Cross-Functional Flowchart Example: Credit Approval Process

The best way to understand Cross-Functional Flowchart is to look at some examples of Cross-Functional Flowchart and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Cross-Functional Flowchart example below using Visual Paradigm's online Cross-Functional Flowchart tool.

Model Team Collaboration with Cross Functional Flowchart

A standard flowchart consists of a series of process steps connected by arrows showing the order of operations. In that regard flowcharts has a drawback that it is just one dimensional. It cannot indicate who is responsible for the activities illustrated unless explanatory text boxes are added or unless sole responsibility for the entire process falls to one department.

A cross functional flowchart (also known as swimlane flowchart) uses swim lanes to provide an extra dimension by assigning each process step to a category. Most often the category is a stakeholder (person, role, or department), but it can also be a machine, a project phase, a resource, or some other attribute. A cross functional flowchart can portray the relationship between the steps in a process and the departments or functional areas that are responsible for those steps.

How to draw a Cross-Functional Flowchart?

Want to create a Cross-Functional Flowchart? Try Visual Paradigm, a top-rated online diagramming software that features all the Cross-Functional Flowchart tool, symbols, examples and templates you needed.

  1. Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart.
  2. Form your Cross-Functional Flowchart by dragging the shapes you need from the palette onto the diagram. Connect them with connector lines.
  3. Save your finished work (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

Powerful Online Swimlane Software

VP Online's powerful flowchart tool supports numerous flowchart diagrams. You can use cross-functional flowchart to show the relationship between a business process and the functional units responsible for that process. The cross functional flowchart tool comes with a rich set of cross functional flowchart symbols and features, which helps you create professional flowcharts in a snap. Plus, you can access your flowcharts anywhere because VP Online is entirely cloud based.

VP Online offers a rich set of ready-made cross-functional flowchart templates that make you start quickly. Following are few of them. Click on a template to view it, or click Edit to start editing - no prior registration required! More templates are available in the cross functional flowchart maker.

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