of different smart cards (e.g. Octopus in Hong Kong, Oyster in London, UK). This flowchart uses documents, inputs, decisions and processes for demonstration.

Visual Paradigm Online includes various flowchart templates and examples, making it easy to create your own. click Create Blank to select a template to start with, or Click Use this Template to use this template.

What is Flow chart?

A flowchart is a graphical representation of process, workflow and algorithm. In a flowchart, the steps, decisions, the outcome and resources involved are mapped out in a way that presents the flow. Flowcharts provide a step-by-step approach to understanding complex situations, which makes it an ideal diagram to use in communicating business improvement ideas and troubleshooting problems related to computing.

Usage of Flowchart?

Flowchart is one of the most widely-used diagram in our day-to-day life and here is just a few examples listed as follows:

  • Project Planning - Flowcharts are especially useful in mapping out a new project. Sequences in a project having an order of steps and accompanying decisions are best visually shown by a flowchart.
  • Process Documentation - Having a reference in doing a process makes it easier to replicate results and have the same preferred results every time. This is also important in developing improvements in the process
  • Workflow Management - Integration of a process would be easier as setting standard procedures for processes achieves a consistent and quality desired result.

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